Today I celebrate 6 months of blogging! Well, six months of blogging here. My first side job, in a long series of them throughout my life, was writing for a website targeting college students. We didn't call it blogging back then, but that's certainly what it was. That was 12 years ago!
Since I received a great response from my post aboutthe best jeans when you have tummy, I thought I would share some affordable alternatives.
#1 Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
Old Navy's rockstar jeans are very flattering in this dark wash. Typically priced around $29, they are available in tall and petite lengths so you can avoid a trip to the tailor. Old Navy runs true to size.
#2 Trendy Target Jeans
I don't like spending major money on trendy items. If I want to try a trend, I go to a consignment store or Target. I recommend the same to my clients. Spend more on the pieces that are going to be worn dozens of times for years and years. Spend less on a funky pair of "of-the-moment" jeans. Looking to get in on the step-hem trend that's flooding your Instagram feed? Here's an affordable pair from Target that checks all the boxes. Target's trend jeans range in price from $20-$40, depending on the sales. Target jeans run true to size.
#3 H&M Shaping Skinny Regular Jeans
Be careful when shopping for jeans at H&M, especially in store. There are dozens of crazy options to sort through. You want these -- the Shaping Skinny Regular Jeans. And you want to go up a size or two. H&M cuts their clothes for teenagers. For example, a woman who usually wears a 29 would wear a size 31 from H&M. These jeans are currently on sale for $20, and regularly retail around $50.
#4 Gap High Rise Skinny Jeans
These Gap High Rise Skinny Jeans are on sale for $48.97. They are also available in black. A high rise is great for those of us with tummies. If you are petite, these will be full length on you. They are available in tall. Gap jeans run true to size.
#5 Ava & Viv Jeans
For those who need a size 14 and up, Target's Ava &Viv line offers a very cute skinny jean option. The dark blue (pictured above) is very flattering. Avoid that medium wash like the plague. All that whiskering at the hips and sandblasting on the thighs will make anyone look 20 lbs heavier. Denim manufactures--please make a light wash jean that is actually flattering!
#6 Articles of Society Mya Jeans
These Mya Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom retail for $59. They're at the higher end of affordable options, and they feel more like premium denim than the other jeans on this list. AOS runs large, so order one size down. For example, a size 29 woman would want to purchase these in a size 28.
I'm Jaquelyn Wahidi. I'm a personal fashion stylist, writer, and entrepreneur in San Diego. My style blog features practical fashion advice for women everywhere. Addicted to blazers since 2004.