Years ago jeggings came out and were all the rage. I remember chatting with a boutique owner who informed me that “all women must own a pair of jeggings.” I beg to differ.
Call me a maverick, but I just don’t think that there is one item of clothing that all women MUST own, ever. Instead, I believe that all women should wear things that fit and flatter their body type, suit their personal style and work for their lifestyle, period.
I give you permission not to wear skinny jeans. Like, ever. Why? Because if you don’t look good then you won’t feel good, and if you don’t feel good then you’re jeopardizing your self-confidence and your own personal style. Regardless of what the trends are, what’s in style or what all your friends tell you to do, choose what really resonates with you and don’t ever second guess it! Ever.
For those who choose to wear skinny jeans, here are my suggestions for getting the most from this look based on your body type:
Linear (Tube) Body Type – You’re long, lean and have few, if any, curves. Skinnies are perfect for your lithe, athletic body type. Try pairing them with a long tunic. Layer on a jacket to create the illusion of curves. A pair of ballet flats will finish this look off with style.
Apple Body Type – Apples carry their weight in the tummy area. When worn correctly skinny jeans can show off your assets. Try a pair in a dark color and top it off with a roomy tunic in a deep, rich color that gently skims the body while making you look slimmer. Elongate your leg line with a pair of nude shoes and draw the eye upward with a gorgeous pair of earrings.
Pear Body Type – Pears carry their weight below the waist and are generally curvy in this area. Ensure you select a pair that fit you well in this area – high-waisted are best – and keep you covered without creating a muffin top. A printed tunic will draw the eye upward and a statement necklace will keep the focus where you want it – around your face.
Hourglass Body Type – If you’re curvy both above and below the waist, chances are you’re an hourglass. Be sure to choose skinny jeans that enhance your curves and don’t give you a muffin top. A darker wash minimizes your hips and thighs. Team these with a vibrant print tunic, but be sure to belt it to make the most of your small waist.