Good Jeans

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If you were to look through my (rather extensive) collection of jeans, you’d mostly find designer denim, usually in a skinny fit, in various washes and rises. But nestled along side of the pricey pairs, there is a brand you’ll see repeatedly that has a much more accessible price tag. I’ve been wearing Old Navy jeans for years and years and years. The mid-rise Rockstar skinny jeans are my JAM. In fact, they’re the only white jeans I will wear. I have about 4 pairs! And then there is the pair that I wore all throughout this past fall, with a slightly distressed ankle hem and one single knee slit, that I ended up buying another pair of, you know, just in case.

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I am so impressed with all of the new spring washes and styles of the Rockstar Skinny at Old Navy. You know I already have a pair of light grey jeans (last worn here), but I actually picked up a pair of grey skinnies during my last trip to Old Navy because they’re 100% more flattering on me than the designer pair I already had in my closet!

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Old Navy denim is super soft and honestly, such great quality for the price point! They’ve actually been recently improving the technology of their jeans, too – like these new “Stay-White” jeans that actually repel stains & spills so they stay white, no matter how messy the day gets. Total game changer, I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair! There’s also the new “Sculpt” fabric that shapes your bottom half and creates a remarkably slimming fit. Designer-like technology and great fits for a really accessibly price… You can’t go wrong! In order to keep my jeans routine from feeling stale, I am always on the hunt for cool new ways to wear denim!

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Nothing is more essential in your wardrobe than a good pair (or few) of jeans. I’ve always been a denim girl, but working from home has only increased my can’t-go-wrong-with-jeans philosophy. Jeans tend to be my go-to for almost any occasion – dressed up for a work meeting, my usual travel attire, running errands on the weekend, and even a night out on the town. I love dresses and skirts, but I have a really hard time finding pants that fit me properly so I tend to stick to some type of denim when the occasion doesn’t call for a fancier hemline. Just a little note about the Rockstar Skinny Jean – It’s available in a high-rise, a mid-rise, and a low-rise so you can find the fit that’s best for your body. But, like I said, I’m usually a mid-rise girl.

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Jeans are the perfect foundational piece for incorporating your spring pieces into your wardrobe, even though it doesn’t quite feel like spring yet. February is always that month where I couldn’t be more over the cold, the grey skies, the snow, and the wind. It’s that point of the winter where getting dressed everyday starts to feel beyond monotonous. It sort of feels like “been there, worn that,” you know? February is usually when I long to update my wardrobe, but I refuse to buy anything that’s meant for cold temperatures. I’ve got my sights set on spring and there’s no turning around!

striped oxford shirt boyfriend

I just picked up this shirt and this sweater and I’ve been wearing the combination of the two non-stop. I bought each piece to wear individually this spring, but the layered look is much more seasonally appropriate for right now.

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This boyfriend-style high-low hem shirt is going to get a whole lot of use this summer.. It’s the quintessential wear-with-white-jeans top that will give you that effortless, but put together look. (Just pair with your favorite sandals and a printed clutch or colored crossbody!) It’s just the right amount of gauzy without feeling transparent and the extra-long back makes it fun to layer. I can see myself wearing it as a bikini cover-up to the pool and beach this summer, too! It’s perfectly oversized and super lightweight… A must-have for warm spring days!

The kimono sleeves on this oversized, textured sweater make it so easy to layer shirts underneath, but it will definitely be a stand-out piece once the weather warms up, too. I can picture this sweater with denim cut-offs and boat shoes on a chilly beach day, and also layered on top of my printed floral-print dresses on cool spring mornings. I’d also love it with a pair of white jeans and leather sandals for an effortlessly chic look!

Get the Look…

Old Navy Textured Sweater
Old Navy High-Low Boyfriend Oxford Shirt
Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans
Steve Madden Booties (old, similar here under $100 & similar at Old Navy!)
Kate Spade Handbag
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff
Chanel Sunglasses (similar for less hereherehere, & here)
Kyi Kyi Fur Pom Hat (also available here!)

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How are you spicing up your wardrobe this month? Have you started shopping for your spring wardrobe yet? If not, how are you remixing your winter closet to keep it from feeling stale?

