Remember those jeans that you always passed over because the style just didn’t work for you? Fast forward to 2017 and you’re still a bit iffy about them. Well, I’m here to tell you that you need to give those jeans another try. You may actually be surprised. That’s exactly what happened to me with these A.N. Designs jeans. I tried this style of jeans years ago – you know the straight cut capris – and they looked terrible on me. Why, because my legs were so skinny, they looked like broomsticks (no lie). So when I got the opportunity to try jeans from this brand, I overlooked this style of course. But, I was asked to choose a few different styles and I made them my third choice. Sure enough, they were the ones that the brand chose to send to me but boy, am I happy they sent them. I am absolutely in love with these jeans! Of course, it’s years later and I’ve filled out some (amen to that!) so the jeans fit me like a glove and no more broomsticks. Not only do I love the high-waisted fit but I also love the faded blue color. I don’t own jeans in this color so this is definitely a nice addition to my collection. The exact pair is linked here.
What I love about A.N. Designs is that their jeans come in a wide range of sizes from 2-16 (I’m wearing a size 2 for reference) and they’re made in the U.S.A. They have styles that fit the college student to the young professional alike.
Since I’m embracing wearing hats more and more these days, I decided to class the outfit up a bit with this hat from the Brooklyn Hat Company’s spring/summer line. If you haven’t heard of them, the company was founded in a small studio in Williamsburg, NY and it revitalizes the new and the old by offering styles that blend both the past and the future. Brand manager, Ben De Luca’s vision for Brooklyn Hat Company is “to bring back the days when you tipped your brim with a smile before walking out the door…back to those days in which class, style, and that certain panache was an essential standard in every wardrobe, no matter the gender or generation.”
This particular hat was sent to me for road test sampling and although I like the hat, I do feel like it’s a little stiff and it could get damaged quite easily. However, I do love the style and I can’t wait to sport it more this summer. The hats can be found at select retailers such as Fred Segal, Kitson, Free People, Rue La La, Urban Outfitters, etc. I’ve linked several styles below.
The camisole that I’m wearing with the jeans is from H&M, get the exact one here. The cardigan is from Old Navy, similar styles linked below and these Dolce Vita sandals. The necklace is from Forever 21, similar styles linked below.
Photography by Alexis Damen Photo
Thank you to A.N. Designs + Brooklyn Hat Company for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
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