in those jeans.

Denim Jeans would have to be the quintessential wardrobe staple. I don’t think there is anything more satisfying than finding the perfect pair, even if that means a bit of a bed wriggle battle with the zipper in the first few wears (and every wear after a good wash).

So, what makes a pair of jeans such a staple? I think Yves Saint Laurent sums it up pretty well with this quote:

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
— Yves Saint Laurent

When I was younger I worked in a store that specialised in jeans. I stood around walls and walls of every size, shape, colour and style and learnt a few tips on the way:

1.)  Most jeans will stretch about half a size after wearing them, so even though you may feel like a stuffed turkey when you leave the store, this should abate in due course.

2.) I once heard a fellow shop assistant telling a customer to place their jeans in the freezer instead of washing them to maintain both the colour and fit (I kid you not). Now, if you read my post on white (here) you would know that I had to choose to ignore this tip - While freezing theoretically gets rid of any bacteria it will not get rid of any stains, you would therefore need to be someone who never spills anything on themselves for this to work and I am not one of those people. Plus I'm not really sure about the thought of frozen jeans?!

3.) If you do decide to ignore number 2 (like me) and actually wash your jeans in (gasp!) a washing machine – turn them inside out to help maintain their colour.

Yves Saint Laurent is right - Denim jeans certainly create a sex appeal that's effortless in nature. If they're not already a key item in your wardrobe it's time to jump back on the jean bandwagon.