Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Holey Moley!

Spring has finally sprung! Hallelujah! Soon the warm weather will be upon us and what could be better than to reflect that by whipping out the spring/summer wardrobe. You know, light weight jackets, fun tee shirts, mini skirts and of course the beloved ripped jeans.

Ripped jeans have been a staple of my wardrobe for many seasons. They've been in all the magazines and on the runways for years now. They're not going away anytime soon, trust me! Don't worry if you're one of those that's scared of the whole ripped jeans idea. It may seem like a difficult trend to keep up with. Who knew there could be so many different styles of the ripped jean? And true, we're all different shapes and sizes, but that's the great thing about ripped jeans and jeans in general: they come in hundreds upon hundreds of different styles and colors. So believe me, there is a pair that's just for you. One pair that I've had my eye on for a while are JET's new Thrasher Skinny Jean in Dark Clean. (Seen on Nicole Richie in pic above) They incorporate the always classic dark wash, skinny leg with the added punch of all the rips. There's also the uber trendy Current/Elliot Boyfriend Jean in Loved Destroyed. (Two trends in one)

I think of jeans as in quality over quantity. I once had a closet full of cheap jeans yet never wore them because none of them fit properly. When I was younger, I was extremely thin and could not find a pair to fit me well (I wish I could complain about that now). They were usually way too big for me and when I would shop for kids sizes instead, they were way too short. Now that I'm older, my body has definitely changed and obviously my size too. One of my absolute favorite brand of jeans is J Brand. Even when I gain or lose a pound or two (too many cookies one day, exercise binge the next) they always fit and fit comfortably. They may be a little pricey, usually ranging from $180-$250 a pop, but I'd rather have two great pairs of jeans than a closet full of ones that don't fit well.

Now, if you don't want to spend the $189 that the JET jeans cost, have no fear you can still be a part of the trend. Enter: The DIY! When my mom told me a couple of years ago I was crazy for wanting to spend a couple hundred on ripped jeans, I just went back to my closet. I took a pair of plain jeans that were fading because I had them for a while, so what better way to spruce them up then rip them. How? Easy. Everyone has a cheese grater in their kitchen. Well now it's your very own tool for making ripped jeans. What's great about it, is that there are no rules, you can make as many holes, as big as you want. All you do is start grating away like they were a block of cheese. Believe me it works, I still have my first pair I grated on. It takes some arm strength to get going, but it's worth it. You'll be proud of yourself that you can make your own stylish ripped jeans that some people have spent a lot of money on buying.

Happy grating!


1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I'm kind of afraid to rip my jeans, though.