It is commonly accepted fashion lore that skinny jeans are so very ingrained into what we wear now that it will be a very long time before they look properly unfashionable. Even if they're not quite at the edge of edginess, so many men and women, no matter what they do, where they live or what their situation is, have at least one pair of skinnies in their wardrobe.
For quite some time, there's been a quiet skinny rebellion in the form of baggy, distressed, turned up boyfriend jeans. However, since Christmas it seems to me like that look has gathered pace. It's got to the point where I don't feel like every pair of jeans I see are of the figure hugging variety. A sure sign that there's an appetite for something baggier is that Topshop have introduced their Mom and Lacey styles to sit alongside the vast quantities of skinny Baxters and Leighs, of which 1.2million pairs were sold last year.Maybe it's just our post-Christmas tubbiness leading us to ditch the skinnies, or perhaps there's a bigger shift at play.
|Some recent StreetPeeper shots of beautiful girls in boyfriend jeans|
|3.1 Phillip Lim SS13 (image via catwalking.com)|
|Joe's Jeans, starting at £111, from a selection in store at Liberty and online at Shopbop|