It's that thorny Summer subject....

...dare I mention White Jeans.  

Well hell, I'm going to as I think I've come up with a friendly option.  As opposed to the "sausage about to burst its skin" look that is so easily achieved (as if you were trying) from a pair of skinny white jeans. 

All hail the boyfriend white jean.   Now maybe these have been around for ages or maybe I've been slower than slow to the party (yet again) 

And here we are, inspired by something I saw early on in the season and the more I thought about them, the more wearable they became.

This image from Hush. 

White Boyfriend Jeans £75



So I do have my ecru dungarees which I am absolutely loving, but there's still definitely a white jean vacancy in my wardrobe. 

And I have to say I am OVER the humiliation of the white jeans changing room scenario.  I'm too old.  Have your laugh, Mr Retailer, at a non exercise loving mother of 3, in spray on white denim that sends me on a trajectory straight to Tragic Fashion.

To be fair, Mr Retailer is caught between a rock and a hard place.  We want our skinnies to be comfortable.  We don't want them to sag and go baggy after ten minutes of wearing them.  We also don't want Summer jeans to be thick denim that is akin to having your legs clad in loft insulation.  Just what you need in 20 degrees.  As if the humiliation of rolls of leg fat highlighted by damp denim isn't enough, we get a sweaty top lip and drippy pits to accessorise them with. 

They need to be a lightweight denim to work as a Summer jean and they need to have a good amount of elastane in them so they are comfortable, fit well and don't go saggy.  Alas, this also means that they cling to your legs like a wet shower curtain in a student bathroom.  
It also means that they are normally supremely unflattering.  You can do one, white skinny jeans.

However, lightbulb moment on seeing that pic of the new white boyfriend jeans from Hush.   I've mentioned it before but love that pic on so many levels.  I also think it would work just as well with heels. 

I was toying whether to just try them (even though I know that Hush trousers are ever ever so slightly on the short side for me being a giant at 5ft10) and then I came across these at All Saints yesterday in Kildare Village. 

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Both the mother in law and the 10 yr old thought they were ace - the mil even prefers them with the heels I tried them on with.  And the best news of all.  They were £22.   Yup, £22.  Amazing.  I am so pleased with them, even though they are too short to turn up, I actually love the look of them rolled down - so a cropped straight leg almost.  Perfect.  And, even though they say they are low cut they are super high on me (clearly they're marked incorrectly which may be one of the reasons why they ended up in the Outlet.  You'd be sorely disappointed if you wanted low cut and ended up with these which are just a couple of inches away from being able to tuck your boobs into them along with your muffin.  Proper high waisters.  Love 'em. )

So cue a mad hunt for others out there that will serve the same purpose, as I'm sure you can't all get to Kildare Village to track down these All Saints beauties.

Moto Ecru Selvedge Boyfriend Jeans £65  Slightly more cream than mine.




Jack Wills Boyfriend jeans with distressing £59.50



Denim and Supply by Ralph Lauren Boyfriend Jeans £110 now £52.50



At Gap - 1969 destructed Authentic Boyfriend Jeans £44.95




If white or off white isn't your bag but you are still after a pale pair, a couple of options I've come across are a pair that look very very similar to my All Saints bargain pair but in a very pale wash (not what I'd personally call indigo but who am I to split hairs on shades of blue)

Boy jeans in Indigo £98 from All Saints (adore these)



These are a bleached pair so not white white but a very pale blue. 

G-Star Bleached Boyfriend jeans £110




A pale pink pair at ASOS 

Weekday Ami Ankle length slim boyfriend jeans £35





I can't wait to wear mine.  Think they're a great alternative to blue denim and are definitely the perfect nod to the Summer whilst it's not quite warm enough to bare the flesh to the elements.  I appreciate that back at home, they've been basking in temperatures in the mid 20s.  We weren't quite so lucky today but have to say am over the moon with the weather we have had which, for April in Ireland, has been pretty spectacular. 

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Yellow Breton - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Trench coat - Banana Republic
Leopard Print skate shoes - Next
Yellow Scarf - Hush
Black Faridah Hobo bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs

So I should have posted this blog about three hours but god forbid we should have had a holiday without incident.  The 8yr old (could only be him.....) managed to lock the car keys in the boot of the hire car.  God.  Give.  Me.  Strength.   How you can do this, is totally beyond me.  Note to self, I shall never ever EVER rent a Skoda again.  Apparently the boot locks itself after 10 seconds.  Obviously.   I have therefore spent three hours on the phone to various people trying to sort this out.  And no, can't get the spare key from the (fabulous) hire people at the airport as the keys aren't held there, but in Dublin.  Wrong direction. 

The AA have finally agreed to come out.  Initially they said they could help.  Then your local man rang me and said he couldn't (I'm sure the fact it was 9pm at night had no bearing on the situation at all.... )  Anyway, they're coming tomorrow morning as they now seem to think they can. 

The fact our flight leaves tomorrow afternoon is something I'm not going to think about till the morning.  

Am merrily planning what to buy on my shopping trip with the girls on Saturday...... And breathe....................

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  1. Love them - what an absolute bargain too! Never tried AllSaints denim - about the only thing from them I haven't tried! They look very similar to my JCrew wide leg crops that I love - though want them to look a little more worn than they are currently - a little too pristine right now - won't take long after a few picnics in the park! xx

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    1. Some of their denim is so low cut you're verging on flashing your fandango to the world but these are AMAZING! JCrew is just SO expensive for us here. GAH. Well, they're certainly not £22...! Gorgeous though, their denim is amazing, for sure... I was very tempted by their selvedge jeans that were like the Phoebe's last year but they were nearly £300!!!!

