How to Wear Snakeskin Denim for Pearshapes (Part One)

Top: Target, Pants: Macy’s (sized up to a 12), Flats: J.Crew

I can’t tell if i’ve gone nuts or had a stroke of genius with these pants. To say that I never thought i’d wear snakeskin pants is an understatement. I found these jeans while on a rare shopping trip to Macy’s a few weeks back. I was originally drawn to the subtle pattern and the cut of the pant and figured there was a slim possibility they would be flattering. After trying on the pants in the store with a bunch of different tops and shoes, and examining the fit, I am so excited to incorporate these into my Fall wardrobe.

I styled these pants two ways to show their versatility with patterned and solid tops. Stay tuned tomorrow for the second part!

The reason that I think these pants work is two-fold:

1) the snakeskin is more subtle than other pants I have seen and is in a neutral grey/black making it easy to pair with fun tops

2) the fit of these jeans works for pearshapes. As with my colored denim post, the pocket placement and less tapered bottom makes these jeans more flattering than a standard skinny, and in a print, that is all the more important.

What do you think of the snakeskin pant trend? Would you wear it as a pearshape?

(Be sure to stay tuned for part two of my styling snakeskin denim tomorrow!)

San Diego Style

 Top: J.Crew, Belt: Target, Jeans: Levi’s Curve ID (Supreme), Sandals + Earrings: Nordstrom Rack

As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, I spent this last weekend in San Diego with my family celebrating a big event. It was a fun few days of parties, great food, and time outdoors. Warm yet breezy southern California weather requires comfortable basics, open-toed shoes, and messy hair styles, all pulled together with chic accessories. I stuck with my trusty J.Crew top tucked into my favorite Curve ID jeans to run around with the family.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post about the fun family event we had this weekend! Pictures and stories to come.

Foray into the World of Colored Denim: Ann Taylor Curvy Slim

Jacket: Zara (old), Tank: Banana Republic, Belt: Target, Jeans: Ann Taylor Curvy Slim Denim (wearing a size 10)

I will be the first to admit that before this blog I was more timid to take fashion risks. I shied away from patterned pants, didn’t sport A-lined skirts, and most definitely did not wear colored denim. A few weeks ago Ann Taylor had a 40% off everything sale and I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to take a fashion risk. And risk I did, with “pomegranate” pants!

Much to my surprise, this pants are fantastic for a number of reasons. First, Ann Taylor truly caters to pearshapes in that they carry their colored denim line in “curvy fit” with a “slim” instead of a “skinny” tapering (always a plus for those with larger bottom halves). What this means is that the pants come cut with more room in the hips, thighs, and rear end, and narrow more at the waist than standard pants. This helps remove the unsightly gaping at the waist and keeps our legs from looking like sausages in jeans. The slightly wider opening at the bottom is also helpful as it balances out the fullness of the hips.

What really sold me on keeping these pants was the placement of the pockets on the back. Those with larger rear-ends have to be ultra conscientious of back pocket placement. Pockets that are put too high make our rears look bigger, too low and it looks saggy, too far apart and we look wider. These pockets are placed beautifully, covering low enough on the rear end to be perfectly flattering. Love. Thank you Ann Taylor for getting it right!

While the pants are a bit long, they run true to size (and are only available online, so this is great), I am absolutely in love with them and might have to head back for another color. I’m especially loving the “luminous yellow” and “deep verdite” for Fall.

What do you think of colored denim?

Cropped Part 2: Ann Taylor Chelsea Crop Pant

Top: J.Crew, Pants: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Cole Haan, Bag: Tumi, Necklace: J.Crew (old)

A little while back I did a post about polka dot cropped pants, sharing my realization about how great they can look on pearshapes. After finding those pants I quickly went back to Ann Taylor and picked up another pair of the Chelsea Crops in a neutral black.

I’m still a little self-conscious in these pants (i’m getting used to the style) but love how versatile they are for work. The cotton is comfy but thick and will work for Summer and Fall. After seeing Wendy’s post featuring her white blouse, I quickly went to J.Crew and took advantage of my student discount to pick up their version. I love how easy it will be to style year around and how great it looks against nearly any bottom. My only complaint about the top is that it isn’t the most pearshape friendly. It is a bit narrow in the hips and causes a bit of pulling when buttoned all the way. I have yet to find a suitable replacement, so if anyone knows of any, please let me know!

 

Thanks so much for reading!

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