Let me be straight here – denim is a bit of a bitch. There are few wardrobe items more rewarding than a perfectly fitting jean, but the actual process of finding said perfectly fitting jean is a nigh on impossibly feat.
Point in case – I’ve been looking for some mom jeans for a while. Granted, they’re a bit of a trend item. And granted, they are unflattering by definition. But, like with every piece in my collection, I thought about this purchase a lot. Then I thought about it again. And then I decided they were, indeed, a good (fantastic, even) idea. But therein lies the rub – I tried model after model and none of them really fit the bill. At one point I ordered two different styles of ASOS’s own brand mom jeans in the exact same size and I could have fit in one pair twice, whereas the other pair barely had any breathing room. Baffling.
It’s the last day of January which is really the last moment when writing about 2016 favourites could be deemed remotely acceptable. So let me take this very last opportunity to share with you the stars of my collection – my five 2016 wardrobe heroes.