Jeans: Gap 'Sexy Boot' (Sold Out, but Similar HERE) // Turtleneck: Thrifted (Similar HERE) // Jacket: Saks Fifth Avenue (Thrifted) (Similar HERE) // Scarf: Zara 'Checked Scarf' // Boots: Jeffrey Campbell // Belt: Thrifted // Bag: J Crew Biennial Satchel (Sold Out, but Similar HERE) // Sunglasses: Spitfire 'Coco' (Available at Asos, and ON SALE!)
It's been nearly a decade since I bought my first pair of skinny jeans. A decade, people - A DECADE. If change is the only constant in our universe, does it not make sense to assume skinny jean obsession will eventually give way to preference for a new style? Has that day arrived? I, for one, feel inundated with fashion articles talking about skinnies as yesterday's jean du jour.
Wanting to get a practical read on the idea, I asked a room full of women how they feel about their skinny jeans and the possibility of them going 'out'. 'That's all I wear,' said one. 'They go with everything,' said another. 'Are you effing kidding me? Skinnies are classic and will NEVER DIE,' said the most passionate of the bunch. If someone asked me my thoughts, I'd say I never felt totally comfortable with them to begin with. They redrew my body and overly accentuated my pear shape. Some even seemed a bit mom-ish! (I have noted how strange then that my current jean collection is of mostly tapered shapes.) Evolve or die, I suppose.
Hearing skinny jeans might be on their way out inspired me to visit (and revisit) other styles of denim in my closet. I tried my old boot-cuts and boyfriend jeans. I even tried 'mom jeans': fashion's latest demonstration of all-things-old-are-new-again. (Those were terrible and all photographic evidence was destroyed). But there were some that made the cut. Stay with me throughout the week to see what survived this week's 'NO SKINNIES' experiment.
First up is the always sexy Lowrise Bootcut. I know my husband was happy to see me in these again! I stopped wearing this style for a few years because they didn't feel 'current' enough for my fashion sensibilities. But the day I tried these again, I felt sexy but relaxed, womanly but fresh. I actually got online and started looking for more colors to add to my denim collection. Perhaps a white pair, yes?!
My advice on styling them for 2015? Keep the shoe chunky and round (no pointed toe or single soled pumps allowed!) and wear a trendy accessory (like this oversized scarf in a modern windowpane pattern).
So what do you think? Could you be lured away from your skinny jeans? Do you need no excuse to try a different style? Hit me up - I'd love to hear your thoughts about fashion phenomenon; THE SKINNY JEAN.
And as ever, thank you for stopping by!