martes, 7 de agosto de 2012

Jeans: no more than twice a week

This week I managed not to wear jeans a single time. Coming from a town that has jeans and t-shirts as dress code, it has been difficult in Paris to dress nicely when I don't have many other options. But this summer my eye knew better than to buy the typical blue jean. Instead, I got skirts and some pants, but no denim.
Why not being happy with jeans? It all started four years ago in college... I was in a sociology class and the teacher said "so I guess you're all here in favor of communism, since you're all dressed the same way" everybody had jeans. They can be comfortable and practical sometimes, but it is a big mistake to wear them everyday.
Let aside the fact that jeans are never dressy, you can't go to work and you shouldn't wear them to parties or even coffee with a friend. From the moment I say "no jeans today" I have to start thinking "then what?" Is a good exercise to my style sense, that gets to find new ways to express itself.
With jeans our expression is limited to the top and the shoes. Without jeans you can wear garments that are trendy, experiment with colors, prints, create harmony and balance. With jeans you're kind of stuck. Now you don't want to be stuck everyday, do you? nor be dressed like EVERYBODY else, right?
So you can try this too: not to wear blue jeans more than twice this week. And then share how it went.

Esta semana logré no usar jeans ni una sola vez. Viniendo de una ciudad en donde el dress code es usar jeans y camisetas todos los días, ha sido dificil vestirme bien en París cuando llevé tan pocas opciones. Pero este verano mi ojo supo hacer mejores inversiones que los típicos jeans azules. En su lugar compré faldas y pantalones, pero cero jeans.
¿Por qué no me gustan los jeans? Todo empezó hace cuatro años en la universidad... estaba en una clase de sociología y el maestro comentó "supongo que todos aquí están a favor del comunismo, ya que están vestidos iguales" todos llevaban jeans. A veces son cómodos y prácticos, pero usarlos todos los días es un error grave.
Déjemos de lado el hecho de que los jeans nunca son formales, no se puede ir con ellos a trabajar y no deberían de usarse para fiestas o para tomar un café con amigos.  Desde el momento en el que digo "hoy no usaré jeans" tengo que empezar a pensar "¿entonces qué?" Es un buen ejercicio para mi estilo, que tiene que encontrar nuevas maneras de expresarse.
Con los jeans la expresión se limita a blusas y zapatos. Sin jeans puedes usar prendas con más diseño, experimentar con colores, estampados, crear armonía y balance. Con los jeans estamos frenados. No quieres frenarte todos los días ¿verdad? ni vestirte como TODOS LOS DEMÁS, ¿correcto?
Así que puedes intentar esto conmigo: no uses jeans azules más de una vez esta semana. Y luego comparte cómo te sentiste.

27 comentarios :

  1. I've been through that challenge! lol XD
    There're times when I can't wear jeans to work, so I bought myself alot of monochrome pants and play with it. It turned out not bad:3

  2. great! i love jeans
    btw mind to fllw each other?

  3. wow nice :)

    visit my blog if you have the time dear :)

  4. great post! love it..!
    i already followed..! ^_^
    hope you'll follow back..

  5. Ala, pues qué interesante, no lo sabía, habrá que probar!! :)
    Un beso!

  6. I try to avoid jeans in summer, just because they are so convinient in winter. But yes, I think twice a week is a good start


  7. Jeans are fantastic! I can always wear them! :D
    I'm following you now. :D If you want, you can find me on:
    Have a nice day! Hugs and kisses! :*

  8. thanks for stopping by, happy to follow you back!
    sweetie, i recently created a facebook page, so pop up by when you get a chance and like if you like :)


  9. I agree, i need a jeans detox week sometimes too!^^
    But still i love them!


  10. gracias por pasarte por nuestro blog!! y lo de los jeans...tienes toda la razón! tengo que empezar a pensar más en otros modelitos, pero es que son mi prenda comodín!
    por cierto estás invitada a visitarnos siempre que te apetezca :)
    xoxo. A

  11. It is great you don't want to look like everybody else! i'm the same way. Jeans can also look fabulous though, just need to mix something very cool into jean outfit! I try not to wear jeans too often, but i got a few really nice bright neon and floral and pattern pairs this summer, and i love wearing jeans again! xo

  12. This is so true! I tend not to wear jeans in the summer because it's too hot, but I truly am a jean-addict in the fall & winter. Thanks to your post, I'll be careful to wear them a maximum of twice a week!


  13. Interesting blog!!Do come by my blog aand I'd love it if we follow each other :)

    Love Nyt
    Metajojuana under a Starry NYT

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  15. Me ha encantado tu reflexión acerca de los jeans, la verdad que yo nunca me había parado a pensarlo, pero visto desde tu punto de vista tienes toda la razón. La verdad es que si algún día estoy indecisa con el vestuario elegido (que suelen ser muchas veces) lo más práctico son los jeans.
    Me uno a tus fans porque me han encantado, los post que he leído.
    Mil besos.

  16. great post <3 i totally agree that it's more fun to wear something else! especially in winter i try to sport dress/skirts with tights or leggings/jeggings! It is hard sometimes but it's fun to be different

    Alexa <3

  17. hey dear you got a beautiful blog....visit mine if you get time...we can follow each other..

  18. You have such a lovely blog!!:)
    xx Helmiina

  19. I like your blog and to read your own opinions. Thank you for sharing a part of your life ;)

  20. I wear jeans more often in the fall and winter than I do in the summer. It is just too hot right now!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  21. I definitely agree! I wear jeans a little too often but much prefer a simple black miniskirt. However, I do believe jeans can be dressed up with a pretty top and when accessorised correctly!


  22. I used to wear jeans constantly but lately I have been trying to wear other things besides jeans. Im definitely going to try to not wear jeans more than twice a week.

  23. those shoes are so cute!! thanks for commenting on my blog..I was wondering if you would like to follow each other..just let me know on my blog, thanks!!:)

  24. Cool post idea! I love to wear jeans, but yes everyday is too much! I follow you via gfc/156 and bloglovin/83, I will be happy if you follow back:D
    xx chris

  25. Hey your blog is really nice you have amazing photos on it i really like it! Maybe we follow each other!? Let me know :)) Greetings from germany


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