Ask the Stylist: White Jeans

May 5, 2009

Ask The Stylist

Ask the Stylist: White Jeans

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“I honestly can’t bear the thought of showing my white legs to the world in a summer dress this year. Going on how bad the summers have been in Ireland for the past two years, I can’t justify the purchase either – can you suggest a trouser alternative for summer 2009?”

Dear reader,
What a practical question! Yes, we agree that it’s great to see the fashion pack in their glamorous summer dresses, but often the weather in Ireland doesn’t suit this choice.

Our style solution? Cropped white jeans.
Although white jeans have been around for a couple of summers now, the 2009 version is cropped (cut short), which makes it´s instantly slicker and smarter. 

Tommy Hilfiger does the best white jeans around.  Treat yourself to a pair in the new Tommy Hilfiger shop on Grafton Street, Dublin for €130 (also available  in Brown Thomas throughout the country) or better still, buy the same pair online from Dress-for-less  for €65! 

The Tommy jeans shown left are slightly more cropped than ankle length and would be considered three quarter length jeans.

Note; don’t confuse these trousers with Capri pants which are much shorter again.  Try to buy your white jeans at ankle-grazer length – literally at a length where they graze your ankles.  For ankle grazers try the following:

7 for All Mankind have an ideal pair of cropped white jeans (€199).

If you like gold embellishment, then Next have a cropped white jean with gold button detail along the pockets (€40).

Marks and Spencer and the Savida range from Dunnes Stores offer smart cropped white trousers (as opposed to jeans) from €25.

What to wear with white cropped jeans

Double-duty your jeans by wearing during the day and the evening. It will also make the cost per wear more economical!

During the daytime – wear with a striped top or T-shirt for a Eurochic nautical look.  Or go shopping like Reese Witherspoon (pictured) in a linen top, flat shoes and funky necklace.

For evening, wear with a silk blouse and change your shoes from flats to heels to up the glamour stakes of your outfit.

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