If a diamond is forever and pearls are a girl’s best friend, then denim is our favorite new black. To share a few thoughts on this tried-and-true must-have, we reached out to six of our own denim-loving ladies in the home office. And if there is anything we’re walking away with besides another cute pair of boyfriend jeans…it’s that denim has no age.
The 20-something denim...
AGE: 20’s OCCUPATION: Social Media Content Specialist What do you love about your current outfit? The color of the denim gets me super excited for fall (my favorite time of the year!) Dark vs light? What is your fave and why? I gravitate more toward dark jeans because they’re so versatile with my wardrobe, but I also love wearing light jeans from time to time! What’s a good denim look for the office? You can never go wrong with a pair of high rise skinnies, a front tucked tee, and some wedges! I think that’s my go-to look when I’m running late or if I just throw something together.
AGE: 20’s OCCUPATION: Technical Designer What’s your fave way to dress up denim? The only denim I tend to dress up is a dark wash skinny/jegging, Whether it’s for a ladies night, or layering up with a blazer for work, dark wash skinnies/jeggings are incredibly versatile. What else do you own that’s made of denim? A patchwork denim quilt a friend made for my 14th birthday. Okay, and a few chambray shirts. What do you look for when you are shopping for denim? Fit, fit, fit, wash, details, oh and fit. I work in Tech Design, so of course fit is important to me, but I also feel more powerful in a good fitting pair of jeans. What do you like about the way maurices jeans are styled and cut for different figure challenges? There is such a wide variety of fits, fabrics, and leg shapes—and that’s not considering all of the washes and embellishments offered too. I can’t imagine someone shopping our store (or website) and not finding something that doesn’t work for their body or with their style. You are guaranteed to find something you love.
The 30-something denim...
AGE: 30’s OCCUPATION: Assistant Buyer What do you love about your current outfit (the one that we shot you in)? These jeans are super soft and comfy. This is so important to me when I’m at my other full-time job—being mommy to my beautiful and very active toddler Jackson. What else do you own that’s made of denim? I love my denim jacket; I wear it once a week for sure! What’s the oldest pair of jeans you own that you can’t bear to get rid of? My oldest pair…probably the first Silver Jeans I bought when I started with maurices as a part-time sales associate…you know…15 years ago. What do you like about the way maurices jeans are styled and cut for different figure challenges? My favorite thing about our jeans is that they offer length options. I’m 5’10” so I need those long lengths. I also appreciate that maurices fits bottoms to a realistic body type. After having my son, it took me a while to feel confident about my body again, so our comfy/stretchy/jeggings were a wardrobe staple to wear with flowy tops.
AGE: 30’s OCCUPATION: CAD and Fixture Plan Technician What’s your fave way to dress up denim? It’s no secret that I’m a shoe girl, and I wear heels with my denim ALL the time. I also like to wear WAY too much jewelry. (Sorry, Coco Chanel, but I will not take one piece off before leaving the house!) Dark vs light? What is your fave and why? Both! A girl has got to have options! What’s your fave shape: flare, skinny, boyfriend…why? I go in all directions here. I am currently wearing mostly stretchy and skinny, however, my favorite pair of jeans is a boyfriend fit…with LOTS of destruction. What’s a good denim look for the office? FASHION MULLET! One part of my outfit says “business” and the other part says “party”! I’ll pair distressed jeans or a denim skirt with a blazer and graphic tee, or a blousy top. For me, a fitted denim shirt with a floral skirt is also a good combo to mix it up with. What’s the next big trend in denim that you’re just starting to hear about and see hints of? I don’t know if it is a new trend, but denim with paint, appliques, stitching, and patches is catching my attention lately. Texture, color, pattern, it all adds a bit of personality.
The 40-something denim...
AGE: 40’s OCCUPATION: Procurement Coordinator What do you look for when you are shopping for denim? I look for a comfortable, flattering fit. What’s the oldest pair of jeans you own that you can’t bear to get rid of? My oldest pair of jeans are about 10 years old. They are a pair of maurices bootcut jeans that still look and fit great. They are so comfortable and have that perfect lived-in look. What’s a good denim look for the office? For a casual yet sophisticated look, I like the modern trouser paired with a jacket or blouse. What’s the next big trend in denim that you’re just starting to hear about and see hints of? I have been seeing flared jeans, which is a fun change from the skinny.
AGE: 40’s OCCUPATION: Brand Presentation What do you love about your current outfit? I love how effortlessly this outfit came together…especially the rolled denims paired with booties. What’s your fave way to dress up denim? As of late, heels and fun statement jewelry seem to be the answer to just about any denim dilemma. What’s a good denim look for the office? A great jacket or blazer with the right boots are an easy default when I’m feeling like denim to work is the way to go. What’s the next big trend in denim that you’re just starting to hear about and see hints of? Two words: Frayed hems.