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Dressing Up Denim: Straight Leg Style


Hello Ladies

I  hope you all had a lovely weekend. It went rather fast. Friday, the first day of spring was 50 degrees and it got a bit warmer as the weekend went on. I know you don’t see me in denim that often, but I wanted to show you ways to dress up denim.




Do you ever feel like you hear voices as you look at your closet? What to wear.. what to wear… “is it cold today?” ‘ rainy”? Should I still wear tights? Now that it is spring, shouldn’t I be wearing light colors” ” What to wear. .. what to wear.. ” Men have it easier, I am sorry. Not ALL men. I know, There are those fashion saavy guys that probably go through a similar dialogue each morning..( doubt it)  However, many of the guys I know, ask themselves the same question when deciding what to wear. ” Does this smell?”

Well, one thing most of us can count on is denim. Prior to having this illness, where I didn’t have as much leg sensitivity, I was wearing jeans, on a designer jean forum, sharing and talking about my love of jeans. I kid you not. I know it is hard to believe as I am really more of a skirt and dress girl, but really like to wear worn in comfortable jeans. Most guys and ladies can find several pairs they like in their closet and put together an outfit. It can end of being almost a uniform of sorts, jean-t-shirt, flats, jeans-sweater-boots.

What can make them stand out is how one styles them. I do like flares, straight leg and boot-cut jeans.  I will be showing here and there different ways I might style jeans in an effort to show you that side of myself. I can’t promise I will wear them all day,but I will style them.

With the denim I have on today, these are a pair of William Rast ( Justin Timberlake’s brand)  straight leg jeans with a dark wash and a bit of distress to them. These and all of WR, have a pretty low rise, but I do tend to like that in the jeans I wear. Everyone has a personal preferance. I wanted the weather to cooperate this weekend and it was nicer, so I decided to show more of a spring look, with WR jeans, my new floral and blingy pointed toe flats I featured on Friday, and this rich green Banana Republic   top. Add a detailed nude colored leather jacket, and a textured bag, and viola! a way to dress up your denim.

I will be getting back into this discussion with other styles as time goes on, but this is one way to dress up your jeans.

How do you dress up your denim?




Jacket, Betsey Johnson, ( similar without the detailing) Jeans: William Rast, Purse: Kate Spade, Sunglasses: Zenni Optical, top:Banana Republic, jewelry : Charming Charlie, shoes: BC Footwear


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  • Elle
    Posted at 17:37h, 29 March Reply

    Love these jeans on you Jess! I also love the lower rise, since your shape is perfect it is accented by this cut. Love the olive top and your fiery red hair! I also love the jacket, but for me, you look so good in these jeans, my favorite photos are of you without it!
    Glad the weather is warming! 🙂
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:05h, 29 March Reply

      HI Elle
      Thank you ! I am trying to wear jeans here and there. On my good days I seem to be able to for a time anyway. I have mostly low rise jeans.. I just feel better in them. You are too kind! I know! Yes, it is getting better, still some chilly days but better. xo

  • Dawn Lucy
    Posted at 07:38h, 26 March Reply

    How did I miss this cute post? You look adorable in jeans, Jess! You make them look tres chic!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:31h, 26 March Reply

      Thank you Dawn! Now, I need to work on the posing! You have that down pat! xo

  • Carly
    Posted at 16:35h, 25 March Reply

    Beautiful denim look! The floral flats really add a pop of color and interest to the look
    Dresses & Denim — $100 Estee Lauder skin care kit giveaway

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:43h, 25 March Reply

      thank you so much Carly!
      I love anything floral. Feel free to join us in the link up party Turning Heads tues on my site.xx

  • Jennie
    Posted at 11:48h, 24 March Reply

    You look very nice in jeans, Jess! They look wonderful paired with your moto jacket and floral flats. Great spring look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:30h, 24 March Reply

      Thank you Jennie, I think I am going to try wearing them here and there. They have to be soft. Have a great day! xx

  • litonkrl
    Posted at 05:26h, 24 March Reply

    I think Straight Leg Style is perfect for spring and its flexible then narrow style.

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 23:05h, 23 March Reply

    These jeans make your legs go on for miles. I love your moto jacket – does it have pink lining? How cool!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Sandy
    Posted at 19:45h, 23 March Reply

    i dont think i can pull off straight leg, but you look great!

    Sandy a la Mode

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:48h, 23 March Reply

      Thanks so much Sandy! I bet you could 🙂

      If you can stop by and post tomorrow on my fashion link up Turning Heads Tuesday 🙂 xx

  • Darcy
    Posted at 17:34h, 23 March Reply

    Love that jacket!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:58h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Darcy ! I am glad you liked the outfit! xx

  • asallows
    Posted at 15:03h, 23 March Reply

    Such a cute outfit! I love that colour green on you. And the leather jacket is a great cut. The jeans are a great shape too!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:42h, 23 March Reply

      thank you so much! glad you like the look!! jess xx

  • Lady of Style
    Posted at 14:38h, 23 March Reply

    I don’t wear jeans too often but of course both straight cut jeans as well as the new flared ones are part of my wardrobe. I love you in dresses and skirts b ut this look suits you equally well. You are slim and can really sport these hipsters which I never could as they’d highlight my widest part!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:41h, 23 March Reply

