Gap pants and bag; Windsor top; TOMS shoes
The other day I set out in hopes to find the perfect jeans. Usually I find decent-fitting jeans and just settle. 100% of the time I need a belt because they fit in the legs, but not in the waist. Or they just fall down because my butt isn't big enough. True story.
But then, I found them. The perfect jeans. The wonderful ladies at the store were a HUGE help and this is what I learned:
1. Try on different styles. If you're looking for a skinny jean, try on a straight or boot-cut too. That's what happened to me; their skinny and jegging styles didn't fit properly, but their "real straight" cut was perfect.
2. Go up or down a size. Proportions change with sizing and you might find a better fit in a size up or down. Again, that's what happened to me. I went a size down but worried the legs would be too tight. They ended up being perfect.
3. Note the material. Will they stretch? Do you want them to stretch? Keep that in mind when choosing the right size.
I wore these jeans all day without a belt. I've NEVER been able to wear jeans without a belt. Ever. And I love them so much I'm definitely going back to buy them in a different wash.
There's really nothing better than a perfect pair of jeans.