wearing: Gap jeans | Monrow t-shirt | Matt Bernson Love Sandals | Jas M.B. bag | Dannijo necklace
I know I’m going to hate myself this afternoon for wearing jeans, but I’m going to wear them anyway. I’ll just try to stay in air conditioning as much as possible.
I spent an hour this morning trying on all my old jeans that I haven’t been able to fit into for several years. The good news is they fit me now, but I feel like a lot of the styles are so dated. I know a basic bootcut doesn’t ever go “out of style” and my favorite bootcut jeans are by James, but I still feel like they make me look like I’m stuck in 2005. I also have a great pair of J Brand flared black jeans that barely fit me when I bought them. I really love them, and they look amazing on me, but I don’t wear black jeans very often. Of course I have my new Madewell widelegger jeans, which are much thinner denim, but I wanted to wear flats today…
Then, I have two other pairs of J Brands I got via Rue La La for CHEAP that I can fit into now, but again, one pair is black, and it’s a wide-leg style and the other pair is a nice blue denim, also wide leg. I’m definitely going to get the blue denim pair hemmed, but am thinking about selling the new black pair.
I’ve always tried to just wear what flatters my figure, and flared or wide-leg jeans are THE BEST style for me – well, also bootcut – but I really long to be able to wear a nice straight jean that comes right to my ankle. These Gap jeans are kind of like that when I roll them up a bit, but I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to really find a pair like that which flatters my bottom-heavy body. And it makes me sad, because I have a fabulous pair of Dieppa Restreppo loafers I’m DYING to wear and they really need an ankle-length pair of jeans. I guess this Gap pair I’m wearing will kind of work for that, but the fit isn’t great.
What are your favorite jeans right now? Do you worry about looking dated? or do you wear what you love?