Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Straight Leg Jeans

I recently made the pilgrimage to Buffalo to shop the Prabal Gurung diffusion line (Target is set to open very shortly here in Canada – but not soon enough!). With haul in cart, I had the revelation that I could not leave without a pair of loose-fit, straight leg, low-slung jeans. A devout wearer of almost exclusively skinny jeans (with a few super wide leg exceptions), this is a totally new fit for me; but coming across these well-known pics of Jenna Lyons, I realize that this is something that's been brewing for awhile. In each picture I was initially taken with her coat, then her shoes, but I realize that those perfect cropped jeans were the quiet piece that made each outfit so right. And so, a pair of Mossimo jeans ($28) crossed the border and into my closet and I cannot stop wearing them. They are not perfect, perhaps veering a little too close to boot leg territory, a little too loose... But for under $30 they are an ideal transition to a new silhouette. I'm not giving up skinny jeans any time soon but it's nice to have an option. And now that I'm comfortable, the search for the perfect pair begins.

Anya Georgijevic

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