Give me a pair of tight black jeans and I wear them like it's my job.
I believe that a good pair of black skinny jeans are an essential part of any girl's wardrobe. They are the definition of versatile- dressed up with a blazer and heels after dark or dressed down with a pair of All Stars and a vintage band tee by day. I've even been known to sport them in the peak of summer. Yes, my love affair with black skinny jeans is a torrid one.
But it's a love affair that has proved to be costly. Over the course of my lifetime I've gone through countless pairs. I thought buying cheap chainstore pairs was the way to go- they're cheap, so it doesn't matter how many I go through, right? Wrong. Chain store jeans usually go for around $50 a pop, and I would go through about 3 pairs per year. That's a total of $150 per year, and I've been wearing them since I was about 15. With my 19th birthday coming up thats a rough total of $600. Don't sound so cheap any more, do they?
One of my New Years Resolutions was to buy better quality, in order to buy less often and save money in the long run. If you're an avid follower of my blog you may also remember me talking about revitalising my dull and tired wardrobe. I talked about how the first and most important step to creating a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes that'll never leave you screaming "I have nothing to wear!" at a rack of perfectly good garments is to build up a reportoire of quality basics.
And this is where Rag and Bone come in. They're famous for producing exquisitely made, good quality jeans that last a lifetime and fit like a glove. Sure, they cost me just under $250NZD but when you do the math, these babies are a lot more cost effective in the long run.
Next, I'm on the hunt for the perfect basic tees in white, black and grey marl. I'm tossing up between Bassike's organic cotton numbers or T by Alexander Wang's tried and true pieces. Any suggestions?