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Wary of crisscrossed denim? This is your sign not to be

Jeans and shorts are essential in every closet – they pair well with t-shirts, flannels, button-ups, halter tops; just about anything, to be frank. I myself am a proud owner of skinnies, straight legs, boot cuts, flared, girlfriend, and boyfriend jeans. However, I have been quite wary of the newest trend in jeans: the crisscrossed jeans.

Although these look very fashionable and wearable as they can be worn with just about any top that would allow the waistband to be appreciated, I was not entirely convinced that they would be comfortable. Because, despite celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Hailey Bieber wearing them every other day or week, they looked odd in terms of fit.

Boy, was I wrong.

In shopping, I found myself stealing glances at some dark-washed crisscrossed jeans and I flirted with the idea of trying them on. I kept thinking about it as I made my rounds through the store, but alas, I fell into the trap and snagged a pair to try on. I was enthralled by the way they fit on my body – they were not entirely snug or loose, the waistband did not feel uncomfortable, despite my preconceptions, and they served for a very laid-back look: just what anyone would want to go for during the hot, summer months.

The point of the crisscrossed design is to allow for the unique waistband to be displayed; therefore, the use of a cropped top of any sort is necessary to exhibit the cut of the jeans. I would also recommend using a blazer if going for the cropped top. For these jeans, people can also opt for using a slim bodysuit or tank top in order for the top to be tucked into the jeans, or alternatively, find a loose-fitting, waist-skimming blouse. People can also top off the look with cute sandals, sneakers, or chunky heels.

Keep an eye out for these jeans, which come highly recommended, whether you want faded washes with antique character, dark-rinse denim for an air of refinement, or torn details for an edgy counterpoint to moralistic items.

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