      Aww. thank you Annette. I do like low rise, but if I walk, i have to wear a belt… haha. I think denim is such a staple in everyones wardrobe, I try to wear it when i can .Thank you for the lovely comment. On a side note, I finished your interview questions, and will send them to you today to use for April. thanks my friend! xx

  • Tiina L
    Posted at 14:37h, 23 March Reply

    You look fantastic in jeans, and your legs look so long… which is not a bad thing. I seldom wear jeans, it’s so difficult to find a pair I can squeeze into (narrow waist, wide hips…), and skirts / dresses conveniently cover the widest part of my body…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:39h, 23 March Reply

      Thanks so much Tiina, I can wear soft jeans, it all depends on the leg sensitivity I have., Glad you like the look. sometimes I step out of my comfort zone, so to speak. we both love skirts and dresses !! xx
      See you tomorrow dear! xx

  • Ada
    Posted at 13:47h, 23 March Reply

    I love your jewelry and jacket. Cute look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:37h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Ada! I like to try jeans out every now and then. xx
      See you tomorrow!

  • Alena
    Posted at 13:36h, 23 March Reply

    Such a great casual chic! Love that jacket!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:36h, 23 March Reply

      thanks so much! The back detail is on instagram.. Thanks for the comment. xx

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 12:58h, 23 March Reply

    That jacket is fabulous with those jeans, and I love the shoes. Nice to see you in such a casual comfy outfit but it suits you just as well as the skirts and dresses.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 13:11h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Linda!! I am trying to get used to jeans a bit. I have leg sensitivity, but I seem to be able to wear softer pairs. Glad you like it!!
      Have a great week xx

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 11:45h, 23 March Reply

    Cannot remember having ever seen you in denim/pants before. But you wear them really really well Jess. And the leather jacket with it. The flats make the outfit just so cool yet stylish. Just the way I like it. see you tomorrow my friend. Btw I am thinking about creating a linkup of my own but not yet. Sabina | Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:48h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Sabina, I wore light jeans last week, light BFjeans with pastel scarf. I am trying to wear them when I can. I have leg sensitivity, but these are a softer pair. Glad you like the look! Thanks for your support with the link up, you know I will be there for you when you are ready for one. xx

  • Patti
    Posted at 11:43h, 23 March Reply

    Great color for you, Jessica! And those earrings are gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:47h, 23 March Reply

      Hi Patti
      Thank you ! Glad you like the look and enjoy the week Patti!
      See you tomorrow 🙂 xx

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 10:27h, 23 March Reply

    Love your long lean look Jess!!!


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:37h, 23 March Reply

      hi Rebecca!! Thanks so much . Hope you are doing well

      I look forward to seeing you tomorrow at my Turning Heads Tuesday link up.. xx

  • Posh Prime
    Posted at 10:09h, 23 March Reply

    Those floral shoes are so fun! I love the olive green top with the pretty blue bag!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:36h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Megan! I saw so many pairs of floral heels I had to get some floral flats this spring.

      see you tomorrow at my Turning Heads Tuesday link up, I appreciate your support! xx

  • Suzanne Carillo
    Posted at 08:59h, 23 March Reply

    I LOVE those jeans! I hadn’t heard of that brand before. Who knew JT had a fashion line?

    It is currently -19 C here with the windchill today : ( . I don’t know what happened to Spring…it must be in Cuba on vacation.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:34h, 23 March Reply

      Thanks Suzanne! His line was considered designer denim and was more popular about 7-8 years ago. His line is actually among my favorite pairs

      Oh, not that cold here, but it has fluctuated from 40 something to 77 degrees… crazy! ha

      I look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Turning Heads Tues Link up! 🙂

  • plutrell
    Posted at 08:47h, 23 March Reply

    That is a great jacket, Jess…I love this whole look on you!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:32h, 23 March Reply

      Thank you Pam! I have a fair amount of jackets as in Charlotte I dont need to many winter coats, so I go for jackets.
      Would love to have you link up tomorrow on my Turning Heads Tuesday Linkup! (7am est) xx

  • versatilestylebytracey
    Posted at 08:00h, 23 March Reply

    Men may have it easier, but we have more fun with fashion! It is so nice to embrace Spring and what better way than straight leg jeans and flats.. a change from skinny’s tucked into boots… Love the jacket!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:30h, 23 March Reply

      Hi Tracey, yes I think we do have more fun. I look forward to seeing you for my linkup Turning Heads Tuesday tomorrow. thank you!! xx

  • thedollhousev
    Posted at 07:21h, 23 March Reply

    Hello lovely…you look really great, I like the shape of these trousers. I only own like two pairs of trousers, but when you find the right shape of them, it’s great. You always look wonderful. I hope you have a great week :)) xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:29h, 23 March Reply

      Thanks so much! These jeans are comfortable and I like a straight leg. I appeciate your lovely comment. Enjoy the week as well xx

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