Like Maria von Trapp, I too have a long list of favourite things. And it keeps growing all the time. Currently, my favourite thing is my new pair of cropped iT jeans. I wore them everywhere in Vancouver this weekend.
I always find pants, and jeans in particular, really hard to shop for. I have a sizable backside and the hips that go along with it, and a somewhat disproportionately small waist. This usually results in either an unflattering gap at the back of my pants’ waistband or a drooping crotch. Neither a particularly attractive look. I also find that a lot of straight-cut jeans end up being baggy around my knees; I have yet to figure out why that is (and whether it’s attributable to some peculiarity in the anatomy of my knees, or the vagaries of the design process).
Needless to say, my new jeans possess none of these problems. They’re fitted but comfy, and the leg is cut straight but without any knee-adjacent bagginess. The cropped length is perfect for summer, because it allows me to wear flats or high heels without the necessity (and cost) of any hem adjustments, or the relative discomfort of skinny jeans. The best part is the colour – a cool, washed-out grey. It’s ever so slightly reminiscent of 80s acid-washed denim, without being a total throwback. Which will come in handy when the 80s revival trend dies out again (and it needs to, stat!).
I’d never heard of this brand before, so I did some googling and it looks like it has popped up in Oprah magazine before. And you know that if Oprah likes it, it’s a good thing. Or, wait, is that Martha? Anywhoo … I’m keeping an eye to see if I can figure out who carries iT jeans around here, and I will keep you posted.
Here’s a pic (I’m wearing my Taryn Rose flats — still comfy after hours of walking):