During the fall, jeans and boots are a staple for me. In fact, jeans are typically a year-round staple for me. But in the last few months, I’ve added several pairs of pants to my closet that aren’t blue jeans, and found myself reaching for those more often than regular old jeans. I hardly recognize myself. 
So today let’s talk about some alternatives to blue jeans. With all the colored and patterned jeans out there, you can still feel comfortable while still trying something different. But since I always like to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new trends, I thought I’d try out a persha pant. I’ve only recently starting seeing people wearing these, and although I didn’t love them at first, they’ve really grown on me and I actually really love them now. They’re a perfect dress up with heels or dress down with sandals pant, and they’re super comfy.
I saw this pair from Bloomingdale’s recently and then found a nearly identical fabric at Jenny’s fabrics, so then I just had to make them. This pair was a total trial run since I hadn’t made a pair of pants since probably 1995 (literally), and had no clue if they would turn out or not, but I’m really thrilled with the end result. And now that I’ve done my trial run, I’m planning to make a few pairs for fall and make a full tutorial to go along with it. So stay tuned! 

pants: made by me
blouse: forever 21, similar, similar
necklace: inpink c/o
heels: kohls
bag: chicwish c/o

 Now go check out what Janssen and Landen are wearing instead of blue jeans this fall!


  1. Rhea says:

    Love, love, love this look. You look so stylish! Those pants look perfect!

  2. Ashley says:

    I love this collaboration, because I am definitely not a jeans person. I wear them….and have a few pairs that I actually like, but I really like the alternative that you all came up with. I can't believe you made this pants…so adorable!!

  3. Kimberly says:

    Your posts like this always make me want to learn to sew – those pants fit you like a glove!!

  4. Kotkedei says:

    This is GREAT!… love it, want it, need it 🙂 Looking forward to the tuto!

  5. chantel says:

    Great post! I need one on the alternatives to sweat pants :P. I'm hoping to graduate to jeans soon.

  6. Jenni says:

    Ok, seriously? You already whipped those pants up? SO dang cute! I love them!

  7. Madeline says:

    I can't believe you made these ! Awesome ! I love the pattern, these are so nice/ I am also a jeans addict and need to branch out !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  8. Leanne says:

    You did NOT just make a pair of pants. Those are amazing!! Oh man, you need to tell me all about them, I am in love!!

  9. Janssen says:

    These turned out really great! (Also, you've gotten a TON of mileage out of that shirt).

  10. stacy says:

    Love everything about this!! Adorable top, perfect pant, great accessorizing. Looking forward to your pants sewing tutorial, hinthintnudgenudge

  11. Adam says:

    That bag is amazing. No, I don't want one almost exactly like it just slightly more masculine in color…not at all…

  12. Agnes Mayer says:

    Those printed pants are fabulous. great job.


  13. Colby says:

    Wow love the pants!! I am so jealous you sew! And so well! Very impressed!!

  14. CE says:

    Very pretty and very soft look 🙂

  15. Kelly says:

    Those are SUPER awesome pants! I love alternates to blue jeans these days too. It's nice to have a little fun with your bottoms.

  16. I hope you're doing a tutorial!! I looooove these pants.

  17. Emily Beth says:

    You are darling my dear!

  18. Bethany says:

    I love these pants!!! You did a great job. I really do love seeing what you make.

  19. Those pants look great! I can't believe you made them! I have yet to jump on the patterned pants bandwagon. Maybe in spring?

    Exploring My Style

  20. De España says:

    Have you ever thought about making this series a link-up on your blog? It would be fun!

  21. Cailin says:

    These pants are amazing! Can't wait for the tutorial!!

  22. Sarah S. says:

    You MADE these pants! omg, you are amazing. Definitely looking forward to a tutorial (so I can "pretend" I might attempt to make them).

  23. karanoreen says:

    PU-LEAZE post a tutorial on how to make those fabulous pants! They look amazing, I must have them (but refuse to pay for a Theory pair).

  24. Jilly Gator says:

    Yes agree with the other comments about pants tutorial. Pretty pleassee ((:

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