This weekend, at the nameless downtown boutique where I slave a couple days a week, I was bombarded with the question, "Are skinny jeans over?" Our trend-obsessed buyers might have gone overboard on the wideleg trend, and they might have forgotten which season we're in. More than one confused shopper wondered how they were supposed to tuck the massive flares into their winter boots. I understand their frustration - while I treasure my high-waisted widelegs, and rocked them with massive platforms all summer/fall, I've found them impossible to transition into winter since I detest boots under jeans. When skinny jeans hit the states, shoppers groaned that they were too unflattering to have any real staying power. But their versatility has made them more than a passing trend, leaving a gap in the market for novelty denim ideas. Meanwhile, plenty of women seem to stick to the one style they feel works for them, buying multiple pairs of what looks and feels perfect instead of jumping onto the current denim bandwagon. It's not exactly the most exciting shopping method, but maybe looking good does sometimes trump looking "on trend". Are you still wearing your skinnies? Or have you fully embraced the trendiest denim out there?
This weekend, at the nameless downtown boutique where I slave a couple days a week, I was bombarded with the question, "Are skinny jeans over?" Our tr