Blue Bungalow’s graphic designer and official wear-them-everyday, jeans-are-your-best-friend, denim devotee. She has jeans for every occasion (and wears them accordingly) and has so many pairs she’s had to install a new wardrobe in her house to cater to her ever-growing addiction collection.
Is there anything jeans cannot do? I’ll wait…
Whether it’s a casual Friday at the office, a weekend trip to the shops or even a fancy night out with the girls, there’s a pair of jeans that suit almost every event, every shindig, every celebration, every day.
BBQ with the fam? Go for the good old blue jeans, white shirt combo (I recommend the Katika Dark Denim Zip Front Jean). There’s a reason it’s a staple for celebrities and off-duty models alike – you look polished and fresh but you don’t look like you spent 2 hours getting ready (ain’t nobody got time for that). Want to up the cool factor? A white sneaker makes it edgy, but still casual.
Dinner date? Go for gold black baby. A rich, black jean is possibly the most versatile item you can have in your wardrobe. Not only are they easily paired with a drape top & glitzy necklace for a bit of date night fun (even at home when in isolation!), a dark colour on your bottom half is always super slimming. Try the Brie Black Zip Stretch Jean on for size, they’re possibly the blackest jeans I’ve ever laid my denim expert eyes on. And these eyes have seen a lotta pairs of jeans over the years.
Yes, I can hear you now: Jeans? Comfortable? Well, times have changed, and so has denim. Gone are the rigid, thick, tough jeans of the Levi’s 501 era circa 1960, and enter the stretchiest, comfiest jeans that can easily be worn all day, no matter your plans.
If like many, you prefer something looser around the waist (hello dress wearers, we’re looking at you!), you need a jean with an elastic waist. This is where the Courtney Stretch Jeans really come into their own. No zip fly, faux pockets and a jegging style denim, these are the perfect intro for the unconverted.
Many moons ago jeans weren't exactly a fashionable commodity – they were, after all, designed for farmers and miners – but like many products that have been around since the 1870s, they've evolved into a garment that’s been worn by people in all walks of life, all classes, all countries. And with good reason, jeans have a style about them that simply can’t be matched.
A slimmer style paired with sneakers and a linen tee emits a casual vibe that is hard to beat. You'll get comments on your outfit without question - or you'll just get that sideways look from a lady walking past you on the street and you know she's thinking "ooohh I like her style, she looks so effortless...".
Want to go edgy, a little different, a little unusual? A washed black look (they the Katika Black Denim Zip Front Jean) adds a hint of cool to your outfit without making it look like you’re trying to be cool. Sneakers - yep. Boots - yep. Sandals, even? Yep. Wear whichever shoe you want cause they'll all work with these jeans.
A slightly wider ankle style (my fave, the Hadley Hi Rise Blue Jean) with a mule is a casual Friday outfit done right. With just a hint of distressing that won't have your boss calling you into the office for wearing pants with rips in them, their mid-blue wash is also super easy to pair back with almost any coloured top.
And if all that isn't enough to convert you, then we'll leave it up to actress extraordinaire, woman of the world and all-round cool girl, Julia Roberts, to give you reason to switch to the 'jean side'... (it's like the dark side from Star Wars but more fashionable):