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denim is my go-to and my closet is filled with all different types, cropped, wide leg, boyfriend, skinny, you name it. i would say that there is an abundance of skinny jeans out there which are great and have a rightful place in your closet but sometimes it’s nice to mix it up. skinny jeans work well with oversized sweaters, or longer coats but they don’t, because of how form fitted they are, always work as well with shorter items, like a cropped sweater or just a simple t-shirt tucked in. i rounded up a few denim options that aren’t skinny jeans but are also not completely oversized bell bottoms. there is a lot of middle ground with denim and i think these are are all fun and versatile options for any closet.  – joanie

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ASOS Pencil Split Hem Denim

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Zara Mid-rise Mini Flare

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DL1961 Cropped Wide Leg

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Levi Patchwork Denim

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Madewell Boot Overalls

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Levi Wedgie Fit Jeans

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Re/Done High Rise Straight Cuff

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Bliss and Mischief Song of the West Denim 

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3×1 Fringe Jeans


– ASOS Pencil denim with split hem ($43) – split hem denim has been making the rounds in fashion, it’s slightly undone and relaxed without the tattered look of frayed denim. i like the mid-rise of this jean.
– Zara mini flare ($50) – an edgier more trendy denim option at an affordable price.
– Cropped wide leg jeans ($268) – baggy but fitted through the hips and butt so it still gives you a little shape.
Levi patchwork denim ($198) – i’ve been on the hunt for a pair of patchwork denim that feels a little 70’s but with a modern silhouette. i think these fit the bill nicely!
Madewell Overalls ($100) – i totally understand that overalls are very trendy but i also think they deserve a chance. i like them best in black as it feels more sophisticated and paired with a feminine blouse underneath. you’ll be amazed how many times you reach for your overalls!
Levi wedgie fit ($158) – i own these jeans, i love these jeans and wear them all of the time. they are the closest you’re going to get to vintage levi’s without digging trying on 100 vintage pairs. these are great with shorter, cropped items as the fit is high.
Re/Done Cuffed ($275) – i really like the large cuff paired with a super simple flat shoe. they have an ease through the leg that makes them very flattering.
Bliss and Mischief denim ($368) – can’t get enough of the ultra light wash with the pale pink patches. i don’t think i’m cool enough to pull these off but i know one of you out there is.
3×1 Fringe jeans ($265) – the fringe isn’t for everyone but i really dig these. i like how simple the cut of the pant is paired with the punch of fringe at the bottom. a simple tee is all you’d need with these.

here are a few inspiration pictures to get you inspired!

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    ari says:

    Great list, thank you for sharing!

    As a petite chick with a little bit of hip action going on, I end up time & time again with Gap Jeans! I love the Gap Factory site, too, which always has great deals on tons of fun denim, for ALL sizes. Highly recommend!

    ari says:

    Edit to add these couple of pairs:



    designlovefest says:

    love Gap and the fact that they have such great sales all year long! one of my favorite pairs of boyfriend jeans is from there!

    Stephanie says:

    Great styles, really diggin those DL1961 jeans, they look so comfortable!



    Samantha Lee says:

    I love me a good pair of skinny jeans, but flares have somehow worked their way into my heart…<3

    designlovefest says:

    same, it took some time but i’m on the flare train now! xx

    Darla says:

    I love my Lucky jeans!

    paige says:

    loving the zara fringe flares and the overalls, still into kick flares, i think they’re so flattering!

    also always love the BAM jeans but they are so $$ 🙁


    designlovefest says:

    i know! the BAM are on my dream list 🙂

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