When I heard about the videos going around with Gen Z telling Millennials their skinny jeans and side parts were out of style I rolled my eyes. Tale as old as time is one generation calling another generation grandmas. What surprised me was the reaction to the post. Women from everywhere were saying, you can pry my skinny jeans from my cold dead hands. All of the hoopla made me giggle because I can vividly remember the uproar from the generation above me when skinny jeans first came out. “There is no way we are wearing those they are only for women with no hips and no curves.”
I posted about this on Instagram when people were first talking about it. I do love skinny jeans and I continue to wear them. In my opinion jeans are really about your body type and picking the right fit is more about your shape than the trend but it was just interesting to me how fired up people were about it. Why do we cling to specific trends from our generation?
Some truth about skinny jeans.
Let’s establish this. Skinny jeans aren’t bad and I don’t think they are out of style. That being said I do think it is good to try new things but here are a few reasons why I think they won’t be going anywhere any time soon.
- Skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple. After being around as long as they have skinny jeans have worked themselves into the category of being a wardrobe staple. Much like a shift dress they are an item that will be in style even when they are out of style.
- Skinny jeans will also be the denim of choice for wearing with long boots.
- Skinny jeans are versatile. You can wear them to work with a blazer, to brunch with a flat and flowy top or to dinner with a heel and sequins. They will work with just about any outfit you have.
- Skinny jeans are a universally flattering look for a variety of shapes and also heights.
- Skinny jeans will always highlight your shoes.
So what is “Trending” in jean style currently?
First of all there tons of jean styles. We decode them all in this post. There are a few different styles that are gaining a lot of popularity. Mom Jeans, raw hem, bootcut, wide leg and high rise, just to name a few.
For this post I am linking all Old Navy Jeans and I will tell you why. I feel like Old Navy currently offers one of the most wide-variety line of jeans. Not only as they offering different styles they are also offering three lengths in almost every size in addition to their expansive plus size collection. They are also offering pictures of models in a variety of sizes to showcase the jeans online. I have tried a lot of different jeans over the years and I always end up at Old Navy. The price point is also spot on.
What jean style worked for me and what didn’t.
I wanted to try a few different styles. I ordered a extra high waist, wide leg jean and also a mid rise, boot cut jean. To my surprise I really liked the high rise jean. My friend Kayla has been preaching to me for years about high rise jeans and I always said I didn’t like them because they pressed on my ribs. I don’t know what it was about this pair but I really loved them. What I didn’t love was the length. The wide leg jeans just felt like they needed to be cropped. Luckily the pair I bought was a raw hem so I just cut them with scissors and they are perfect,
What I didn’t like. The boot cut jeans were cute but I felt like they needed a heel to look their best. I am not wearing heels a lot so they didn’t seem practical. I may look at them again in the fall when I am wearing boots again.
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