Back to the fashion future. Last week I went home to Maryland for a visit. Deep in my closet I unearthed my Guess jeans circa 1988 with huge rips in the knees and the sides. Distressed to be sure--by my teen years and one too many parties at Vanderbilt. As I slipped them on, I thought about the pair of distressed boyfriend jeans I'd purchased this summer and I wondered: Am I too old for this trend? Should this look be tucked way back in my closet? Or can fellow 39 year-old Gwyenth and I rock them?
This hard hitting topic came to me on the beach as I read about Gwynnie (that's what I call her, we're such good friends) in Vogue and scanned her in the denim--and identical pair to the ones I bought this spring. Are distressed jeans for the 20 and under age group? Should only the likes of Rachel Bilson get to wear them?
I'm not sure where the fashion jury will come out on this one. Mr. Momtrends hates the trend--but I get more votes in my wardrobe than he does. Comfort-wise this can't be beat, but it sure lacks that professional polish I try to keep.I usually save this for weekends. My take: Gwynnie looks like she's trying too hard to be cool and I fear the same goes for me.
Here are my tips if you think this is a Mom Fashion Do:
- Wear with dressy flats--think patent ballet slippers or leopard flats.
- For fall this jean will be ultra-hip with trendy oxford boots.
- Keep the top sleek. I like a sleeveless turtleneck on top or a classic v-neck sweater.
- If you pair with a blazer, keep it fitted. Otherwise you'll appear too shapeless (not a good look for most of us).
Momtrends was not paid for this post, nor did Gwynnie consult me--her loss.