Hands up if you hate shopping for jeans! Yep, I’m never alone on this quest. Whether tall or short, slim or curvy, straight size or extended, finding the perfect pair of jeans is always an epic task. It doesn’t matter whether you’re after the perfect pair of high-street straight-legs, a wide-leg silhouette or even some cargos, every person and every body has unique requirements. Which I why I have just generally avoided even buying jeans over the past couple of decades. I have a few (very old) trusty pairs that I do depend upon—a dark wash cropped kick-flare from MiH (a brand that is no longer around, but I really wish it), a mom jean from Boyish (quite good for petites) and some black skinnies from Mother (always such a comfy denim brand). But recently my “mum wardrobe”, as I like to call it, has been crying out for some casual staples to keep it going. I’m a dress-and-heels girl at the core but my original outfits pre-toddler just don’t cut it anymore and I have forced myself to relent and find some more laid-back items such as cosy knits, a puffer coat, chunky boots and—you guessed it—denim. Especially the kind of denim that can be worn with both flats and heels AND be stretchy enough to roll around on the floor while playing monster trucks. IYKYK.