How do you do denim? Do you love it as much as I do? It’s the first thing I grab for in the morning and my most trusted clothing item. To me, a woman can be her sexiest in a great pair of jeans. Denim is colorblind and can make any woman, regardless of shape or size, feel attractive and seductive. Unfortunately, you don’t see that reflected in the pages of fashion magazines or on billboards. Not the denim part, but the ‘making women feel sexy at any shape‘ part. It is a sad fact that the fashion world is behind when it comes to inclusivity and body consciousness. While few designers today are actually inclusive, representation in ad campaigns remains minute. It’s upsetting because all women should see themselves reflected in the pages of a magazine. All women should feel empowered in what they wear, especially jeans.
You don’t have to be dolled up to be sexy. There’s nothing like the comfort and sexiness of denim, and you don’t need to be a size 2, 8 or 10 to pull it off.
I’m not going to lie, I shaded this trend for months. Just recently I practiced ‘New Year, New Me’, and sprung for a pair. (Full transparency: I was exchanging a pair of jeans that didn’t fit right, and the embroidered pair were the only ones in my size. I’m not sure if I would pay full retail for these.)
If you’re not quite keen statement jeans, fringe can be your friend. By placing some on the cuffs or along the trim, you can embrace the trend without doing too much.
Wide Leg Trouser
Bell bottoms on steroids! Unlike its 70’s muse, the fit is exaggerated throughout the legs. The kicker: a corset waist. I’m a fan of flared jeans, and even bell bottoms, but this one might be too much for me. Again, if you try this trend – tag me!
We haven’t seen a lot of color since the days of color-blocking, but deep indigo is making a comeback. Rich, vibrant blues are taking the place of denim staples, and rightfully so. In this social media-driven society, the rich color pops more than dull denim. (Side-note: That’s why it is especially important to invest in good denim and take care of it. It can last forever if you maintain it correctly).
Not Quite Skinny, Not Quite Straight
Even skinny jeans are finally getting a remix. The fit is just a bit more relaxed, and the cut not so tight. You’ve probably seen them paired with ankle boots lately, which can be easily transitioned into Spring.
Above the ankles or below the ankles? It seems like we can never make up our mind. This year pants are getting lower, but just a bit. Pro: It elongates your legs.
Think Clarissa Explains It All, Freaks & Geeks, and Can’t Hardly Wait. Anything acid wash, loose, distressed, or dramatic is pretty much okay.
What’s your favorite denim trend this year?
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