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I recently re-watched a J. Crew video with Jenna Lyons from last year, and among being blown away as always by her trademark style and confidence, I couldn’t stop thinking about her massive shoe collection. She owns 280+ pairs of shoes, and while she admits to not wearing them all, she’s proud. When it comes to shoes, there’s the general theory that one can never own too many shoes. If you have the room, why not right? Getting dressed is that much more exciting and you’ll never have the excuse ‘I didn’t have anything to wear.’ This got me thinking about denim. How many jeans is too many? Sometimes I stare at my stack of denim (I own about 10 pairs) and the consensus is that I should add to this, not take away. 10 seems few to me. Like Jennine, I clean out my closet, almost too much and unlike Jenna, can’t hang onto pairs I haven’t worn in over a year. But I’ve learned that there are countless styles, fits and colors of jeans — the options are endless and there really is no such a thing as owning too many pairs of jeans. Maybe I need to practice more of what I preach, but my opinion is, there is no answer to ‘how many is too many.’ You can’t own too many. If they fit, and you have the space, desire, and the will power not get overwhelmed with options every morning — keep them! A closet full of countless denim is a happy one.
What’s your opinion? How Many is too many? Is there a limit to how many pairs of denim one should own?