1. Do choose a jean with a dark wash. A dark wash looks more professional and sort of camoflauges that they are jeans.
2. Don't go for an ultra low-rise. Instead, choose a trouser cut or a straight leg jean.
3. Do have the hems tailored to fit you. Fit your widest part first and then have them taken-in where needed. (I've had many pants taken-in.)
4. Do make sure the length is right. If the hem is too short, it can make your legs look short and you look heavier. If the hem is too long, it can look sloppy. (I have to have all my jeans tailored, unless I thrift a pair that is my length.)
5. Do pick a comfortable pair. If they aren't comfortable, you won't wear them no matter how good they look. The idea is to be able to wear jeans to the office, right?
Wearing a jacket/blazer with jeans helps add structure and looks more professional (Can you say, adult?). Add some jewelry and you are ready for the office.
|The sun was so nice on my face. I felt like my cat in the sun.|
|I love this gold sparkly top!|
|I don't like my hems much longer than this, otherwise they can sometimes drag on the ground.|
|Shirt: Ann Taylor via Goodwill|
Jeans: Joe's via Saks Off 5th
Jacket: Joy Joy via Goodwill
Shoes: Nine West via I can't remember
Ring: Banana Republic
Price Tag: Shirt-$4, Jeans-$50, Jacket-$9, Earrings-$10, Shoes-$20 to $30, Ring-$38 = $131 to $141 (I'm glad I'm cutting back on my spending.)
I've been contemplating cutting my clothing budget to $100 or less a month. I'll have to think about it and let you all know if I do start it.
Do you have a clothing budget? If so, how did you decide how much?