Since many of you have shown interest in my thoughts on a smallish wardrobe
I am continuing on the theme with jeans today...
Many office workers will wear jeans on Casual Fridays
so I thought today would be a good day to share this post..
changed my focus on dressing
to a much more relaxed and casual style.
This lifestyle revolves around activities and pursuits that I enjoy
time is spent with family and friends...
nothing too fussy or fancy
(image from the archives)
Jeans are a basic in my wardrobe and I have tried many different brands over the years. In the past I have worn Levis, GAP, French Connection, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, g21 from Walmart.
The cost of all of these jeans has been modest, well under $80...some sourced at the thrift shop for under $10.
I really like the brand NYDJ they are made in the USA which makes them "guilt free" fashion.
The jeans wear well and last a long time so I use the CPW (cost per wearing) factor to justify the expense. NYDJ rarely go on sale here in town, and the prices are around $150 - $200 which definitely puts them in the category that I consider "investment clothes." I save up for these jeans and because my wardrobe is small they play a big role in my casual retirement dressing.
Writing down and tracking every clothing purchase with the brand details has become a habit since I lost 30 pounds and had to rebuild my wardrobe.
The notes in my book have shown me which clothes wear better than others and I am able to avoid costly mistakes in the future.
I wash the jeans on the gentle cycle, turned inside out and then hang them to dry.
The styles are flattering, look smart and are slimming.
NYDJ are also available in Petite lengths which I love, because I feel jeans that have been hemmed never look quite the same as those fresh from the factory.
Boyfriend, straight leg and skinny
The skinny and the straight legged jeans are over 2 years old and the boyfriends were purchased last year on a trip to Vancouver.
Stay tuned for another post on clothing items
in my basic wardrobe.
Do you wear jeans?
How many pairs do you have in your closet?
At one time I think darling daughter had over 20 pairs...
the most that I have ever had at one time would be 4 or 5 pair.
What brand(s) of jeans do you like and how do you feel about the cost?
Hope you have a lovely weekend
thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog
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