Anyway, that's where today's outfit inspiration is stemming from. Ever since I started this weird, retro 70s obsession, I've been hunting for a pair of high-waisted, tight, bell bottom jeans. They were surprisingly hard to find. Or maybe not so surprisingly, if you're a sane person, unlike me. But find them I did and my world will never been the same.
Now, I don't love jeans; I don't love pants, in general. I'm really a dresses and skirts kind of gal. But, again, you can't be gypsy, biker 70s chic without them. Right? Right. So, I think my obsessive search paid off.
High waisted bell bottoms - Urban Outfitters (duh, who else would carry these?)
Belt - "borrowed" from the man-friend
That's one thing I always struggle with when it comes to style changes or incorporating trends into a look. You've all seen this, often times it can look really forced. Like those grandmas on the train in cosmic print (I think) leggings. I know they're comfy, but they have an age limit. There's a lot to be said for personal style, it becomes your signature. It's how people know and understand you. That's why sometimes you'll say (or maybe you've even heard this about yourself), "You look SO different outside of work!" to a co-worker. Do they look different? No. But because you only know their personal style to be office wear, they seem to take on a whole different personality in different clothes. It's super important to stay true to yourself when you're trying to work in trends or new styles, not only to not look like you're wearing a costume, but so that you feel comfortable, confident, and sexy in your new digs! Obviously.
I break in new style or trends slowly, because I always feel like I'm wearing a costume at first. I'll mix and match some new piece with a few old favorite and see what works. I'd like to say that changing your personal style is easy and it always works, but sometimes you just gotta scrap that trend and go back to what makes you feel like you.
Long story short, we'll see how long these jeans stay in the rotation. I might even wear them to work this week. But, at the end of the day, they might just be another addition to the back of my closet.