I don’t know if you guys noticed, but I never wear jeans. It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been blogging for more than two years and I barely featured any denim. I can’t even explain why! Jeans don’t really feel comfortable for me. Moreover, I believe that denim relates to the realm of casual Fridays.
While I do not like wearing jeans personally, I love how other girls are able to pull them off! Looking at my favorite blogger posts, I feel that their jeans don’t look like jeans at all. Those are just chic and elegant pants! In opposition, any type of denim that I put on my body looks like… denim!
People say that your perception of beauty and style builds throughout your entire life and sometimes we should search for answers in the times of your style development. Looking back at my upbringing in Russia, I sort of understand where the root of my jeans situation is coming from.
I attended a very strict middle school with a mandatory business attire dress code where jeans were a taboo. In fact, the dean of my school stayed at the entrance of the building himself, checking every single morning if students were trying to enter the building wearing the prohibited denim. Every once in a while there was a rebel wearing black or dark navy jeans that almost looked like pants, but the dean was tough: he sent the rebel home with a note to parents reminding about the school’s dressing etiquette.
I never really liked denim, but I’ve got under fire a few times while wearing trendy at that time capri pants, embroidered tops, and… makeup. It’s a topic for another post, but my love to makeup started about that time in middle school, when both my parents and the dean tried to prohibit me wearing lip gloss and mascara.
Because of my school policies, I feel like I never really had a chance to develop relationship with denim. I wore pant, dress, and skirt suits during the day and the last thing I wanted to do while coming home is putting on a pair of jeans. It was simply not my cup of tea!
There was a short moment of my life where I did purchase a few pairs of jeans. It also happened to be the period when I gained weight and didn’t particularly look confident in tight clothes so that denim experiment stopped before getting into fruition. I still have an expensive pair of Gianfranco Ferré jeans that I never wear, but keep them because they are so cute.
While my relationship with jeans obviously are close to non-existent, I recently decided to purchase this pair of pearl decorated jeans as an experiment. You probably know that I’m a college student now and I feel like attending classes requires comfy casual clothes. However, you can find absolutely anything in my wardrobe except simple tops and pants!
To make a long story short I decided to pick a few simple pieces and see how it goes. I did find a few monochrome tops and these jeans that are nothing like basic. To be quite honest, I’m kind of addicted to these now as they feature pearl décor. Who knows, maybe I’ll finally develop some sort of relationships with denim!
How about you guys? Do you wear denim at all? How many pairs of jeans do you have in your collection?