December 11, 2012

Tall Tricks: Creating the Perfect Skinny Jean

7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers
7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers; J.Crew Booker Tall Mid-Heel Boots; Ralph Lauren Newbury Flap Satchel J. Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Tee; J.Crew Factory Wool-Blend Walking Coat; H&M Bracelets
7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers

There's nothing worse (maybe bathing suit shopping?) than shopping for skinny jeans. You don't want anything so tight that it restricts movement, but you want something long enough that you can wear heels with and skinny enough to be able to tuck into jeans.

Here's a trick that I learned a few months ago...turn your jeans into skinny jeans!

Step 1: Find your favorite pair of jeans. Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans. Mine happened to be a trouser jean (see here and here).

Step 2: Bring them to your tailor and ask for the jeans to be converted into skinnies! Who knew?! It will usually cost anywhere between $20 and $50, depending on where you go.

Step 3: Buy a new pair of your favorite jeans!

Above, I'm wearing my recently converted skinny jeans. I love how they fit into my boots without being too tight. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the before and after below.

If I can convert my ex-trouser-pant-monstrositiy into a nice pair of skinnies, then you can certainly convert your jeans!

Readers - Are you brave enough to convert you favorite jeans into skinny jeans?

1 comment:

  1. Fellow tall girl here lol

    Great idea about altering current jeans to skinny jeans, especially if you like the way it fits around the waist and the length.