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5 of the best jean alternatives

February 25, 2020

Jeans are the ultimate wardrobe basic, practical, comfortable and utilitarian. They are the perfect partner for luxurious cashmere, make an embellished top feel casual and can ground a frill-necked blouse.

But what are the alternatives when you feel your jeans are becoming a crutch and your denim looks are more sloppy than sartorial?

You need an items with the same versatility and mix-and-match potential that can give you variety in your outfits. Expand your casual collection with these 5 timeless styles (all on my wishlist!). 

  1. The combat – the high waist and coordinating belt add polish to this casual style

  2. The cargo trouser – I love the contrast of the soft fabric with the utility styling of these Tibi trousers. Or for a high street version, try these beauties from Arket

  3. The denim jumpsuit – Update your dungarees. The Denim jumpsuit is your new one-step dress solution. 

  4. The Jean/trouser hybrid – With trouser details and a more tailored look, they make a great smart casual choice. 

  5. The Denim skirt – With boots now and sandals in the summer. I can’t decide between Khaite’s deconstructed maxi or MSGM’s full skirted version. Look to H&M for a highstreet versions here and here

Penny Bennett is a Personal Stylist, Personal Shopper and Image Consultant working with women and men with demanding schedules who want a stylish, effortless and authentic style. Penny is based in London and the South East.

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