I am guilty, I own a fair few pair of jeans.
There are my favourites, a pair of J Brand, high-waisted, bell legged that feel like heaven every time I put them on. The first pair of skinny jeans I bought about a year ago, red! I searched everywhere for them. I could find deep red but I wanted fire-engine. Now they are bog standard and everywhere. I even have a pair that I bought as my way of trying to work the sweet girlie colours into my wardrobe that just aren’t doing it for me. I’m thinking I’ll try transforming this pair…but that will be another post. Then there are the black ones, white, burnt orange (still obsessed and had to have them because they remind me of that other pair I have told you about), and a pair of dark denim skinny.
Yeap, think that about covers it!
The J Brand bell-bottoms are my all time favourite. The last time I felt this good in a pair of jeans it was the 80s and I had a pair of Jordache jeans that I wore until they literally fell apart. I ordered the J Brands from Shopbob.com. I had seen them on any number of celebs in countless fashion magazines and it was love at first sight. I’m telling you, when I put these jeans on for the first time I was sure they had been made with magic threads! I felt taller, skinny and just plain cool! If I could have these jeans in every colour, I would stop wearing all others.
A high-waisted jean is great for those of us who, 1) have a high waist naturally and 2) who are old enough to realise that hip-huggers or low-rise jeans should just be called muffin top jeans. And really, no one needs to see that!
My only fashion regret in my current position of employment is that I can’t wear jeans to work. At least not the standard blue kind. Which means not my favs. However, I do push the no jeans thing. For years when the dress code called for black pants, I wore black jeans. I got called on it once but was more than happy to show them that in the dress code it mearly stated black pants and what I was wearing was both black and pants! Now that my role in the hospital is slightly different, I get away with wearing jeans by wearing coloured skinny jeans, often with a cardigan or jacket to make it more acceptable to those further up the chain of command.
Occaisionally, when I’m really pushing the boundries, I wear a denim shirt! But I’m really not that brave, because I match it up with far more classic items. Kind of like hiding veggies from the kids by mixing it in with other things.
Well, time to go pull a few things out of the wardrobe and see what I can put together. There will be plenty of options…think we might do one set of standard denim and one set coloured. What do you think? Does that work for you?
- Denim Splash (teenclique.com)
- Denim Review: Joe’s Jeans The Skinny in Geranium (denimblog.com)
- Bright Denim Jeans for Spring (bechicmag.com)
- Buying The Right Style Jeans for 2012 (ohlalamag.com)