Don’t call it a comeback!
Because we all saw them coming…
The ankle-length, high waist skinny, the
boyfriend perfectly-worn-in-and-loose-like-a-guy’s, and the crop flare.
To be honest, I don’t think any of these styles have ever been particularly easy to pull off – now, or when they first arrived on racks. But, as a connoisseur of denim, blue jeans specifically, there is no shape I won’t try.
The Crop Flare
Now, I found a pretty incredible pair last year when I was Upstate. Arguably too flared for most and vintage, of course, but I love them. And, when I saw the AC x AG pair, it felt like there was a solution for everyone. Here’s why: they are really more of a kick-flare if you will…. kind of like you had a pair of boot-cut jeans and cut them.
I’m not suggesting we all copy Drake’s look exactly, because how weird would it be if we were all walking around with striped stops and white fluffy dogs, like an episode from the Twilight Zone…. BUT…. maybe?!
The High Skinny
I was wary of a jean that was both skinny and stopped just above my ankle… Impossibly unflattering. Yet, the pair Tijana wears from Saint Laurent are (as many a fashion girl will attest to) the dream jean. High waisted and fitted so well I’d suggest a bed to lay on or a friend nearby to help get the zipper up.
I like this particular style for biking because, despite all my best efforts, a pant that sits at your natural waist is the only way to effortlessly glide across town without the fear of butt cleavage for all those behind you. They also make your behind look great – high and tight like you had been working to achieve said behind.
The shape we’ve come to call “boyfriend fit” – yet can’t seem to find an alternative to… (Relaxed?) I mean, what if I don’t have a boyfriend, whose jeans am I wearing then?! They were everywhere five years ago and, like most things, seem to be making their low-slung and washed-in way back into closets.
Best worn with heels – that’s the solution for keeping them feminine. Seriously, throw on your boyfriend’s old t-shirt too. Hell, spritz some of his cologne while you’re at it…. just don’t forget those painfully-delightful-height-extending-hard-to-walk-in heels. Just don’t expect to get a boyfriend while you wear them.
What we shouldn’t forget, though, is that you can always go back to your tried and true favorite, whatever it may be, even the dreaded 80s mom-jean…. because you know it will be back. Some way, some how – see you then!