Try-On Hauls

Late Winter/Early Spring Fashion Finds from LOFT, Evereve, Nordstrom & More

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve got a new try-on haul for you today. It’s a mix of late winter and early spring styles… mostly denim and sweaters, but also some yoga pants, a great little spring jacket, a jersey jumpsuit, utility pants, and more!

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ with a slight hourglass shape. I usually wear a small in tops, a 28 or 29 in jeans, and a size 8 shoe. Let me know if you have any questions about sizing, and I’m happy to help!

Transition Styles from LOFT

LOFT has a lot of new inventory right now, so I ordered a mix of late winter and early spring styles to try. Their current promo is 30% off new arrivals and 40% off Valentine’s Day picks.

Tweed Open Sweater Jacket (30% off)

at LOFT (S) // tank (S) // jeans (28) // old PAIGE booties

These pictures are actually from last year, and I noticed they brought this jacket back! It’s a nice way to dress up your jeans, or it would be great for ladies who need work wear. It definitely has Chanel vibes. It’s soft and stretchy and comfortable, and it fits true to size.

Stripe Ribbed V-Neck Cardigan (40% off)

at LOFT (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)

I love the colors in this stripe cardigan, and I’m a huge fan of wearing a v-neck cardigan as a pullover. I just wish it wasn’t quite so low-cut, and it could be a little more relaxed through the body. I could size up to a medium, although then I’d definitely need a cami underneath for the sake of modesty.

The 60% cotton/40% acrylic knit is perfect for transition season, and it’s 22″ long, so definitely best with higher rise jeans.

VERDICT: I guess I’ll return it, but I might re-order in a medium and try it with a cami underneath.

Ribbed V-Neck Cardigan (40% off)

at LOFT (M) // jeans (29) // boots (8) // tank (S) // earrings (restocked!)

I ordered this to have a lower pried alternative to the Rails Josie Cardigan to show you. This bright Campian Pink is on trend this season, and I love the pointelle details and the contrasting buttons.

You can definitely wear this one further into spring, due to the cotton blend knit (rather than a wool blend). I can see this with white jeans or shorts when the weather starts to warm up.

I ordered the small and the medium, and the medium definitely fits better. (That’s what I’m wearing here.) I wouldn’t want it any tighter through the midsection. This confirms that I would like the stripe one above better in the medium.

Here’s how it looks unbuttoned…. I definitely don’t really care for this look. For one thing, a crewneck or scoop neck tank underneath would look better with the v-neck cardigan, but I also just don’t love the unbuttoned look at all.

Maybe if it were over a floral blouse or something, but this doesn’t look terribly modern to me.

VERDICT: Holding onto this one, for sure! My one reservation is how low-cut it is; much like the stripe one above. I might need a cami underneath, but that begs the question… what color?

V-Neck Sweater (30% off)

at LOFT (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)

This is a nice classic v-neck sweater in a soft 60% acrylic/40% nylon knit. It’s 24 1/2″ inches long, so more of a classic length and fit, with a subtle blouson sleeve for a modern touch.

This bright pink is on trend this season, but here it is in a classic navy blue. It also comes in ivory and light pink.

This sweater is polished and understated, and I appreciate the set-in sleeves and modest v-neckline.

VERDICT: I’m holding onto these for now. Either one would look great with white denim this spring, and I might want to shoot something with them in Florida next month!

Stripe Crochet Textured Sweater (40% off)

at LOFT (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)

I really like this one for spring! The crochet texture is a big trend this season, and it’s a really nice weight for springtime. Plus, I love a navy and white stripe for spring and summer.

This one is a similar fabric to the stripe cardigan, 60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, and it’s 24 1/4″ long.

VERDICT: Definitely keeping this one!

Stripe Textured Raglan Sweater (30% off)

at LOFT (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8) // earrings (restocked!)

And here’s one more nice transitional sweater option! I love the color palette on this one, and yay for raglan sleeves! They definitely help downplay my broad shoulders.

This is the size small; I also ordered this one in both sizes, but I think the small works okay. I probably should try the medium just to compare, but the arms are plenty long on this one, and I like the fit through the body.

VERDICT: I may hold onto this one, and see if I need it for my Florida trip. I don’t see myself wearing these cotton blend sweaters for a while here in Philly, and there are always new ones coming out, so I don’t know if it will end up in my personal wardrobe or not. We’ll see!

