I feel like pregnancy has ruined me when it comes to pants. I’ve got a closet full of “big girl” pants (read: no stretchy waist band) and I just can’t bring myself to wear them. I’ll put them on every now and then thinking “today is the day I’m going to get it together and wear real pants”, but, max 10 minutes later, they’re back in my closet and I’m left wondering how the heck I ever wore these pants pre-pregnancy?
So, these days, when I feel like getting out of my sweats and adulting, high-rise skinny jeans is where it’s at. They’re stretchy so they’re almost as comfy as maternity jeans. (I said almost.) The higher waist holds in all sorts of postpartum tummy woes and lets you bend down and pick up your baby slash kiss toddler knees slash tidy up all those toys without worrying about flashing everyone your butt crack. And, since you’re wearing something tight on the bottom, you can get away with a loose and flowy top (again to hide any leftover trouble spots) and still look put together.
Right now I’m loving the ripped knee trend even though it probably detracts from my “look, I’m an adult and I’m wearing adult pants!” thing I’m going for. When I was visiting my grandmother this summer, she said to me with a sigh, “you used to where pants without holes”. And then she pointed out that the bottom of my hair is blonde whilst the top is still brown. Kids these days.
Since I own slash have owned more skinnies than I care to admit, I thought I’d share some of my favourites right now. All under $75 (with half under $50!) and all available in petite, regular + tall inseams. (I’m 5’11” so one-size-fits-all just does not work for me.)
Topshop Mid-Rise Leigh Jeans . My long-time favourites.
Topshop High-Rise Joni Jeans . Another style from Topshop because they’re just that good!
ASOS High-Rise Ridley Jeans . I just bought my first pair of Asos jeans a few months back and I’m loving them! They’re more jeans than jeggings (aka not as stretchy) so they’re not quite as comfy as, say, the Topshop jeans but they never loose their shape so you can wear them forever before washing them! Unless your baby smears banana and avocado all over them approximately 1 hour after you put them on. (Nicky, I’m looking at you.)
H&M Super Skinny Jeggings . They might not be the best quality, but the price is amazing. $20! And such a great selection of on-trend colours.
Old Navy Mid-Rise RockStar Jeans . I loooove the cut of these jeans. So comfy and flattering. They stretch out more quickly than I’d like but the comfort level and price point more than make up for it.
GAP High-Rise True Skinny Jeans . I feel like no jeans post is complete without a pair of Gap jeans. They were my first pair of skinnies and I’ve had the same pair for years and years so they definitely pass the test of time.
What does your mom uniform consist of? What’s you favourite jeans style?
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