I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl through and through, but I'm very picky about the ones that I choose. Dark wash jeans have always been a closet staple, mostly because they are universally flattering and extremely versatile. I've worn them to work, school, birthday parties, holidays, camping, the beach. There aren't many articles of clothing that could do all that and be considered appropriate! I also prefer mine without any rips or distressing.

I'll admit that when it comes to jeans, I'd rather stick to what I know works on my body instead of following the trends because those come and go. For example, super skinny jeans are "out" while cropped looser styles are definitely "in". I'm a big believer in wearing what you want though and who knows? Maybe I'll give one of the popular styles a try this Spring.

For now, the one pair that I'm reaching for a lot are these black high-waist jeans from Topshop.

I actually had these exact Topshop jeans in a dark wash a few years ago, but they also had a giant rip across one knee (remember that trend?) and it just never felt right for me. But I loved the "jamie" style because they were a nice higher rise and came in petite length. I'm all for tailoring your denim if you're under 5'4 (Nordstrom will even do this service for free) but when I can buy a pair that fits properly right off the rack, then by all means I do! 

Fast track to the jamie in solid black, a very close second to my favorite dark wash denim rule. These are no joke and so slimming! They practically come up to my bust, that's just how high waisted they are. I size up in these, although they do have a decent amount of stretch that hugs curves comfortably. I think this style looks best for work with a loose fitting button-down blouse, maybe in a rich jewel tone. I see a lot of women wearing them casually with a cropped sweater or t-shirt, which is what I'm wearing here with a moto jacket for warmth. Or, a bodysuit would look great since you don't have to worry about keeping anything tucked in if you prefer a tuck. It all depends on your personal style and what you feel good in. Either way, if you're petite and curvy, a higher rise black jean is something you should absolutely try this year! 

Do you have any denim brands you'd recommend? I really want to try Good American. 

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  1. A perfect high waist black skinny is a must in my closet. I do love Good America and AG but currently L'Agence margot jeans are my favorites. Always get them discounted on therealreal.

    1. You have such a great denim collection! Good American is on my must-try list, but there are so many great brands that I also want to look into. Even better if I can find them discounted!

  2. While I agree that crops, wide cuts, and flares are in, I don't think skinnies are out! Yes, the rises have changed, (I think for the best) but they are still quite prevalent, and such an essential closet staple! They are the perfect blank canvas and so very flattering. I still remember my first pair of skinnies I got in high school, and as someone who's hemlines were forever dragging on the ground, I knew something amazing had just come into my life.
    Chic on the Cheap

    1. Yes, skinny jeans really are my favorite! Especially if you're on the shorter side :) I am loving the jeans you've been wearing on your blog recently. Skinny jeans are here to stay, I just think super skinny styles or "jeggings" aren't as popular at the moment. I'm glad because those can be so uncomfortable! Ultimately, whatever style you prefer is what you should wear.


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