There are some trends that I jump on really quickly.
I actually believed that sentence when I wrote it, and as I sat and thought about the validity of it I realized I almost never jump on a trend right away. I wait until a year or two after it’s settled before I really dive in head first and act like it’s the best thing since sliced bread.
But as I’ve gotten older, I’m buying higher quality items that last a long time. Don’t get me wrong, there are still plenty of t-shirts from Target in my regular wardrobe, but my jeans–the things I wear almost every single day–are often, if not always, high end.
I bought some denim shorts from Madewell earlier this summer and LIVED in them. I lived in them I tell you. They were fantastic. I can’t wait to wear them next year.
So I decided it was time to try on some jeans because I needed a skinny pair that I could roll up over my new found love for Booties. See, again. . . very late on trends.
None of the washes on the table at the store struck a chord with me, but I did see some black denim on the sale table that I thought “yolo” and tried on in the fitting room. They were immediately purchased, along with a coordinating pair in not black denim in the same Alley Straight fit.
Then I went online and bought a pair of Skinny Skinny denim from Madewell — are you tired of this story yet? — and had it shipped to my house. I tried them on and thought they were a little tight but everyone has told me to size down in Madewell denim so I did!
And now, about 10 wears later, they are perfect. I’m paralyzed with fear about washing them, and I know that isn’t supposed to really happen a lot, but they got to that perfect stage where they don’t fall down but don’t feel too constraining either.
So check them out if you are on the fence, from a girl who wears Madewell denim almost every day lately.