We’re not talking about those dreadful feelings when summer wanes and the call of the school bell begins to ring. We’re talking about the doses of denim required to survive the fast approaching fall season! We’re talking denim; how it’s made, how to wear it and why we love it so much.

If you don’t already know the secret to the goodness that is a pair of Citizens of Humanity jeans, please give this video a look, you will be astounded by the craftsmanship and love put into their denim.


CITIZENS WOMAN from Citizens of Humanity on Vimeo.

Now that we’re getting serious, let’s talk about what pair is right for you!

If you happen to have an hourglass shape, draw attention to the smallest part of your body–your waist- with a high-rise jean with minimal stretch. Opt for a wash with subtle highlights that will slim and flatter your shape as well!

For more square shaped figures, you can create more shape in a vintage-cut denim with a high rise and tapered leg in non-stretch denim. This style looks great in pale, washed-out hues to make them seem more authentically vintage.

A kick flare looks great on all body types, but they are particularly flattering for curvy shapes. The flare should begin from above the knee to balance out larger hips and bottoms. Look for a high rise that will slim and flatten the tummy. Worn with heels, the flare is leg-elongating and almost completely transformative. Everyone should own a pair.

If curves are a big concern, look for denim with fit technology—they’ll work harder for your shape, holding in lumps and bumps and smoothing you out in all the right places. They will also keep their shape wear after wear. Dark washes like a deep indigo or black are always the most flattering.

For petite shapes, cropped, straight-fit jeans with a slightly fluted hem opening have the perfect amount of kick to flatter all body shapes.

Though it can’t be described as “fun” with the right help, shopping for denim can be a good experience! Let us help you find the right pair for your back to school blues.