So it is worth noting that jeans were never really not a thing. But regardless of their proven timelessness, we do have Vetements to thank for pushing our Old Reliables back into your wardrobe’s limelight, as Demna Gvaslia’s deconstructed/reconstructed denim has reached infestation status within the street style sect. And now denim is undergoing a full-blown renaissance.
Deconstructed and then reconstructed, embroidered, embellished, pinned and badged. Frayed, ripped, cropped, shredded. Denim jackets, denim overalls, flared denim, frayed denim, destroyed denim, relaxed denim, everything denim. Skinny jeans no longer maintain their singular monarchy. Whatever way you want them, this is a “trend” your wardrobe can rely on.
And what better than a trend that reinvigorates or reinvents that which we undoubtedly already have?
Jeans never go out of style. They don’t revolve around the same trend door that nearly every other garment endures. They are a wardrobe staple that surpasses effervescent fashion fancies. They stay.
We all know the bliss of the perfect pair of jeans and we can all appreciate the relaxed ease of a day that only requires your favorite denim. They are the shoulder to lean on when confronted with those “I have literally nothing to wear,” days.
We bask in their versatility—they a mother of all neutrals, perfectly paired with anything for an effortless look of perfect simplicity. Whichever passing trend holds our fancy season come and season go, our jeans will always be there to complete the look.
We adore their low maintenance—they don’t need meticulous attention or tedious care. Some would argue they needn’t be washed at all, let alone ironed.
And oh that sweet, sweet durability. After all, the best jeans have blemishes and scars just like we do. They have stories. Perhaps that’s why the perfect pair resonates so profoundly with us—because they’re human too.
Lauren is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to writing here on Pursuit of Daydreams, Lauren’s daydreams consist of all forms of design: Graphic, Fashion, Web, Interior, Art. On any given day, she can be found preoccupied with at least one of the above. She is happiest with a bowl of ice cream in hand.