Since having my second child, I have been getting up early, throwing my hair in a braid and dressing in what my daughter refers to as my "daytime jammies." This consists of a button down shirt (for easy access) and track pants in a variety of drab colours. But this time, as I walk to the park in my smashing ensemble, I feel that I need my jeans back. This look has gone on long enough.
As I reflect, it has been almost a year since I wore some decently fitting, stylish jeans. Looking around me, I see a virtual fashion show of denim and immediately hone in on what is to become my latest obsession… "boyfriend jeans."
These are essentially the jeans that I wore in high school hanging dangerously low off my bony hips… Just a bit more strategically distressed and ten times more expensive and of course cool. I must find me some.
The Gap has a big sign advertising their "boyfriend jeans", so as soon as the baby is fed, I walk over and give them a try. The fit is OK, but I dont like the obvious "distressing." They seem to be trying too hard for that very relaxed "hope you dont mind if I borrow these old jeans while mine are in the wash" look.
Levis makes an almost perfect pair for $98. The sales lady says that they are "boyfriend jeans" and the label says "501- Straight leg, Buttonfly". Love the light color and the fading and distressing is perfect! But somehow I can’t get excited about the rather stiff and saggy crotch.. guess I am growing a little too fond of my "daytime jammies."
Heading back home empty handed I have three more thoughts…. 1- I could spend $200 and get that perfect pair of "designer boyfriends" 2- I could just swipe a pair of my husbands jeans and he probably would not even notice. 3- Is it ok to call them boyfriend jeans if I have a husband? Is that like cheating?
Turns out I had that perfect pair sitting in the bottom of my closet all along.. may even be leftovers from high school.. I now frequent the park in my cooler than cool jeans and feel happy that not much has changed since high school and what comes around does actually go around.
Liisa Winkler is one of Canada’s biggest supermodels and mother of two beautiful children. Her blog appears bi-monthly at Postcity.com.