I still don’t like jeans. I like denim jackets, denim vests, denim shorts, denim shirts, and denim skirts, but I don’t like denim pants. In fact, I only own five pairs of jeans and I rarely wear them.
I finally got rid of my jeggings and my expensive skinnies (Paige Skyline) because they got too saggy, too fast. Now, I have three pairs of skinny jeans from Old Navy, two blue and one black. They are all the same size and all the Sweetheart fit, but one pair (blue) is “short” and two pairs (one blue and one black) is “petite.” Short was only available in store (where I bought the first pair) and petite was only available online. Unfortunately, petite is not just shorter in the leg, but also in the rise. To further add to the sizing issues, the black pair feels a full size smaller than my two blue pairs. I don’t really like any of them. The blue pairs are saggy now that they’ve been washed a few times and all three pairs are way too roomy at the ankle.
I can’t tell the two blue pairs apart in pictures (even though one is petite and one is short), so I only pictured one of them.
These are also from Old Navy and I don’t feel cute in them. I mostly wear them to the dog park and agility.
My only other pair of jeans is a bootcut pair by (now-defunct) Canadian brand M. They are truly the best jeans I own, but the tailor hemmed them a tad too short for my liking.
That’s it. I find jeans uncomfortable, difficult to fit, and unflattering. I doubt I’ll ever be one of those “jeans with everything” girls, but who knows what the future may bring. For now, I much prefer a pair of leggings or fleece pants.
Over to you. How many pairs do you own? How many do you wear? How many do you truly love?
This post is an updated version of Denim Wardrobe, originally published 10/19/2008 at whatiwore2day.blogspot.com/2008/10/denim-wardrobe.html