I Gave Up On Jeans For 5 Days
Started the week off with leather trousers and a lot of layers on the top. I was initially going to wear this with yoga pants but chickened out at the last minute because it didn't quite feel appropriate for the office. I wanted to give off the feeling that I was being swallowed by my huge puffer jacket but this is Zara not Canada Goose so it opened at the front and just made my torso look too big. I kinda liked it though.
On Tuesday I decided to leave trousers at home and opt for a skirt instead. Went for shades of pastel wearing a skirt I stole from my mum's wardrobe, a lilac sweater my grandma knit for me and patent boots I dream of wearing with patent trousers for a head to toe look.
Day 3 saw the return of the trousers, this time in velvet form. These might look like skinny jeans in the photo but I assure you they are not. I took this challenge very seriously. Although they feel like leggings, the velvet material makes me confident to wear them out, even at work. I paired this all-black look with super sparkly earrings that are way too formal for work and Converse shoes.
Getting close to the end here and I am glad I planned all my outfits before the week started because I wouldn't have been able to get through this challenge otherwise. On Thursday I wore my new favourite colour combination - pink and red. When I was young, I used to think this was a fatal mistake when dressing, what a dummy I was. Went for a fairly casual look since I was going, again, to work.
Back to my patent boots because I am obsessed with them right now, but a much more standard 'me' look. It was Friday so I dressed in anticipation of the weekend, wearing my cashmere (maybe, definitely feels like it) hoodie, Uniqlo culottes and a long line coat.
And this is it! I made it through 5 days of not wearing jeans and on the 6th I put them back on - see HERE. Although I might not purposefully keep away from jeans again, I am definitely committed to finding more alternatives to wear from now on. I'm thinking a pair of grey, high waisted, pin striped trousers or maybe a black and white check skirt...
What do you guys think? Would you give up on jeans?
Disclaimer: Photos shot on an iPhone X because I couldn't be bothered to take my DSLR out every day at 7am before work for this. I hope the exorbitant amount of money I paid for this phone means the photos will live up to everyone's expectations nevertheless.