The Denim that Every Girl Needs

If you haven’t caught on already, my style is all about being comfortable and functional.Grana Turkish Denim Jeans
I’ve had a love-hate relationship with skinny jeans for as long as I can remember. Let’s face it, they don’t scream first class comfort and if you don’t have the right type of denim you’re left with either accentuated curves in all the wrong places or unflattering muffin tops or worse – both. It took me months before I found a pair of acceptable skinny jeans that wasn’t – saggy on the toosh, fitted enough around the calf but not so fitted that it smothers your thighs or pancakes your rear and had the pocket placements in just the right places to give you the illusion of those voluptuous Kimmy K curves. #FirstWorldGirlProblems ya feel?

I turned my back on skinnies the minute oversized mom jeans started flooding the streetstyle scene and my body and self-esteem thanked me for it. No more agonizing leg sessions at the gym in hopes of widening that elusive thigh gap that all girls wish they had but will often begrudgingly forgo for a half dozen donuts. No more standing in the middle of fitting rooms scrutinizing how your legs look like wrapped meat loafs and devising the best course of action to conceal them on your next date.

When I found out that Grana was bringing out their new line of Turkish denim jeans I was a little concerned; the quality was without a doubt going to be perfection but what about the fit? With my 27th birthday recently passing, I’m noticing how increasingly hard it is for me to get away with my bad dietary habits and sporadic urges to exercise once every month. You’re probably rolling your eyes thinking how self-absorbed and vain this girl is for thinking that she looked fat in fitted jeans but I assure you it’s quite the contrary.

Grana Turkish Denim Jeans   Grana Turkish Denim

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is something I’ve always felt strongly about and what you wear can contribute immensely to your confidence. Imagine my surprise when I pulled on these new khaki denim babies to find a flattering and comfortable fit.
Grana Turkish Denim StreetstyleBalancing out your outfit is key to nailing the look and if you’ve got a pair of jeans that fit like a glove then your top half should be the reverse. I’ve gone with two slightly varied looks for different occasions – relaxed and street versus smart casual. The colours in the collection have easy wearability and of course my favourite is khaki (surprise, surprise).

3 Ways to Make Skinny Jeans Flattering for your Body

  1. Layer Up Top – either an oversized boyfriend blazer over a loose fitted tee or perhaps a duster coat will generally elongate your body and take the emphasis away from any unflattering lines skinny jeans can create. To elevate your outfit for an effortless transition from day to night, try wearing a formal dress on top to juxtapose the two. Oversized cardigans also work too when you’re wanting comfort but also finesse to your look.
  2. Avoid Unflattering Shades or Jeans with Too Much Whiskering – the obvious is to go for the darker denim washes but if you do fancy a light wash denim then try to avoid the ones with whiskering around the thighs or fading in these areas because let’s face it, we want to divert attention away from them.
    Grana Turkish Denim Jeans
  3. Experiment with Different Shoes – try different boots for different silhouettes and cuts for your jeans. Ankle boots are perfect for cropped jeans to show off your ankles or alternatively try sneakers with cropped jeans for day-to-day wearability.

Try out their denim for yourself and let me know your thoughts guys! of course, as a treat for all you lovely readers – enter ‘HELENxGRANA‘ at checkout to receive 10% discount and free shipping. 




Helen Chik is a Sydney based fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle digital content creator and influencer sharing everything from unique style to her adventures around the world through her rainbow tinted lenses.

  • Finding the right pair of skinny jeans can take years! I found a pair I love at banana republic and they just seem to fit me perfectly…and that took about nine years to find =o)

  • Christine

    I totally and completely understand your struggle. I used to live in skinny jeans but ever since boyfriend and mom jeans came into the picture, it has been hard for me to go back to the tight fitting, uncomfortable skinny style. These jeans however look super comfy and they are so flattering. I love the color and the fit is perfect. We have the same body type albeit you have no muffin top at all whatsoever, so I will have to look into Grana! xoxo, Christine

  • I love Grana! And it’s so hard to find the perfect jeans! My husband currently hates the mom jeans trend LOL!

