Holy hell can everybody and their motha just COOL IT with the CULOTTES.
Listen. I love skinny jeans. I like how they fit, I like how they feel, I like how they look. I. Love. Skinny Jeans. Don't nobody come tell my skinny ass to "throw away my skinny jeans!" and imply that I am obligated by law / the mighty, powerful, all-judging fashion gods above to go out and purchase CULOTTES, The Season's Must Have!
If you love CULOTTES, good for you! You go ahead and wear the shit out of Spring '15's Hot Item! But if you think that CULOTTES look like high waisted cropped JNCO's (just sayin) and they aren't your flava, I promise you will survive SS15 without them. I PROMISE.
So many people have asked me if they "need to" buy and wear culottes. You don't need to do jack shoot-a-lee-doot, and I think when people feel obligated to follow any trend is when they often look their worst and least fashionable. (You feel uncomfortable --------> you look uncomfortable). Think of it in terms of any other genre. Let's take the health world, for example. It's all about greek yogurt! Greek Yogurt! I do indeed happen to love greek yogurt. But, if you are lactose intolerant, are you gonna blindly hop on board the greek yogurt train? Of course not. How about the beauty world? The fleekiness of one's eyebrows are of utmost priority in the year 2015. Does that mean everyone looks good (or even sane) doing their best Cara D? Absolutely not. Likewise with fashion, you should know your body, taste, and aesthetic, and never feel a trend is a requirement to "keep up."
And so may I suggest to you, instead of shopping a tricky trend that will barely last the year, invest in a classic that will take you everywhere for seasons to come. If one's closet is lucky enough to have a great fitting pair of black, white, and blue denim skinnys, one's closet is lucky enough.
I for one plan to be wearing skinny jeans for years to come. But if a flare is most flattering for you, or a high waisted cropped pair, or whatever it may be, go with that! When you wear something because you feel comfortable and good, you're likely to look comfortable and good. It is really that simple. Despite what every other JNCO-pushing fashion source will try to tell you. #noshade ♥
Jacket, ASOS (more). Top, All Saints (similar, similar). Jeans, Level 99. Shoes, Topshop (similar). Sunglasses, Gotta Have It.
Jacket, Topshop. Shirt, Naked & Famous. Jeans, Rag & Bone. Shoes, B by Brian Atwood (similar, similar, similar).
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