It’s in the air for a while now. Vogue and other fashion related sites, experts and critics say skinny jeans are slowly dying after their long lasting reign and our new jeans should be looser, better quality and long lasting. But are they really dying? I’m not so sure.
The one and only Jane Birkin from the 70s.
Yes, I see the new trends everywhere. Somehow everybody wants retro, we have 70s, 80s and 90s trends right now everywhere. It’s bit like the old saying: in former days everything was better. Of course there’s nothing new under the sun and fashion trends come back over and over again but now we have a strong mix of all of them. A small detail from here and and other detail from there. And we love it because we can feel that sweet feeling of nostalgia.
True 80s style and Beverly Hills 90210 from the 90s
But it’s not just nostalgia. There’s an other trend and other massage getting stronger. Being conscious about what we buy, what we wear and what we throw away. There are never ending stories about high consumption and its effects, pollution, destroying or environment, sweatshops and endless waisting while in other countries people are starving.
And the new massage is slowly reaching everybody. Buy less, better quality, recycle, reuse, declutter your life and give away your unused stuff. Be conscious about your life, your environment and other people. And this’s is a nice and practical massage what you can’t and won’t argue with (and there’s no need for that). We have to be conscious. Full stop.
But then again the message what we get is mixed. On one hand we hear about being conscious of everything because it’s good for everybody while on the other hand economy has to roll, has to grow. All the time. So yes, consume less, but wait for a minute, just buy this on more thing because it’s the latest trend, it’s organic, it’s vintage, it’s shiny, new and cheap. Or not. Nevertheless, you need it, you deserve it. Trends are changing from less to more and vice versa. If we want to follow it we have to spend because we deserve it, don’t we?
And dying skinny jeans are definitely part of this process. They’re so yesterday honey. You should buy this vintage(!) or vintage look a like stuff for 200 – 1000 quid. Oooo…really? Should I? Definitely.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m guilty as charged as well because trends affect me, I have no doubt, but at least I’m aware of it, trying to do against it and I don’t let them make me fool. Because sometimes I can feel exactly this.
And no, I don’t have any problem with vintage stuff or people who buy them. And I could totally justify it if A, I had the money or/and B, I wore it all the time. But I cannot do either of these. Ok, maybe the second option but dammit, I still don’t have the money.
So one (new) pair of jeans from TopShop or ASOS for 35-40 will be just fine. Because I won’t wear it less and it won’t break after a couple of use. And if trend is changing (and skinnies will come back for example) I could put/give away those too.
Most important things I’ve learned during years that:
- I always check quality. I won’t buy something just because it’s cheap.
- If I can save the money and can’t stop thinking on it, I’ll buy it. If I cannot save the money it’s definitely not so important. For example I’d like to buy designer bags/clothes/shoes but it’s too much effort (time, money, abstinence) what doesn’t worth and there’re more important things than designer (or normal) stuff.
- I rather spend money on classics and what suit me and I won’t get rid of them.
- If I am too weak and make a mistake or it doesn’t fit, I’ll return or sell or give it away.
The one and only Kate Moss from the 2000s.
And no, I won’t get rid off my skinnies just because they’re not so trendy anymore. Why? Because they’re comfy, practical and verstile. They’re good with whatever shoes I want to wear and they’re still the best with a big, chunky jumpers. And I’m a jeans kinda girl but I cannot/don’t want to wear mom/straight/vintage jeans all the time and why should I? I can wear one of them on day A the other one on day B. Problem’s solved.
But this is just me. Let’s see others:
- There’re celebs like Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whitley or Olivia Palermo and others who wear skinny jeans all the time. They didn’t get the memo or what?
- I remember I read an article about dying skinnies and I as I’m a curious person I checked the comments too. Oh boy, people were mad. I mean really mad. They’re obviously not ready for let skinnies go and honestly they don’t have to be.
Wearing straight (Pernille Tesibaek) and skinny jeans (Maja Wyh) can be equally stylish.
So are skinnies dead? No, definitely not. Are they over the peak? Yes, they are but that means nothing or not much. Yes, it means one thing, we have more options to choose from: skinnies/straight/mom/flare/boyfriend/wide leg. That’s a nice selection and everybody should pick those one which suit them best. After all being true to your style is the most important for an individual, doesn’t it?
What do you think? Skinny jeans or something else? Or both?
Featured image is via rappler.com.