Black. Yes, we're talking black jeans today. Ok so they're not exactly the most summery of items but then we've not been having the most summery of weather. Sideways rain and gale force winds anyone? Although, yes there was a glimmer of sunshine but it was cold. Let's face it peeps - we have a good few months of jeans weather yet.
These are a staple in my wardrobe. Well, actually that's a lie - they would be had I mastered them...
Like the other day, we're not talking skinnies. I will come back to them but I don't think they're that hard to find, especially in black. They're a breeze to find. Loose, boyfriend or straight legs though? Much more difficult. Again, I do have an old pair that I need to dig out. I'm hoping they're going to be a successful blast from the past like my ecru ones were the other day.
But in the meantime, I'm looking for black looser jeans. That you can wear for day/night/work/play. And I wouldn't mind spending that little bit more if they were perfect. Like the shape of my beloved MiH Phoebes. But no. They don't do them in black (or grey.. now grey ones would be perfect. *Would be* being the vital phrase here. They don't do them).
PAH. So here's what else I have found. Starting with ASOS as that's where my old ones are from and I have always been really impressed with their denim.
ASOS High Waisted Straight Leg jeans in black £32
ASOS White Boyfriend Jeans with organza contrast detail in washed black £55
Dr Denim Edie High Waisted Slim Mom Jeans £50
Monki Step Hem Jeans £40
Free People Jasper Straight Jeans were £68 now £45
Waven Mari Straight Leg Jeans £50
Now these at Topshop are called Straight leg. In my experience Straight leg at Topshop = spray on skinny. But I'll let you be the judge of that...
MOTO Black Raw Hem Straight Leg Jeans £40 from Topshop
And then we're upping the budget. Seeing as these are easily wearable out in the evening with whatever top your personality decides you're wearing - boho, rock chic or classic elegance.
Fletcher high rise slim leg cropped jeans from Rachel Comey were £336 now £134 BARGAIN. Imagine me screaming at you - BARGAIN. I have bought and returned the wide leg versions of these not once, but twice. As they were just a smidge too high waisted for me. But that's before I got used to wearing them. You know you sometimes can't get your head around something at first and then after a while it becomes the norm? Can you hear me talking my way into them?
Raey Flood Flared Jeans £140 from Matches These look sooo good. I'm hoping that being a giant they may be cropped on me. I'm trying to ignore this Rockins top which I've also had my eye on (I don't actually think it's in stock anymore.. I'm not looking).
These I have tried last year but they were a tad too kick flare and I was after straight. They are my favourite jeans make though. AND they're full price elsewhere.
MiH Lou Jeans in Cropped Kick Flare were £225 now £168.50
These look like a super smart pair. Love the addition of the white.
Rag & Bone Cropped mid rise straight leg jeans £265
And here I am in more jeans. Just to prove how much I adore my straight leg jeans and want to get the same in black (or white). It shouldn't be that hard should it?
Logo tee - Isabel Marant Etoile
Phoebe Jeans - MiH
Frock Coat - Zara
Red Boots - Topshop
Black Belt - ASOS
Black Tools Bag - Balenciaga
Just that like - it's Friday. Off out for dinner with friends, have done swimming, dropped at movie night after a day of meetings in London. Where I *may* have had to bomb into Bella Freud. BUT I did come out empty handed. However food for thought for another blog that I've got up my sleeve...