Denim is timeless. Quite like the colour black, it can never truly go out of fashion. Style it whichever way you please, but denim is denim. Thin like the super soft Topshop Joni pairs or thick like the Levis vintage finds; denim is denim. I was listening to the Frank Ocean track and it struck me, we're all on the hunt for a love like denim. Whether it be with our careers, friendships or love lives, we're all on the hunt for the timeless and tangible.
Denim Shirt : Gray's Inn Market (originally Topshop) | Shorts : Thrifted MOM Jeans (BIY)
It is on this hunt for the perfect timeless piece that we find ourselves in a sea of endless blues. The pair that you love but with time wears and tears becoming unwearable, is like a friendship/relationship/job that once blossomed but once the rose coloured shades have been dipped, you find that you can no longer fathom it. Applying the metaphor of denim to real life situations can be somewhat helpful in breaking you free of the tiresome ruts you may be in. Take relationships for example; like the worn out pair of jeans, we really should discard that old friend or partner that does nothing for our self-esteem or life-progression. Choosing to hold on them in the hope that they'll change/improve is unrealistic and naive to say the least. Let go and let them churn their way through the recycler of life, they'll have served their purpose in your life whether you see it now or later.
Rings : Church Fayre (thumb ring) & TopshopBy dying an old pair of jeans or cutting it up into shorts, you can revive it to a certain extent. This is quite like undergoing therapy in relationships or undertaking extensive training to add on your CV to increase your level of responsibility at work. Quite like a pair of jeans, this can only do so much. You have to be comfortable at the level this revival can take you because it will NEVER be restored to its original condition, but you need to be ok with that. Refusing to truly express any dissatisfaction at its (job/relationship/friendship) restored state as early as possible will amount to status frustration. Compression of all those unhappy emotions will inevitably lead to an eruption; whether it be an untimely letter of resignation, an argument with a friend or dumping your partner.
Heeled Chelsea Boots : Moda in Pele
"Happiness shouldn't be a destination in your life. It should be part of the journey" Dorothy Koomson - The Woman He Loved Before
Onyxsta says...BLEURGH!! Good wear will eventually tear so live your life to the fullest, embracing its rips & ripples that come as a part of the package. Xisses