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Moving on from skinny jeans...

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cloudlessskies Mon 03-Aug-15 18:28:13

Hi all. I want to move my casual wear on from skinny jeans and a t-shirt. Reasons are - I feel I'm getting too old for them (31), had enough of wedgies when sitting/generally feeling constricted, want a laid back but classy look.

I'm not thinking skirts as I spend most work days in tights. So what do you all wear? This is just for weekend relaxed activities, shopping, a walk, seeing friends etc. Thanks

SylvanianCaracal Mon 03-Aug-15 19:10:15

Well you're not too young for skinnies (or else I am much, MUCH too old grin) but I there are skinnies and skinnies. There are more relaxed ones and then when they even more relaxed they become a kind of skinny or slim boyfriend cut, which I think still looks good and modern.

There was a big thing about flares earlier this year but I just couldn't get into it for everyday really. Just feels too statementy.

Non-jeans wise, I like a maxi skirt with a t-shirt, you can add a little jacket too. There are loads around in the shops as well. Once you're used to it, it's a very comfortable look that also has a bit of glam about it. I know you said no skirts but you don't need tights with a maxi.

BlueEyedWonder Mon 03-Aug-15 22:34:44

I'm late 30s and have grown tried of blue skinny though still like my Topshop black Jamies. Instead I'm wearing slim boyfriends with a sizeable turn up. They work well with my converse and birkenstocks during the day. I also like them with heels for a night out.
Moving away from jeans, I also wear khaki chinos.

ouryve Mon 03-Aug-15 22:41:00

31 is way too old for anything. Over the hill. Polyester slacks are the way to go.

Wannabechic1 Mon 03-Aug-15 22:46:18

Never giving up skinnies, although I switched to mainly black skinny pants as opposed to jeans recently. Banana republics Sloan and ankle zip are staples ( I just turned 33)
Waiting to see if topshops Joni or Leigh suit me then I'll add those to my capsule wardrobe. I do think the type of tshirt can be something you grow out of, so no slogan tees for me but rather silk or chambray blouses and knits.

burnishedsilver Mon 03-Aug-15 23:49:35

Gap Girlfriend jeans.

yazzy85 Tue 04-Aug-15 15:44:38

Slim bootcuts or straight leg jeans?

MereKaffe Tue 04-Aug-15 15:47:39


You could wear anything!

I think any type of jeans are in now. Flares, skinnies, bootcut, straight.

They all look ok to my eye.

But what would I know! I'm in my forties!

cloudlessskies Tue 04-Aug-15 17:36:06

Thanks for the responses. I'm liking the mentions of slim cut with a turn up or ankle zip.

Wannabechic, good point about the t-shirts too. I had a good clear out the other day and did remove the one's that had silly slogans on them. I really lie silky loose fitting t-shirt style tops. Where do you get yours from? As this is the other thing, moving to buy from more grown up shops. I really notice the places I always used to shop like H and M, New look etc the fabrics are too cheap.

Thanks also for the shouts of not being too old for skinnies!!

MorrisZapp Tue 04-Aug-15 17:38:46

Lol re beige slacks smile

Somebody better send Kate Moss the no skinnies over thirty memo

Wannabechic1 Tue 04-Aug-15 18:47:26

Hi cloud.. I'll be honest I just made my first boden haul but most of it's going back, their ravello top is nice but way too short on me I think my boobs and tum take up too much real estate they do have longline ones but all sold out last I checked. Next had some t- blouses that 1. Didn't fit, 2. Were very scratchy and polyester-y

The search goes on.


Wannabechic1 Tue 04-Aug-15 18:49:56

One other style evolution... A real marmite thing I guess is mid heeled suede pointy heels ( d'orsay is good) in grey or black look fab with slim pants whether baggy like joggers or skinny

Gunpowder Tue 04-Aug-15 18:56:37

DM is in her sixties and wears skinnies. I think they have become the boot cut of the Teenies.

I meanwhile have moved back to Mom jeans which is what DM gave up only 5 or 6 years ago in favour of skinnies. I LOVE THEM. No builders bum, comfy, turn ups show off ankles and they make your waist look tiny. DH not keen so far, but whatevs.

Gunpowder Tue 04-Aug-15 18:58:08

Was not being anti skinny jeans btw, just think they have become a classic now and anyone can wear them.

squizita Tue 04-Aug-15 19:10:07

I'm hunting for some good - fitted top, wide from the knee - flares. They suit me but I want flare-y not just boot cut and tight top not boyfriend.

MoreCrackThanHarlem Tue 04-Aug-15 20:10:26

squizita I bought some Topshop Tally flares in the sale today for £10. Really fitted at the top then flared from the knee. I bought a 32 leg when I would usually go for a 30 in Jamie/Joni as I plan to wear with heels/wedges. They are really nice.

squizita Tue 04-Aug-15 22:21:48

Ooh I will go and look! smile

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