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Citizens of Humanity jeans (top) | J Brand jeans 

I want to talk about pant hems. Or more specifically, pant hem lengths. They are so commonly overlooked… and make such a BIG difference (seriously). It’s one of the best styling tips I know.

I recently had a reader ask about a favourite pair of J Brand jeans on Instagram. These are the jeans that I get the most compliments on and I honestly think it’s because of the length. The hem should hit at the slimmest part of your leg, about 1-1.5″ above your ankle. Sometimes I hem mine a bit longer and them roll them up for a bit of leeway with the length.

 I use this tailoring trick with both pants and skirts (both below the knee and mini; use the same “slimmest part” concept). I hope this tip is as helpful for you as it has been for me!

Happy Monday!



  1. Emily Jenny
    01.12.2015 / 1:13 pm

    Love this look and the commentary.

    Emily / Stilettobeats

  2. 01.13.2015 / 9:43 am

    I completely agree. It makes such a huge difference and looks especially fabulous with booties. Being 5’2 I always have this hem length problem!

  3. Amy
    01.14.2015 / 9:34 am

    Spot on! It truly makes all the difference in the world <3

    xo Amy

    Curated by Amy

    ps – I absolutely love your quote “kindness is always fashionable” at the top of your blog. It has to be one of my favourites 🙂 xo

  4. 01.14.2015 / 9:37 am

    Thank you Amy! I love the quote too 🙂

    • 02.13.2015 / 7:58 am

      Hah I’m so glad! It makes a big difference!

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