Today, Refinery29.com ran a post on wearing your jeans to work. This is a wonderful and very relevant topic, as jeans are no longer considered merely casual wear. Here are some general pointers (both theirs and mine):
1. The darker the wash, the fancier the jean.
LOOK FOR: a deep indigo or solid black with no intentional holes or distressing. And remember to wash them first before wearing, or the dye can come off on your hands.
2. Cut matters.
LOOK FOR: a wide-leg trouser jean, ankle skinny, or subtle bootcut. Bottom line: make sure it fits without being too big or too tight.
3. What you pair them with matters even more!
A work jean is only as professional as what it’s worn with. So dress it up with what you may normally think of as office attire.
LOOK FOR: a tailored blazer, button-down, or cardigan. And try to always finish off with some sort of heel.. even if it’s a tiny kitten heel. Height always provides a more polished appearance.