Now there's a few words I never thought I'd use together. Boyfriend jeans seem to be all the rage at the mo, and while they’re not a new Phenomenon I’m sure they are going to be pretty big this year. I have to admit I wasn’t completely sold on boyfriend jeans in the AW season as I think they only look good when a bit of ankle is showing, be it with trainers, ankle boots, pumps or brogues. The thought of cold ankles really put me off as I’m one of those annoying moaning people who are always cold. But I have to say I’ve definitely warmed (get it?!) to them recently. Now as usual my requirements are long and boring but the number one requirement was fit, I wanted them to fit quite snug around the bum and crotch. The pair I got in my recent mango order weren’t actually too bad overall and if I had ordered a size smaller they probably would have been perfect. Following discussions with a few blogger mates, Fiona from Avenue57 and Sue from Susie so so suggested just rolling up a pair of straight leg jeans as they will have a snugger fit around the top. So I went to my ever growing eBay pile and pulled out a pair of Criminal straight leg jeans that were always a bit too big on me and tried the theory out, and what do you know, they’re not half bad.
Zara ankle boots
I decided they weren't quite as distressed as I would like, so set about doing some DIY distressing. I used a cheese grater on the pockets, first I cut a small slit so the grater has something to catch. I cut 2 slits on the front and pulled out the denim threads with tweezers. I like the effect but I think I will add a few more of these. I didn't want to go too mad at the start as obviously it can't be undone. Even though it was freezing on Sunday I really wanted to wear these and as I wasn't going too far I threw them on with a orange blouse to brighten things up.