Kae noted today that skinny jeans are dead based on her informal survey of looking at UW undergrads.
Well, I have done my own informal surveys (patients! high school kids walking around! middle schoolers including my very own) and yes, I agree. Honestly, good riddance. Were they ever really all that comfortable (other than the really stretchy kind)?
I switched to “Perfect Vintage” cut ~2 years ago and haven’t looked back. I do want a pair of wider leg jeans too and have been ogling the Agolde Lana jeans (but also apparently there are some great Abercrombie dupes out there!).
My rather boring non-work uniform is: Madewell Perfect Vintage jeans, t-shirt (usually one from Marine Layer), Birkenstocks or Altra sneakers that are supremely comfortable
My current work uniform is: FIGS scrubs most days; sometimes Marine Layer Allison pants + a button down with shoes that have a low heel. 2020 is when I saw a solid percentage of physicians in my organization switch to scrubs even though there was never any professional memo that it was okay. Honestly, I feel like well-fitting scrubs are not a bad uniform! At the same time, sometimes I feel a bit guilty about not wearing real clothes.
My going-out-and-looking-halfway-decent uniform is: button down denim skirt (I have one, in black) or a dress. (I am pretty lacking in this arena but my life is not terribly exciting so . . . it has been okay).
Whenever I go anywhere cold, I wear my precious precious Jenni Kayne cropped cashmere cocoon cardigan and/or my Patagonia down sweater.
What would I love to add to my wardrobe? Hmmm . . . if a random lump sum dropped into my lap OR I was recruited to participate in a What Not to Wear revival (that would be so awesome):
- More modern cut jeans in both blue + white/cream (and maybe black)
- Cute sneakers like these (Lani-approved!)
- More dresses including some long-sleeved options for the 2 months of “winter” we get
- Updated short boots (or booties) bc mine are olllllldddd.
- Updated low/mild heeled shoes that are comfortable for work
- More Allison pants
- More buttondowns
- Some jewelry that is minimal but looks luxurious (which reminds me I need to replace my titanium earrings, one fell out and now they are no more. Good thing they are not terribly expensive.)
None of this really fits into my allowance at the rate I’m purchasing running shoes etc but one can dream. (On that note, a few new running tanks/shorts would be great too!)
Aaaand, this is all why I (sadly) need an allowance. I do kind of love nice stuff.
What are your go-to jeans these days?