I’ve never been one to follow the “no white jeans before Memorial Day” rule. (Where did that rule even come from? Does anyone still abide by it?) As soon as the weather starts to warm up, my white jeans emerge from winter hibernation. This is also right about the time when I start to realize that my favorite pairs from last summer aren’t looking quite so pristine anymore. Cue the hunt for a new perfect pair.
This summer, however, there is no one perfect pair. Instead, there’s way more than one. Rather than sticking solely to my usual Frame skinnies, I’m looking to add in some new styles to give the selection a true refresh. Starting with this high-waisted pair from Stella McCartney. The wide-leg cut is all new for me. I’ve never found a pair of wide-leg jeans in blue that I loved, but something about the white has me singing a different tune. I think it has something to do with the fact that these are cropped. I really prefer a cropped jean. This pair hits in just the right spot above my ankle, making them equally wearable with both heels (how fun are these?!) and flats.
Now that I’ve got the wide-leg style covered, I’m on the lookout for a pair of boyfriend-style white jeans. I’m currently eyeing the Helena style (technically, they’re a “straight-leg” but I think they’re relaxed enough to qualify as boyfriend) from Grlfrnd. (I also think this Nili Lotan pair is fab as well.) Next on the list: a distressed pair. I’ve never had a pair of distressed white denim so I wouldn’t mind one of those – actually, maybe two: a skinny pair and then one that’s more relaxed (love these). It’s a never-ending search. If you have any favorites, do tell! I’ll keep you updated if I find any gems worth noting.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick