These pants are probably one of my most exciting and most risky closet additions for the fall.
I was spending time browsing Backtalk several weeks back, with the idea of wide leg pants rolling faintly around my mind, when I spotted these on their very curated racks. I fell in love with them as soon as I tried them on, even though they were probably the most daring thing I’d tried on in awhile. I liked them so much I almost impulse-purchased them on the spot. But then I remembered my self-control and walked away. However, I immediately began overthinking whether I needed them in my closet or not.
too much some analyzing, I determined they made many outfits with what is already in my closet, and I pulled the trigger about a week later. I ended up ordering them straight from the designer, to get them in a slightly darker denim color.
Now, who’s going to make fun of me for wearing them everyday? Though they are stretching me outside my comfort zone, they feel like home everytime I put them on.
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This is the beginning of the end of skinny jeans. (For me at least.)
This denim-silhouette-shakeup has been a long time coming (speaking broadly now). Skinny jeans may have ruled for the last decade or more, but everywhere I look now, it’s straight leg crops, demi boot cut crops, flares, wide leg galore.
I think some of it has to do with the waning interest in wearing boots over jeans. Without that visual weight at the bottom, sometimes skinny jeans can start to look unbalanced. A little outturn at the hem of a pant (like this or this) can create instant balance to a look.
What do you think? Do you think it’s the end of skinny ruling the roost?
Cheers to the weekend!