Androgynous Chic and White Jeans

I recently obtained my first pair of white jeans. And I went for the skinny ones! It took me until I was in my 40’s to have the confidence to even try white jeans and I do admit that I was a little nervous wearing them, especially dealing with two young boys all day! But my white jeans and I both made it through the day in tact (although the boys were in day care for 4 hours of the day, so maybe that’s cheating!). I found these NYDJ white skinny jeans on the clearance rack at Burlington Coat Factory. I was not familiar with this brand, but was curious about it when they retailed for $108 (I paid $18). Their biggest claim is the “original slimming fit” and let me tell you, moms and midlife ladies, these jeans definitely hold in my child-bearing 40+ year old midsection. And they boost my very flat butt. And they are super stretchy without bagging. And, most importantly, they are incredibly comfortable! So, I am gaining more and more confidence every time I wear my white skinny jeans!

Lately, I have been loving the look of chambray with white denim, but my chambray shirt is not as fitted as I wanted with the white skinny jeans, so I opted for a pale blue tuxedo shirt that had a little stretch…and immediately I had an androgynous look on my hands. So I embraced the androgyny and styled my new short hair in a slicked back sort of do. I layered a solid white tank under the shirt so I could leave all but one of the buttons undone. Finally, I accessorized the look with cognac lace up wedge sandals, cognac belt and two strands of chunky beads in brown and cream tones…the shorter strand inside my shirt collar and the longer strand outside.

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Jeans: NYDJ from Burlington Coat Factory (I don’t know if these are the exact ones that I have, but I’m sure they are just as amazing!)
Shirt: Burlington Coat Factory (Similar here).
Tank: Merona Favorite Slub Tank from Target.
Sandals: Crown Vintage Addie Wedge Sandal from DSW.
Belt: Old Navy (No longer available, but similar here and here.)
Necklaces: Fort Drum Exchange (Similar here and here.)

Surprisingly, I felt super feminine wearing this completely androgynous look! Have you tried this style before? If so, how do you style it? Please share in the comments. And also please share about your favorite white jeans!

Keeping it on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

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  1. Cheesy Cheese

    You are a brave mom in those white jeans! Love the outfit!

  2. Yay for your first pair of white jeans! That’s amazing that you were able to keep them clean all day. I love how you styled them with the chambray shirt and lace up sandals!
    Jeans and a Teacup