WIW: 2 days of distressed jeans

I wore my distressed skinny boyfriend jeans yesterday and again today, before I had to change for work this evening. Today I covered them up more with a long cardigan, and I kind of liked keeping the showy pockets hidden for a change. I would not have tried on these jeans, let alone bought them, without the encouragement of the owner of the small boutique where I bought them. They have turned out to be one of my most comfortable pairs of jeans and real workhorses for casual dressing on my days off. I like good kinds of fashion surprises like these.

The outfits:
1-3 (worn for a day off): distressed skinny boyfriend jeans (Silver); taupe v-neck ruched slub-knit tee (Caslon); neutral toned scarf (Asian Eye); oatmeal 3/4-sleeved cardigan (Halogen); pewter leather cutout belt (Fossil); taupe metallic suede high-top sneakers (Paul Green); teal short trench coat (Ambition); taupe hobo bag (Aunts & Uncles).
4-5 (worn for a day off): same jeans, art nouveau print pieced tee in greens, taupe, ivory, and pink (made by me); taupe linen 3/4-sleeved long cardigan (Nic & Zoe); stone and cream leather belt (Annette Goertz); taupe metallic cutout peep-toe booties (Paul Green, Tacey).
6-8 (worn for work): same outfit, with a change to greenish-gray slouchy cropped pants, rolled (Annette Goertz) in place of the jeans.

Did I do okay on the pants roll in 6-8? I do not have an eye for PPL on crops. 

Thanks for looking! Any comments or suggestions are welcome.

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  • AJ replied 7 years ago

    The bf jeans look FAB on you! Is that embroidery on the back pockets?

    I like the proportions in the first outfit the best and that teal coat is a great find.

    I'm still figuring out the right amount of roll on pants so I'll leave that to the experts.

    Those peep-toe booties are awesome!

  • Ingunn replied 7 years ago

    This is casual style the arty way. Wow! Well done. The jeans are super, and I totally get why you wear them a lot because you look terrific in them. The booties elevate the whole outfit. Great, just great! I like the cardigan a lot, too, the change of proportions work just fine. Personally I might have omitted the scarf in #1 because there is a lot going on in regards of texture already, but that's just me. It looks great with the topper.

  • Style Fan replied 7 years ago

    The jeans look great on you.  I wear my relaxed skinnies a lot as well.  I love how you have put all the neutrals together.  The colours work well with the scarf.  I love the booties.

    What do the jeans look like with a roll?  They look great the way you are wearing them but as an alternative.  I am not an expert on pant length.  I just roll up a bit and then I am done.

  • Karie replied 7 years ago

    Fantastic and perfectly styled outfits! The belt and booties look like they match perfectly. The boutique owner was right - those jeans look great on you.

  • Asingh replied 7 years ago

    I think you wear those jeans rather well. Really like outfit #1- with the cardi and scarf.

  • replied 7 years ago

    I really love the second outfit on you - just beautiful mixing of colour and texture. And I think the roll is just right on the pants - showcases those lovely shoes!  

  • jackiec replied 7 years ago

    Oh how I love your palette! First outfit is fun with lots going on and totally works - but then it is outstanding with that jacket - LOVE the colour! I really like the second outfit too - but you know how much I love those shoes :) :) :)

  • texstyle replied 7 years ago

    I love your palette too and the jeans are great on you. I think I have a slight preference for them in the outfit in #4 but both are really nice. Your shoes are a big part of the look too I think, which may be why I have the slight preference for #4.

    I'm not great at deciding where to roll my pants either. I typically leave them a bit longer but I have a feeling these are more the right length than mine.

  • Firecracker replied 7 years ago

    Thanks, everyone, for your comments!

    AJ, yes, the pockets are heavily embroidered--part of why I wouldn't have taken a second look at these jeans, because I wasn't really into high-contrast pocket design.

    Ingunn, thanks! I thought the scarf looked a little long this way, personally. I've worn it tied differently before, where the ends hang down on either side of my neck. But I was definitely too chilly early in the day to go without something at my neck. I'm with you and some of the others here--the booties seem to "make" any outfit I wear them with.

    Style Fan, I often wear the jeans rolled, just one turn. They are too narrow on my calves to do much more than that. I was having trouble figuring out how to negotiate the roll and the high-tops, so I put them back down. Maybe the hightops aren't ideal with these jeans.

    Thanks for the shoe love, Jackie, Lisa, and Texstyle!

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