I remember once, when I was in my early teens, exclaiming that I would never wear skinny jeans. I finally succumbed after two years, and ever since they have been my jean of choice. I’m not sure I ever made the same comments about white jeans, although considering how long it actually took me to buy them, it’s probably highly likely. What’s more, is that they have quickly become a staple item in my wardrobe.
In fashion, it seems it pays to never say never, as you can’t predict that your taste will remain the same six months, a year or five years from now. Almost ironically, I’ve found myself reverting back to what I was wearing when I was 17 or 18, which says a lot about both the cyclical nature of fashion, and the styles that I clearly feel most comfortable in.
Some things, have of course changed. I’ve tried to be more considered in my approach, attempting to base new purchases on the things I already have to maintain a cohesive collection of clothing. I’m more likely to splurge on something which is incredibly basic, like a black blazer, a breton top or a silk blouse when I previously would rather have spent that money building up my wardrobe elsewhere. And probably most pertinent to note, my obsession for wearing heels every day has finally waned.
Having come full circle, it’s comforting to have a handle on where my comfort levels are, and have a better sense of what does and doesn’t work for me. I have to wonder, if the women who ascribe to only wearing classic pieces have this problem, but I suspect not. Wouldn’t that be nice?!