  • OMG these totally fit like a glove!
    Enjoyed so much reading this post because I feel like you get me hahaha I love skinny jeans too but I’m not necessarily ‘skinny skinny’ so I always add an oversized laser or duster to cover my latina behind hahaha
    I love your style and these photos! Definitely checking out Grana! I need some jeans for Spring, preferably if they fit likes yours!
    Thanks for sharing babe

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Oh dear, do I ever know the agony of not feeling comfortable in your body, no matter what others are saying (as I say you look amazing even in skinnies). That’s why it’s so important to find the right fit for you and I’m glad you found a pair that really make you feel comfortable AND look good on top of that.

  • Candace

    Grana ia a brand I’ve heard so much about, but have never taken the opportunity to check out. The jeans you’re wearing just look so comfortable and stretchy. I can imagine wearing these all year long!

  • These look so good! I’ve not heard of this brand before but definitely need to check them out! I love Skinny Jeans/ Jeggings, they’re the only jeans I own and wear in so many colours!

    Ellie |

  • Kelly Alex

    ALways looking for a great new denim company so we will have to check them out! Almost everything we own is skinny jeans!

  • Hey Helen,
    I am sooo picky with Jeans.. I always prefer to wear comfy ones, never heard about Grana, but loved how your Khaki Looks on you:) I can see that it’s very Good Quality:)
    And Khaki is one of my Fav color:)
    Will check out now Grana, Thank you for showing this Brand;)
    Love Kisses
    Happy Day
    Open Kloset By Karina

  • Amanda Smith

    Okay! I SO want to try a pair of there new jeans! Everything from them that I have are key pieces in my wardrobe! I feel you on the skinny jeans! I’m all about a mom jean too! I’m really into the look of high waisted but when I sit they are MORE than uncomfortable! I have a feeling that these Grana jeans fit perfect and are the epitome of style and comfort! The tips you include are perfect and I’m really a fan of layering up top!

    Manda |


    Very nice to heard again about this brand. Like how fit like a gloves and you can feel extremely comfy and fit all day. So, no stress haha

  • Lisa Mao

    These are great tips for how to make your skinny jeans look flattering! It’s not hard to admit that everyone has their fat days, and we all need something to feel a little more covered up. Skinny jeans just show everything and sometimes its just not flattering . I agree that I always wear an oversized top on days like these. Surprisingly I was never a fan of skinny jeans until I saw this celeb wear it and they look so fabulous I decided to switch my entire Jean wardrobe to skinny jeans. Never looked back since haha


  • I don’t understand why girls always worry about their legs. I have never even one bit disregard my legs looking like a meatloaf. But maybe some girls are feeling like this because of what the media shows us. It’s so horrible and sad at the same time. Cheers to girls like you Helen! anyay about skinny jeans. I was never into wearing them till I moved to Canada because of the cold. I like the skinny jeans because they feel like second skin to me. I find the mommy jeans to heavy and hard to maneuver. I know im weird lol. I love how you gave us tips and I should try them sometime.


  • LOL you’ve just describe me exactly to the tee when I read the agonizing about legs yet turned to half a dozen donut for comfort instead. I think there is a good pair of denim for everyone no matter it is skinny or mom or even boyfriend I personally like the skinny because I’m petite and short, some times the mom jeans tend to be too baggy, but the right ones are perfect and so comfortable. Love the Grana one you have on, the color is so unique, it reminded me of a pair of utility skinny I have from J Brand.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Haha yes skinny jeans can be a struggle to find one that flatters your body! Loving the army green colour of yours babe! And also obsessing over your outfit with the sneakers and striped blazer- so chic!! Great tips! – Mitra xo

  • Paige Strand

    Way to go! Wear what is comfortable and not what is only going to last a few seasons anyway. Love your angle on this topic

  • I must say, I was so happy with the skinny Jean trend and happier that it’s hear to stay. You are so on point with the styling tips!

  • I must say, jeans are staple pieces in our closet. Finding the right one that fit us perfectly and make us feel good about our body can be tough. I love your tips on wearing skinny jeans Helen–very helpful! Great post. xx

  • I fell in love with these olive green jeans when I saw them on your Instagram! They look super comfy and fit you so well Helen! I love how you styled it too 🙂 that bomber is to die for xoxo, sharon

  • Jeans can be so hit or miss, but I also love Grana! Thanks for these tips on finding the perfect pair!

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