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Dressing Up Denim: Straight Leg Style

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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.

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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?

See you tomorrow 7 AM EST for TURNING HEADS TUESDAY LINK UP! 

Jess

xo

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

 

Linking up: with Visible Monday, Still Being Molly, Share in Style ( every other Mon), SHoe andTell Manic Monday, Monday Mingle Tues, All About You Tuesday: Style Sessions, Walking in Memphis Wed: The Pleated Poppy,Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday,   Style Me Wednesday  Watcha Wearing Wednesday,  Jersey Girl Texan Heart  Trendy Wednesday Thurs: A Labour of Fashion, Mix and Match FashionReason to Dress,  Throwback Thursday  Friday:Passion 4 Fashion,Style Elixer,  Fun Fashion Friday Sat:Stylish Saturday

 

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Elle
    March 29, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    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
    http://mydailycostume.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 29, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      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

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    Dawn Lucy
    March 26, 2015 at 7:38 am

    How did I miss this cute post? You look adorable in jeans, Jess! You make them look tres chic!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 26, 2015 at 10:31 am

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

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    Carly
    March 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      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

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    Jennie
    March 24, 2015 at 11:48 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

      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

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    litonkrl
    March 24, 2015 at 5:26 am

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

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    March 23, 2015 at 11:05 pm

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

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Reply
    Sandy
    March 23, 2015 at 7:45 pm

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

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm

      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

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    Darcy
    March 23, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Love that jacket!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm

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

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    asallows
    March 23, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    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!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 4:42 pm

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

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    Lady of Style
    March 23, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      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

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    Tiina L
    March 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    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…

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      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

  • Reply
    Ada
    March 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I love your jewelry and jacket. Cute look!

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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

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    Alena
    March 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Such a great casual chic! Love that jacket!

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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

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    Linda Cassidy
    March 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    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.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      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

  • Reply
    Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    March 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

    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

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 11:48 am

      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

  • Reply
    Patti
    March 23, 2015 at 11:43 am

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

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

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

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    Rebecca
    March 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Love your long lean look Jess!!!

    Best!
    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:37 am

      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

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    Posh Prime
    March 23, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Those floral shoes are so fun! I love the olive green top with the pretty blue bag!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:36 am

      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

  • Reply
    Suzanne Carillo
    March 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

    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.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

      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! 🙂

  • Reply
    plutrell
    March 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

      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

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    versatilestylebytracey
    March 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    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!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:30 am

      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

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    thedollhousev
    March 23, 2015 at 7:21 am

    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

    • Reply
      Jess Jannenga
      March 23, 2015 at 10:29 am

      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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