Having taken the outfit shots and having loaded up the photos, I’m now going to be incredibly unhelpful and tell you that the white jeans that I’m about to write about aren’t actually available online. Sorry. However I do have a plan, which you can find out all about later in the post.
Yesterday I bought three pairs of Whistles jeans (I know, ouch) – one white, one navy and one black, all of which had between 60% and 70% off. At full price they would have been £285 (well they wouldn’t because I wouldn’t have paid that) but I ended up paying about £115 which isn’t to be sneezed at but they will last me for many years.
So, back to white jeans in particular. Tricky little beggars aren’t they? And here’s why:
- White acts as a highlighter not only drawing the eye to the area on which its worn but also adding pounds in the process. Perhaps not the best case scenario for one’s thighs;
- They can be see through;
- This means that not only can you see pants and pockets BUT;
- Others are able to witness any areas that may not be quite as smooth as they once were (oh all right then – cellulite);
- Too tight and they can be a bit yuck and too loose they can wrinkle horribly around the knees – and as you can see above, wrinkles in white jeans really show.
I’ve tried a few pairs of white jeans this season – GAP skinny with rips, GAP girlfriend, Hush and the ones that I wanted to try, Baukjen, had sold out in my size by the time they went into the sale. However with two UK based holidays approaching, I just thought that some white jeans might lift my mood when the rain sets in!
I had nearly given up on white jeans when I came across these Whistles ankle length ones yesterday. They have plenty of stretch, they’re thick and supportive, the rise isn’t too low and so in the end I just threw caution to the wind and went for it. I know, living life on the edge again.
So if you too are on the hunt for white jeans, it might be an idea to take a trip to a Whistles store. If there’s not one near to you, customer services are usually really good at trying to track items down and they can be sent out to you. For info purposes the ones that I am wearing are a 26″. The good thing about Whistles jeans is that they come in some in between sizes too, so a 27 (size 9) and 29″ (size 11) too which is handy to know in general.
So, white jeans, yes or no? Too impractical or a great option for a lighter summer jean without losing the warmth that the weather suggests we might need.