Life's Too Short For Skinny Jeans
Denim is the core of Calexico Boutique. Every May we celebrate denim month to recognise how important denim is within everyone’s wardrobes. We stock over seven international denim designers and have over twenty different styles of denim, so yes it can be overwhelming. But never fear, our jean-ius, denim experts are here to break it down for you.
Skinny jeans have been a classic for years, so maybe it’s time to update the hardest-working section of your closest. As denim isn’t a trend, it’s a lifestyle, we have our guide for three fits of denim you can use to update an essential part of your wardrobe.
The Straight Leg
Straight leg jeans are an all time favourite. This style of jean is timeless and versatile making it an essential to the wardrobe. Being a staple for a LA chic look, to be paired with a cool, trendy tee and sneaker, to feel good and run your everyday errands. Or to be worn with a cami top and a heel for afternoon drinks. It is a silhouette that can be worn for any occasion and elevate any look. Our biggest tip for straight leg jeans? Mid-rise and high rise is going to allow you to have the best fit of the straight leg jeans. Our biggest recommendation of straight leg jeans? The Skyla from Citizens of Humanity. Coming in a true blue denim, black and washed denim throughout.
The Flare Jean
Flares have been a trend since the 70s and let’s be honest, have the Saturday night fever type of jeans ever gone out of style? The flares are here to stay, but we have new, updated flare. The wide leg. The wide leg jean is an elevated version of the flare that elongates the leg. They are super cool with a kitten heel or sandal and allow you to wear cropped tops without showing any unwanted skin due to being high waisted. Alternatively, you could continue the baggy shape throughout the look and pair the jeans with an oversized knit. Making you feel like you’re roaming the streets of New York at Christmas time. Our new, favourite wide leg jean is the Paloma from Citizens of Humanity in a charcoal black, allowing you to easily pair this back for your next date night!
The Boyfriend Jean
The boyfriend jean is a beloved item from the 60s, when Marilyn Monroe brought them into fashion. But we believe they haven’t gone out of style. The comfortable, practical jean is perfect for a day filled with errands, running around looking after the kids or even just wanting a comfortable, classic look. They are the perfect jean to pair back with a cotton button up, like the ones from Frank and Eileen or Xirena and wear with a Nicky Belt and sneaker. The boyfriend jean can also be perfectly paired with a heeled or flat boot and knit for a relaxed, warm look for winter. The boyfriend jeans we are loving are the Ex-boyfriend slim jean from AG coming in seven different colours, the Maya jeans from Rag & Bone, coming in a white washed colour and the Emerson jean from Citizens of Humanity coming in nine different colours and washes of denim.
Though we love the classic and timeless, slim, skinny jean, we want to help you venture out and extend the largest part of your wardrobe. We have an extensive size range from waist sizes 23inch to 33 inch, as well as educated denim experts you can visit in store. Let us help you find your new style of jeans!