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  2. I've never thought about white boyfriend jeans, always been a bit worried that they would be super unflattering but they look great on you! Love your yellow summery scarf as well x

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    1. thank you - that scarf is the best all year round scarf I have!

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  3. Love these. Did they have many in stock? May need to take a trek to Kildare Outlet Village on Saturday....

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    1. They did have a big pile on the table actually and loads of other denim, all with an extra 20% off....!

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  4. Oh my God. Sending you massive sympathy on the keys locked in boot incident. I would have lost it big style (in bad mummy way). How can they DO things like this????! My 10 year old regularly does similar.

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    1. I didn't shout as much as I might have done usually....... Bless him , he was beside himself (this wasn't my comment at the time, mind you....)

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  5. Hope you get the boots/key/travel issue sorted!

    I love the 'cling to your legs like a wet shower curtain in a student bathroom' analogy. That is EXACTLY my experience of white skinnies. In my head I'm Liz Hurley on the Med when in reality I look like I'm wearing one of those CSI plastic suits in the rain.

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    1. SORTED! Thank god for the AA!

      And yes, white jeans can be such an issue but I do this is a much easier (and more comfortable) way of wearing them

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  6. Sods bloody law...locked keys in the boot!!! Hope you,get home on time. I love that Hush pic - a fab, easy, stylish look. Off to the Gap today to get those jeans. I have their blue versions and they're a great fit. Black Hush blazer and snakeskin birkies next!

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    1. I think I'm going to fray the bottom of my other Hush jeans as I do love love them.... I can't recommend the blazer highly enough and yes, I'm so on it like a rocket with those snakeskin Clarks jobs!

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  7. I totally agree boyfriend jeans work so well in the Summer - rolled up or not. Loving the white ones....

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    1. The white ones are genius, aren't they?!

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  8. love love love the jeans.... runs off to go and find a pair! I've always decreed white jeans to be a bit Liz Hurley but these are perfect.

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  9. Love the jeans, hope they sort the car! Lucy x

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    1. The car is sorted, thank GOD!

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  10. Carkeys in boot...I've done that when I was unloading some shopping and just put the keys somewhere without thinking! OK, this was in front of the house so I could get the other set but still, word of consolation to your 8 year old: it could happen to anyone. I'm sorted on the white boyfriend jeans front, bought great ones from MiH, in the sale ofcourse!
    Didn't your mother in law comment on the hole in the jeans? ( mine would haven done😄)

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    1. He was so sorry bless him and the fact a car locks its own boot after 20 seconds is, quite frankly, the most moronic thing I've heard in forever. I just cant' see how that would be a good idea on any analysis!!

      MiH jeans - oh lovely!

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  11. ..Just needed some time to zone out looking on the internet as eldest (20) in hospital in foothills in india with liver damage due to drinking bootleg alcohol in goa (so yes it does get worse than hire keys getting locked in boot...sorry!)...anyway hes on a drip and on the mend...bloody kids!!!...but do hope your car key issue all gets sorted out in time...I have three and there never seems to be a holiday without a drama...ever...thank goodness all will be in school next week so we can 'breathe' for a few weeks and gather our strength for the next onslaught...
    ...I digress, but just wanted to 'share' and empathise with you...anyway I have just put the white zara boyfirend jeans in my basket 29 pounds...not bad..think a bit thin the fabric, not that lovely thick scrunchy denim that yours seem to be... but as you say will do and a nod to the spring and lovely with the khaki jacket from hush...I have an old vintage army one I may wear with mine...but have my eye on the hush one too!
    Bon voyage and thanks for the blog 'vote' of confidence regarding the white jeans as had been thinking about them for weeks...(sad I know!) am just off to purchase now!x

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    1. Oh I want to WEEP reading that. yes, it's not going to get any better any time soon, bless him.

      The white Zara jeans I saw today and they're great for the money. Enjoy and yes DEFFO wear them. For a start, omg they're so comfy....!

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  12. White jeans is also one of those holes in my wardrobe that I keep thinking I need to fill but not sure I'll find a pair that I will actually wear.

    Interestingly I was placing an order for the Hush summer black blazer after reading your post re. packing (sadly it's on back order so I won't be getting it for some weeks) and the same pic got me thinking of white jeans again. I ALMOST committed to a pair of cream Zara distressed boyfriends but chickened out and returned them!

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    1. Try the boyfriend ones as they are so comfy I can't tell you - almost like a more casual chino?? And the blazer is definitely definitely worth waiting for xxxx

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  13. I really like the new white jeans on you, loved the outfit on IG today. If you ever go back to white skinny jeans, try Paige Denim Skyline jeans. The substantial weight for these jeans drape or hang well and doesn't give off the sausage casing look. And the denim is not heavy so you can wear them in the summer. I do love the idea of white boyfriend jeans, but for now I will be satiated with my new ecru overalls (thanks to your winner pick). They have a looser boyfriend-ish fit.

    Safe travels home!

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  14. Do boyfriend jeans suit those with no waist and skinny legs? I do like the idea of them....but I'm addicted to skinny jeans as they give me shape. I worry that boyfriend jeans would make me look like the size I REALLY am, instead of skinny jeans making me look the size I want to be! (does that make sense??)
    Glad your lock situation is sorted! X

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  15. I always get into a right tizz trying to work out how cropped to go when buying cropped jeans/turning the legs up....is there a general rule of thumb for how many inches above ankle? Bought a lovely pair of cropped cargoes in a charity shop not dissimilar to what Hush did last year....I ummed and aahed so much wondering if too cropped/frumpy looking or not...eventually bought them and fine with heels but not flats...not bad for a fiver!

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  16. Every time you wear that scarf I make a mental note to buy one!! Really must write it down so it has a chance of happening!!
    http://mama-of-boys.blogspot.co.uk/

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