Thursday, May 31, 2012

Jeans - A Wardrobe Staple

Dear Claire,

Without question, blue jeans will always be a staple in your wardrobe.  Jeans are something that can be worn almost anywhere: school, grocery shopping, around the house, and even work!

In saying that however, all jeans are not created equal! 

Rules for wearing jeans:

1. Know what leg style looks best on your body.  Whether it's a straight, wide, skinny, or boot leg, always wear the cut that flatters your body the best.  Sometimes a new cut will be in style, but that doesn't mean you should wear it.  The only thing that will come of wearing a trend that doesn't suit you, is looking back at pictures and saying "yikes...what was I thinking?".

2. Know what style can be worn to different places/events.  Don't wear ripped, low-rise or any other trendy style of jean to work.  It's unprofessional and should be saved for more caual places.

3. High school is the time to have fun with your jeans.  When you're in high school you have a lot of freedom and can wear just about anything.  While I still recommend wearing the cut that flatters your body best, you can have fun with just about everything else.  Wear jeans that are coloured, torn, "washed" any way, adorened with safety pins, graffiti, and just about anything else you can think of.

4. Never wear jeans to a wedding or funeral.  No matter where you live, the size of the event, or the time of day - never, and I mean, NEVER, wear jeans to a wedding or funeral.  This is beyond tacky and will reflect your immaturity and disrespect for these special occasions if you don't take the time to dress appropriately.

Love Mom

p.s. - don't wash your jeans every time you wear them, and when you do, turn them inside-out

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