We welcomed new and loyal customers with top local stylists to our Denim Workshop at Janine Edwards Boutique Pacific Fair last Thursday for champagne, macaroons and big chats on the latest trend in jeans currently sweeping the fashion world. There is a pivotal shift happening in key silhouettes and we want to keep our customers in the know with exactly what’s happening. Fresh from our premium denim conferences in the US, we are armed with the latest!
Of course we all love our “skinny” jeans, right? We incorporate these wardrobe staples into our every day outfits and know the drill. However… There is a “new sexy” on the block that is a fresh, feminine, vintage inspired and comes in an endless amount of fits, washes and detailed finishes (think frayed edges, uneven hems, flattering shadow gussets, marbelling and two tone).
high waisted, straight leg…
The “high waisted, straight leg” is a poetic example of “boy meets girl”… Where cuts are offered in high rise slim straight legs, to rigid slightly looser fits, to full blown “mom jeans” which are certainly not for the faint hearted but oh so cool and unquestionably on trend. Just take a look at the influencers, bloggers and celebrities who are rocking these power pants with precision and purpose.
We presented six key “high rise, straight leg” styles over an informal gathering.
L’Agence El Matador French Slim – A great introduction to this specific style. Still very narrow through the leg but higher in the rise and in a beautifully soft washed denim
J Brand Johnny – A mid rise boy fit in a clean denim option
Frame Le High Straight – Slim fit straight leg with a twist fade, raw edge hem (this is the one I am wearing!)
Frame Le Boy – A well loved “mom” silhouette, re-cut for the modern woman
Frame Le Original – Frame’s take on the original 501. Think epic mom jean with button fly
Frame Le Original in Elton – Same as the Le Original with shadow gussets at waist to give a slimming effect on the hips
J Brand Ivy – High rise crop with uneven hem
We had the best goodie bags! A Free People Bralette, Oscar & Oscar Salon Gift Voucher and Aesop goodies from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Janine Edwards herself in the new J Brand straight leg with side button detail.
We also offered a few styling options. Either back with your everyday tees, jackets and trainers or for a more sophisticated look with a feminine blouse or shirt, heel and blazer. Our gorgeous team assisted with styling ideas to incorporate this new style into our every day wardrobes.
Of course our Janine Edwards team are amazing and know the product so well. Denim was big on the day as you can see!
I wore the Frame Le High Straight jean, with American Vintage tee, Hunky Dory Blazer and Scanlan & Theodore Pumps available at the Pacific Fair store. By tucking in your shirt or tee above the button, it allows you to show the waist height of your jean. If you want, you can keep it longer at the back to ease into the new high waist look.
These rises are slowly making their way back into the 90’s Cindy Crawford era and it’s so exciting. To be honest, they’ve been creeping up on me for a while now and the hubby hasn’t even noticed. It’s been a strategically slow process into “harry high pants” territory, but he even said he liked my jeans the other day… The “new sexy” is here to make an impact. Let’s do this girls!
It was such a lovely morning, I can’t wait to do another one soon! xx