Tie Waist Jumpsuit (30% off)

at LOFT (S) // sandals (8) // earrings

I’m really excited about this jumpsuit! It reminds me of the one I have from last year, and I was bummed that I can no longer link it. It’s soft and comfortable, with a really nice drape. It does feel a tad short through the body, so maybe size up if in between.

VERDICT: Keeping! I don’t really need it, as I have a similar one, but I want to take pictures in Florida, so I’ll probably end up wearing it to dinner one night while we’re there.

Late Winter Fashion from Evereve

I’ve placed a bunch of Evereve orders lately, as they seem to have more “new arrivals” this month than most retailers. I’m shopping with my Miami trip in mind, but I also picked up a few things to potentially spice up my winter wardrobe.

Some of these items are available at other retailers as well, so I’ll give you options where I can.

Penny Cable Pullover

only at Evereve (S) // jeans (29) // boots (8)

I thought this sweater would be a nice transitional piece for spring. It’s very soft and comfortable against the skin, and a little warmer than the cotton/acrylic sweaters from LOFT so I could start wearing it now. (It’s 56% Viscose, 29% Polyester, 15% Nylon Knit; and it says it’s dry clean only, so be aware of that, if ordering.)

I love the varsity stripe motif, but with a round neck as oppose to the traditional v-neckline. It has an upscale/sporty vibe that is really nice.

I notice the models on the website are wearing it with wide leg jeans and sneakers; I like that look a lot. The way I styled it here with dark wash straight leg jeans and brown boots looks a little stale to me now. I also would not wear these earrings with it.

VERDICT: I’m undecided on this one. It’s really nice, but I want to try some other styling options. And I would probably try to hand wash and lay flat to dry.

High Rise EVER Straight Jean in Sociable

only at Evereve (29) // sweater (S) // boots (8)

I’ve had some questions about the Evereve’s in-house denim, so I ordered this pair to try. I didn’t love the looks of it on the website, and it’s about what I expected.

It’s hard to explain, but I just don’t love the fit. It bags awkwardly at the knee, the wash is kind of blah, and the whiskering at the hip looks looks off.

Overall, I’d say they look and feel cheaper than they are. For this price, I’d rather just spend a bit more and get MOTHER or FRAME or PAIGE denim on sale.

VERDICT: Returning.

Edwin Marli Wide Leg Jean in Atlantis

at Evereve (29) // at Nordstrom (29) // sweater (S) // boots (8)

This is my attempt to dip my toe (pun totally intended) in the wide leg denim trend. These have a 32″ inseam with a 20″ leg opening and a 10 1/2″ rise.

They’re soft and comfortable, and I like the wash okay, but they’re way too long to wear with these 1 3/4″ heel Chelsea boots without having them hemmed.

Next I tried them with the Sorel Hi Line Chelsea Boots, but I still don’t care for how they buckle on top of the foot. I prefer the way they fit the model on the Evereve website.

They’re okay with this platform sandal, but they get caught under my heel when I walk.

I’m also wearing the FRAME Le Mid Rise V-Neck Tee; I like it, but it’s awfully low-cut for my taste. It’s fine in these pictures, but if I bend over, it’s more of a show than I care to provide, haha!

This pair of boots is definitely the winner of the bunch, but they’re the only boots in my closet with this high of a heel/platform combo, and I would hate to be limited to one pair of boots with these jeans.

VERDICT: Undecided. I need to play with them some more, and if I keep them, I’ll need to have them shortened by about an inch.

Citizens of Humanity Lilah High Rise Bootcut Jean in Lawless

at Evereve (29) // at Neiman Marcus // top (S) // flats (8)

These are a nice classic bootcut jean in a medium wash with a finished hem, and they have a 30″ inseam with a 20″ leg opening and an 11″ rise.

Since they’re shorter than most full length bootcut jeans, I took the opportunity to try them with flats… so often, ladies ask me to show bootcut jeans with flats!

I feel like this looks okay…. I still prefer them with a heel, but I think this works. I’d like to also try them with sneakers.

VERDICT: Keeping for now, will play around with them some more. My biggest concern with these is they look too much like the bootcut jeans of yore (or, you know, 2009.)

I don’t know if it’s the wash or the finished hem, or the combination thereof. We definitely wore lower rises back then, but I feel like this almost looks like I never gave up my bootcut jeans, rather than a fresh take on the look for 2023. Thoughts??

