Jeggings…the word conjures up images of nasty, cheap leggings pretending to be jeans. Well, it used to but not anymore. Yup I’ve flipped and am a total convert to a quality jegging. Did you notice I used the word ‘quality‘?
I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of grey jeans for about a year now, I know…some things take time and I’m not willing to settle. I adore grey, it’s one of my favourite colours especially in the cooler months, it settles well with my skin tone and complements my blue eyes.
All of my wardrobe works back with grey, I wear blue, claret, black, orange, pink and berry a lot…and they all work well with grey. Actually just about anything works well with grey because it’s super neutral.
When I stumbled upon these Sussan jeggings I thought ‘why not’? So I headed behind the curtain of the change room and tried them on for size.
Let’s not fool ourselves, they aren’t jeans, but damn they give a very similar look to that of a skinny leg jean. More solid than leggings but with the same comfort factor.
These Sussan ones have a similar texture to denim, rear pockets and some metal hardware. All in all I’m very impressed! So impressed I bought them!
Jeggings work well with boots and flats, particularly ballet flats if you cuff your jegging. I’ll be teaming mine with ankle boots and my leopard loafers. See how the Orange in the leopard print and my top just adores the grey? You can get this top from Cotton on Broadway in Glenelg.
I could have sized down in my jegging, the sales assistant suggested I do but I chose to stay with a regular size as I liked the slight bagginess around the ankle and honestly wasn’t liking seeing my leg dimples through the jeggings. I’m not sure how much these will stretch and wether or not I will regret my sizing choice, I’ll let you know.
Country Road do a mid rise jegging in blue and black, a little pricier but I’ve heard great reports about them.
I checked out these Target ones (below), a denim like fabric in black for just $20, a small investment for a great look…you might like to take a pair for a spin. I’ve fallen hard for these and will purchase another pair because these bad boys make me feel amazing!
I’ve added a simple long sleeve tee with lace hem and some shape wear under these jeggings which smoothed me out like magic…no muffin top. I also suggest wearing a top or jacket that covers your backside and lady bits…we all know the rule…leggings aren’t pants and really, neither are jeggings, so cover up. I’m also covering up with this wrap (gifted) from Sequins and Sand. I can wear it as a scarf and as the afternoon air turns cool I can convert it to a wrap…very handy.
I’m a fan of the skinny leg and how they flatter, it’s all about the shoe and the top you team them with. Get those right and you will always have something to wear.
What about you…do you wear jeggings?
Have you tried any great jeggings that you’d like to recommend?
Do you think you might give jeggings a go?
Til next time,
Shop my Target black denim jeggings HERE $20 (exact match)
Shop my Sussan grey denim knit Jegging HERE $59.95 (exact match)
Shop my Wittner ‘Smokinn’ black Leather flats HERE $99.99 (exact match)
Shop my Sussan ‘lace hem long sleeve tee in India Ink’ HERE currently half price at $34.95 (exact match)
Shop my Wittner “Shade” ocelot print flats HERE $99.95 (exact match)
Shop my orange oversize top from ‘Cotton on Broadway’ Contact on Facebook HERE $79 (exact match)