how to wear blue jeans

  1. Christine says:

    Your ode to denim is so very practical,pretty and posh ! I am yearning to buy new jeans .
    Hopefully the fitting rooms will reopen soon! Spring offers hope !

  2. Janet says:

    Liked seeing all the different combinations 😊

  3. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    Perfect blog! Perfect timing! SE Texas presently hunkered down for an unusual winter storm. Here you are, to the rescue, with denim! Every single point and picture has lifted my spirit. Your hair, makeup, backgrounds, accessories, Oscar! Perfect. Recognize some pics from your days in San Francisco. So beautiful! I learned of you late November 2016. Love your Athens pics, but your Cali pics are stunning. This post reminds me that an all-denim wardrobe could work for me. I feel so good in denim, whether dressed up or down. And I’m a Baby Boomer! Thanks once again, Beth, for all the inspiration you offer~

    • Beth Djalali says:

      you are always so supportive, sylvia! thank you for all the love. the blog is like a diary to me and it’s fun to go back in time.
      miss our days in San Francisco!

  4. Maribeth conklin says:

    My favorites of this post.
    Jean shirt and purple skirt. Pink tee shirt and black pleated skirt. Absolute favorite are the jeans with the white tee shirt, and colorful scarf. The diamond print jacket. That outfit looks a amazing on you. I notice you don’t wear sneakers get often?

  5. Jan says:

    You look great in all those jeans. So glad you didn’t include those torn ripped jeans .you sometimes wear. I hope they are on their way out.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      awwww, those ripped jeans are still in my closet. and i hate to tell you but i still love to wear them. that’s the great thing about style. we don’t always have to agree.

  6. Elizabeth Brown says:

    I love the Crystal dog!! Where can we find it?

  7. karen says:

    Where did you find yellow-ish, collarless jacket with zipper in the 2nd picture of this post (how to wear blue jeans)?

  8. carole says:

    where did you get the DARK wash denim shirt with light buttons/snaps? every one I find including those you list, are light wash, which is not as flattering. thank you

    • Beth Djalali says:

      that is a very old denim shirt from Target. the current trend is a light wash denim so we’ll just have to sit tight until
      dark rinse comes back into vogue.

  9. Bren says:

    Thanks Beth, for this focus on denim. I’m a long-time reader but have never commented before. Your mention of using a denim dress as a duster brought up a question: my denim dress has a curved hem rather than a straight one, so I’ve wondered about using it as a duster. Is it better to have a straight hem instead, as you do in your example?
    Thanks so much for your wonderful blog and all the wisdom you share. I hope you’re having a happy Valentine’s day (and are maybe giving Oscar and Ollie some extra hugs)!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      the denim dress in the post has a curved hem. but i think either a straight or curve would work. happy valentine’s day to you!
      oscar and ollie will adore the extra love!

  10. Wow! You sometimes forget how many
    different ways there are to wear jeans
    and/or denim jackets. Thanks for all the
    tips. I wear denim jeans only about twice
    a week, but wear colored ones at least
    once a week.

  11. Leslie says:

    Why this sudden. Rust of activity? I’m enjoying it, but it’s unusual to see so many posts in one week.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      ??? are you referring to the times of week the blog is posted or the variety of photos in this post? the blog has always posted five or six times a week for close to six years. and since we have a rich archive of photos we will put together a post like today that
      showcases all the different ways to wear denim.

  12. Iaralucia says:

    Gosto de ver suas postagens , mas n Sei falar ingles sou brasileiro e so fall portugues

  13. MP says:

    “style tip: before you head to the fitting room, take a pair of blue jeans and wrap the waistband around your neck. if it’s snug, go try it on!”
    Can you explain this? Doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      take the waistband and wrap it around your neck. if the waistband of a pair of jeans fits snugly around your neck (no gaping) then those blue jeans will fit. it’s an old style hack
      that works.

  14. Gloria sutton says:

    Amazing outfits!!
    Very up lifting

  15. Andrea says:

    Hope your having a warm relaxing day, Beth. I could sure use a cuddle with Oscar right now, -52 the other day (windchill). Nervous about even going out in the car, in case it stalls 🥶

    Your post is perfect, as denim is a wonderful fabric for winter chills. And always looks great with cardiacs and jumpers. Frigid outside = fabulous inside 💝

  16. Debra A Brown says:

    Loved all the outfits!
    You rocked!!

  17. carmen says:

    Hi, can you tell me where you bought your belt, the one with what looks like to me to be a scottish terrier buckle?
    thank you

  18. Adrian says:

    Dear Beth,
    What a fabulous picture shoot this time, fabulous outfits I’m loving it, also lovely to see Oscar, lovely clothes. 🌷😘

  19. Kate Granado says:

    This post is a keeper. But, the thought of a dressing room with stacks of jeans to try on – just me, the stacks, and the dreaded 3-panel mirror!!! You are right. It is the way to find what works.
    Thanks for all the tips. And, I have to compliment you – you are the Queen of the pose. Each one is so good.

    Thanks, Beth

  20. Cindy says:

    I love the long geometric sweater jacket it looks like a classic piece. Would love a piece like it, where did you find that fabulous sweater/jacket? Thoroughly enjoy your blog.

  21. Jodi says:

    I love it all! But especially adore the top layer in the 5th photo down from the top. It appears to be a sweater jacket, with a geometric print. Sorry if I missed the source somewhere, but where is it from? Thanks!

  22. Lindsey A says:

    Love denim and am on the hunt for the perfect denim dress for this spring.

    Also, a shout out to Levi’s for something completely different – they are partnering with the San Francisco 49ers and Santa Clara County here in the bay area, to make their namesake stadium available as a mega-clinic for Covid vaccinations. Initially they’ll do 5,000 per day there, raising to 15,000/day as more inventory becomes available. From what I’ve heard, they’re helping support logistics etc.

  23. Julie Berger says:

    Loved this article!!! Jeans are my staple and I loved all the variations you provided. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  24. Vera Matson says:

    Hello, I love this extensive post! I have to ask about the fifth photo. I love that Talbots coatigan, but where is the handbag from? Is it suede? I love simple leather bags like that! Thanks!

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