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The Black Jeans

January 8th, 2015

The Perfect Black Jeans, MIHEspecially as I hit my late twenties, and now thirty, my focus has shifted towards building a classic wardrobe of pieces that I love, that I can wear for years, and that I know I’ll look and feel great in. And that was the inspiration behind our recently-launched Essential Pieces series that’s all about the way I really dress — not for instagram or for a styled shoot, but for real life when I’m meeting a friend for lunch, picking Phoebe up from preschool, or headed out for date night.The Perfect Black Jeans, MIH

The way it works is that I do the digging to find what I think is the best version out there right now (taking into consideration fit, material, quality, and value for the price), then show how I’m styling it. The goal is that, at the end of each season, I’ll have invested in a few beautiful pieces that will become part of my wardrobe for years to come. For today’s installment, I set my sites on finding the perfect pair of black jeans.The Perfect Black Jeans, MIH

Can you believe that I’ve actually never owned a pair of black jeans before? Crazy, I know, especially considering that I’ve always been a major denim girl and wear dark blues most days of the week during the fall and winter. I think I’d always associated black jeans with a rocker look (which isn’t really me), and only recently realized that, when styled differently, they can look sophisticated, sleek, and paired with a red lip and a little bedhead, perfectly capture that French woman je ne sais quoi.The Perfect Black Jeans, MIH

So what makes these Bodycon skinnies from MIH the perfect black jean? For starter’s, they’re made from the brand’s “power stretch” denim which holds you in, smoothes you out, and provides a sleek silhouette under even the thinnest silky tops. They’re a bit more high-waisted which feels modern, timeless, and grown-up. So far, I’ve worn them with a blazer and heels like I did here, as well as a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual weekend look, and both footwear choices worked perfectly with the jeans. Now that I’m a convert, I’d love to hear if all of you guys have a favorite pair of black jeans! Spill your sources, and Shop the Post below for details on everything else I’m wearing in these photos with the Bodycon skinnies.The Perfect Black Jeans, MIHcontributorByline_Temporary_WynnMyers

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17 Comments under :: The Black Jeans
  1. Kyla Currier says:

    This whole outfit is on point! I will definitely be checking these jeans out! I also love your blazer!

  2. Sarah Duffy says:

    Dying to recreate this look! So perfect and versatile. I just bought my first pair of MiH jeans and LOVE them, so i’ll have to check out the black bodycon jean for sure. Currently, though, I’m a JBrand loyalist, especially when it comes to skinny jeans. They don’t stretch out, they hold up if you have to wash them (eek!), and are just so comfortable for everyday wear and to even to dress up!

  3. kelsey says:

    these pants are great and so flattering!

  4. kristen says:

    Love this stylish look….keep noticing these sunglasses in recent posts and would like to know the… brand and name of them? Thanks!

  5. Tae says:

    Beautiful look! (Also I believe the expression is “je ne sais quoi” 😉

  6. My eye was drawn to the power navy wash of this pant as I practically live in my Joe’s pair.

  7. Chelsea S. says:

    I adore this outfit! Do you mind sharing the brand/style of sunglasses? Thank you!

    • Chelsea & Kristen — I absolutely LOVE these sunglasses, and actually lost them a couple weeks ago! 🙁 So bummed. Trying to remember the brand… I *think* they were Marc Jacobs, but not 100% sure. Crossing fingers that they pop up, and if so, I’ll confirm the brand and style! Thanks!!

  8. KiKiMac says:

    Love the blazer + pumps! I’m doing the same with my wardrobe as I get older. Ann Taylor has great black ponte knit pants that I’ve worn now for years. I’ll have to check out this brand.


  9. Gabby Davidson says:

    What a great look! Can you tell us where this beautiful blazer is from?

  10. jennabaksa says:

    I just love the black w/ camel combo…and the pop of red! eek! <3

  11. Jessie Broad says:

    At 22, I just invested in my first pair of black jeans and traded cheap shirts for some classy pieces. It is such a boost – I love the feeling a decent outfit can give us! Thank you for the great outfit inspiration 🙂

  12. Astonishing look!
    Casual but chic and elegant at the same time.
    Gorgeous mix and combination of elements.
    I love it.
    Consulente d’immagine

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