If you are someone with hips like me, you may have found this straight leg/mom jean trend frustrating. I have tried pair after pair of straight leg jeans only to discover they just don’t flatter my figure. If you don’t have a curves, this may not be an issue for you – but for me personally, most pairs look like they add pounds and highlight that section. We all have insecurities, and that is one part of my body I do NOT like to draw attention to! For this reason, I’m not super adventurous with denim. I find silhouettes I like and stick to those!

I’d almost given up on the idea of straight leg jeans when I decided to give a new style a try by one of my favorite denim brands. Citizens of Humanity is the designer of my go-to skinny jean style – it’s this pair. They are so soft and comfortable, but most importantly are such a flattering wash and cut! I love them so much I bought a second pair in the exact same size/wash just as a backup. So with that said, I figured if anyone could cut a flattering straight leg shape for me it would probably be them. I saw this new pair by Citizens a couple weeks ago and thought I’d give it one more shot!

I’m SO glad I did too, because the fit of these jeans is PERFECT. They are insanely flattering for not being a fitted style, and the straight leg look + distressed hem add some edge to my otherwise polished skinny jean collection. I’ve been wearing these Charlotte jeans nonstop over the last week, with heels, sneakers, pointed-toe flats… they look so cute with everything! Needless to say I’m convert – finally, a straight leg style that is flattering for me!! After raving about them a bunch on Instastories a lot of the sizes sold out, but you can still shop them here and here. I’ll be sure to let you know if more sizes come back in stock! Some other pairs I’m considering trying from Citizens of Humanity include this, this and this. If you’re looking for a similar pair under $100, don’t miss these or these.

PS: This jacket is also a new purchase and I’m OBSESSED. The gold details are such a chic, luxe detail that elevate this casual layer. It’s true to size, but I’m wearing a medium so I can wear it over sweaters and scrunch up the sleeves comfortably!


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