I recall a blog post some time ago about updating one's denim capsule (and I can't find it now). At the time, I didn't feel the need to do so myself. And then, recently, I did suddenly feel I wanted some new options in my jeans wardrobe. I've been keeping an eye out, especially for inexpensive options, and I brought home a few pairs the other day. I'm pretty sure at least one, and probably two, are keepers. But I'd like your opinions!

1st pair (1-3): cropped high-rise jeans with wide cuff (Pilcro, ultra-high-rise cuffed jeans). I liked them as soon as I put them on. These feel like "my" version of cropped wide-legs. (Though they are not wide-legs. eta--Correction: they are not VERY wide legs. Glad to hear Angie clarify that they are in fact wide-legs!)

2nd pair: High rise cream tapered-leg jeans (Levi's Wedgie Icon jeans). I am not wearing my white boyfriend jeans this summer, and I thought this would be a fun sort-of replacement, for a change. I recall reading about the "wedgie" jeans here on the forum and thinking, "thanks, NO!" But surprise: I like them on. Maybe they feel better than they look, though.

3rd pair (7-9): High-rise mint tapered-leg jeans (Levi's Wedgie Icon jeans). Same as above, but in mint color. I think these are going back. The color is pretty, but I don't feel it's really me. If the hue were a little more muted, I would be more comfortable with it. Also, this pair feels tighter than the cream pair, even though they are the same size. Not quite as comfy.

Potential 4th pair (not pictured, but included in finds): I also have another pair of jeans coming to me from Lucky, the Sweet straight-leg jeans, in a medium blue wash. They were on sale for a great price, and I ordered them with the thought of machine-embroidering them.

And, what I wore shopping (10-11): White straight leg jeans (Lucky, Sweet jean), taupe and white scroll-print cowl-neck top (made by me), taupe oxfords (Paul Green), espresso short knitted, quilted jacket (OSKA), taupe and cream bag (Fossil).

I appreciate any comments you may have on my jeans-update-on-a-budget!

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