Now I have to admit I’m not really a jeans girl. I love how some girls can just throw on a pair of jeans and look effortlessly stylish and cool, but somehow I just can’t do that. It’s not only that I love to dress up in little skirts and pretty dresses, but also that frankly I find jeans rather uncomfortable. “Perhaps you’re wearing them too tight” my stylist friend suggested, which could be true but then other than for lounging around in the house, I think the best jeans should be tight enough to show off your figure.
So it was with joy that I discovered denim leggings last summer and have been a big fan ever since. Most are not actually made of denim but rather give the same appearance as jeans, but with that stretchy comfortable feeling you only get from leggings! They work especially well with an overside shirt or a long tee for a laid back look. Check out New Look’s dark jean leggings with zip cuff detail, which work well if you are tall, or try House of Fraser’s denim effect leggings in the darkest indigo. The ultra deep colour will make your legs look super slim too. I adore the fit of these J Brand denim leggings or jeggings too. More jean than legging, they are cut to flatter your shape, with an ultra slim cut and button and belt loop hole details. No wonder Jessica Alba and Victoria Beckham are both obsessed with this brand!
Denim leggings shown left to right: New Look jean leggings £10, House of Fraser denim effect leggings £30 and J Brand denim leggings £ 160