If there is one item of clothing you can rely on to create a timeless look, it will be the iconic denim jeans. Durable and seasonless, some people go to great lengths to find the perfect style that suits their body shape and fits like a glove.
While they are easy to wear, there are many ways you can go wrong within the styling and maintenance department.
Here are five mistakes you are making with your jeans and my tips on how to fix them.
1. YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR PHONE/WALLET IN THE POCKET OF YOUR BLACK JEANS
This is potentially an unavoidable mistake because your pockets are made to fit your valuables. Unfortunately when you wear cheap black jeans, especially the style from brands like H&M, the more you store your valuables the increase in creating a grey in print in your denim.
2. YOU ARE OVER-WASHING YOUR JEANS
I remember hearing that Levi’s CEO never washes his denim. When it comes to making jeans, it has already gone through so much washing that the last tubing you want is to add to that exercise water overload. Unless you have trampled through mud, ease off the laundry. I heard a neat trick is to stick your jeans in the freezer, ensure you move the frozen peas aside before you do.
3. YOU ARE NOT GETTING YOUR JEANS ALTERED
I fall into the category of having a short leg length. This is a massive struggle as most of the jeans you buy come in a 32 leg as standard. They are a few brands who offer 30- 34 like Topman, for example, but they don’t always have the right stock.
To ensure that I don’t have excess fabric, I get my jeans altered so that the length sits right.
4. YOU ARE NOT TURNING UP YOUR JEANS.
A simple way to refresh your denim is playing with the hem and turning it up to create a different look.
5. YOU ARE NOT ADDING VARIETY TO YOUR DENIM COLLECTION.
Sticking to one for of jeans ensures that you miss out on the many other fits out there. Switching to a relaxed fit can create a dad style look or switch to a bootcut can create a fresh street style look.
6. YOU OWN TOO MANY SEASONAL DENIM STYLES
Your wardrobe should always have a balance of seasonal and classic styles that lean more towards the classic spectrum. The problem with trends is their popularity. They are super trendy for a season and then the trend dies, leaving you with out-of-season styles.
I recommend dipping into a trend only once while maintaining your essential collection of jeans. What you don’t want to do is fill your denim collection with all seasonal pieces.
What are some of the mistakes you are making with your jeans?