[I]’ve been thinking a lot about my wardrobe lately. You see, it is almost time for another closet clean out and that is when I start to think about what I REALLY need to keep or REALLY need to buy. (Husband loves this.)
I realized that I own a ridiculous amount of jeans. Ten pairs to be exact. TEN. This bothers me for some reason. Okay, it bothers me for many reasons, but it occurred to me that one of the reasons that really bothers me is that they are a crutch.
I’ve been reading lately about the difference between French and American women in terms of how they view personal style. I’ll admit I marvel at the ease of French women. They always seem so chic. I’ve learned that chic is not necessarily based on what you buy, but creating an effortless look.
But “effortless” does not mean “lazy” and that is what jeans have become: The Lazy Choice. I have an endless array of pants, chinos, skirts and dresses from which to choose, but I never do choose them.
And so, in the tradition of the 15:30 Challenge, I’ve decided to go on a Jean Fast for a few weeks. I’m nuts, I know, but some times it takes tough love to break a nasty habit. And I’m all about a good challenge.
Think about it. Two weeks, maybe three. NO JEANS.
That dread and sinking feeling you feel just now? Is exactly why I’m doing this. I will not be beholden to a pair of denim, no matter how great they make my ass look.
So what do you think? Are jeans a crutch for you, too? Think you could go a few weeks without them?