Recently I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans that I can wear to several different occasions-whether it be school, work, or a girls night out. During my California trip I got a chance to do a little bit of shopping in Santa Monica, and stopped by Nasty Gal. Ever since starting the book, #Girlboss, visiting Nasty Gal was definitely on my list of things to do while I was in LA. See what other things I did on my LA trip here:
I honestly wanted to put everything I saw in there in my shopping bag but I knew my boyfriend would kill me, so had to think practically. Once I came across these jeans and tried them on, I fell in love with the fit and how incredibly comfortable they are! Now I don’t usually splurge when I go shopping. I’m usually THAT girl you’ll find scoring a sweat deal in the clearance section of the store (haha), but I thought why not treat myself just THIS one time since I know this is something I will get plenty of use out of.
I wore this look out on a casual Sunday. Since the jeans are form-fitting I paired it with a loose, sheer blue top and some funky colored heels I’ve had for years now! I really love how I can add these shoes to make the outfit instantly “fun” in a flash.
I believe there are four different types of categories clothes should be labeled in: Basics, Classics, Statement pieces, and Investment pieces. I would consider this purchase of my first pair of Nasty Gal jeans to be a basic, but also an investment piece given how much I’ll be wearing them.
Quick tip: If you are pant shopping at a store and not sure what size would fit you best, grab the pant around the waist and wrap it around your neck (like a necklace). If the sides don’t touch-go a size up. If the sides overlap each other in the front-go a size down. If they touch just right, then you have a winner! I know this may sound a bit ridiculous, but my mother always did this to us as children and to this day it’s still a tried and true method I use. Try it out and let me know what you think! Although you might get some odd stares in the store -haha!
Blue jeans are a staple in most people’s closest so do you consider them more as basics, buying cheaper pairs and replacing more often? Or do you treat them as investment pieces, paying extra for a durable, long lasting fit? Would love to hear your thoughts below.