I am addicted to jeans. At one point I owned at least 50 pairs. This figure is a loose one because I never really counted them. The number of broken hangers served as a sort of gage of my growing collection. And oh what a collection it was! The Versace jeans I got on sale at Century 21 (which didn't fit that great, but cost me $40) and the Sergio Valenti reboot vintage style that I had to have once I saw them on Mariah Carey in "The Roof" video. Then there was the embellished trend. My jeans were stoned, ripped and crossed. By brands that sounded like rock bands. True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, I was a groupie for them all. My backside was blessed with large R's and U's and A's covered in enough rhinestones to blind Liberace.
The more embellished the better, I almost even purchased a pair with feathers at the bottom (Mary J. Blige "All that I can say" anyone?). Thankfully the impracticality of having feathers at my feet saved me from myself. You get the picture, but I am proud to announce that I am a flashy pant fanatic no more and I implore you to do the same. All that action in the back just brings more attention and size to your bum and less attention away from the rest of your look. Go for a simple non-embellished jean in a dark wash and trust me you will own it forever. Here's two reasonably priced brands that I love:
Even though they tossed Patrick Robinson (How rude!), I still love their jeans. The premium denim collection has really grown and offers a wide variety of fits, washes, and lengths. Also The Gap might be the most reasonably priced retailer to do a "trendy" jean every season (i.e. cargo skinny)
When you speak of classic denim you can't forget Levi's and the legendary brand is home to my favorite pair of jeans right now. The Curve ID jean fits like a glove and is probably the most comfortable pair of jeans that I own. Since I got my free pair courtesy of IFB I've been singing their praises. Whatever brand you choose just remember simple is always best, let your top do the talking. Now walk to your closet, grab those crystal pocket jeans and TAKE EM TO THE TRASH! XOXO