Is there such a thing as the ‘Perfect Jeans’?

An Investment…

I have to admit, I live in jeans. Since giving up my career to have my children and live a life of domestic bliss (*coughs*), jeans have been my most reliable wardrobe friend. Never has an item been so important. They see my through the school run, walks in the woods, dinner out and most formal occasions too. (Featured in the Perfect ‘Going Out’ top post). But is there such a thing as the perfect pair?

7FAM with scarf and pumps

I believe they deserve investment and a lot of love and care once you have them. Since discovering luxury American denim I have never gone back. You can usually get them one size smaller because they are so soft with that perfect amount of stretch, giving a really flattering fit. Jennifer Aniston pulls off a great pair of jeans, always in my opinion, managing to make them look smart.

Jeans

If they really are an important part of your wardrobe I would invest as much as you can afford into a really great pair of jeans. There are lots of other things to think about too, such as pocket size and position and washes and waist height but that’s for another day.

Paige and brogues

My favourite brands are jbrand, 7 for all Mankind, Paige and Goldsign. Of all the styles, jeggings are at the core of my collection (which is not that vast – quality not quantity!). They’re the perfect jean for this season to wear with boots. They are also super, super comfortable…am I allowed to say that?!

My Collection…
  • One ‘everyday’ pair – casual & comfortable.
  • One ‘distressed’ pair – contrast with floaty silk tops or cashmere. Great for evenings.
  • One ‘cropped’ pair – elegant, timeless and perfect with pumps for smart/casual.
  • One ‘coloured’ pair – mix it up, why not?!

Pile of jeans

Taking a trip to a denim boutique will take the stress out of endless hours of trying on. The staff are dedicated to denim so will be able to find you your perfect pair. My favourite boutiques are Mimi Noor, Trilogy and Donna Ida.

Have you found the perfect pair?

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7 comments on “Is there such a thing as the ‘Perfect Jeans’?

  1. lorna
    September 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    ooh, spotted the Russell & Bromley brogue/loafers- mmmmmm!

    • My Pollyanna
      September 19, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      haha! I love them. I bought them in the sale 2 years ago to add a bit of ‘masculine’ to my wardrobe and they go with so much. I love them with my ripped jeans and a white t-shirt in the summer.

  2. Sally
    September 19, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Really looking forward to our trip to Trilogy! Thank you so much for coming with me to find my perfect pair (or pairs)! x

  3. Fiona
    September 19, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I love jeans, I own around 30 pairs of all styles but mostly cheaper brands. I’m not sure I could limit myself to 3-5 expensive brands!

    • My Pollyanna
      September 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

      Hi Fiona, my collection used to be a lot more like that. Then one weekend I took them all to a car boot sale and sold the lot!

  4. Honor
    September 19, 2013 at 9:05 am

    oh please take me shopping for jeans – I am always on the hunt for the perfect jean ….

    • My Pollyanna
      September 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Hi Honor, I’d love to! Am I right in thinking you’re in France? Right. That’s sorted then. I’ll meet you in Printemps – any excuse for trip to Paris!!!

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