PAIGE Cindy High Rise Straight Jean in Austyn Destructed

at Evereve (29) // at Zappos (29) // sweater (XS) // flats (8)

I can’t remember why I ordered these… maybe because I feel like I wear these Mother Dazzlers pretty much all the ding-dang time, and I wanted another option? Or maybe because they’re slightly wider, and I feel like the Mother Dazzler reads more as a skinny than a straight these days…

I don’t remember exactly, but I feel like they’re a little redundant in my wardrobe. That said, I do like them. I’ve had the PAIGE Cindy a few times, and I usually end up sending them back, but I like the fit of these a lot. I just don’t know if I care for the destructed back hem. It’s a very casual vibe, which can be somewhat limiting.

They’re nice and stretchy and comfortable, with a fabric composition of 93% cotton, 5% polyester, 2% spandex. They have a 28″ inseam with a 14 1/2″ leg opening, and a 10 1/2″ rise.

They work fine with the ballet flats, but I think they’re more suited to sneakers, with the ultra casual wash and destructed details.

Here they are with my Sorel boots… again, that destructed back hem looks awkward to me.

VERDICT: I’ll probably return these; they weren’t on sale, and I don’t love them enough to keep them at full price.

Evereve Sunset Pullover

at Evereve (M) // jeans (29) // boots (8)

I’ve worn this sweatshirt a few times, but I couldn’t remember if I’ve included it in a try-on haul or not. I threw it on with this denim and boot combo because I thought it worked well together. (Although, I would not wear these earrings with this. They’re too dressy.)

It’s a good one – a little more leveled up than a plain sweatshirt, but still easy-going and casual. I love the sunset motif going into springtime. I can see wearing this with jean shorts on cool summer nights. I sized up to the medium for a more relaxed fit.

VERDICT: Kept it, wore it, love it!

PAIGE Jolie Weekender in Vintage Ivy Green

at Evereve (29) // at Bloomies (29) // at Nordstrom (29) // at Zappos (29) // top (S) // sneakers (39)

I’m loving these utility style pants as a spring denim alternative. They’re similar to the PAIGE Mayslie Joggers that I’ve had for a few years, but with a traditional hem. They’re the same fabric, too.

I ordered the size 29, which is what I wear in PAIGE denim these days, but I could probably size down. As I recall, the Mayslie Joggers ran big as well, and they do stretch some with wear.

VERDICT: I’d rather get these on sale, and since I want to try the 28 anyway, I think I’ll return these and hope to find them on sale later in the season.

Sweaty Betty Power 32″ Kick Flare

at Evereve (M) // at Nordstrom (M) // top (M) // sneakers (8.5)

I’m so glad to see the return of “yoga pants” in the athleisure realm. Leggings are practical for many activities, but I love the way a flare leg balances out wider hips and larger upper bodies.

These have an amazing fit, they’re so flattering through the hips and rear. You really cannot go wrong with Sweaty Betty leggings!

And these have a drawstring cord in the hem so you can actually turn them into joggers… I didn’t even realize that when I tried them on, or I would have demonstrated that for you.

The Evereve website says they have a 32″ inseam, but the Nordstrom website lists them with a 30″ inseam, and that is more accurate. For me, they’re perfect for wearing with sneakers.

VERDICT: I think I need to keep these; they’re just too good. I’ll wear them for casual athleisure looks and travel, as an alternative to joggers.

Nordstrom Try-On

The last few styles I have to show you are from some of my many Nordstrom orders as of late.

KUT from the Kloth Sienna High Waist Wide Leg Jeans in Negotiate

at Nordstrom (29) // light wash option (on sale) // sweater (S) // boots (8)

Okay, so another pair of wide leg jeans. This pair looks more like what I was looking for. I actually kind of like them… at least, I don’t hate them. I think it’s because they are somewhat fitted through the hips and they aren’t suuuper wide, but they do hang straight from hip to hem.

They also have a really nice looking wash, especially considering the price point. According to the website, these jeans have a 32″ inseam with a 19″ leg opening and a 12 1/2″ front rise, but I’m not sure about that. They are definitely shorter than the Edwin Marli that I featured above, and I don’t think the rise is that high either. I need to go back up and measure.

VERDICT: Keeping for now, I want to play around with these some more.

Eileen Fisher Boxy V-Neck Short Sleeve Sweater

at Nordstrom (XS) // jeans (29) // flats (8)

I love a short-sleeve sweater for spring, and this one by Eileen Fisher is divine. I love the look and feel of the knit; it’s 68% alpaca hair, 32% organic cotton.

It has a really nice boxy, yet slouchy fit. I’m just not sure I love how it looks from the sides. I used to think boxy tops hung awkwardly from my chest, but now I think it’s actually my shoulders.

