Saturday, 21 January 2012

Denim inspo - that not so skinny jean

I eventually succumbed to a bug so after a couple of days enforced nothingness i had time to get off that denim inspo post.  Now i know the skinny is the current staple and beloved by most including on very slim days myself but i have to say it is the not so skinny that works easiest for me - in light of that i am starting this new little series of denim inspo with the one that i love the best - the not so skinny! x



Double denim meets burgundy - great fit too - somewhere between a skinny and a boyfriend


Loving the pattern of the blouse and scarf with the neutral boot and parka


Oh it is so in that turban


Two gorgeous looks - loving the burgundy loafer and tortoise sunglasses that lift the monochrome perfectly


Adore this shot - the contrast of the sandal with the so much more wintery jacket, the knees -  and what a top knot - fab


Sarah Harris, i adore her long grey hair, classic oversized sweater, perfect straight leg fit and a pop of colour in the shoes, the classic clutch and pump that are far from classic


Now this is winter perfection, there are quite a few neutrals in here, the navy of the cardigan that is just seen, the tans, burgundy brown bag, black, white and grey, all blended perfectly and this is the look that most closely resembles my own denim style - pure personal inspiration


I am ending with the classic boyfriend jean styled in its easiest form, monochromatic and very borrowed from the boys 


Images sourced from (in order from top to bottom) :

A love is blind, Vanessa Jackman, Jak and Jil, Fashion Wandering, Fashion Wandering, Dvora at Fashionistable, Julie Ansiau.com, Vanessa Jackman

Their are some new blogs as well as the more well known and they are really fab - go and check them out

47 comments:

  1. I am a huge denim fan!! and i have to admit that the not so slim fit denims can be even sexier than the fit ones!!!

    huge fun of your blog!!! like like like!!!

    xoxo
    http://fashionwandering.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ionanna - as you can see def a fan of yours! xx

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  2. I love the Sarah Harris outfit and the winter perfection outfit! Great ideas F & F. I still like your 70s jeans the best!!

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    1. I know i love them best - only prob - have to wear them with super high heels and that can just be a bit much every day - so shortening a couple of pairs and keeping one super long!! x

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  3. The first look is frikin cool and so is the last one!

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    1. They are very cool - thanks for the comment x

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  4. Even if I more on the skinny side i am discovering the beauty of boyfriend jeans.
    Although my fave jeans will always be the flare bottom one! Have a nice saturday!

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    1. I think mine too Francesca - you do the skinny well i have to say and sometimes they really are the best way to go - i just have to be having a skinny day - the clue might be in the name!! x

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    2. hey claire, is everything ok? you working a lot? I just wanted to say hi to you and frankie!

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  5. The last three with Sarah on top of the list, particularly because I adore a touch of colour via shoes against denim.
    Can't believe you say you don't always feel slim - I think you are perfect (not a compliment, but a fact confirmed by visuals) So you could really wear anything, only I feel that it's the other shapes of the jeans (including today's post) are the ones that are stylish rather than trendy/fashionable. And we are here for style, aren't we? ;)
    Enjoy your weekend, take it super easy (be a princess and let your men spoil you) and have a wonderful time in London.
    xxx

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    1. Thanks Natalia - i dont know why - i know i am slim - i would be an idiot not to by clothing size alone but i still have fat days - you know periody - had a heavy weekend days and believe you me the last thing i then want to do is sausage myself! Although i have to work in London i intend to also get lots of nice vegan treats and take it v easy there - much smaller place - no pets no man - much tidier - if a little quiet! will love them all the more when home huh - until then it will be some me time! have a very good weekend yourself xx

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  6. LOVE this pictures... You show how easy and fab you can look in some jeans!
    <3

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    1. Thanks Elin - you can certainly do a jean yourself x

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  7. Maybe I said it before, but the boyfriend jeans are my favourite style and my 'love affair' with them started several years ago when I found a pair of wonderful Tsubi at Browns - Label for Less! The portrait of Sarah Harris and the one below are so beautiful and basically my uniform during casual days. Claire, I hope you feel better and I wish you a nice we!

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    1. I have a pair of tsubi too - more straight an skinny - they are a fab fit - i love labels for less - esp when its in your size! Lot better thanks xx

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  8. I love skinny jeans, they are perfect for my shape, I think I might try to earn more fashion points by copying some of these looks.
    Have a great weekend, rest up!

