At least, wearing the jeans.
What I wanted to say is I haven’t been wearing them, the jeans. For some reason my pants du jour have become the long forgotten in my wardrobe.
I have been walking out in black pants, leather pants or dresses. The jeans have been stuck in the back and relegated to memory. Strange how something I wore every day can suddenly lose it’s appeal.
Until now, fashion week and what those in the know are sporting have me re-focussed.
The jeans need to come to the front and I need to squeeze back into them again. Those boyfriends are mighty comfortable but it’s the slimmer fit to keep me in check. I need a re-look and that means a higher waist and a slightly wider leg; not a full on pyjama leg but not a total skinny. I want them to sit just above the ankles so they look equally as flash with the block heel of my boot or a pair of mules.
Jeans re-invent themselves over the decades but looking back there aren’t many styles we haven’t heard from before. Think Jean Shrimpton in the boot cut, patches and frays in the ’70s and what about Bardot in her skinny capris with high waist and white tee? Jean Seberg looked wonderful in the boyfriend and even darling Lucille Ball did a turn in those on Broadway.
I have done the search and I will admit finding the right pair of jeans is not my most loved job. Why is it the pulling up and fastening is so exhausting? That entire holding in is not only a morale buster but also extremely fatiguing. After trying on hundreds of pairs, ok slight exaggeration, but many I found what I was looking for.
Look no further; these three were by far my winners. xv
Back From The Black
images, jon kortajarena for donna karan