I mean could I get any more classic than this outfit? I’ve been on a classics kick lately since I have packing on the brain. It’s always best to pack the most neutral pieces I’ve learned. The more classic and timeless, the better as these are the styles that typically translate well anywhere. You pack one too many crazy rainbow tops that don’t match anything and this is the lesson you learn. Stay safe, stay neutral.
I needed a new pair of jeans for our Europe trip (which by the way, we leave tomorrow for three weeks and I haven’t packed. Should I be worried?). Here is my criteria for denim: just the right amount of stretch for comfort and the ability to keep their shape after long wears. That’s all I ask for; I’m a simple girl. But I’ve been putting this off for weeks because I kind of hate jean shopping. (It’s second only to swimsuit shopping, amiright?) Honestly the reason I hate it is because it’s a lot of work and I’ve become a lazy internet shopper. But I was lucky this time, it literally took me 5 minutes in the dressing room with this pair and this pair. A tale of two denims, if you will, and it turns out that the high waist pair has won me over. As I was talking to the salesperson it turns out that no one even goes near the high waist styles which means that I’m a freak of nature because that’s what I’m drawn to. Apparently I have the world’s longest torso as these don’t even come up to my belly button. As we chatted through the checkout, she shook her head at the rack of all high-waisted denim and sighed ‘people are just too afraid.’
Friends, colleagues, long distance family members I haven’t seen in quite some time: don’t be afraid of the high waist. Try it on, you might like it. In my experience with high waist jeans you can easily size down. That’s a false ego boost that I will gladly take.
Two things to know about this pair: they are very soft and have a good amount of stretch that helps them keep their shape. And second, I didn’t size down in these as they fit very true to size. If you are looking to try a high-waist pair of denim, these are a good basic pair. Especially if you aren’t looking for a retro looking high waisted pair and if you are tall or have a long torso. (On a side note, I’m new to Hudson denim and now a big fan. I’ve got my eye on this pair and I liked the cuff this pair but sized up for a better fit. )
Somehow this ‘classics’ post turned into a post about denim. Which I guess is technically one of the most basically classic pieces you can own. Oh I see what I did there.