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    1. You know Tabitha that is what it is all about with jeans (all clothes really so why we think jeans are universal is beyond me) you need to wear the fit that flatters your figure - and there is no way that you need any fashion points xx

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  9. I'm in love with boyfriends since last summer, great inspirations!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  10. oh this looks are really great and it looks so amazing on this girls, but for me personally this not so slim jeans don´t work soo well, i prefer skinny or flared jeans;)
    love and kiss,mary

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  11. I love the not so skinny jeans more than the skinny ones. They are more stylish in my opinion and to be perfectly honest, they work the best for me. The grey coat look really is winter perfection, I often wear variations of that outfit, and I really love Sarah Harris' jeans fit. Great inspiration, Claire! Enjoy your weekend! I hope it's a relaxing one. xo
    Ada

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  12. I would love some not-so-skinny-jeans!They kind of give that grunge look xx
    cantruninheels.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh totally love these shots! I know what you mean, too - sometimes the not-so-skinny work so much better on my legs! The ripped jean shot with the top knot is probably my fave, too!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  14. Cool Blog! I love it :)

    http://feather-wings-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  15. They definiteley look more comfortable and more interesting than the skinny - now obsessed with the grey haired orange shoe wearing blogger!

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    1. Sarah Harris is a british vogue editor - not sure which - features i think - she is soooo fab - google her - you will find amazing images x

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  16. Love the not so so skinny jeans. I am very inspired by look 1. I hope you feel better.

    www.justpatience.com

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  17. Cool looks!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this post!
    At the moment, I am all into skinnies. Feel fabulous in them. However, perfect jeans is not that easy to find. It is what suits your body that is important. And what makes you feel good and comfortable.
    On another note, I LOVE those shoes Sarah is wearing. Perfection!

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Red

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  19. Aren't they gorgeous - and i totally agree with you it is all today with body shape, and at this point i am not referring to weight but the shape you are and what suits you - particuarly so in the jean i think which is why the elusive perfect pair are so hard to find - a good sunday to you too x

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  20. Not-so-skinny works better for me as well because I have some curves. I have so so many pairs and I tend to rotate favourites month to month but I am currently obsessed with a pair of Zadig et Voltaire. They are not so loose to fit into the 'boyfriend' category, but lose enough to roll them up and wear them with pumps!

    (I also adore the photograph with the sandals! I'm definitely going to do that this spring!)

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  21. they all wear denim shirts perfectly.... just so edgy and cool!!!
    i think u can pull that off too!

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  22. Wow, so many great photos! The quality is amazing! Did you take them yourself? I love the jeans, and how they were it! Sarah's jeans is my Favorite and she is so beautiful!
    Love your blog will certainly be following it! x

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    1. thanks Sophia - the photographers are listed at the bottom of the post x

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  23. these boyfriend jean looks are utter perfection - I wish I was a carbon copy of look #1.

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  24. I live in these, so happy you ran this Claire. Hope you feel better--I had that for 3 weeks over the holidays--it was awful, but hopefully yours won't last long!

    xo Mary Jo

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  25. I feel myself heading towards the not so skinny these days too. Nice selection ;-) Xxxx

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    1. Thanks Dvora your pic of Sarah is very popular - as i would expect - have a fab weekend xx

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  26. I also like my jeans not too skinny:-)
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
    http://askerena.blogspot.com/
    http://exoticaccessoriesboutiqueshop.blogspot.com/
    P.S. See what is new in my shop!

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  27. LOVE this post! I am a huge denim freak and am obsessed with denim! I wear it all the time so you might like to check out my blog too :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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  28. cool post darling, i love them all ;)

    allysachais.blogspot.com

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  29. I love denim!!!
    Beautiful photos!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  30. I love this model!

    Lovely choices ehehe

    Kiss,

    sara

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  31. Splendid styles here, I need to buy some "not-so skinnys" ... I love the looks! *Alos like the boyfriend look as well.

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  32. Ok, now I want some jeans with holes in them to wear with a pair of snake skin driving shoes from TODS and a cashmere sweater...


    xo
    m

    Great post...

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  33. nice inspo!
    Love,
    www.chicksinfeathers.co.cc

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  34. I find the not so skinny so much more beautiful than the skinny jeans. I especially love the Sarah Harris photo; love that style.

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    1. I love it too - she is so inspirational x

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