New Year, New Jeans

I mentioned in my autumn capsule round-up post that I need to think about replacing my jeans. I wear jeans most days, but for some reason never pay too much attention when buying them. With everything else in my wardrobe I time ages (way longer than I should) researching options and planning my purchases. With jeans, I tend to just buy the first pair I see in my size and hope for the best. As you can probably guess this technique rarely works out well. I think this method developed from a hatred of jean shopping.

Like most women I struggle to find jeans to fit. I’m pear shaped which means by bum and hips and large in comparison to my waist. This alone makes jean shopping difficult and once you add my short legs into the mix it becomes impossible. This often means I just buy whatever I can find rather than spend time looking for my perfect pair. I want to change this. I want to start investing more in my wardrobe and make purchases I’ll still be wearing in years to come. I’ve been doing this with pretty much everything else in my wardrobe so why not my jeans.

I want to stop wasting money on £30/40 jeans every year and invest in a couple of pairs which will last longer. I wear jeans pretty much every day so why shouldn’t they be a luxury purchase. With this in mind, I’ve been browsing the House of Fraser website as they have a massive selection of jeans.

Top picks from the House of Fraser range of jeans

I keep things pretty simple when it comes to my denim and only wear either dark blue or black jeans. Luckily for me, these are the 2 most common denim colours and House of Fraser has a massive range so plenty to choose from. Starting with black jeans I love the pair from 7 for all mankind, although even as an invest piece I’m not sure about that £190 price tag. At a slightly more sensible price, there’s this pair from mint velvet. I’m also drawn to the pair from Biba with the zip detail. For blue jeans, there are even more options. I’m drawn to this slightly distressed pair from Armani although I have a feeling these are more summer jeans. Adding another pair of 7 for all mankind jeans to the wishlist and these AG jeans also look great.

Turning to jeans in my price range I didn’t know Barbour made jeans. Everything I own from them is amazing quality so imagine the jeans will be too. House of Fraser also sells classic denim brands like Lee and Levi’s which you can’t go wrong with.


*Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with House of Fraser. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own. As is the love of expensive denim!




  1. rachel
    January 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Don’t get me started on shopping for jeans when you are a short pear!! I have discovered gap do a shortening service and their jeans seem to work for me. I like that they do jeans with a high percentage of cotton as I like quite sturdy denim rather than the very soft stuff that is around a lot. I’ve heard lots of good things about 7 for all mankind – need to find a retailer near by so I can try before taking the plunge

  2. February 6, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Same here, I’m pear shaped and a jeans lover..constant wardrobe essential since I was 17! I always say I’ll die in my blue jeans like that rockstar, can’t remember his name. I don’t do high street much, I do however like some Gap jeans but they’ve stopped the Sexy Boyfriend which I loved. I have a white pair of zipped Biba jeans but currently looking for some good quality comfy, well-fitting blue denim skinnies. Not easy. Not sure if could reach those price tags but I must check out House of Frazer for some good jeans.
    Fab post, thanks!
    H x

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