Tucked-in Jeans are THE biggest fashion phenomenon in New York this season. Everyone is sporting the look there—narrow stovepipes tucked into boots with bulky sweaters and an abundance of oversized accessories. Thankfully, in San Francisco the look is not so prevalent… but I’ve been resistant to the idea of tucking even my narrowest jeans into a pair of boots for the following reason:
I did this whole 80’s look back in the 80’s and still laugh at photographs of myself from back then. I know if I succumb to tucked-in jeans and long cowl neck sweaters I’ll probably look at pictures of myself one day and think, “What a sucker, I did it again and looked like a fool!”
But the truth is, if you are as attuned to fashion as I am, you simply end up feeling fuddy-duddy if you don’t adapt to at least some of the latest trends.
And even I have to admit, when executed correctly, it can be a great look. A girlfriend of mine was wearing a silver cowl-necked long sweater with leggings the other night and she looked divine!
So I finally got over my traumatic memories of the 80’s and succumbed. I was with Peggy the other day and I needed to find a new bikini for my upcoming trip to the Caribbean. Peggy, by the way, is BrandHabit’s Production Coordinator, i.e., she is the Glue that holds the BrandHabit operation together! Getting dressed again after trying on a stunning, must-buy Calvin Klein bikini, Peggy insisted that I tuck my jeans into my boots.
“Gack! I can’t do that Peg!”
“Just do it Carla, you look like a dork if you DON’T.”
Okay, so it’s not too bad.
Then, last night, I went all the way. I was getting ready for my family’s Christmas gathering, and I knew Peggy (she is also my step brother’s girlfriend) and my oh-so hip 21-year old sister, Jessica would be there. So I put on a new cashmere Laurie B long black sweater with blouson sleeves, a new wide belt, and tucked my jeans into my boots.
Of course, all dolled up, feeling chic and ready to go, I walked out of my bedroom to find my husband who promptly said, “You look like a Pirate.”
“But it’s THE LOOK!” I replied.
“Yeah, that’s what you always say. You still look like a pirate”.
My 7-year old daughter also said, “Mommy, you look weird”.
Taking one last look in the mirror I thought, “Okay, embarrassing photo memories, here I come,” But I knew Peggy and Jess would appreciate my effort and think, hey, this fashion CEO is FINALLY catching on.