I don’t know why I don’t just stick to this simple formula:
jeans + jacket = comfort + confidence
Regardless of the type of jeans – and I have all styles from bell bottoms to skinnies, nothing beats the simplicity of just adding a t-shirt and jacket to provide a relaxed yet pulled together look. I should remember this every day when I get dressed. I have a passion for loud, colorful trousers, as you all know, but jeans are my true love and I should never forget that.
Wearing these 501s is so nostalgic for me – they elicit all kinds of emotions when I put them on. Even though these are newish they take me back to the late 80’s when I would borrow a friend’s pair that were perfectly worn and ripped (I think they were Sara’s that she had ‘borrowed’ off her boyfriend?). Tightened around the waist with a big leather belt, that needed extra holes back then, I would wear them nearly every weekend in the summer of ’88. I thought I looked the dogs b*ll*cks in them. I even remember the green bat wing t-shirt I used to like to wear with them, and I still wear YSL Paris perfume that was my favorite back then. I can see us all now – Bury Grammar Sixth Form – in our weekend common room at The Hare & Hounds.
Jeans – Levi 501s // Shoes – Tory Burch Eddie flats in musk // T-shirt – Gap (now on sale) // Jacket – River Island
What clothes are nostalgic for you?