Blazer: Guess (old, similar), Top: Madewell (on sale!), Necklaces: Repurposed purse straps, Jeans: Banana Republic Skinny, Boots: Steve Madden

This outfit breaks nearly every fashion rule I thought I had for myself. I’m wearing a looser fitting top, skinny jeans, and, get this, they are tucked into boots. Mind, blown. For years I only wore boots with tights and skirts or dresses because I had this notion that skinny jeans weren’t attractive on pearshaped women. And in all reality, they can go wrong in many ways. Unfortunate fading around the thighs, a lighter wash, or even ill-placed pockets can just add to width. But these dark wash skinnies from Banana Republic are near perfection for boot-tucking.

These jeans win for a number of reasons. They have a 6 inch rise, concealing any tummy issues and the front pockets are small decreasing the emphasis on the hips. They are high rise enough to tuck tops into, but low rise enough to be comfortable for every day wear. The wash is a perfect dark wash with no fading and the tapering at the bottom is just enough to be perfectly tucked into your favorite boot.

My only hesitation with these jeans was the pocket placement on the rear. As I have mentioned in past jean reviews, rear pocket placement is key. Too far apart and your bum looks wider, too close together and it looks like you’re wearing pants that are too small. These are a bit far apart for my taste but I think they actually do pretty great things for the bum.

I can’t wait to style these jeans with my new Hunter boots for colder months and explore this new-to-me trend!