Contrary to what many people think and even expect, I actually dislike shopping for clothing and there are a few items in particular that I cannot stand the search for. They are, in no particular order, bathing suits, bras, and jeans. I’ve managed to find a few ways around this, such as going for a bra fitting and knowing precisely what size I need. This helps me avoid trying them on. With bathing suits, I try to go in flats and a dress so I don’t have sock and waist-band lines in the dressing room (not cute).
But I have hit the jackpot with my jeans purchases.
About eighteen months ago I discovered Gap Premium Denim. Prior to this pivotal moment, I was an American Eagle jeans-wearer. After losing more than 30 pounds, I was really struggling with finding clothes that fit me properly. My AE jeans had never fit really well, but they definitely weren’t doing the trick anymore. Since I had recently picked up a pair of Gap slim-fit black Premium Pants, I decided to give their jeans a try. I left with two pairs of Always Skinny 1969 jeans, and a love affair was born.
Since those first two pairs of jeans, I’ve racked up a collection of Gap jeans from their Curvy Boot to their Legging Jeans. For me, personally, there’s something magical about the fit. Because I’m petite, I often find it hard to find pants that fit me well.My only complaint is that I don’t get to wear them often enough because of the dress code at work. And Gap Jeans come in everything from 00 to 18.
After buying those first two pairs of Gap jeans, I have only purchased Gap Denim. And their khakis, too, but that’s another story. Because I know my size and I know their fit, I can avoid dressing rooms at Gap and I’m always confident ordering online. Plus, my eighteen month-old jeans (those Always Skinny jeans below) still look brand spankin' new — and that’s something worth celebrating!
The prices at Gap are easy to swallow, too. With a range of sizes, washes and fits there’s sure to be a pair of Gap denim that you fall in love with.
Here's how I wear mine:
Always Skinny Jean: These are my go-to for date night to grabbing groceries! I wear them with everything from Chuck Taylors to my favourite heels. Here I've paired them with patent pumps and a silky blouse. (These are the original pair!)
Curvy Boot Jean: Another pair of go-to jeans, I always wear my Curvy Boots with wedges to lengthen my leg and everything from tees to button downs, and casual blouse-y tops. Here I'm wearing a half-button front blouse and Toms wedges!
Legging Jean: The ultimate boot-wearing-jean, legging jeans fit like a legging. I like to double roll them with flats for spring, and wear loose and/or boxy blouses to balance the tight leg.
Sexy Boyfriend Jean: The sexy boyfriend jean is made to be effortlessly chic. I pair mine with wedges or heels and the casualest of tops — like this sweatshirt and wedge combo. This pair is one size too big, but they're so comfy I can't give 'em up. Warning: these can look like bad mom pants if the fit is wrong.
Spill it: Do you have a go-to denim brand, or do you bounce from brand/store?