9 March 2023

Try giving up skinnies and wear these trends instead!

Try these: Blouse, similar | Fidelity Malibu jeans | Sweater over shoulders | Similar bag | Similar sandals

Try giving up skinnies and wear these trends instead!

For now anyway 

I love working on articles with Who What Wear, and you can imagine how honored I am when asked for my “advice” on fashion and styles. Their commitment to the inclusion of women over 40 is inspiring, and it makes me even more proud to be affiliated with them! Recently, my friend Bobby Schuessler, the Senior Editor at WWW, asked me my thoughts on skinny jeans after noticing this Instagram post. He wanted to know which trends I’ll be wearing instead … and this is an interesting question!

After sorting through my closet the past couple of months, I’ve zeroed in on the denim trends I’ll be wearing this year. First and foremost, I believe we can wear whatever we want, whenever we want. But, I did mention that skinnies should scoot aside (for now). There are so many stylish new trends to try, why not update your denim with a fresh style or two? They can be simple updates, like longer length denim, and wide leg or even slim straight leg jeans that are the second cousins to skinny jeans! Because this seems to be such a controversial issue at the moment 😉, I put together my favorite denim trends from this recent WWW article. for you. Give them a try, you might find a style you really like!

P.S. When the article first appears in WWW, the clothing selections are made by Bobby and their team (he also chooses the title). But, when I recap the article, the items shared are MY picks!

Recent WWW articles

These Are The Trendy Basics I’ll Be Wearing In 2023

I’m a Former Nordstrom Buyer and Went Trend-Shopping In NYC — I Loved These Items

As a Former Nordstrom Buyer, These New Items Help Me Stay On-Trend


#1 Slim Straight Jean

J.Crew trench coat | Denim | Prada pumps | Gucci bag | ATM t-shirt

A slim straight-leg jean is the easiest way to transition from a skinny jean. It’s only slightly wider at the leg opening, and is equally as versatile. Pretty much any style of shoe works, from boots to sneakers to strappy sandals. Specific ones I love include the Paige Cindy, Mother Dazzler (mid-rise), Frame Le High Straight and AG Mari. All best-sellers that work for almost everyone!

Paige Cindy, Paige Cindy, Frame Le High, Mother Dazzler


#2 Wide-leg jeans

Utility jacket | ATM t-shirt | Denim | Chloe basket bag | L’Agence sandals

A high-waisted, wider-length jean is super chic, and it’s ideal for both day and night. In the spring, I prefer a cropped style, but longer lengths are also stylish and fun. The wide-leg jean never really goes out of style — think of the ones your mom used to wear! Too bad we didn’t raid the closet back then 😂

Mother Hustler Roller, Paige Leenah, Rag & Bone Peyton, Paige Anessa


#3 Mini-bootcut jeans

Citizens of Humanity top | Mother Insider denim | Schutz sandal | Dior Tote | Luggage | Beis Weekender

A slim jean with a slight flare is a good option for a wider flare, and it’s equally as flattering. Whether you prefer a longer length or a cropped style, this is another skinny-jean alternative. I love wearing mine with strappy sandals and a pretty blouse—perfect for any night out.

Frame Le Crop Mini Boot, Paige Claudine, and Mother Insider


#4 White jeans

Rails eyelet top | Mother denim | Gucci sandals | YSL tote | Denim jacket

White jeans often need a refresh, and if you wear them all the time, you’ll feel like they were worth it! I find the Frame white denim, Mother and Paige are the best ones. The pockets sometimes do show, which makes them a little tricky, but I tend to ignore it and wear them anyway 🙂

Frame Le High Straight, Mother Weekender Flare (mid-rise), Mother Hustler, Paige Cindy


#5 Distressed denim

J.Crew cardigan | Ulla Johnson blouse | Mother denim | L’Agence sandals | Chanel handbag

This isn’t for everyone, but I love a bit of light distressing — it adds a little edge to a simple outfit. Distressed denim is a matter of personal preference, but if you like it, go for it!

GRLFRND, Mother Dazzler, Re/Done, and Mother High Waisted Skimp


#6 Flares

Jacket, similar | Mother Weekender | Stuart Weitzman boots | YSL tote | ATM t-shirt

Flare jeans, like the ones I’m wearing in the picture, really elongate your legs! (At 5’1″ I’ll take anything I can get 😉) I was in L.A. recently and noticed them everywhere. Pro top: when it comes to alterations on flares, it doesn’t affect the flare by shortening it a bit. I get asked that question a lot!

Frame Le High Flare, Mother Weekender, Mother Hustler, and Mother Weekender


Thank you for reading! xx