The Riddle of the Red Jeans

The Riddle of Red Jeans

I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of red jeans for a while now, and the other night I came across the very pair at the sale rack in Forever 21. Needless to say, it was a moment worthy of a happy dance once I got them safely back home.

I think they might be a previous season’s style as I couldn’t find them anywhere online, but they are the perfect shade of deep, vibrant red and a skinny/flare fit that’s really flattering.

In my excitement I tried them on tonight with a sharp white t-shirt and a pair of great black ankle-length silver-buckle boots, and suddenly realised I looked like a young, female … Santa Claus trainee.

Any other combo of black, white and/or green seemed a little too Christmassy as well, so I realised this new find was worthy of some proper research.

As per the above collage, I love the idea of combining them with some brown leather and a feminine cream blouse, with a tartan scarf. Any other suggestions on how to wear red jeans in a creative way would be most welcome!

Wish List – Boyfriend Watch and Leather Jacket

Boyfriend Watch and Leather Jacket

This coming weekend some girlfriends and I are going to check out the Rose Bowl Flea Market for the first time. I’ve heard it’s amazing, but also that it can be a little bit overwhelming. For that reason it’s probably good to go with a couple of specific things in mind, just not to get carried away.

Aside from anything that jumps out as the perfect Christmas present for someone I love, I’m going with two very specific items in mind.

For the last couple of years I’ve been on the look-out for the perfect soft leather jacket – something feminine but with just enough edge. Caramel and beige colours always appeal, as I think the black might be too tough for my look, but I’m always really taken in by strange colours as well like greens or greys.

The other item is a chunky ‘boyfriend’ watch. I don’t usually wear a watch but I love the way these look, I wore a silver one for about a year and loved the ‘cuff’ feel on my wrist and the bonus of knowing what time it is without checking my phone!

Wish List – Wedge Sneakers

  1. Wedge Sneakers

Each season I feel like there are one or two trends that actually catch your imagination – in my case it usually has to be something I can see myself wearing long past the trend itself, and incorporating in to my personal style wardrobe.

This season I think one of these trends is wedge sneakers. Something about the slightly pointy front and the wedge class up a cool, casual look that I think would probably go just as well under jeans as it would with leggings.

My initial instinct says that an black pair would be the most sensible purchase, as they would go with everything.

When I see ones like these great Rebel Glam pair , however, I find myself pondering how different a beige or light pair would be as a look.

It’s also tempting that they come in great colours like purple and orange, but realistically I know a classic colour would go a lot farther in my wardrobe.