Praise be cooler weather and a chance to embrace the season of the jeans and a nice top. Because, let’s face it, it’s our going out uniform of choice.
There is nothing quite like popping on a pair of jeans, a fun and fresh top and heading out the door. It feels comfortable and effortless … because it is.
The jeans and a nice top combo also ensures you’ll never feel over or under dressed. Your outfit says dressed up enough for almost any outing with girlfriends, family or your partner but not too much that you’ll feel out of place.
The jeans and a nice top uniform is simple. In theory.
The thing is (myself included), I’m so easily drawn to the “nice” top. It’s the fashion-y easy add to my wardrobe each season. It’s a way to add a trend without being OTT. It’s often colourful/patterned/sparkly/all of the above but that’s the appeal.
What isn’t appealing, is coming home all excited to wear said new nice top and having not one pair of jeans that you love wearing to go with it.
So before you check out and add to cart on any of the 12 nice tops I’ve curated for you below, do a check on your jeans collection. Are you happy with what’s there. Do they fit? Are they a shape that works for you?
If the answer is no, forget the top purchase and concentrate on finding a jean that works for you. These are my fave brands to explore. Spoiler alert: Styling You The Label has its own jeans collection coming in two weeks.
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Styling You The Label: I can’t wait to share our denim offering with you. We’re all about dig-free denim that is super comfortable. We’ve got two blue washes coming (dark and mid) and two leg lengths. There’s a sneak peek on this Instagram post. Stay tuned!
Bohemian Traders: there is something about the cut and colour of these jeans that keeps me coming back to them time and again. They perform all kinds of sorcery on making my legs look longer than they are.
birdsnest: the Powerstretch range in the bird Keepers label feels and good as it looks on. So, so flattering. And so comfortable.
Motto: Motto has done denim super well the past couple of years and this season it’s lifted the bar again with the arrival of Body Sculpt jean.
Sussan: I bought a version of these a couple of years ago and they’re still firm faves. The cut of Sussan’s jeans and pants just seems to work with my shape.
Jeanswest: Jeanswest continues to improve its stretch jean offering. The Freeform 360 range is very much worth checking out.
12 nice tops to wear with your fave jeans
Check out 12 of my fave “nice” tops available online right now (or coming soon – another sneak peek for you from the next Styling You The Label collection). I’ve featured all budgets, there’s block colour, there are florals, some metallic and animal print. OF COURSE.
1. Styling You The Label Jen gold shimmer top $129 (available May 10)
3. Styling You The Label Simone animal print shirt $169 (more arriving in May)
4. Elm Lakehouse top $89.95 @ Birdsnest
5. Country Road Flocked Spot top $199
6. Binny Gumbo blouse $259
7. Wish English Rose wrap blouse $129.95
9. Country Road animal print blouse $139
10. Witchery print gather blouse $119.95
11. Witchery Behati silk blouse $199.95
So, tell me, which is your fave top from above? What are your favourite jeans and why do they suit your shape/style?