I never want to sound like the stereotypical Old Lady when discussing fashion trends (“tsk tsk, I wore those when I was seventeen”). I try to keep my eyes and mind open for all the lovely new styles that pass by. I try to adapt them to my own lifestlye, body type and budget. I’m reckoning you do the same, and that’s why you’re here.
For example: all the variations and permutations of jeans. Jeans are in style for ever and always, right? We’ve been wearing them since we were tots, and intend to wear them into the Assisted Living Facility (where the Muzak will likely be The Stones and Led Zep). I’ve worn every style of jean since I was old enough to choose, including these:
and, sadly, these:
Now I am most comfortable in a pair of straight legs or a pair of boot cuts. I have medium and dark denims, no light wash or distressed. The waists are slightly low-cut, so as to be comfortable and, I hope, stylish. I feel great when I wear these, and look forward here in Florida to the slightly cool days when I can add my boots and a blazer. Those days are few, of course!
My current favorite brands are Gap, Nine West, and believe it or not, Target. I’m a bit of a cheapskate so I eschew the high-end brands. Nothing wrong with loving pricey jeans, if they make you happy or fit you just right. You will get your price-per-wear out of them.
So – this year flares are back and they are red-hot, the mags say. I will pass on them because they skew a bit too young for my look. I also have proportionately shorter legs and flares do them no favors. I do love looking at them and appreciate the style. And they remind me (sorry, here comes the Old Lady) of an exciting time in my youth, when the world was spinning like a top and everything was possible for us. Here are some current flared jeans I find attractive, though not necassarily for me to wear:
What are your jean-loves? Will you wear the flare? Do you go high-end or budget for your denim? Care to share any jean history? : >