*This post is sponsored by Target*
Have you ever hunted for the perfect jeans, only to find something just doesn’t measure up? Well Target is on a mission to change all that. First off, I have to say Target Denim has come a long long way! I got a few pairs of jeans to try and I was super excited. I will stress that it’s important, if you’re a tall girl like I am, be sure to shop their long lengths so everything really fits nicely. Unfortunately I got the regular cuts in most of the jeans, but I still remained creative with how I wore them (^.~)
Fit, Style & Personal Tastes
Size wise, the jeans fit pretty good. I am naturally anywhere from a size 4 or 5 depending on the maker of the jeans. I got the jeans in size 4 and while they hugged my hips fairly nicely, a few of them were pretty big on my waist. Of the four pairs I got, I really only could wear three, one of them I’ll most likely have to convert into capris or something for it to look right on me. The Mossimo High Rise Flare Jeans This pair of jeans was actually the only pair to fit me full length with no problems at all. The waist fit perfectly, and the length was perfect, too bad it’s the one style I actually don’t like much (bell-bottoms!). Other than my own biases against bell-bottoms, I have to say these were a great modern take on the style and the fit is super comfy. Mossimo High Rise Jegging Jeans This by far was my favorite. I love dark blue jeans that have a sort of bleached lines effect, so instantly this was my fave when I saw it. Imagine how sad I was though that the length was a bit short (only for a tall girl though, if you are under 5’8″ this 4/27″ length should be perfect!). This particular pair is very comfy to wear, easy to slide into and really can be dressed up or down making it super versatile. Oh one quirk I did have though, was this offers no front pockets, only back ones (took me some getting used to lol). Mossimo Mid-Rise Skinny Jeans My second fave pair of the bunch! Such an easy to wear comfortable fitting jeans. Again another one that was too short to really wear it as is, so I had to get creative and diy stitch and roll the edges up. I may convert this one into a skirt. I found the waist area to be a bit large for me even though the size is size 4. I found myself wearing this one mostly. Maybe it was because it has front and back pockets, or maybe because it was the easiest to put on and go, or maybe it’s a bit of both. Mossimo Mid-Rise Straight Jeans As I mentioned earlier, this pair I couldn’t even work with as it is. Since it’s a straight leg, I can’t comfortably roll it up or turn it into something on the fly so I’ll let my creative juices flow and DIY it into capris or shorts or something eventually. Outside of the length being short on me, the fit was a bit snug. Maybe due to the material not being stretchy like the high rise and mid rise jegging and skinny jeans.
Expectations and More
To be quite honest, I really expected long perfect fitting jeans. What I got were jeans that fit in some places but not others. Overall for the three jeans I did get to really wear, I had to definitely wear a belt on two of them to compensate for the bigger waist area. Other than those minor issues, the leggings and skinny jeans were right up my style alley. I’d recommend these jeans to anyone. While I’m not huge on the flare jeans trend, I think Target may have convinced me to at least give them another shot before totally writing them off for infinity and beyond! All the jeans are comfortable to wear on a day-to-day basis. I even wore them to a VBS and got in on some action and they held up nicely (no ripping, no embarrassing moments). In my opinion the styles are pretty trendy, from the dark rinse colors to the more acid vintage wash of the flare jeans, I’d say Target is heading in the right direction as far as trend is concerned. I loved that the jeans made me feel really comfortable in my own skin with each outfit. Usually I’d feel self-conscious in jeans, but these were so easy to wear it wasn’t too hard to just be free and be myself in them. In summary I’d give the collection a 4 star rating out of 5, only on the premise that the waist area could be better and that length is so crucial!
Get Your Own!
Starting on July 26th you can try on your own pairs of in stores and also save $10 off your purchase! I highly suggest you go in, try them on, see the various styles for yourself and get yourself or a family member/friend a pair! Find your style
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