Style Day: Floral Skinny Jeans
Happy Monday all! I hate to start out a Monday talking about Friday, but that’s what I’m going to do. This was an outfit I wore for casual Friday two weeks ago and have been saving it to share. Trust me this was hard. I felt so confident in this outfit I wanted to share it immediately, but good things come to those who wait, right?
|necklace:: J.Crew (similar) tank:: J.Crew blazer:: J.Crew (watch for popbacks) jeans:: Gap (dupes for these & similar) shoes:: MIA|
First, I want to say a piece about these pants. I bought these from the Gap last year and it took me quite a bit of convincing myself it’s OK to wear such a large floral on my hips and thighs. It goes against everything I’ve ever been taught. The bigger the print, the bigger you look. With these pants, it takes the right top to not make my hips look wider than they are. After finding the right combination last year, these went on heavy rotation because they’re just so darn comfortable! They’re the Gap always skinny jean. I always size up one for fit, but I think they’re changed the cut of this style this year because these still fit, but sadly their newer options don’t fit the same. With this outfit, the blazer and tank hug just enough to look like they go with the jeans, but aren’t skin tight, which I think helps balance out how skinny the jeans are.
And I can’t post these without mentioning this blazer. Y’all it’s the classic schoolboy blazer. Never has a structured jacket fit me so well. It may not look like it in the pictures, but the arms aren’t too tight. I can scrunch them up like I did in these photos are look super professional with them rolled down and buttoned. Also, it buttons. That’s not something that happens for me with jackets off the rack. I’m not wild about the fact that they’re gold buttons, but it does give the blazer a dressier and more classic look, which I think is important when you’re purchasing a staple piece like a blazer. Navy is an interview worthy color, but there’s no way this blazer would look as professional with say, plastic buttons or something along those lines. If you’re in the market for a good blazer, now is a good time to pick this one up from J.Crew if it pops back. You can also get it’s “updated” (it’s all relative) counterpart for a decent deal as well.
Finally, my remix piece of the week: these sandals. They were met with much acclaim last Monday (thanks y’all!) and these two outfits are not the only times I’ve worn these lace up sandals. They are so comfortable. The congac color is perfect for pairing with navy, black, and brown– not all at the same time, but seperately, of course. My feet turn in and I need lots of support. Very few sandals offer that support, which is why I snagged these after I tried them on. There’s plenty of potential in these sandals. You can expect to see them again I’m sure.
Do you own a pair of floral jeans? How are you styling them for summer? Do tell! Also, I’ve changed the format of my style posts. This week I’m leaving out the polyvore set for this outfit. Last week I felt like there was just too much going on. What do you think? Let me know!
Linking up with:
Lauren at Fizz and Frosting
And Marissa at The Modern Austen
What a fun pair of jeans! The print is so pretty!
Feeling confident is the best kind of outfit. I loved this blazer, it's such a great staple piece.
This outfit is so perfect! I love the floral jeans. I almost tried on a pair at Gap last week, but I rarely wear jeans in the summer, so I don't think it would be a good decision.
What a fabulous look Megs!! You did the schoolboy total justice!! Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!! I totally love the idea of just you on the posts! Polyvore is a-ok, but when you've paired these pieces so flawlessly, there really is no need for a collage!! 🙂
you rock the floral jeans! love this cute chic look! great work!
Such fun pants!! I love them with your blazer!
Ahhh you look so SO cute! Go you for going against the rules and wearing what you like- I think you look fabulous in them. And pairing it with the blazer was just the right touch to make it look sophisticated. I would totally wear this!
Messages on a Napkin
I love the pants, Ive always been scared to wear printed pants also! My butt and hips are my widest area of my body and I agree I've always been told to stay away from prints that draw attention to that area. But these photos make me really want to go out and grab a pair! I love staple blazers, plus lm always grateful that I can dress mine up for interviews like you said or have it as something easy to throw on if Im just headed to class.
I absolutely adore your style posts! Keep them coming… and those pants, they are too good!
So cute! Love this look! And those jeans are great!
I love this whole look! I ended up picking up my first pair of crazy printed pants at the Gap last year too, and have since gotten more. I know they're wrong in every rule book, but they're really fun, cute and if you pair them with something more structured on top, you create a really flattering look.
Something About That
Thanks Lauren! I love that they're comfortable too.
I've been going back and looking at your blazer looks for inspiration! This is the first one I've owned that I really like.
I agree. I had to wait for these to get really cheap for me to even think about jeans in the summer last year. I think they were around $10 when I finally purchased them. My office is really cold, so they work well for casual days there.
Thanks Corey! I thought it looked like it was a bit too much. I appreciate the feedback!
Thanks Kelsey! They make me feel great!
Thanks Angela! I was thrilled with how this turned out.
Thank you Marlen! I can't wait to check out your blog!
I have been so surprised at how much I have reached for (and worn) this blazer on the fly since I've purchased it. Usually I'm a cardigan wearer but this blazer has changed me.
When printed skinny pants get down to $10, it's worth giving it a shot. This particular cut used to fit so well too, which is why I was more willing to give them a try. It's so disappointing when a retailer changes the style of a cut. :/
Thanks for the feedback Cara! I appreciate it! I'm trying to step it up to two a week. I'm looking for some good link ups to be a part of.
Thank you Nikki! I plan on repeating the concept of this more than once! I was so thrilled with it.
Haha! Yes! I'm so glad you get what I was saying. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken, especially when it comes to printed pattern skinny pants. Since this I've been trying to find other structured items to pair them with. I also think the layers help balance things out too.
Another fabulous look! I actually had these pants and then sold them. I now wish I kept them. I feel like Gap changed the sizing in their pants this year and now my usual size is too small.
I have been having the EXACT same problem at Gap this year.
You. Look. So. Freaking. Adorable.
Haha! It's the glasses. 😉
Oh my gosh, your blog is so cute! Love the name and colors. Thanks so much for stopping by mine! I LOVE anything floral (as evidenced by my recent post), so clearly I am digging these pants. They are great paired with your blazer!
xo, Amy Ann
The Real Arnolds
Thank you for commenting and stopping by Amy Ann! Looking forward to seeing future posts on your blog!
Those pants look phenomenal on you!
Aww, I really love those pants on you, and you did a great job of styling them! I have a pair of floral skinny jeans as well, and they're kind of like the inverse of yours – white background with blue flowers 🙂 I've not worn mine with a blazer yet, but I'd love to give it a try when it cools down.
I think I saw you wear those recently! There were so many companies doing reverses of this print or similar types of prints. You could wear a navy top if yours are the inverse. It would look great together.
Ahh! I desperately want to find a navy top since I don't have one right now (RIGHT?!)…since I'm allowing myself to use rewards and gift cards despite my year of no shopping, I'll have to see if I can find one 🙂
Wow, this outfit is phenomenal. You really balanced it all out perfectly. I have heard so much buzz about these schoolboy blazers that I really think I need to try one. I feel the same way about the gold buttons–not ideal but much better than plastic.
Thank you! Sometime things just work. Either the classic or the more updated one are both great. For my body shape I prefer the classic school boy but they're hard to find now. Yes, much better than plastic. I'm thinking about swapping them out for something else, but I couldn't find a single button I liked at the fabric store.