I gave some bad advice a couple weeks ago and I am here to make good on that.
My friend sent me a text saying “Black Jeans, yes or no?” I responded quickly with “No, you will look like a waiter.”
Two days after that, another friend was raving about the new black Citizens of Humanity jeans that she just purchased at Circe, an amazing boutique in Louisville. She told me that they fit like leggings with a little faded action on the knees. If Circe is pointing customers to black jeans, then I have missed the boat. So just like black socks (yes, totally on trend), my radar went up.
Operation Eat Crow begins now.
Fast forward from the bad advice to two weeks later when I was shopping in Chicago. There, girls were wearing these black jeans INSTEAD of leggings and they actually looked better. Leggings are great, when you are not looking like Lindsay Lohan in them, letting all your business show. Always remember that leggings are NOT pants. They are amplified tights.
Leggings do tend to show some rather unflattering parts of us, right. They don’t exactly suck in the tummy or lift the bum, well unless you are a Pure Barre instructor. This is where black jeans, especially black skinny jeans, come into play. They hide all our faults better because the denim is so much thicker.
After traumatizing you with the legging back view, let me show you a bum in a skinny black jean.
And not that we need celebrities for any fashion validation, but here goes that montage: (Oh my, and I’m kicking it off with the Olsen twins-I have no idea who’s who.)
All right, enough with lithe young ladies. Let’s show black jeans on real people.
Ready to shop? Every high-end jean has a black version: Citizens of Humanity, Seven, Paige, Joe’s Jeans, J Brand, True Religion, Hudson. For anyone who owns these jeans, you know that while they are expensive, they are WORTH every penny. They wash well and are so comfortable. That being said, the Gap is making really cute black jeans as well. The Gap is always a great jeans source for fit and affordability. My advice with jeans is this, try them all on and find the fit that is right for you, whether that be expensive or cheap. (Click on the pictures for purchase information.)
Flared and Bootcut:
Operation Eat Crow is going to be paused for a brief intermission where I tell you where not to take this trend. I don’t care if Gwyneth is wearing it. I don’t care if Hillary and Fergie are wearing it. I’m not doing it.
Because that above is in the same family as this, below. I call it “Dangerous Interface with Freddy Krueger.”
So there. I said it. I like black jeans again. Sorry for the bad advice, friends. You don’t really look like a waiter.