Budget Stylista: The Trouser Jean

I love skinny jeans just as much as the next person.
They are great to tuck into boots.
Great with long tunics.
Great for so many things in my ‘drobe.
But when I feel anything but? Skinny jeans… not such a fan.
Not to mention that a girl can only have so many pairs of skinny jeans but still wants an excuse to expand her denim wardrobe. Which presents a big challenge when practically everywhere you turn are more skinny jeans that seem to be even skinnier than the last. But now, dear friends, it looks like the antidote of skinny jeans is on the horizon.
The Wide Leg Trouser Jean.
Don’t be intimidated by it’s mountains of fabric. These jeans can actually be both concealing (as in hiding that muffin top that your skinny jeans just won’t) and flattering. Most are higher waisted and skim your thighs. Paired with a platform or high heel, these give your legs an nice, elongated look.
The Trendy Trouser Jean

Product Information: Jeans – Gap,$79.50; T-shirt – American Apparel, $13; Shoes – Forever 21, $24.80; Bag – Old Navy, $9.50; Necklace – Express.

These are a lighter wash and a lot higher-waisted but with the pintuck down the center of the legs, they are SUPER flattering, literally slicing your leg in half. These jeans look best with a simple shirt. I love this red deep-v (and, score, it’s only $13!) tucked in (a must with these jeans!) paired with a bold necklace. The cute nautical tote keeps the look fun and playful, or you can swap it out for a gold clutch for night. To finish it all off, I paired opted for brown clogged mary janes. The red and brown combo (or red and gray) is a GREAT, less harsh, super on-trend alternative to the oh-so-not-surprising red and black combination.
The Classic Trouser Jean

Product Information: Jeans – Old Navy, $39.50; Top – Forever 21, $13.80; Bag – Lulus.com, $39.50; Peep-toe pumps – Charlotte Russe, $25.50; Bangles – Lulus.com, $18.50.

Darker wash, a bit lower rise than the jeans from the first look but still equally adorable. Again, I paired with a simple shirt and played up the accessories. A nude pump, some fun bangles (earrings, a statement ring or delicate long necklace could all work, too!) and a fun bag help pull this look together, making it kick ass for any occasion!

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