VINTAGE DENIM: IT AIN'T FOR EVERYONE

you might want to sit down for this blog post.
I'm going to admit something v unusual about myself.
it might be relatable for some, & others may judge me entirely, but...

I don't like vintage denim

that's right, I said it! & it's not in a "someone else wore them" kind of way (okay, maybe it is a little)it's in a "they don't work for everyone" way. I'm 5'2 with 35" wide hips & a 26" waist, jeans are nearly impossible for me to find. it's hard for me to depend on a thrift store's assortment and even harder to pay the overpriced mark-up on the jeans + the extensive tailoring I would need done. 

so, I shop for my "vintage denim" at retailers giving everyone the opportunity to find clothes in their size. my go-to is the obvious: urban outfittersthe ones I'm wearing are from there. I have a few pair of super soft, high-waisted, "worn in" jeans from UO & they're all I wear. (sry to all my skinnies, I know how neglected you must feel...)

more retailers w/ a great "vintage" denim assortment

these blue raw-hem bbys are actually called the -mom jeans- and they're designed & washed to fit like that 90's denim used to, so for me, it makes more sense to buy 'em new, but like old. to each their own, right? 

isn't that what's amazing about fashion,
the ability to wear whatever the f*%k you want, from wherever you want?
no matter the price tag, no matter the brand,
it's all about the look.

speaking of,

SHOP THE LOOK:


jeans, urban outfitters (old, similar) // tank, forever 21 // shoes, vans // sunglasses, juicy couture (old, similar)

so, hby: do you shop vintage denim, 
or do you depend on trendy stores to get your fix?
tell me in the comments below. x

23 comments:

  1. You're not alone- I'm not really a vintage denim girl either! I don't get very trendy with jeans and I usually stick to dark skinny jeans. :)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  2. I'm not really a denim girl - lol! I just went thrifting with a friend and she had a similar problem but gets all of her jeans tailored and I thought that was genius! A perfect pair of vintage pants made to fit just right.

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    1. a girlfriend of mine does it & it's a great idea! x

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  3. I'm not a big fan of any used clothes. It always weirds me out a bit, you never know who wore it first. I can see how denim would be such a hard find.

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    1. the used part used to bother me 'til I started taking the clothes to the dry cleaner before wearing them, but denim really is the hardest find. x

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  4. it's very hit or miss with me. i'm 5'4 witha 26in waist and wide hips - it can be difficult!

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  5. i don't get really into vintage denim either. I'm short, with short legs so it's tough finding jeans that fall right. i honestly rarely wear jeans at all and when i do they are pretty basic.

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    1. jeans are the -hardest- things to shop for..the struggle is v real! x

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  6. wow, i can't even tell those are vintage! love how simple this outfit is <3 and gotta try vintage one day haha

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    1. that's because they're not! got 'em from urban outfitters. x

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  7. I don't think all denim styles work for everyone and that's okay! I personally like vintage denim but I don't like flared jeans.
    I really should go to UO for denim more often - the ones you're wearing here are so fabulous!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. it must be so hard to find vintage denim w/o a flare! I feel like that's the most popular fit in thrift stores by me. & definitely check out their denim, you won't be disappointed. x

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  8. All the "vintage" denim I've tried gives me a soggy butt and looks like mom jeans. I stay far far away lol
    -Shay
    www.shayshaytries.com

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  9. Love this! Not a vintage denim fan either. It looks great on some, just not on me :)

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  10. Vintage denim doesn't work for me also! I totally go to AEO, Express and Old Navy for my fix haha.

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    1. american eagle & express have a great fit! I've never personally tried old navy but have heard great things about their jeans. x

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  11. Have you tried out Everlane's jeans? I'm interested in trying out a pair.

    http://www.goldclutter.com

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    1. funny you should ask! I haven't, but my girlfriend just came home w/ two pairs from there raving about them, so I definitely want to try. I'll let you know if I do! x

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  12. You can never go wrong with a vintage pair of denim! Love it!

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