I have never owned a pair of white jeans.
There are two reasons for this:
1. I’ve never considered my legs white jean worthy.
2. I’m really not good with white full stop. Soy sauce, tomato salsa … these are the unwelcome accessories that seem to find their way onto my outfit should I include white in any part of it.
So, I surprised even myself when I came home from the US with a pair of whiter than white jeans.
I blame my blogging friend, Beth, from Baby Mac. Beth arrived in New York a week or so ahead of me, delivering a taste of what was to come in the shopping department. When I finally arrived she did a little show and tell and in between oohing and ahhing over her Anthropologie dress and Givenchy earrings, I got a wee bit excited about her Liz Hurley moment … her NYDJ white jeans purchase.
Now, as regular readers know, NYDJ are the jeans that are very, very kind to the appearance of this here middle aged butt. They are the only jeans that come near my butt and for good reason … they make it and every body part in the vicinity of my butt look smaller … umm and they actually fit my butt.
Now, Beth had just discovered the NYDJ effect that is helped beautifully along by the fact that US sizing is such that you buy two sizes down than the number you would normally find on your Australian pair of jeans. She was one very happy white jeans wearer.
I immediately *needed* to add white to my sizeable NYDJ collection … and struck gold at Macy’s.
Here’s how I styled my jeans for their first outing last weekend:
The style I chose was the Skinny style – they fit similar to my Janice “jegging” style that I have in black and navy.
Mine are size 12 but I could have gone for a size 10. That magic two-way stretch that sucks you in but is still as comfortable as a pair of trackies is good but you need to buy firm so it doesn’t go saggy and baggy within hours of putting on.
The fabric has just the right amount of thickness to keep lumps and bumps at bay but not so thick that they will be too hot for a QLD spring.
Only one thing, Mr SY thinks they should have come with Teflon coating … that or they’re never to be worn within a 5m radius of food.
Do you wear white jeans? What’s your favourite way to wear them? Or do you have a tomato and soy sauce issue like me and won’t go near them?
* These sandals were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy. Selfie photos taken on location at Oceans Resort, Mooloolaba where I was a guest of Proctor & Gamble.