I’m not going to lie, I was nervous about these jeans. When the lovely people at Select asked me to chose something from their website to review, it was love at first sight. I’m obsessed with mustard for this season- I already have a mustard coat, skirt, jumper, tights, scarf, cardigan and blazer. But I don’t have any mustard jeans. I’d tried some mustard trousers on a few weeks ago and while I loved the idea of them, they just didn’t look right. I expected the same thing with these jeans. See, I’m awkward with jeans. When God gave out hips and thighs, he was particularly generous with mine, and I usually avoid trousers at all costs and instead live in skirts and dresses. Jeans are a nightmare for me. They either don’t fit over my hips and thighs, or are too big on my waist. It often makes me wonder how Beyonce buys jeans. I digress.
I was so apprehensive about these jeans, that I even asked what the returns policy would be, convinced they either wouldn’t fit, or I would hate them. But I decided to give them a chance.
I waited to get dressed today, and when the doorbell rung, I giddily ran to answer it. My jeans came in a lovely little box, tied up with a bow, and with a little note from Select. I was so nervous I was shaking. I pulled them out and thought “oh god, I really, really hope they fit. They’re so gorgeous”. I ran upstairs and nervously pulled them on. So far so good. Then I buttoned them. Thank god. They fitted.
I then ran to go and see what they looked like. And fell in love.
I was nervous about bright denim, as I said, because it draws attention to generous hips and thighs, but I loved them. Sure, they don’t give me legs like Kate Moss, but I’m okay with that. The more I’ve worn them, the more I’ve fallen in love with them. If I had to give them a name, they would be my Happy Pants. What they don’t teach you in school is that mustard pants bring instant happiness. They’re just such a bright, fun colour and they fit so well.
I tried a few outfits with this jeans, but eventually decided to keep it simple with a plain white top and a wine-coloured cardigan. I love the combination of wine and mustard so this was perfect. I’m looking forward to wearing them in lots of different ways. Here are two other outfits including these jeans.
This is a really great way to work bright denim into your wardrobe. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with black and white. This is one of the ways I’ll be wearing these jeans this season.
This outfit works two of my favourite trends for the new season- autumn colour blocking and the androgynous trend. Bright jeans are a perfect way to introduce colour blocking into your wardrobe, and I can never say no to brogues and a great fitted blazer.
How would you wear bright denim? Will you be rocking mustard for the autumn?
All images courtesy of girl next door fashion