Thursday, 14 February 2013

Simplified: MiH jeans

This was one of those days when less was more.  The less time getting ready, less pieces that made up the outfit, less 'look at me' style of items actually made me feel far more happy, comfortable and relaxed.  Reducing to just the basics (tee, jeans, shoes) is always a good weekend, laid back option and nice for when you feel like just blending in.  It's the simplified, no fuss methodology that I really love for these days. 



Photographs by Tom


I find a great pair of jeans can carry off even the most minimalistic outfit.  Which brings me to these MiH jeans.  They are fast becoming some of my favourites.  The fitted thigh with the wider leg is a nice alternate to my other styles of jeans. Plus they are super comfortable and elongate the legs. They will deliver enough style to get you by on even your most basic of days, but also really know how to stand out and be a central focus piece when styled as part of a more elaborate outfit.



Where to find them:
The 'London' jeans (HERE) 
The 'Marrakesh' jeans (HERE) or (HERE)
 

The pair I am wearing (style name 'London', designer colour 'Christie') are a mid-rise jean with a subtle boot cut.  They are a nice full length jean that even the shorter ladies can get away with without altering as long as you pair them with a pair of adequately heeled wedges or platforms.  As an example, I'm 156cm and I haven't altered the length of mine at all. These are your nice basic jeans kind of style which come with the traditional five pockets.  They have just enough of a subtle boot cut that won't swamp a shorter to mid height frame but will give you the perception of having longer legs.  Absolute winners!

But there is also another similar design which is particularly gorgeous and well worth a mention (as you can see below, the celebrities love them).  The 'Marrakesh' jeans. These are also a mid-rise jean, however they are super long and have a kick-flare leg (which is wider than the 'London'). These are perfect for the ladies who were gifted with legs that go all the way up!  If you are shorter (like me), you can alter these but you will cut a large section of the wider flare section off (you will be left with some flare or more of a subtle boot cut). Even some tall ladies require the length to be tailored so be mindful of that.  They have two front jet-pockets and two rear (normal) jeans pockets.  I'm a huge fan of these also even with my need to tailor them.  For the taller ladies, these really are a sexy option as you are fortunate enough (with your height) to be able to make the best of the kick-flared leg.  





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28 comments:

  1. Such a lovely casual outfit! I really like your wedges, and that is a great pair of jeans, the bootcut is really flattering :)


    Hope you have a great weekend :)

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  2. Mandi - your bum looks fantastic in those - I'd get a pair for the bum enhancing properties alone never mind the fact that I wouldn't have to take them up.

    But the sandals - I adore the sandals. Where oh where are those from? I love the seventies nod of this outfit and I think that was secretly my era rather than the eighties. Spill on the sandals please!

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    1. Ha ha Sue.. Um.. thanks (I think). The jeans definitely have a butt lifting design (false advertising.. but great)!

      The wedges are actually Isabel Marant and from memory they were in stores around December 2011. I found mine on ebay though and you can normally find them on the US or FR site for a really reasonable price. They are actually nice and comfortable too.

      Have a great weekend

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  3. I have the Marrakesk in black velvet...you have inspired me to wear them this weekend!
    Vanessa
    www.twofortheshowblog.com

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    1. Oh nice! A black velvet pair. I'll have to keep a look out for a pair those. I hope yours get a good wear this weekend x

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  4. Just perfect Mandi! Love those jeans and sandals! Have a great weekend!

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  5. You look great in those jeans, love the 60s/70s vibe with the wedges too. And so true about just going back to basics, it definitely makes getting ready in the morning a whole deal simpler x

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  6. SO comfortable yet so classy! You look lovely.
    Thanks for stopping by Infinite Style!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  7. Love the jeans! XOXO
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  8. You just have a way of making casual look so chic! The jeans look so flattering on you and those wedges are gorgeous!

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  9. simple yet so chic!!!
    sometimes basic wear is the most stylish wear!!
    looking great

    Bisous from STYLE FEST

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  10. Great look!
    Really like the jeans.

    xoxo
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  11. Love this pants :)


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    A chic kiss ;)

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  12. Love your jeans! :)
    Thank you for your comment! I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you follow back!

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  13. I love a polished casual outfit and the MiH jeans looks great! Finding the right pair of denim is often a 'mission impossible' and today, after weeks of search, I found a new pair of skinny by Reiko (http://www.reikojeans.com/), a French/Japanese label which I highly recommend for the great fabrics and reasonable prices. Hope I will be happy with them as much as you are with the MiH's London! Takke care, Caterina

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    1. Hi Caterina, I'm glad you've found your perfect pair of jeans! I hadn't heard of those so thanks for the tip. I'll have to check them out since I'm a bit of a jeans fanatic

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  14. I love your outfit and pictures! Your jeans is amazing :-)

    xoxo The Daily Fashion Drug

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  15. so casual and laid back <3

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  16. I used to know a woman who never would wear jeans! If she only knew what she was missing! These fabulous beauties wear them particularly well! Love the fact they are flared!!!

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    Lauren at adorn la femme

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    1. I have to agree! Although I'm rather addicted to jeans and need to branch out more :)

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  17. I love that when you take photos, you take close ups of things that most people normally wouldn't take a closeup of! You have a good eye!

    : signe
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    1. Thanks for the lovely feedback Signe. I wish I could take credit for the good eye but I have to admit, I'm fortunate to have a brilliant photographer (and bf)! You can see more of his work if you click through the link beneath the pictures. xx

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  18. I am in love with torn jeans lately too! Very easy-going look!

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  19. I totally love MiH jeans and have a lot of the Marrakesh style. They have like the perfect amount of flare. I haven't tried the London yet but they look awesome on you!

    xxTheresa

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  20. love the old school vibe and that they remind me of my mum - in a good way! she was really fashionable in her time! v flattering fit too :)

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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