By Fareeha Qayoom
like fashion. I enjoy people having fun with trends. I even like reading up on it. However, I am no fashion slave. As you know, my tastes are pretty simple – I am a jean and a tee shirt gal. I prefer comfort over a painful style statement any day, a good fit, low maintenance, and no ironing thank you very much.
So why am I telling you this? Well, the other day (Yes, back in March, 2011 – I was kind of busy procrastinating so didn’t get around to writing this post any earlier – sorry! :)) I read this article on denim trends for spring…True Religion’s Flare Jeans May Give Denim Market a Leg Up ; guess what, the flares are making a comeback! Huh? The retailers and designers with an eye on their bottom line are choosing to bring it back because consumers will have to buy tee-shirts and accessories to go with the flares…
Well, it was news to me. I had never thrown away my flares or indeed my boot cut or my slim leg or my tapered or my straight cut jeans in favor of skinny…Yes, skinny was in but get real…wearing the same silhouette day in and day out gets awfully boring…I wear them all. It just depends on my mood. To me, all these cuts are wardrobe staples – and now a classic. I don’t know why it’s news to the designers?
Bringing the same thing in fashion again after every couple of years seems a waste of time and effort…they should be carrying all these cuts in their stores as a matter of course… They should leave the cut alone. It’s been done to death and hardly offers anything new to the consumers. Besides, one fit/cut doesn’t flatter all. Variety is the spice of life – not uniformity; instead they should experiment with washes and denim qualities to bring something new to the table.
I also like dark denim. It should be another wardrobe classic. It’s more flattering. I have only a couple of pale jeans and I only wear them when I want to go really casual and sloppy which is mostly on casual Friday’s …most of them (my dark denim) are fading away naturally and aging well. Probably factory bought jeans can never achieve the same wash effect…it would take them ages to achieve the same look, besides; it’s always terribly contrived and never looks natural.
I also don’t think high-waisted jeans are terribly flattering to all. They only suit certain types of figures. However, low-rise jeans flatter all types of figures. So this cut should also be wardrobe staple as well and a classic. Since classic styles are wardrobe basics, they never go out of style. Remember Grace Kelly? Anyway, I don’t understand why they keep fiddling with things that work?
What do you think?