Either way, it’s probably not the most flattering top for my body type, but I still really like it.

VERDICT: I’ll probably return it and wait for a sale and then re-evaluate. It’s awfully pricey to not absolutely love it.

MOTHER The Mid Rise Dazzler Ankle in In The Blink Of An Eye

at Nordstrom (29) // at (29) // at Bloomindale’s (29) // top (S) // sneakers (39)

This is the Mother Dazzler that I featured in the Valentine’s Day Inspo post last week. I already know I’m a fan of this style, but I especially like this light wash, and the finished hem is a little more refined than the raw.

They’re soft and stretchy (78% cotton, 16% modal, 4% polyester, 2% elastane) and they have a 28″ inseam with a 13″ leg opening and a 10 1/2″ front rise.

The slim straight silhouette is starting to look more skinny than straight, since more relaxed styles are trending, but I’m still a fan. They work really well for my body type.

VERDICT: I did return these because they weren’t on sale, and I don’t feel like I need them right now, but I’m going to keep my eye on them. If they go on sale, I might grab them again.

MOTHER The Tomcat High-Rise Straight Jeans

at (29) // at Revolve (29) // at Shopbop (29) // top // sneakers

I’ve tried a few versions of the MOTHER Tomcat before, but I was wearing primarily skinnies at the time, and I couldn’t get excited about them. Now that I’m adjusting to more relaxed fits, I wanted to try them again because everyone seems to love these jeans.

This is a cropped style, so they have a 26″ inseam, with a 14″ leg opening and a 10 3/4″ front rise.

By measurements, they’re very similar to the FRAME Le High Straight with the raw hem that I have from the #NSale… Which means I probably don’t need these, but it’s amazing what a difference the finished hem makes.

I also really like the classic mid-blue wash with subtle fading and whiskering, especially with sneakers. Here they are with the La Canadienne Connor Boots.

I think this works, but unfortunately they get hung up on the tab in the back.

Next, I tried them with loafers….

And with ballet flats… Of course, I wouldn’t wear them with this sweatshirt, but at least you can see that the jeans work with the shoes.

They also look good slides for summer.

VERDICT: These are really good if you’re looking for a pair of crop straight in a classic wash. I like them a lot, but I’m at the point where I have more jeans that I need, so I’m hesitant to keep them until I know if I really “need” them or not. I’m going to return these for now and keep these on my radar as we get closer to spring. If I can snag a pair on sale, it will be worth the wait!

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39 thoughts on “Late Winter/Early Spring Fashion Finds from LOFT, Evereve, Nordstrom & More

  1. This was a great post. I love the pink ballet flats and the “springy” sweaters. Can’t see myself in the boot cut yoga pants again, but I’m sure I will! Haha. Thanks again for all of your great content.

  2. I really enjoyed all the denim you featured. I’m expecting my first pair of wide leg jeans to arrive today so we’ll see if I can jump on board with the new silhouette. Quick question… I’m noticing the majority of jeans featured in this post have a finished hem. Is the raw hem beginning to fade out of fashion?

    1. I’m not sure… I’m wondering that too. I do think raw hem is here for a while, at least for bootcut and flare, but I’m seeing the finished hem more on the wider leg styles, and a mix on straight leg styles.

      1. I just started noticing this as well, so I ran to my closet to inventory my Jean hem lines. I have way more unfinished hems. I think I’m going to add more finished hems. But, I’m sure going to miss chopping them off to fit with my shoes.
        Here we go again! Lol

  3. I know you prefer the straighter jean look on you BUT those Kut From The Kloth wide leg jeans look amazing on you — are they really a 12 inch rise ? I am so short waisted anything over 11 is just too much. Also, I look to you as the denim expert, lol, and wondered if you tried Moussy jeans yet ?

    1. I haven’t tried Moussy. And I do really like that KUT from the Kloth pair! Excited to try with other things. I need to go check them; I was surprised to see that 12″ measurement too.

  4. Oh I have many thoughts this morning on these try on pieces! Personally the dazzler is looking tired to me, it’s read like a skinny for a bit, as you’ve referenced. But enter this Mother Tomcat and it’s a game changer! I hope you change your mind and keep them! They’re very good on you and with every shoe option you showed!
    I also wonder if you could try the Edwin wide leg in a 28? Just a slight proportion shift could make this pair a favorite! I think you can do a wide leg well, I think I appreciate the Edwin over the Kut. Fabric drape and quality difference shows even in these few pictures. With the wide legs it’d be fun to see you try with a more fitted top. The ones here are a bit too much volume, somehow off, so perhaps with something a bit more body con, although I do love them with the Frame V neck. That’s my go to tee and it’s got a nice body skim without the hug. You could probably size down in that as well and like it more! Another great wide leg to try is the Fidelity Katie or Kate. I can’t recall which it is but you know that denim is yummy soft!

