November 21, 2012

a jean alternative

A commenter (and recent blog addiction - Sam Ipsa Loquitur) recently pointed out, and I totally agree, that olive green can really go with any color. I think I was being too closed minded before and was having trouble coming up with ways to wear these pants and colors to match. However, as I was getting ready to go to the mall, I thought to myself "I really don't want to wear jeans. Jeans are so easy." A quick look around my now-limited closet (I packed most of my clothes already for my impending move) and I immediately was drawn to these pants. With some casual loafers and a sweater, these pants easily took the place of jeans but just look more put together or like I'm trying harder (which I totally was). I think I'm going to try this more often - I could totally do a similar thing and make my Ann Taylor pink pants into casual wear! How do you get out of a "jean rut"? What do you use as a substitute for jeans?
Sweater: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Necklace: Forever 21  (similar)
Bracelets: Etsy & gift


  1. I always go for the black skinnies - just as comfy as jeans, but look much better!

  2. Yay leopard shoes! good choice!

  3. Definitely agree about the olive green - I need some pants like this because lately I've been struggling when I don't want to wear jeans!