I have a love-hate relationship with white jeans. Impossible to keep clean, hard to wash and cause all kinds of underwear dilemmas-white jeans are a pain in the arse!
BUT they are also a summer wardrobe staple so I’m sticking with them.
I went through a dangerous white jeans phase when I was younger.
I used to wear white flares with a pair of rainbow stripe wedge shoes far too big for me and a tight green and white boob tube top. Lovely. *shudder*
Thankfully my style has evolved somewhat and I’m willing to try white denim again.
It just so happens I was in Penneys with the grand sum of €1.50, “just browsing”.
I was trying on some white jeans when I realised one pair were marked down from €19 to €1! I took this as a sign from the cosmic gods…
These jeans are slightly cropped with multiple rips and a skinny fit. I never wear cropped jeans but let’s face it at €1 it’s worth a try!
In hindsight, I’d have left the jacket open and tucked in the tee for a more flattering silhouette but it was quite chilly out in Clontarf!
I really like that these white jeans don’t make my legs look short as I usually find dark jeans more flattering.
They are perfect with flats for a simple summery look.
My above outfit was pretty thrifty, the denim jacket was about €5 in a charity shop, jeans €1, the t-shirt was about €3 on sale.
My shoes are the only expensive piece at €58.95. Total thrifty outfit cost = €66.95.
Here are some other gorge white denim pieces which caught my eye lately.
I also tried on white dungaree shorts in Penneys, I think these are the same pair. It says they’re €15 online but some Penneys may have reduced them.
I love dungaree shorts with a cute coloured t-shirt or a patterned short-sleeve shirt underneath.
White denim jackets get a summer update in the form of embroidery.
The floral one is from Topshop and the plainer one is Mango. It has a design on the reverse.
For a great pair of white push-up jeans that fit like a glove, try Bershka. I’ve bought their push-up jeans, they fit like a jegging and are so comfortable.
When it comes to white denim, a few rips and subtle embellishment is best. Avoid jeans with loads of detail- white jeans can go from classy to trashy VERY quickly!
This cami top with bow detail on the back is just gorgeous and on sale at Asos.com. It’s reduced from €81 to €49.
And an even better bargain is this fab scallop denim mini-skirt from Pretty Little Thing.com. Only €14!!
These oh-so-trendy Zara shorts come with a cute handkerchief attached. I presume it’s detachable?!
Another Penneys bargain is this white denim shirt. At €11, even I could (almost) afford it 😛 I love the contrast buttons and detail on the pockets.
Just to let you know this isn’t a sponsored post – these are all my personal favourites! What do you think about white denim? Leave me a comment and let me know.
P.S. The book ‘We need to talk about Kevin’ traumatised me, hence the title, feel free to leave me a comment if you too were traumatised!!