Top Tips – How to style your jeans

Jeans, I have so many pairs of them! I have my favourites that get worn all the time, then I have the ones that I can get done up but can’t sit down in. The pregnancy jeans, post pregnancy (fat jeans) old jeans that I think I will one day fit into again. The ripped pair that are now too ripped and are in need of repair. The old flares that I’m keeping for when they are back in fashion. The black jeans for winter and the pale and white jeans for summer not forgetting the cropped and super skinny jeans.

My style has changed as I have got older and changes with the fashion too. Those bootleg jeans that I thought looked great on me 5 years ago I probably wouldn’t wear now. I wonder if it will be the same for skinnies in the future?Β There are so many different styles of jeans and I often have no idea when a new style comes out what would suit me and what I should be looking for when I buy a pair. I found the perfect pair of white jeans the other week but was put off buying them as I couldn’t think what I would wear with them.

If you too are wondering what type of jeans may suit you and your body shape and what to wear with them, hopefully this may help;

HoF Denim Daze Infographic Texture
When I saw this I was so pleased to see that flares are back into fashion. It almost made me want to venture into the loft to dig out my favourite pairs!


Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

Mummy and Monkeys


  1. July 31, 2015 / 7:10 pm

    Cool inforgraphic, thanks for sharing it. I didn’t know flares even went out of style.. we just started calling them “boot cut” lol.

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 6, 2015 / 8:02 pm

      Haha, yeah apparently they did. My go to pair of jeans are skinny. x

  2. July 31, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    I’m really not sure how I feel about cropped flares! Just think it might look like my jeans dont fit!

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 6, 2015 / 8:03 pm

      Yeah I know what you mean, I’m sure some people can pull the look off! x

  3. August 6, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Nice Tips! You can rip any pair of jeans and get the same results, but don’t feel obligated to rip a pair of jeans you already own, as you can thrift for comfortable, cheap jeans at local secondhand and consignment shops.

  4. August 7, 2015 / 6:48 am

    I have a whole suitcase full of size 8 and 10 jeans I just can’t throw away! I’m pretty sure some of them are flares….must try harder lol! it always saddens me a little to see cropped tops in style guides…it takes a super fit mum to brave one of them post baby!! #oneday x MMT #picknmix

  5. August 7, 2015 / 7:05 am

    Great infographic. It’s made me want to go jeans shopping!

    Sally @ Life Loving

  6. August 7, 2015 / 7:45 am

    Great informative post. Sadly the only jeans I’m in at the mo are maternity jeans lol x #PickNMix

  7. August 7, 2015 / 8:05 am

    I had to admit to myself the other day that I really have gone up a dress size! I still can’t throw away my old jeans though- and yes- many are flared! Cool infographic! #picknmix

  8. August 7, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Super post and I’ve found I already wear my jeans in the right place for my leg shape! I have gym legs apparently! Still not sure I’d go back to bootcut though#picknmixfridays

  9. August 7, 2015 / 8:17 am

    this is actually really helpful, now to find a pair of jeans that fit! πŸ˜‰ #picknmix

  10. August 7, 2015 / 8:38 am

    I’m also the same, have loads of jeans i kept which hoping that I could wear again in the future when it will be back to fashion or when i get a bit thinner and would fit again! This is a great post… Thanks for sharing! #PicknMix

  11. August 7, 2015 / 8:50 am

    Not into cropped flares myself. Not a huge jeans person at all really. I always struggle to find something for my small waist and chunky thigh. Love boyfriend jeans when I get the right fit! Thanks for hosting x

  12. August 7, 2015 / 8:54 am

    I love jeans they are my wardrobe staple, but I was just considering giving my bootlegs to the charity shop actually. I didn’t know flares were back! I’m not sure on ripped jeans either but maybe I’ll feel more confident as a I begin to lose weight. Useful graphic πŸ™‚

  13. August 7, 2015 / 12:39 pm

    Oh gosh – I wish i had that much selection or indeed fitted in any of mine lol #picknmix

  14. August 7, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Ahhh I just can’t fit into my jeans since I had Tyler – it’s so sad! But I bought blue denim jeggins from C&A when I was in Madrid and they are awesome. My wardrobe stable. So comfy to wear and yet they look like jeans! #picknmix Sabrina xx

  15. August 7, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Lovely tips here – there’s nothing like a pair of jeans and a cute top! Thanks so much for hosting #PicknMix x

  16. August 7, 2015 / 6:28 pm

    Oh this is so useful! I have been through so many styles of jeans! Flares certainly suit me the most though so happy to wear those again! #PickNMix xx

  17. August 7, 2015 / 7:05 pm

    This is great! I’m so happy flares are back! I was gutted when skinny jeans came into fashion because I look a lot better in flares! Great excuse to go shopping lol x #PicknMix

  18. August 7, 2015 / 7:34 pm

    I just don’t think I could wear ripped jeans… I look like enough of a scruff without deliberate mess πŸ˜‰
    Last time flares were cool I wore a pair of original 1970s flared red cords until they completely fell apart πŸ™‚
    x Alice

  19. August 7, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    Loved this as I wear jeans all the time. Very useful #picknmix

  20. August 7, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Super useful and a fab infographic! pinning πŸ™‚ #picknmix

  21. August 8, 2015 / 6:19 am

    Great post! And love all the different styles. My faves are my skinny jeans πŸ™‚ #picknmix xx

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      My favourites are my skinny/straight leg jeans x

  22. August 8, 2015 / 9:29 am

    Great article #picknmix Happy to see I’m wearing the right shape too!

  23. August 8, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    I never know what is in fashion but I have definitely not got on with skinny jeans being everywhere. A flare or bootcut is my style. Great info graphic. Thanks #picknmix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:40 pm

      I love flares. I do think it’s important to get jeans that you feel comfortable in x

  24. August 8, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Nice! Good excuse to get some new jeans πŸ™‚

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Always good to have a shopping excuse x

  25. August 9, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing this – seems I have been getting jeans all wrong :)!! Im going to buy myself a pair of flares next weekend xx Thanks for hosting #PicknMix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:38 pm

      Ooh I hope you did go jean shopping x

  26. August 10, 2015 / 1:12 am

    This is really interesting. I really need to get into shape before I can wear jeans again. I am so bad but I also keep lots of jeans too wishing that I can wear them everyday. This chart makes me want to have a good clear out for once and for all.

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      I had bags and bags of jeans up in my loft, some I still keep in the hope I will wear them again one day x

  27. August 10, 2015 / 10:50 am

    Great graphic, thanks for sharing. I just get annoyed with jeans as they always fall down and I have to wear a belt, which is so annoying! πŸ™‚ x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:36 pm

      Since having Ava my bum has changed (more saggy I think) and my old jeans now fall down where my bum would have kept them up haha, so annoying x

  28. August 10, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    What a great infographic! I used to LOVE bootlegs, these days its more of a straight cut jean for me rather than skinny jeans as my legs will not pull those off!! #PickNMix

    • MummyandMonkeys
      August 15, 2015 / 8:33 pm

      I used to love bootlegs too, now I just think they look weird if I put them on. Most of mine are skinny/striaght. Don’t like the sprayed on look x

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