Don't kill me,
but this look:
.... is getting old.
(says the girl who notably just bought her first pair of boyfriend jeans 2 days ago)
So I take that back.
If you love it, and it's what you feel your best in,
then it's not getting,
and WILL never
If it is, however, just your attempt to prove that you know what's up, style-wise, then I think we're due for another example of juxtaposition to brain wash us all.
Because as much as I love comfort, a pair of torn jeans hardly makes up for the requisite accompanying 4 inch pair of high heels that their presence necessitates - so I think that we can scrap the whole notion that this is somehow "effortless" and take it for what it is: a very catchy trend.
And why? Why did this particular iteration of high-low become so epically ubiquitous?
I'd attribute it to a few factors:
1. The "effortless" (& expensive) factor.
Cool people don't try.
They're just cool.
"What? My jeans are 3 sizes too big and shredded down the middle? Didn't even notice. Totally wouldn't have worn my best shoes if I'd known - but now that they're on..."
2. It's made with pieces most of us already have
(effortless factor co-opted for this criteria as well).
If the jeans weren't torn in the first place, they were destroyed in a sledding debacle sophomore year and shoved too deep in your closet to find for your yearly Goodwill donation.
3. Juxtaposition. High/low. Casual chic. Whatever.
Anyhow. These 3 criteria aren't too tricky to meet. Which is why, today, I opted for another iteration.
Effortless & Expensive?
Well, the warm up jacket is sweaty and unwashed, soo...
And an employee discount barred the bottom component from being too astronomically priced (no Peter Piletto 8-months-rent stunner here), but we'll pretend it was pricey for the sake of the post.
A track jacket and an office-appropriate skirt? Pretty ubiquitous.
Lacking a component? Under Armor works too. And with an A-line? I can see it now.
Fairly self explanatory juxtaposition here, too.
Professional attire paired with workout gear fits the bill. Someday, "high" may mean designer, but while I'm poor, it'll work.
Any brilliant ideas on your front? I imagine that there are thousands of formulas similar to that of the torn denim/blazer/stiletto iteration yet to be attempted.
photos by sheeds