How to Style Jeans for Work

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Blue and White Sweater | Super Stretch Skinny Jeans – c/o | Gold Crossbody Purse | Pink Ballet Flats | Gold Monogram Necklace | Faux Diamond Stud Earrings  | Sunglasses – c/o (Use code FG615 for 20% off your first purchase)

What a month it has been for fashion….between the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Eloquii Semi-Annual Sale and now the release of the new Super Stretch Skinny Jeans from Lane Bryant – this fashion obsessed 27 year old has in shopping heaven this month!

My company recently instituted a flexible dress code, which means that when I am working in the office and not meeting with my clients, I can wear jeans. So it’s basically boils down to – I can wear jeans on Friday. (I’ll have to do a post sometime about what my full time job is – would this be something y’all are interested in reading about?). I’ll take it! Being able to wear jeans to work has been exciting but, also a bit daunting because I feel like there are so many ways where I can go wrong. But here are some of the rules that I’ve been “following” when finding work-appropriate jeans:

Find a deeper wash with consistency

My personal opinion is that the darker the wash of the jean, the more professional it looks. When searching for jeans for work, I always look for a consistent (i.e., no acid washing or lighter color highlighting a certain area) darker wash that can be used almost interchangeably with my black slacks I wear the majority of the week.

Find a fabric with a bit of give

When you are sitting for a majority of your 8+ hours a day, having a bit of give in the material of the jeans is critical. No one wants to be sitting in a meeting and your leg starts to tingle because it’s starting to get a bit numb….On the other hand, it’s important to find a pair of jeans that won’t lose their shape or start to look baggy. I always look for about 5-10% spandex in my jeans. This will usually give enough wiggle room without causing my jeans to pucker by the end of the day.

Find the right length to wear both flats and heels

Now this tip is definitely the last one on my list because it can be easily fixed by a trip to the tailors, but finding a pair of jeans that hit ath te perfect spot for both heels and flats is a bonus. For a pair of skinny jeans, I like to mid a pair of jeans that hit me between the top and mid part of the ankle. When looking at more of a straight-leg or bootcut jean, I think it’s important for the jean to hit more at the mid to bottom part of the ankle to add a bit of coverage over the heel/shoe.

These new Super Skinny Stretch Jeans from Lane Bryant have fit all of these criteria and they are perfect for sitting in meetings all day. They have a ton of stretch in them, but they don’t stretch out. The jeans look great and polished all day without being uncomfortable. Paired with this adorable peplum top from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and a pop of color from my favorite ballet flats, this outfit could not be more perfect for a casual Friday.

I hope these tips for finding the perfect pair of work jeans is helpful! Do you have any tips when searching for jeans? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!

I’m heading to the Hispanicize Houston conference tomorrow and I’m excited to hear some of my blogger friends (Jillian, Wendy and Valerie) and so many other amazing speakers! But be sure to check back here tomorrow – I have a special post and collaboration (with one of my favorite brands) that will be featured here and on Instagram tomorrow.  I hope y’all have a fabulous weekend!

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Blue and White Sweater | Super Stretch Skinny Jeans – c/o | Gold Crossbody Purse | Pink Ballet Flats | Gold Monogram Necklace | Faux Diamond Stud Earrings  | Sunglasses – c/o (Use code FG615 for 20% off your first purchase)

Photography by: L.A. Photography

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