Two trends in jeans – distressed and high-waisted – have circled back in the last year or two, and I’ve been shying away from each of them. I feared that wearing the former would make me look like I was trying too hard to look young, and wearing the latter would make me look like I wasn’t trying hard enough to not look old. That seems like a poorly written sentence but trust me, it’s the best way to make the point. Does the SNL “Mom Jeans” skit come to mind for anyone else? A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to take a chance on some distressed denim and I ended up with this pair, which checked the box on both trends. It may be that both of them are fading from the fashion landscape in the near future (I don’t know that to be true, but that generally happens to a trend at the point at which I decide to hop on the bandwagon), but for the moment I feel relatively relevant. More on the purchase, and on the post title, below.
Peyton Jensen shirt | Citizens of Humanity jeans (now 20% off) | Banana Republic booties (extra 35% off today with code BRSHOP35) and sunglasses | Anthropologie earrings and bracelet | J Crew Necklace | Michael Kors watch | vintage Ferragamo purse