This post is sponsored by Target
I have always been a Target girl, and one of my favorite situations is when someone exclaims over an item I’m wearing and I get to say- it’s from Target! So when I got the opportunity to trial four pairs of jeans from Target before they became available in the stores, I couldn’t say no!
I was sent four pairs of jeans in four very different styles, all in the same size:
The assignment was to wear all four jeans over a period of two weeks, and document the outfits that I created using what I already had in my wardrobe. There was definitely a clear favorite and one that I liked the least, but I would and will wear all four denim items, and I’m planning on going back and picking up a few more in different shades … so let’s get to the details!
MID-RISE DISTRESSED JEGGINGS
I could have paired these with almost anything in my closet. They are the perfect wash-not too dark, not too light. They are obviously body-conscious, but very forgiving in the fit. I’m always self-conscious about my tummy, and these jeggings were tight enough in the torso to suck everything in without being uncomfortable. The length on these was also perfect for a variety of shoe options, from flat sandals to wedges to 4-inch heels. I’m sure once the temperatures drop below 90 degrees they’ll be great with my favorite over-the-knee boots, too!
MID-RISE SKINNY JEANS
The style or fit of denim that I’m most drawn to are skinny jeans. I love a tighter fit on the bottom paired with a loose fitting top. I feel like it’s the most flattering for my body type and makes my legs look longer and leaner. This slightly darker wash is also more flattering and makes the denim look a bit more … put together. I prefer skinny jeans to jeggings because of the pockets in the front-where else am I supposed to put my hands? The fabric on these jeans was super soft- I could have slept in them. Even though they had a lot of give, they didn’t sag or get too baggy throughout wearing them. Similar to the jeggings, the fit of these jeans lent themselves to both super casual looks and more dressed up, night on the town sort of looks.
I never thought I’d like boyfriend jeans. I always thought that looser fitting jeans would be unflattering to my figure and make me look dumpy. Boy was I wrong! My favorite pair of boyfriend jeans is from Target, but I have to say they’re not this particular pair. The fit on these was a lot more loose than I would’ve liked, and I could have definitely worn a size down. I like distressed jeans, but I didn’t care for the red and black flannel patches on these. I felt like it really limited my options for what I could wear with the jeans, and I also think it’s a bit too “young” of a look for me, personally. I’m curious to see what other versions Target comes out with for the new denim line.
STRAIGHT LEG JEANS
Let me come right out and say it—these were my favorite of the four options. They were very figure flattering, comfortable, and extremely versatile. The only downside was that the length that was sent to me was too long (32” inseam), but all I did was roll up the hem and voila—perfection! The best feature was that it was still snug, but gave me a bit more room in the hips and thighs. This is probably the best fit for those of us girls with curves.
I’ve always been a big fan of Target denim, and this new launch does not disappoint. In fact, it far exceeded my expectations. The quality of the material is better, the jeans are softer, and the options have increased. There is a fit, wash, and inseam length for everyone. My favorite pair was the straight leg jeans, followed closely by the skinnies. Which one did you like the best?
Check out all the options at http://www.target.com/jeans, and if you come in the store to try on a pair starting July 26th, you’ll get $10 off!! Find your style at @TargetStyle!