    1. I can’t size down in the Edwin, they were snug in the waist. I do think they’d look better if they were slightly slimmer. If I could lose the weight I’ve gained over the past year, maybe… haha!

      It did occur to me that I should try a size down in the Frame tee. It never occurs to me to size down in tops, since I’m more between S and M, not S and XS, but I do think that Frame tee is too big all over.

  5. Try-On Hauls are always my favorite! Did you write a few weeks ago that you were going to try on the Good American green palazzo pants? I bought them from Nordstrom and really liked them, but they were way too long for me (I’m 5’3″). I thought they were flattering through the waist, hip and thigh but decided not to bother getting them hemmed as they were just too wide. Instead, I bought the same pants in a straight version and am considering keeping those.
    I bought the Dazzler you featured last week when Saks gave me a 25% off coupon good for one day. I’ve tried Dazzler before and didn’t like enough to keep but I really like this wash! I also like that it isn’t a raw hem. I like that it’s not a skinny but slim enough to accommodate a slightly more voluminous top. I have several of those that I still like but don’t want to wear with flares or bootcut because I’m worried I’ll look off-balance.
    Love the Paige pants, I have a thing for green pants, especially cargos. But agree the price is high and I’ll wait for a sale.
    Do you have a link for the black long sleeve sweater? Maybe I missed it.

      1. So funny because I just got the Good American palazzo pants in the mail today and put a picture of me wearing them in your Facebook group. PLEASE tell me what you think!

  6. I really like your try ons and commentary. It’s funny about the yoga pants. I purchased 2 of the polar fleece yoga pants when Athleta was having a sale, and today I put them on for the first time. Love! But I don’t know yet if they will keep me warmer. I have always loved boot cut and flares and have purchased several this past year. Plus I “saved” 2 pair of Talbots’ barely boot cut jeans because I KNEW they would come back and here we are. I pulled them out and was thrilled that they fit and nothing looked dated about them. I wish I had done the same with some of my yoga pants!

  7. I prefer yoga pants to leggings as they look more Street wear. Plus, as you said they balance out some body shapes.

    I like the Sienna Wide Leg jeans on you better than the others. Maybe, they’re not quite as wide 🤔

    IMHO I think bootcut jeans need to be paired with pointy toe flats, not almond or round toe such as a ballet flat.

  8. I just don’t care for the wide leg jeans. They put more weight on you. I won’t be doing them at 5’3”. They keep changing things making it harder to find jeans if you want to stick with what you have awhile. Like the raw hem. It works well for us shorter people to get the right length to have option to cut them off……. Most hemmed are too long for me and rolling looks dated. I feel like I’m right back to my high school day styles trying to find a good fit, style and length.

  9. PS. Would you be able to style some Wit and Wisdom denim styles sometime? They are priced so good and hold their shape.

  10. Ummmm, lady… those Edwin wide leg jeans look AH-MAY-ZING on you! I think they’re much more flattering than the Kut pair; the drape is much better and they give you that 70’s Charlie’s Angels vibe in the very best way! Maybe size down one? IMO definitely worth having shortened a bit. They would look great with that Evereve varsity sweater, and they’re just crying out for those espadrilles from your post about your worst purchases! Love the Tomcats in that wash as well 🙌🏿

    1. LOL! I definitely can’t size down – my extra weight is all in my middle these days. I just can’t visualize them in the shorter length, and I hate to hem them and then never end up wearing them. We’ll see, though…

  11. Jo-Lynne, have you tried any of the Mott & Bow jeans? They claim to be a lower-priced premium denim so I wanted to know how they stack up to Mother or any of the other premium jeans. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks for ALL you do!

  12. I just really enjoy reading your try-on haul posts. The Loft sweaters are great and I’m thinking of purchasing a couple but one question, how do you get credit for in-store purchases or do you?

  13. Very good post! I love those Tomcat jeans, but like you, I probably don’t need them. I am 5’1” and often buy cropped jeans to wear as a full length jean. I am starting to prefer the finished hem as it gives an elevated look compared to the raw hem. I’m actually considering hemming a couple of my raw hemmed jeans just the tiniest bit for a finished look.

