Skinny jeans came on the scene (again) in 2006.
First I chalked them up as absurd and heinous.
Then I disdained of them.
Then I wondered at their prevalence.
Then they seemed normal.
Then I shrugged them off as being only-for-skinny-people.
And then, five years later, I wanted some.
The first pair I tried on made me laugh out loud at myself in the dressing room.
But I tried on more, with varying degrees of distress.
And then I got these, two sizes larger than I would normally wear, from the Gap.
So even though I’m a little sheepish about how long it took me to come around to this trend, I admit it: I love them.
And the moral of this story is: you can try to retain your own fashion aesthetic, but eventually, whatever it is that the tweens on The Disney Channel are wearing will eventually worm its way under your skin. In the mean time, try to keep all that judgmental shunning to yourself.