Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she shares some style and beauty tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style/beauty question you’d like answered.
Let’s talk jeans.
Whether they’re skinny, ripped, or even boyfriend style, they are the BEST thing about winter … and can be for summer too.
Nearly every woman owns their fair share, and I think we can all agree that the fit of a jean can be the make or break.
So ladies, what type of ‘jeans girl’ are you? Boot cut? Straight leg? … High rise?
The skinny jean
As you may have already suspected, I am a ‘skinny jean’ type of girl (and yes, just about every one of you can wear them too!)
I love my jeans in both blue and black, and cropped at the ankle. I’m also a high rise type of girl.
But what I love the most about the skinny jean is that they can be worn for either a night out, or just for casual, everyday wear.
So why not pair your favourites back with converse and a sloppy joe, or if you’re after something a little less casual, try heeled boots and a knit.
Who doesn’t love the best of both worlds?
Do you rock the blue jean, or prefer black? Or are you like me, and indulge in both?
Now let’s move onto boyfriend jeans … love or loathe them? Unlike skinny jeans, this particular style isn’t for everyone.
However, if you are brave enough to try out this look, stick to cropped length tops. This will allow you to balance out the baggy proportion, and who knows … you might just rock it!
Boyfriend jean: casual look
Not a fan of the sporty look? Why not swap the converse for boots or heels, and ditch the pullover for a more glamorous knit.
Boyfriend jean: smart-casual look
Now that we have the style part covered, here are three golden rules to remember when purchasing your beloved denim.
How to buy the perfect pair of jeans:
1. Feel the fabric first
2. Find the right rise for your body shape (i.e. low, mid, high)
3. Check the length and fit, and make sure they’re quite snug (usually a size or two down will do the trick, to allow room to stretch)
Now it’s over to you Stylers … what kind of jean girl are you? And do you like or loathe the boyfriend look?
Samantha Cheney is a Brisbane-based freelance writer at www.samanthacheney.com, and is currently completing her Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Business degrees at the Queensland University of Technology. Her interests include travelling, writing, and photography. Check Samantha out on instagram to follow her adventures @sammycheney