Sears Style: How to Style Junior Jeans for Adult Women


The idea of grown women shopping in the Juniors section of any department store sort of makes me cringe. Why you ask? If it was okay for women to wear teenagers clothing then there wouldn’t be a delineation of clothing type in my opinion. I have been know to be a hypocrite when it comes to certain things and today I proved myself wrong when it came to me, a grown women crossing over and shopping in the Juniors section of Sears.

I’m a skinny jean girl. I love skinny jeans, I like the ankles as narrow as they come and I would prefer them to be dark washed. I like what I like, and if it isn’t broke then don’t fix it. Well I was challenged to go into Sears and take a look at their current denim offerings and pick something out of my norm.

So I did some looking and searching and unfortunately in the adult section I didn’t find anything in the fit I wanted that particularly tickled my fancy. After walking around in circles I knew it was time to cross over the linoleum aisle and step foot into the land of Juniors *insert horror movie scream*

Surprisingly not only did I find some out of the box denim but the pricing was great. As I perused the aisles I wanted something a little different that I could possibly tone down and make appropriate for a grown woman to wear. After a couple of trips to the dressing room because I kept forgetting that Junior sizes don’t account for adult hips I finally decided to take home a Bongo pair of jeans with some distressing, rips, and contrast stitching. What drew my eye to them was the contrast in the stitch, second to the rips. After trying them on I was smitten with the length and how they kind of scrunched around my ankles.

When purchasing I made sure to get credit to my Shop Your Way account, which gives me credit for qualifying purchases. While I had credit available that I could’ve applied to my purchase I decided not to use them at this time.

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With fall coming I thought to style these and take photos on a 90 degree day with a blazer and blouse that picked up on the contrasting stitch going down the leg. Another issue I generally have with Juniors jeans are the embellishments on the bootay. I just don’t like the look, and of course these jeans had them. My fix will be making sure I wear a longer shirt to cover my rear. However it is my understanding if you are lacking in that area the pockets and embellishments can help you out…That MAY or may not have been proven true with me.

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Will I start frequenting the Juniors section you ask? Probably not but I will look there again for affordable jeans when I want to venture outside of the norm. Sears brought back memories with their Bongo display. I used to live in Bongo back in the day. Sears has an amazing selection of denim and based on what you are looking for don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. The upcoming season is very welcoming to different denim colors, and styles. Have fun with your fashion this season! Be sure to visit my Google + Album where I captured some of the additional amazing and affordable styles of denim available at Sears. I’ll definitely be going back!

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  1. I was so thrilled when I dropped enough baby weight to get back to shopping the juniors section. Clothing is the women’s section is just so much more expensive and this frugal mama ain’t got time for that. I definitely think that the blazer gives the outfit a more grown woman flare and polish.
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    1. It is expensive and can be plain depending on the store. I can see now there are many ways to make Juniors products appropriate for adult women. I won’t be so hesitant to venture over there in the future.

  2. Sears you say…….I must have read this wrong let me scroll back up *scrolling*
    I am surprised at sears their clothes normally suck. Love the jeans though I normally get my jeans from Jcpenny.
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    1. Yes! I suppose Sears is trying to step up to get with JcPenney. I love JcPenney but Sears prices are a little better. Here’s to hoping they get completely on the same level, it will be a no brainer at that point.

  3. Mimi, u did that!
    I have a confession…this past Monday I bought my 1st pair of skinny jeans from old navy & I am in love. AND they are not low waist! I have way too much junk for low waist! LOL I can’t wait to rock them with some pumps & a blazer for casual Fridays! LOL

    1. Love that now they are making them without the low waist. That was aggravation at its best. Yes honey, put those things on with a nice blouse and a blazer and you are ready to go and then you can rock those same jeans to the baseball field with a Tshirt and tennis shoes!

  4. Can not remember the last time I was at Sear. I think I needed some kind of power tool. These jeans look very cute on you. Who know Sears started selling good looking clothing.

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