You know those trends that leave you scratching your head? Kinda like I’m doing right now with white booties… Ha! Well, I distinctly remember a conversation I had with a friend almost a year ago about the crop denim flare trend. Is it really coming back? Is it for the mature crowd? It looks hideous… Hahahaha!
As with most trends, I always hang back for a little bit and see if I can own it. I think a year ago I couldn’t own this trend, but after really wanting something different in my denim repertoire, I pushed myself a bit. I ordered a pair from Nordstrom because I knew I could return them easily if I decided to bail on the trend. When I first put this outfit on, I sent a pic to my sis, aunt and cousins to see if they thought it looked right. I just needed that extra boost of confidence that girlfriends provide. They all gave me the thumbs up, so I was in! My aunt even said, “It’s funky and fun, and it’s what’s in.” She’s cool like that.
My husband even complimented this outfit. Boom. For some reason, I feel really hip in this outfit now. Maybe it’s because I’m embracing a trend I thought I couldn’t do, pr maybe it’s because I feel a bit Parisian -ha!
Well, you would never know I was apprehensive. I’ve been wearing these jeans non-stop, so when Nordstrom asked me to share something I’m loving from their store, it was pretty clear what it was going to be.
Check it out:
Here I am wearing them with sneakers and my new leather jacket…
…and with black flats and a sweater.
Even my dog loves them… (Hahaha!)
Now, if this trend is not for you, no problemo. One does not have to embrace every trend to be stylish. Just ask Oscar de la Renta!