5 Days, 5 Ways: French Terry Jeans
We’re now two weeks out of No Jeans January, and I know I’ve already had the rubber band reaction of overdosing on denim after denying myself of it for so long. Of course, the reason we reach for jeans is because they are as easy to wear and always look good, but what if you could throw “feels like I’m wearing sweatpants” to that list as well?
Enter, the french terry jeans. French terry is soft to the touch, but reads as a chino once you put them on. Perfect for those Mondays (or Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays) where you don’t want to get dressed for work, but inevitably have to.
THE FRENCH TERRY JEANS: JBRAND, $198
French terry jeans give you the soft, comfortable feel of pajamas while still looking polished.
Jacket: Brooklyn Tailors, $309 | Shirt: Sid Mashburn, $150
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy, $198 | Watch: Uniform Wares, $700
Belt: Maximum Henry, $95 | Backpack: Want Les Essentiels, $495
Wear it well: Rock your french terry jeans like a pair of chinos for work.
Trench: Jack Spade, $498 | Shirt: Comme des Garçons Play, $290 | Boots: Helm, $495
Laces: Benjo’s, $8 | Glasses: Steven Alan Optical, $195 | Fragrance: Laboratory, $88
Wear it well: Mix your blacks and browns with pops of bright, hyperlink blue for a look that is thoughtful but not overwrought.
Sweater: Everlane, $145 | Jacket: J.Crew, $300 | Shoes: Wolverine 1883, $150
Socks: Pair of Thieves, $10 | Keytag: Various Keytags, $15 | Umbrella: Swims, $65
Wear it well: Brighten up a dreary day with orange accents and a loud camo print jacket.
Bomber: Cos, $225 | Tee: Jackthreads, $15 | Boots: Common Projects, $469
Cap: Cityshop, $47 | Watch: Shinola, $550 | Backpack: Fjallraven, $80
Wear it well: Washed out blues and pinks paired with gray say “spring is coming(!), but I know it’s still February.”
Denim Jacket: Levi’s, $88 | Tee: Armor Lux, $75 | Sneakers: PF Flyers, $70
Sunglasses: Warby Parker, $95 | Wallet: Maxx & Unicorn, $50
Scarf: The Hillside, $23
Wear it well: Use a printed accent piece (like this scarf) to shape the color story of your outfit.
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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.