May 3, 2015
I’ve been noticing a lot of drapey/slouchy style bottoms in the stores lately. This style is available both as trousers/pants , such as the pair from Banana Republic above, and in jeans, such as the pair from Gap below.
As someone who sports jeans daily, I was really interested in trying out a new style of jean. After all, if I’m sporting the latest and greatest jeans style, then I must be looking good right?
Why? Well for one thing, my natural style leans towards the classic side. A few years back I hopped on the colored jean bandwagon; cobalt skinny jeans, camo printed jeans, anything except for the standard black, white or blues. And although I did enjoy the change, I rarely selected the bolder styles over my more traditional, blue hued, bootcut and straight leg jeans.
Then boyfriend jeans came onto the scene. Along with cropped lengths. Once again I picked up one of each style, hoping to vary up my jeans wardrobe. And once again, these styles sat in favor of my more traditional bootcut and straight leg jeans.
Looking at the drapey style bottoms above, after I acknowledge that these styles are rather different and on trend compared to the current jeans in my wardrobe, I realized something. I’m not a fan of bolder looks. And these bottoms are rather bold. If I had never known that drapey jeans was an option, I wouldn’t even be considering purchasing them. But seeing them in every advertisement and store window display brings them top of mind.
I see them, therefore I want them.
If I were to close my eyes and think about the jeans I wear daily and freshening up my wardrobe, I don’t picture drapey jeans. I picture another pair of bootcut jeans, perhaps in a lighter wash for summer. Or a new pair of straight leg jeans, maybe in white for hot summer days. For the drapey jeans, I neither need them (I own plenty of jeans) nor would I wear them. They are not traditional enough for my ingrained style preferences. And I’ve never thought about adding a pair of jeans in this style, until I ran across them in the stores. So, I’ll let this one pass me by.
When you consider your style preferences and dressing needs, do you still want the item you saw in the store?