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Created in partnership with Old Navy

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  1. 2.22.16
    Amy Beth said:

    I was JUST looking at Old Navy to stock up on some white jeans! So glad to hear how much you love them! And let’s be real, a girl can never have too many pairs of jeans.


  2. 2.22.16

    I love this look & absolutely love your bag.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  3. 2.22.16
    Mariah said:

    I love how you layered this! I have a button up really similar!

  4. 2.22.16
    Lucy said:

    Great casual outfit! Those jeans look really comfy! I usually buy my jeans from Gap but I might have to try these ones!

  5. 2.22.16
    Rin said:

    Love the layered look! You look fab.

    xoxo -Rin
    Ramblings with Rin

  6. 2.22.16

    As a curvy girl, I have to agree Old Navy offers very flattering jeans.

    Happy Monday

  7. 2.22.16

    Lovely look!

    Her Heartland Soul

  8. 2.22.16
    Paula said:

    Love this look and you are rocking that beanie!


  9. 2.22.16

    Those jeans look great on you!

    The Style Scribe

  10. 2.22.16
    rosie said:

    I love this look ! Casual and chic!

  11. 2.22.16
    kelly said:

    Loving this, Jess! Is the style of Old Navy High-Low Boyfriend Oxford Shirt that you are wearing an old style? I love the blue stripes but don’t see them online — just the white.

    • 2.22.16
      Jessica said:

      Hi Kelly! Nope, it’s a current style. The striped version I’m wearing is the exact same style as the white one I’ve linked to, I believe the striped color option is just sold out online. I purchased mine about a week and a half ago, so check your local store if you can!

      • 2.23.16
        Kelly said:

        Thanks, Jess! *runs out the door to Old Navy on 18th & 6th*

  12. 2.22.16

    Love anything and everything from Old Navy too! I’ll have to grab me some new jeans for spring! thanks for sharing, xoxo Julia

  13. 2.22.16
    Natali said:

    Super simple and cute casual combo! I love wearing chunky sweaters over boy-is blouses. 🙂

  14. 2.23.16

    your sweater looks so cozy, love the boyfriend style

  15. 2.23.16
    Monika said:

    I am loving these jeans!

  16. 2.23.16
    Michele said:

    I am a mid-rise rockstar skinny jean kind of gal too!! I bought a pair of black jeans there and seriously have a hard time wearing anything else! So flattering and comfy:) xx

  17. 2.23.16
    Cate said:

    Love your blog

  18. 2.23.16
    Polly said:

    It’s so hard for me to find a good pair of comfy jeans that actually fit and don’t cost a fortune. I haven’t tried Old Navy jeans in a while but I should check it out sometime!


  19. 2.23.16
    Minau said:

    Great ensemble! Awesome sweater!

  20. 2.24.16
    Charlie said:
    This sounds amazing! I’ll definitely have to try it out, thanks for sharing:)

  21. 2.24.16
    Bev said:

    I am definitely getting some white jeans. No one can ever have too many pairs of jeans.

  22. 2.24.16
    Megan said:

    So glad their white jeans are in! I’m gonna have to stop by today. Love this look!

    Have a wonderful day //

  23. 2.24.16

    Old Navy is the BEST. I have a few pairs of denim from there, but good to see they really upped the game with the technology of it. I’m also super thankful that we’re out of the ‘low rise’ phase of our lives, ha. Mid rise or high rise forever.

    Going to check these out now, so glad you shared, girl!

  24. 2.25.16

    LOVE that bag! It reminds me of the Saint Lauren sac but at a much more affordable price point. So so so pretty!



  25. 2.25.16
    Tammy said:

    I LOVE the Old Navy jeans as well, but I am finding they stretch out so bad. Can only get one wearing out of them. Do you find this?

    • 2.25.16
      Jessica said:

      I haven’t found that to be the case at all, honestly! Do you think you need to try going down a size? I do wash my jeans every other wear though, just for sanitary reasons, so maybe that has something to do with it? Let’s be honest though, when do I not spill something on myself? Maybe try the new Sculpt pair since those are meant to suck everything in… I’m interested to hear if those stretch out for you!

  26. 2.27.16
    emily said:

    i love love LOVE this sweater! you have seriously the BEST sweater collection. xo