skinny jeans, the trend that almost wasn’t

I need to be honest with you and say, I really, really wanted the skinny jean trend to go away. I’m forever in love with my Seven, Dojo’s and theirΒ just right flair that hits the top of my foot just perfectly. I’m completely a creature of comfort and these worked so well for me, for so long. I waited, with hope that it would fade, it seemed like the skinny only grew in popularity. I took the plunge slowly, easing into the fad with a solo pair of skinnies that I pulled out of my closet occasionally to dress up with heels or to dress down with a cute pair of flats. Slowly my skinny jean hate diminished and I was incorporating them into my wardrobe on a weekly basis.

I never really took the time to seek out the perfect skinny, but my Express jeans aren’t fitting as well. I ordered a pair of the Old Navy Rock Star jeans and a pair of Paige denim leggings on the same day. My bank account was pleasantly surprised to learn that the I actually prefer theΒ muchΒ cheaper pair. I’m not finished quite yet, there are a few other brands I want to try on in-store. I’ll be sure to update you on my findings.

This trend that I tried to dislike for so long has quickly evolved into one of my favorite trends.A necessary staple in my wardrobe. Here’s how I’ve been wearing them…


Top: Anthropologie, Jeans: Old Navy RoackStar; Frye Melissa Button boots.


Top: Old Navy, Scarf: Charlotte Russe; Jeans: Old Navy Rock Star; Frye Melissa Button boots


Top: Francesca’s; Cardigan in navy: Cotton On; Old Navy Rock Star skinnies; Tory Burch Reva flats

I also did something else I thought I would never do and bought a pair of colored skinny jeans. I’m still not sure I can pull them off but I’ve worn them once and I even took a picture to prove it:

photo 2

Top: Gap; Jeans: Gap Outlet; Tory Burch Reva flats

There you have it, proof that I fell victim to the skinny jean trend and have no desire to come back from the dark side.

What’s your favorite trend in fashion right now?

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  1. I love skinny jeans! I think they look so cute w/ flats or tall boots. I wear my exclusively for over a year now! I have the brand “jag” and love them b/c no button or zipper on front. So when you wear a fitted shirt it lays flat. You can get them at Nordstrom.
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  2. I think you look GREAT! The colored ones are SO cute and I love how you paired it with navy!
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  3. I didn’t want to like them at first either! I didn’t think they’d look good with my figure, but I grew to love them! I still have to be picky with them though because not all of them look great on me! Cute outfits though! :)
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  4. Cute as always! I love your style!

  5. You look so cute! I love the skinny jeans with boots. I wear them a lot with cardigans and scarves! Love your style!
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  6. I love the skinny jeans from kohl’s made my Elle! A friend told me about them and I was skeptical at first but I usually don’t find things at Kohls but I took the plung and surprisingly love them and own 3 pairs now! They have several colors of denim and black too! Check them out!

  7. I felt the same way about skinny jeans! Then I tried a pair on and fell in love. I love how you’ve styled yours! And I think you rock that mint pair.
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  8. I think they look great on you! I especially love your boots.

  9. Yeah…I have a serious problem with skinny jeans. After waiting what felt like forever to embrace the “trend,” I have become a cult follower. I have a mint pair and a tangerine pair that I LOVE and while I do have several denim pair ranging in price, my absolute favorites are by AG. You will never want to take them off!

    All of your outfit pictures were super cute!

  10. Old Navy Rockstar skinnies are a fave of mine…hate that I have to go up 2 sizes, but they feel fantastic! And the Frye boots?? LOOOOOVVVVE them! So much that I bought them in both cognac and black! One of my best fashion investments ever! :)

  11. Oh, and skinny cords are great, too! I found 3 pairs at JCPenney’s in their new JCP brand. Very friendly for a woman’s shape, as opposed to a teenage girl’s.

  12. I LOVE skinny jeans! I bought my favorite pair this fall from my Vault Denim rep when I hostessed a party! You’d probably be interested in Vault; it’s half-price designer denim!!! Rachel, the rep, is awesome & she has an awesome blog! Here’s a post you might be interested in:

    Happy Shopping!

  13. Cute! And we have the same grey and white throw. :)

  14. I love the Rockstar jeans! They are seriously so comfy, it’s almost like wearing leggings. I’m just glad scarves are sticking like they are, I’m five years into that trend and refuse to let go. I’ll be in the nursing home wearing scarves thirty different ways and covered in broaches.
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  15. I am still trying to get into this trend!! Not necessarily because I don’t like them, but because I have such a hard time finding skinny jeans that fit right and are long enough. Maybe one day…
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  16. I resisted for a long time too but I love me some skinny jeans. I get the JCP brand ones from JCPenney. Old Navy’s are cute but too short in the torso for me.

    I have a pair of red cord and orange cord skinnies, but I haven’t felt comfy doing lots of jeans in them because I would rarely wear them.

    My favorite current trend is ankle pants, though. LOVE!!! so classic and fun!
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