Instead of Jeans...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

For some strange reason, lately, I have completely tired of wearing jeans! Every time I put them on, I find myself feeling really uncomfortable and unflattering by them. However, after mentioning my predicament over on Twitter, a few of you mentioned that you felt the same...

I was always the girl who wore jeans and a slogan tee every single day, and now I'm trying to dodge that sort of outfit as often as possible. This of course, is a massive change for me and has vastly limited me on what I'm happy to wear on a daily basis-therefore, to help others like me, I thought I would share some jeans and trouser alternatives. These differing bits and bobs, are still affordable and can easily be paired with other basic items that you may well have in your wardrobes already...



Firstly, I'm going to talk skirts. You can pick all manner of skirts (short, long, patterned or plain) up, just about anywhere! If you don't want to spend all that much on one, then sales are great places to look, as well as cheaper stores such as New Look, Primark and Forever 21. 

My denim skirt above is from the M&S Limited Collection (the collection in M&S that is more suited towards younger women), and cost about £20 in the sale. It is incredibly soft, stretchy and what's more, it actually fits me around the waist unlike every other denim skirt (they usually just seem to hang awkwardly with at least the space for another person to fit in too). As it's denim, it still looks good when worn casually-with the slogan tees that I previously mentioned, and with little ballet pumps, brogues and loafers on my feet. Of course you can also dress it up though, by pairing with more detailed tops or blouses, and maybe some small block heels.



Also in my growing skirt collection, are my lovely Cath Kidston number on the far left which I got in a sale, and my black Asos scalloped skirt which didn't cost me all that much either. I have only just started wearing the flowery skirt, but my Asos one suceeded in getting me through the winter months, due to its versatility to wear with both jumpers and tshirts-something that I was very impressed by considering I had never bought a skirt from Asos before.

My Cath Kidston skirt is already pretty garish in its pattern (in a good way!), so I like to contrast it's brightness with very plain and simple tops. Currently, I tend to wear it with a plain black, long sleeved top from Forever 21 that cost me about £10 and some thick black tights due to it still being pretty cold here in the UK. However, when it does get a bit warmer, I will try and find some other styles of plain top to pair with this flowery skirt, and change my black tights for some skin coloured ones so I can wear some lighter shoes as well-take the cute brogues a couple images below, for example.




Now onto casual dresses, which are something that I'm really loving at the moment. Both of the dresses featured in this post are from New Look, which I think is again the perfect place to buy such items are they will normally cost less than £20, but are still really good quality!

My checked Shirt Dress is my latest purchase, and after just one use so far, I can already tell that I'm going to love wearing it! It's very cute, comfy, and the little tie around the waist helps to give my body a bit more shape. It cost me only £15, and my T-Shirt Dress in the below photo cost a similar price as well. This item is again very casual, and can therefore be worn with all manner of things-cardigans, blazers and even the denim jacket (that I mentioned a while ago) that I am desperate to get more use out of.



These sorts of items can be worn with styles of shoe that I already own, and that you all probably own too! Simple ballet pumps will definitely suffice, but I also love to wear brogues and loafers-the loafers in the above photo having only cost around £16 from Dorothy Perkins.

I really do hope to step even further away from wearing jeans all the time in future, as right now I'm really enjoying wearing all of the different items above! Hopefully, if any of you out there also share my feelings on the trouser-front, you perhaps found this post helpful-if so, please let me know below in the comments!

Olivia xo

P.S. Sorry I couldn't find the links to all the items in this post, as I bought some of the stuff quite a while ago!

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14 comments:

  1. Great ideas - I get stuck in a rut with jeans so it was great to see other ideas!
    30 Plus and Beautiful

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  2. OMG I love all your clothes, soooo pretty!! It's making me want to go out and do more shopping, even though I splurged out just the other day ahhh, my bank account will not be happy!! xx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Thank you, I feel like such an enabler!!

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  3. I want that denim skirt!!!

    Eleanor
    elleanorwears.com

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    1. It's so comfy Eleanor!! You will love it x

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  4. All your skirts are stunning! I love wearing skirts a lot more than jeans! Glad you are embracing them x

    thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, and same here at the minute!

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  5. I love your skirts! I find skirts and tights so much more comfortable to wear than jeans! x

    lifewithadash.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Same here! I'm glad that I'm wearing such outfits a lot more now x

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  6. Adorable picks, I really love your style! xxxxx

    www.romantiquely.com

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  7. Lovely alternatives and pretty clothes :)

    http://thefashionconvert.blogspot.co.uk/
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