Denim is a huge part of our lives. We live in jeans, and whether they’re comfortable and whether they makes our backsides look attractive has an enormous impact on our states of mind on a day-to-day basis. That said, I assert that it’s not entirely weird to make denim-specific resolutions. Here are mine:
1. Don’t Sweat the Numbers
Anytime I find I need to suffer a higher size than usual, either because of the inconsistency of sizing or the inconsistency of my body, I become slightly depressed. I don’t go so far as to refuse to purchase the larger size, but I don’t do it happily. And I have, on occasion, forced myself into a smaller size when the larger would have been much more comfortable.
Everyone knows that denim sizing is anything but uniform across brands. And beyond that, a number should not have such power over one’s self esteem. And so, in 2020 I resolve to wear exclusively jeans that are comfortable and look good, even if the size on the tag is outside of my comfort zone.
2. Mind the Trends
Not every trend is going to look great on every individual. And while this is obvious to everyone including myself, sometimes I forget. Certain lengths and cuts flatter my wide hips and thick legs. I resolve this year to not force myself into trends that don’t flatter me or aren’t comfortable. It’s ridiculously difficult to be objective with ones self, but I will do my best.
3. Quality Over Quantity
Being the author of a denim blog, it’s probably not surprising that I’m a denim hoarder. And since denim brands often donate jeans for me to review or feature them, I have accumulated an embarrassingly large collection of jeans over the years.
Beyond that, and as you well know, I’m obsessed with denim, so I tend to buy quite a few pairs on my own.
My point is that some are better than others, and I vow to dump the sub-par ones and wear with pride those that are well-made.
Now let’s ring in 2020 with as much happiness as we can muster! What are your denim (or otherwise) resolutions for 2020?
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