Jean Genie – Timeless Classic

Another autumn, another new pair of jeans for me. They’re the genie of your wardrobe, granting every style wish for every occasion.

I don’t really follow fashion any more. I don’t know if it’s an age thing or maybe that there’s so much choice on the internet, that I no longer need to be held to ransom by high street shops and what they consider ‘fashionable’.

A pair of jeans is a staple garment. That’s me today. Mum of two, self-employed, still likes to go out on the town.

But I didn’t start wearing them until I was 19. When I was in my teens, everyone was wearing jeans and I was not one for following the pack. I favoured Andrew Ridgely over George Michael for goodness sake!

At Uni, I found a pair of grey faded Levi 501s in a charity shop. They were beautiful. I teamed them up with a gingham fitted shirt and leather jacket.  That was my look. I even wrote a song about my ‘Lucky Levis’ during my ‘I want to be PJ Harvey’ years. It was a watershed moment for my personal style. Mainly because I realised I didn’t have to embrace the traditional blue jeans culture – there was a whole world of denim to discover.

That’s why each autumn/ winter I hunt out a new pair, a different style to the year before. This year my hunting ground was JD Williams I was impressed by their range but also their online personal style advisor. You take a quiz about your body shape and style preferences and it throws out ensembles for you to consider. I’m quick picky but around 3 of the 5 outfits they showed popped off the screen at me.

I paired it up with this gorgeous wrap around jumper in my signature red. The outfit is incredibly versatile which, as a busy mum, is so important to me. I’ve worn it for walks on the beach, lunches out and business networking meetings.

Sticking with the red theme, I selected a second top to go with jeans, feeling it would flatter my rather large chest but also show off my slender legs.

I was kindly given these items to review by JD Williams. And my readers know I don’t write about stuff I don’t rate. If you’re stuck in a bit of a fashion rut for autumn/ winter I highly recommend trying their style advisor – it’s you’re own personal genie! Free with no obligation to buy a stitch of clothing.

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About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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