On Friday I featured my first outfit ever on this blog containing jeans. (EDIT: Just realised this is a total lie. I wore them here!!) Despite absolutely loving skinny jeans (I can't bring myself to buy any other kind!!), I am a typical pear shape and find them horribly clingy around the bum and thigh area. I also find them really hard to style. I am a real skirt-and-dress hoarder. I will go shopping with the intention of buying tops and find myself at the tills with an armful of skirts and dresses. I usually find myself reaching for a simple vest top or tshirt to go with what is usually a more fun bottom half, further explanation of why I find jeans tough to style.
I know a lot of people who live in jeans and find it difficult to wear anything but jeans. I am the complete opposite. For me, jeans mean I can't be bothered. They mean I couldn't make the effort to come up with something creative this morning. Or they mean it's Sunday and I'm spending my day in the library in a hoodie and uggs.
While jeans can be boring and simple, many people manage to style them in all kinds of wonderful ways that make them the complete opposite of boring. So this is my challenge for the week. Some of you might remember my shorts challenge back in November where I wore the same pair of shorts for a week. This is similar, but with slightly more relaxed rules- I have three pairs of jeans that I am allowed to rotate through the week. I have one black pair, one grey pair and one standard dark denim pair. These will be my uniform for the week to force me into more creative ways of wearing jeans.
It's funny because a few weeks ago I wrote a post for College Fashion depicting all kinds of Style Challenges you could try for the new year and one was a no-jeans challenge. Now I'm doing the total opposite!!
I really think this will be a challenge for me and force me to be creative with my top half. I imagine I'll fall a little into super-casual wear, so I'm hoping to mix it up a bit. If the snow wasn't so bad I'd really like to try heels, but I feel it could be the end of me. Footwear will definitely be an issue, as I would attempt to dress up jeans with heels or ballet flats; neither of which are appropriate for the cold, snowy weather.
So starting Monday I have a week of only wearing jeans. I love to challenge myself like this so I think this will be really fun. Please let me know if you have any great tips for styling up jeans or if you have any ideas for future style challenges- I'd love to hear your suggestions.
Wish me luck!!