Fashionable Friday with Donna Roland: It’s all about the Denim!
If you are like me, during these winter months, you love a good pair of jeans (or 2 or 3)! I love to wear jeans because I can dress them up or dress them down with my tops and accessories and shoes. There are so many styles to choose from now it can be hard to choose what is best for you. The most important thing to remember is a proper fit! Remember a few months ago I talked about discovering your body shape and how to dress for it – well that could never be more important than when choosing your jeans! Remember a darker wash is more slimming and can be dressier than the lighter washes.
Here are some jean care tips to make sure your favorite pairs stand the test of time! (From Style Watch Jeans Guide)
- Don’t wash too often Yes, you should wear them three to five times between washings so they will last as long as possible and fade less quickly. If you find a pair you like, you want to make sure they last once you get them broke in.
- Be gentle You can wash them in the machine – just turn them inside out first and wash in cold water with a gentle color-guard detergent.
- Hang to dry The heat from the dryer will cause the color to fade faster so hang them to dry or place on a drying rack. If you must tumble dry, make sure the machine is on the lowest heat setting.
- Don’t dry clean Dry cleaning will make your jeans look good in the short term but over time it can weaken denim fibers and set stains.
Did you know that your shoes should be your guide to your hems? For the most flattering looks use the picture above as a guide (boy, am I glad I like to tear favorite things from magazines!!) If your shoes have no straps – then no cuffs on the jeans. If your shoes have very thin straps – make sure your cuffs are very thin too. If your shoes have wider, thicker straps – a wider cuff is going to look best.
Donna J. Roland
Certified Christian Image Consultant