The perfect pair of jeans.
It’s a never ending quest, isn’t it?
I mean why else would we all have so many different pairs we barely – if ever – wear?
They’re too long. Or too short.
Too tight. Or too loose.
Too fancy. Too scruffy.
Too frumpy. Too cool.
Or just don’t feel “quite right”.
So we buy more.
And MORE. And MORE.
And they STILL don’t feel “right”.
AND what’s more, we feel guilty.
Of our ever growing stash of unworn jeans.
They don’t feel right on.
And they don’t feel right cluttering our closets.
BUT we keep buying.
Because in the stores and online and in the media we are constantly bombarded by NEW choices.
And we fall for it all over again: this time they WILL feel right.
Especially if we buy THREE pairs on offer!!!
BUT they never do.
Because bottom line it’s all a bit of a con isn’t it?
The promise of the PERFECT jeans. The PERFECT bag. The PERFECT shoes. The PERFECT jacket.
It keeps us shopping and shopping and shopping for stuff that NEVER satisfies us.
And becomes clutter – yet more of it – the moment we get it home.
So today we’re going to LET GO of the jeans we never wear.
Say a big YAH BOO to too much choice.
And stop hunting for happiness in the stores …
Just 10 Things – Jeans
As always we’ll stick to the just 10 things rules:
- Take 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max
- Focus on jeans
- Open our eyes to those we don’t wear
- And without yanking stuff out
- Spot any we’re ready to let go
Keeping our eyes peeled for those that are …
- Too long
- Too short
- Too tight
- Too loose
- Too frumpy
- Too cool
- Funny colour
The good news is: jeans are easy to pass on.
They can go straight to a charity shop or in a charity collection bag.
(We’ll be letting go more clothes the next five days so you can bag them all up together).
AND by passing them on, we’re doing some good.
Because jeans it turns out guzzle water.
It takes a whopping 7,000 litres of water to produce ONE pair of jeans.
And the cotton for most jeans comes from places struggling more and more with drought and water shortage.
So the more everyone buys vintage jeans the better.
Not least because the MOST comfortable jeans are often NOT new.