I’ve been drooling over the Paige Denim Polka Dot Verdugo Skinny Jeans for a couple of seasons now, but at $190 I just cannot justify the purchase. Consequently, I’ve been keeping my eye out for a much more budget friendly pair that fits well, which has been no easy task. While there have been plenty of retailers quick to produce polka dot jeans at a friendlier price point, it has been rather difficult for me to find a pair that I feel is worth the price.
Enter Old Navy and the Rockstar Super Skinny Jean line (sort of a ridiculous name, I know). I’ve indulged in a couple different colors from the line and have only one complaint: they do not run true to size and sizing is not consistent across colors. However, at $34.50, it’s a rather small complaint to have to try on any pair I might be interested in. Recently, Old Navy ran a $19 special on the Rockstar Skinnies, including the latest to the collection, the printed dot. As I couldn’t find the dotted pair in store, I decided to take a risk and order them online. As before, I went up a size and am happy to report they not only fit, but they fit really well and were well worth the $19!
The Old Navy pair is a smart move for those of you who still have a few trepidations about wearing such a quirky print because of the reasonable price point and because the print is so much smaller than the Paige Denim version. Both your wallet and any lingering doubts you may have about printed pants can afford to take a such a small risk! Continue to scroll through to see how I wore the Rockstar Printed-Dot Jeans on a recent date night!
I know prints can be nerve-racking because it is hard to figure out what to wear with them. Your safest bet is to choose a top or bottom that plays off the predominant color in the print. In this instance, the jeans are blue with a lighter blue dot, so I went with a light blue shirt that has a subtle dark blue plaid. Even though I am technically mixing patterns here with the dots and the plaid, it doesn’t veer into anything too crazy or too difficult for someone less daring with her fashion choices to pull off.
I love the way the gold in the belt and the shoes stands out against all the navy. The shimmery tones helps to add some dimension to the look and also help to add a little more femininity to a look that could read a bit boyish.
The ruffled collar is one of my favorite parts of this whole look; for those of you who find it a touch too whimsical, I promise it looks super adorable under a cardigan or blazer. It is an easy way to add a little fun to your work wardrobe without going overboard!
Style Notes: Gap shirt (fall 2012) / Gap cardigan (fall 2012; similar style) / Old Navy skinny jeans (fall 2012; purchased during a $19 promotion!) / J.Crew belt (gift from fellow Style Tutor, Kristy; winter 2011; similar style) / Cole Haan shoes via Last Chance (summer 2012) / Kate Spade bracelets (winter 2011 and summer 2012; purchased during a 30% off promotion)/ Michael Kors watch via Last Chance (spring 2012; similar style) /Kate Spade ring (fall 2011; similar style) / Loft earrings (birthday gift; fall 2012) / Kate Spade bag via Last Chance (summer 2012) / Loft Sunnies (summer 2012; similar style)