God, who’d be a teenager again. The angst!
Fortunately, it’s not that sort of boyfriend I’m talking about (although husbands should not become complacent, dear me, no). I’ve been, if not keen on boyfriend jeans, then at the very least, a bit fed up with skinnies, for some time now. The thing that’s put me off, however, has been that in almost every photo I’ve seen them in, they’ve been ‘styled with a heel’ like this:
Now, being a 40-year-old pear, my thinking is: if it needs a heel to make it look good on a moggle, then there’s no hope for me. Unless, of course, I wear a heel, which is unlikely when my jeans-wearing is mostly in the day when I am, if not with children, then at least doing things that require ease of movement. Cleaning drains, for instance. Batch cooking. Hanging out laundry. Glam stuff like that.
So, to PInterest I went, with one deep, meaningful, Bradshaw-esque query:
Can boyfriend jeans ever look good with flats?
And Pinterest said: “Well sure they can, honey.”
So today I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’m not 100% sold on the look on me, but think I will like it better when warmer weather (ha!) allows me to expose more at either end of the physical spectrum: ie, strappy flat sandals instead of trainers, and a tank top instead of a sweater.
Tell you what, though – they’re comfy.
Sweater – H&M (2011, but similar here)
Jeans – Zara (2012, but similar here)
Trainers: ASOS Daleys
Upcycled necklace from Twisted Vintage