Wednesday 26 September 2018

CorkHi17°| Lo

Cork Independent

So Last Season

There’s more to jeans than just skinnys

Wednesday, 9th August, 2017 4:45pm

I’m not always chained to the laptop or out shopping with people. Every now and then I get asked to events and of course they always come along all at once.

Last week I went along to the launch of POCO by Pippa in Mahon Point, which is a true testament to denim and the role it plays in our wardrobe, and then afterwards I popped into the launch night of The Oyster Tavern in the Capitol.

I remember going here when I was in college so it was funny to see it revamped with incredibly stylish decor and filled with even more stylish people.

There wasn’t a baggy jean or a Buffalo boot in sight and there was certainly no Venga Boys being played at maximum volume so definitely a big change since the early 2000s! Also, why am I always juicing when I have events to go to with free booze and delicious looking food?! It’s like these tasty treats are sent to test me but I dug deep and used all the willpower I could muster to resist.

Jeans are always something that people can dread shopping for but with such a huge selection of fits, shapes and sizes available, there is really a fit to suit everyone. With stores like POCO and huge sections of other stores solely dedicated just to jeans, it goes to show how much we all value and wear jeans and when fitted correctly, they can be the hardest working member of your wardrobe.

I used to be a diehard skinny jeans wearer, (weren’t we all) ‘til I realised to maximise your outfit potential you need to broaden your horizons and include a few other styles too.

I think we all went a bit overkill on the skinny and it fell out of favour slightly in recent seasons but they are becoming popular again.

Don’t get me wrong, an amazing pair of well-fitted skinnies are a great thing to have and seeing all the amazing styles on offer at the launch the other night it made me realise I need to invest in a really good black and denim pair.

My favourite style is a very high waist indigo skinny denim and whenever I don’t know what to wear, I throw a pair of these on. They go with everything and make you look instantly dressier.

I tend to stay away from the lighter colour denims if they are a tight fit, as they just do nothing for my legs.

Another of my favourite styles and particularly for summer is the more relaxed boyfriend and girlfiend fit which was popular in the 80s and makes me think of Levi’s 501s. When it comes to these styles I do like a lighter shade of denim and I’ve even gone as far as buying a white pair of relaxed fit boyfriend jeans from River Island even though my washing machine is working over time since I bought them.

Any tips on how you manage to keep them clean would be greatly appreciated.

These styles look equally good with flats for day or with a pair of heels, slogan tee and a statement clutch for a cool yet comfortable night out look.

It really is a sign of aging that I’m valuing comfort more and more in my dressy looks. With all these denim trends coming back into fashion it makes me wonder will bootcut and the baggy skater jeans of my youth ever have their day in the sun again?

If they do, I think it will definitely be a case of if you wore it the first time round, don’t wear it again.

ePaper Service

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
Desktop, Tablet & Smartphone friendly
Cookies on Cork Independent website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Cork Independent website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Cork Independent use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We don't sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message