I’m so beyond excited to share my latest post, sponsored by Riders® by Lee® aka quality denim that won’t cost an arm and a leg! I’ll be telling you guys all about the ensemble I wore last weekend. I was out getting my shop on so I wore a comfy – but stylish – look for the occasion. Christmas is right around the corner, which is awesome but also quite stressful because malls are ridiculously crowded this time of year. I decided to go super early to beat the crowd, but it didn’t really make much of a difference! I guess everyone else was thinking that, too. Hashtag great minds think alike? Ha.
I have to say though, I went prepared this time! Last year, I wore sky high boots – don’t ask me why – and a short sweater dress and totally suffered. I spent a good 30 minutes standing at each store just waiting to checkout so my feet were pretty much dead at the end of the day…I’m literally wincing just thinking about it. So, for this year’s holiday shopping spree, I decided to go with a casual-cool vibe. I threw on my fave Riders® by Lee® jeans and paired them with a quasi-layered striped top and stylish utility jacket.
I’m seriously obsessed with Riders® by Lee® Bounce Back Denim. I can’t even begin to tell you guys how comfy these skinnies are! Available in both black and blue, these babies conform to your bod and keep their shape all day without bagging or sagging (think stretch that keeps its shape). They sit right below your waist, mid-rise style so you don’t have to worry about a muffin top or anything along those lines.
This goes without saying, but quality denim is hard to find! So, when you find an affordable brand with fab styles that won’t break the bank, you definitely want to take advantage and stock up. I, personally, have always been a huge fan of skinny jeans. I love dressing them up & down, for any and every occasion.
If you’re more into bootcut or straight jeans, you’ll want to check these versions out at either your local WalMart or K-mart. They’re all mid-rise, but trust me, that’s a good thing. I always go for mid + high rises because they’re a bajillion times more comfortable and form-flattering. TIP: if you’re looking to visually slim your figure, go for a darker wash! Oh, and I recommend buying two pairs so you can get one hemmed for flats and one hemmed for heels. Where do you guys usually like to buy your jeans? And what’s your favorite style?
Here’s a full body shot for you guys. I went easy on the accessory front today because I wanted to keep things simple but couldn’t resist throwing on a fabulous pair of tortoiseshell cat-eyes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles and colors! You’ll seriously upgrade your look in a matter of seconds.
Photos shot by the wonderful Sung Shin and sponsored by Riders® by Lee®. To browse more casual outfit inspo, click here.