They aren’t just for the trendy.
If they were, someone like me wouldn’t have had experience with huge shoulder pads, leggings, high-waist jeans, stirrup pants, headbands, leg warmers, or Flashdance-inspired sweatshirts with the collars cut out.
Because I’m not trendy.
I’m the kind of
old person who has to see a trend in action for at least six months before I start to think hey, I could do that.
Or most likely there’s no way in hell I’ll wear that.
It took months of coaxing by my way-younger sister-in-law for me to stop tucking in my shirts a few years back.
And now? People are tucking them in again, which confuses the heck out of me.
I fell in love with boot cut jeans because I actually wear boots a lot.
Enter the skinny jean craze.
I finally caved and bought one pair of skinny jeans that I tuck my boots into. That was a big trendy step for me.
What amazes me about fashion trends is that at the time you are wearing a trend you feel like you look awesome; possibly even timeless.
So why is it that twenty years later, when you see yourself in pictures, that you look ridiculous?
There’s nothing timeless about huge shoulder pads, spiral perms, or stirrup pants with flats.
So what am I doing right now that I’ll cringe about in ten years?
Could it be the $1 lipgloss in a shade called Watermelon that I’m addicted to?
The sweaters without sleeves that my hubs loathes?
The overwhelming amount of black clothing that I seem to rotate through each week?
It can’t be. Black goes with everything and it’s so slimming.
Whatever it is, I am apparently powerless to change it.
And I’m pretty sure boot cut jeans are making a comeback.