I love a good fashion trend.
Which is exactly why I once upon a time owned 14 pairs of leg warmers, 37 neon bracelets and enough scrunchies to dress the Von Trapp family.
That was 1986.
But I no longer embrace every trend that shows up in Vogue. Or Lucky. Or the local department store circular.
Like this bright colored jeans thing…
When did it become okay to wear orange pants unless you are part of some kind of marine fire rescue operation?
I’m sorry but I refuse to be a part of this fad. Here is why…
1. The whole point of jeans is to be able to wear them again and again without having to wash them. If a mom doesn’t have a tissue for her kid, she can actually wipe the snot on her jeans and those pants are still fresh the next day. (Or at least I’ve heard that some moms do this.) Kelly green denim will just not hide this kind of thing.
2. How often can you wear a pair of these crazy bright pants? They can’t fly under the radar like blue denim. I can already hear the neighborhood folk, “There goes Kelcey again in those purple jeans. That girl is determined to get her money’s worth out of those.”
3. I’m not a princess (at least last I checked).
4. This is just the sort of trend that disappears as soon as you finally cave and purchase a pair. Let’s not all forget that we once wore stretch stirrup pants.
STIRRUP PANTS. What the hell?!
So it’s settled.
We aren’t doing it.
I don’t know what happened. They looked so cute in the store. I caved. Okay?! I caved. They were so pretty and aqua and fun.
You can’t see the snot on them, can you?