  14. I love hearing your thoughts on all these items. I read it all! In the past I have learned what rise even means from you! I know what rise is most comfortable to me and now shop in that range of course with some exceptions as vanity does play into my deciding factor! I just had to laugh at myself because when you asked for thoughts on bootcut pants above that looked like 2009 era my first thought would be “Yeah I fit in something from 2009!”. I can relate to wanting pants that go with white tennis shoes/flats as my feet are giving me more issues lately but there are so many factories to consider ( each person will have different ones ) as for me I have hips I like to down play so I like flare and boot cut AND 2 inch heels.

  15. I am so excited that Paige has released a pair of green pants like the Mayslie jogger! When I bought the joggers a few years ago at full price, I think it was the most I had ever paid for a pair of pants. They were worth every cent and I never once regretted the purchase. What I never loved about them was the jogger ankle so when I moved in the spring, I donated them– to my daughter-in-law who wears them all the time. My finger is itching to order them but I’ve been losing weight slowly, and steadily since November (thanks to a shorter eating window) and am unsure what size to order. I also love the MotherTomcat you featured but may look for a pair a little longer as 28″ is my sweet spot. I ordered the sunset sweatshirt from Evereve and have already worn it half a dozen times. It’s perfect for wearing around the house or running out to do errands in a pair of sneakers. Please do a whole post on looks with different sneakers, Jo-Lynne. I have leather sneakers I love the retro sneaker trend and would like to give it a try.

  16. I love the Loft Channel style sweater without looking dated. It will look great with jeans. I am 65 and I want to draw a balance between dressing too young or frumpy old. Being retired I do want to look fresh. Thank you for your style advice. I’m a blue jean woman.

  17. What a fun post,Jo-Lynne! Every time you do a Try-on post, I put on my imaginary seat belt because it’s gonna be quite a ride! HAHA!! First of all, I loved the snap front henley from Evereve, even though you really didn’t discuss it. And, I liked the Sweaty Betty flared yoga pants until I saw they didn’t have pockets. I like that for the gym or wearing out when I’m not wearing a jacket (for my phone). I bought a pair of fleeced-lined yoga pants from Lands’ End earlier this season and was very pleased! Warm for cooler weather and it has pockets! I love seeing all your different options of jeans.

  18. Oh my goodness…. I found a lot of good finds in your post today! I just ordered the Mother Weekenders from your link and the LOFT navy and white striped sweater and LOFT Chanel/Jackie O style sweater/blazer. Then I ordered the pinkish ballet flats from Nordstrom (so cute!) Thank you for all you do!

  19. LOVE your try on haul and appreciate your honest reviews.I love the mother Dazzlers on you – and although they may not be on the forefront of the fashion trends right now, I feel they are most flattering on you when compared to the wider legged jeans and I also feel that you update them and keep them trendy by tops and shoes you are wearing with them. Dazzlers aren’t outdated – they’re a classic style and I’m seeing slim straight still everywhere (with a mix of flares and crops). Love that you keep true to your own style! It reminds me that NOT every trend is right for my body/style.

    1. I think a slim straight is a classic look that will always be around, but it doesn’t always look fashion forward. Like, my mom never stopped wearing them, and she always looked classic and appropriate. Her personal style is fairly classic too. I’m glad they’re back, but I think there will come a time when I will feel like they look too skinny for my personal taste, as I really love to look current and be on the forefront of the mainstream trends… but that time is not yet, lol! They keep coming out with them in new washes, and they’re fairly well stocked across all retailers, so to me that says that they’re still relevant to the current fashion scene.

  20. I completely agree with your “bootcut jeans of yore” philosophy! I think it’s so crucial with trends that have been around years ago, especially if we are old enough for it to be believable that we never got rid of them! There’s always something slightly different this go round (to make us buy new stuff of course!). But I think embracing the new variation makes us look current not dated (and aged!)

    1. Yes, exactly. This is why I don’t hold onto very many things “in case they come around again.” They will likely look dated and like I never stopped wearing them, rather than that I’m ahead of the newest trends. And I get that some women don’t care to be ahead of the newest trends, and some things can be worn in new ways and look fairly current. But I generally prefer to embrace the new variation, as you say, and these Citizens just look a little too similar to the ones I was wearing 10-15 years ago, even though the rise is higher.

  21. Glad to see the pants hem lines coming down and not looking so ragged. Makes everyone’s legs look sleeker and longer.

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