Shopping for jeans isn’t for the fainthearted…okay, it’s not that serious, but I’m sure you will agree with me that it can be a struggle.
Finding even just one great pair is an enormous challenge. You’ve really got to mentally (and, arguably, physically) prepare if you want to do it right and keep your sanity.
But whether you always bring a friend for second opinions or always insist on doing the quest solo, there are a ton of things going through your mind on that day. Here are some:
1. Wow, Being Hungry Has Paid Off
This happens when you can see actual results from a few healthy new lifestyle changes. You’ve been super disciplined with both food and exercise. You’re setting goals and hitting them. And it’s actually showing.
The proof is when you get to proudly zip up the jeans you’ve been eying for a couple of months. This feeling is quite simply the best, because it encourages you to keep going in whatever routine you’ve been doing.
2. Should I Really Pay For Jeans With Holes?
Is distressed denim still a thing? It always seems like a rip-off (pun 100 percent intended). But what’s a gal to do when everything else about the jeans is perfect but she doesn’t want generic-looking holes or tears in a new pair of pants?
If you’re cool enough to be wearing jeans with holes, you should be cool enough to have earned those holes yourself.
3. Everything In My Life Has Led Me To This Moment
We’ve all had this magical experience. The fit and length are perfect. Your butt is lifted and has somehow been going to the gym without you for six months. The jeans are even the exact shade of denim you want! These pants are gonna change your life. And then you look at the price tag…
4. Will I Still Attract Guys With These Boyfriend Jeans?
Picture Katie Holmes toting her daughter Suri around New York City. Yeah, picture her because she’s the only chick on the planet that looks hot in boyfriend jeans… but does that even matter? Just because a trend isn’t flattering doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for you. Life is long, and you deserve to wear what you want.
5. I Think I Need Some Purely Functional Pairs Too, Right?
Not all jeans are designed to make us look hot. Sometimes we need a pair we can throw on to volunteer at a charity event. What if we need to take a long road trip and still be able to breathe?
And other times, we want to eat with complete abandon. We need denim that’s sturdy-yet-forgiving on such days. Yes, the ones you might call your mom jeans fall in this category, too.
6. Whoa! Whose Ass Is That?
Now, this thought can lean positive or negative depending on tone. Jeans can make your ass unrecognizable in a good way. Or they can make your ass look like it belongs your long lost teacher whom you and all your friends called Droopy Butt. Don’t worry—in these cases we swear it’s not you, it’s the jeans! Unless your backside looks great, in which case, lookin’ good, girl, it’s all you!
7. What The Hell Is In Style Right Now?
Are skinny jeans still the main staple, or are boot cuts finally making a comeback? Haven’t you been seeing some wide-leg jeans, too?
Word on the street is bellbottoms are trying to sneak their way back in the mix. You want to buy what fits and what looks good on you, but you want to make somewhat of an effort to stay current.
8. The Jeans I Have Home Are Fine
This decision usually occurs when you see one too many hefty price tags for the jeans you actually like. This sentiment is also felt when every pair you try on just doesn’t seem to measure up to that magical pair you bought in 2011.