White jeans. The uniform of Liz Hurley, models and Parisian fashion editors and the nightmare for every girl who, how should I put it, can make the rocking world go round…
Nobody really cared about white jeans until Ines dedicated a whole chapter of her book to them turning le jean blanc into a fantasy, an epitome of casual chic, a garment that can make any woman feel a little bit like a mysterious Parisienne.
Curiously, the arrival of the white jeans broke practically every rule in a book of style tips. It turned out that there is a perfect pair of white jeans for every girl, whether she is super slim, curvy, tall or petite. My only tips, when looking for your ideal match, would be…
… sorting out the length - unless you do have long and flawless pins like Karolina Kurkova’s, go for the cropped types that hit your leg just above the ankle – this Paris model by MIH is absolutely perfect
… avoiding skin tight low cut version if you have curves
… wearing heels of reasonable height
… checking your reflection in a mirror, front AND back to ensure that you look beautiful from every angle.
Another brilliant thing about white jeans is how easy it is to use them as a transitional piece to move from winter into spring accompanied by a few other classics: a timeless cashmere Joseph gorgeousness that I picked from the selection of designer coats at Harrods, silk Michael Kors shirt, gorgeous Lanvin sandals, stylish and streamlined Boston bag by MCM, contemporary and striking Monica Vinader cuff and Burberry scarf that combines the colours of the entire look. In addition, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in luminous fresh pink, a touch of brown mascara and polish in Beige leger would be ideal for achieving the no-make-up look.
Photo source: Natalia Vodianova in Calvin Klein Jeans Fall/Winter 2003 campaign