Pages

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Topshop Denim Jeans Guide



This is one of the most useful things I've seen for a while and should help you navigate that minefield of buying jeans in Topshop if you shop there. I get quite overwhelmed by the choice and don't really know what suits me or not and most of the jeans look to be teeny weeny and of the spray on variety which terrifies me a little. But at least I now know what I need to avoid .... the Joni jeans!

Also take note of the helpful descriptions and style notes - they're a useful guideline for how to style your denim 2015 style - I will however be fastening my white shirt and avoiding the belly baring crop tops!









 Joni Jeans (I'd look such a bugaloo in these!)


-------------------------------

Last Note :

  • I have the Jamie jeans and they are very stretchy and they cover up your muffin spillage really well. 


29 comments:

  1. So interesting Sue, a lot of designers having been pushing flare's for seasons, but if Top shop are doing flares then we should maybe try too? I have been a big fan of the Baxter and the Jamie for a while now,so good to see some new styles.....rather like the look of the Binx and Hayden, but may have to dip a toe into flares Eeeek.....The prob is they can look just like you have worn them forever! Are you tempted? Helen xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm actually kicking myself for not keeping a pair from ASOS that I ordered last year which are so perfect for this season and they were the perfect length which is so rare for me. And the clean cut flares which Topshop have currently - I tried those on last year too and they kind of fitted but were a little snug as I was carrying extra poundage at the time. I think they would be okay now but do they have my size in stock - of course not. However, all is not lost ... I have 3 pairs in my possession which I need to assess carefully. I think you need to invest - try the skinny kick flares if the full on whoosh effect is too much for you - it does take some eye adjusting!

      Delete
  2. I'd rather rip my own jeans. Do like the cuts of the Binx, Mom, and Baxter though...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I actually had a pair of Baxters and I was just wondering which sister of mine currently has them - hmmm. I might have to nick them back and see what I think of them currently.

      Delete
  3. What a brilliant guide! I love the skinny Jamie's so I will have to try on the flares won't I? It is great to know the differences as when trying them on in store it isn't always that obvious (I tried the Jamie's and Leigh's and couldn't work it out?!) The styling tips are great too....well done Topshop! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well I have the guide for future reference now on here because it will be a matter of days before it disappears off the Topshop site and I'll need it and won't be able to find it. But it's good to see how to style the different fits and to see what footwear works with what - and you know we're all about the shoes.

      And I have to agree that the Jamie and the Leighs on the hanger are very similar - but the Leighs look ultra skinny and stretchy. It helps to be 16 years old and a stick to wear them.

      Delete
  4. Sue this is just what I needed to convince me to dig out my clogs. Nearly ebayed them last year but if Topshop are styling their jeans with them I'm glad I hung onto them.

    Very tempted to get the frayed edge ankle grazers - I suspect you could make them look like that at home but I suspect I would mess it up

    My eldest only wears the Joni's mind she towers above me so she has both youth and height on her side

    Really really useful post thanks v much

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh lucky you - you still have some clogs. I've been eyeing them up but haven't found a pair that appeal to me yet - I'm sure there will be plenty to choose from over the next few months. I did however nab some tan leather mules in the Next Sale which I am very pleased about #smug

      And the frayed edge ankle grazers - doodle to do. I did a post on fraying my short hems and it's the same principle - you really need a thread picker and then off you go. A few washes and a couple of tumble dry sessions and they really help the process along. http://susiesoso.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/chchchchanges-frayed-denim-shorts.html

      Delete
  5. Those Joni jeans look painful - imagine trying to get them off after a few drinks! I like the Baxter - like that whole outfit in fact! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think they are probably really soft and stretchy actually but I think they could highlight some horrors if you're not careful. The Baxters look ... comfy don't they?

      Delete
  6. I am actually just working on a post which is my review of my major try on session last week in Topshop, love their denim!! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well that will be super interesting - I'm sure you will have some good picks in there. I don't go in that much unless I have something specific in mind like the flares which I went to investigate last week and whilst I was there I spotted the most lovely olive coloured trench. But I cannot possibly indulge.

      Delete
  7. i have the baxter, jamie and joni jeans - love topshop for their price point but the superblacks tend to fade after a couple of washes... is it weird that i'm kind of digging the mom jean look at the moment?

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You are one of those brave gals with a cracking figure who can pull the Joni's off. I would be sobbing as I put my foot through the first leg because I know they would look so bad on me and I can't do it to myself. I have a God-daughter (says it all doesn't it) who would totally suit these though. And I had the Baxters a few years back - I think they were amongst the first jeans they started giving names to or else none of us would be any the wiser what we were wearing would we?

      And no - not at all weird about the mom jeans. I always think - throw enough pictures at anyone of something and they will eventually turn. Besides, I think a lot of it is the styling.

      Delete
    2. Joni's are pretty much leggings Sue, but they ARE pretty spray on, so if you get them 1-2 sizes up they are still going to be pretty close fitting except you can actually breathe haha. Yeah you're right - the styling is brilliant and not at all mom-like.. I think that's the appeal!

      Delete
  8. I've always been a stranger to Toppers denim, as my waist and hips are so out of proportion that I struggle to get a good fit. I usually end up with a gapey waist. Bottoms-buying has always been a bit of a necessary evil for me, and I tend to stick to the brands I know. I did recently fit easily into several pairs of trf jeans - that has NEVER happened before! - so I'm wondering if it's time to put myself out there again, jeanswise. This is v timely from Topshop!

    Becky x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a love hate relationship with Topshop jeans - I only try their jeans as a last resort actually. They do look truly terrifying to me. And Iwas going to say I was more of Zara girl but that's not strictly true, I have H&M, Gap and I seem to be doing well with MiH also which I pick up in the sales so my collection is well and truly mixed. And to say I loathe jean buying ... I never seem to stop looking - there's always another pair, another cut, another wash out there with my name on it.

      Delete
  9. Replies
    1. I bet you have some in one of your many wardrobes. Get looking.

      Delete
  10. Good, but scary, guide. I like my Baxters and, like you, I will be giving the Joni a very wide berth! xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have no Topshop jeans but I love the look of the Baxters. Maybe I should try them... Lynne xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The Baxters seem popular on here along with the Jamies both of which I have tried. I've not tried the Baxters on in recent years and I'm not sure if the cut is the same as the pair which I donated to my sister but that was as they say, a relaxed skinny which is probably why I was happy to buy them at the time as I didn't like anything too tight at the ankle. They're worth a try - you never know - you might find a whole new world of jeans out there!

      Delete
  12. Perfect timing! Was just at the Topshop corner at the BHV and was eyeing the Baxter. There are so much jeans everywhere. Laterly COS and Gap have been my go-to places but I'm willing to try the Topshop ever since Emmanuelle Alt said she was wearing the brand.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well if it's good enough for the Alt - who are we mere mortals to argue?

      Delete
  13. This is a great guide & more shop's should do this! I love the look of the Jamie's & Baxters but it's been years since I owned any Topshop jeans! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It would be fantastic if all the stores did a summary like this as some of them look so similar to each other. Its just the slight tweaks such as one pair is the same as another bar the rise - it makes such a difference and it's really useful to know. I struggle with buying jeans on the Zara site - all their skinny jeans look the same!

      Delete
  14. Hello Sue :)
    I've been looking around your blog for quite a while now and you are one of the inspirations that has made me want to start my own blog :) www.therawstylist.com
    I have only started recently and i'm sure you know the struggle of starting up a blog from scratch :( I was wondering if maybe I could have the opportunity to write a guest post on your blog? If you don't allow guest posts, I understand, but if that could be a possibility please email me at ellieramsay22@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete