6 Reasons Your Favorite Jeans Will Always Be Better Than A Boyfriend
I'm entirely over men.
Something about this uncharacteristically warm March weather makes me reevaluate my priorities, landing dating somewhere between “getting a root canal” and “giving my dog back to the animal shelter.”
I'm not thinking about the possibility of summer romances or beach days with bae. The next few months are all about playing with style. Namely, denim.
I used to be the kind of girl who couldn't plan an outfit that didn't involve a pair of black, skinny J.Brand Maria jeans. Lately, however, I've been feeling a destroyed, light-wash BDG pair I got on sale at Urban Outfitters last summer. It looks like I've been to the Hunger Games and back with these bad boys, but in an ultra-cool way.
These BDG jeans taught me an important lesson, too: Denim is way more significant than a dude.
1. They're reliable.
No matter where I go, my BDG jeans are down for the ride. A weekend trip away? A workday filled with meetings Napping all day? Fine by them.
My ex wanted me to beg and plead before accompanying me anywhere, but my jeans haven no choice but to tag along with me.
Plus, unlike a dude, they won't flake on me once we're halfway there. They don't decide something is boring and bounce -- they're in it for the long haul.
2. They look better all f*cked up.
Sorry, dudes, but the day old scruff and t-shirt you obviously wore out last night are not a good look. The less sober you are, the less I want to do with you.
On the other hand, a pair of jeans looks fly, no matter how dirty it is. Bleach and grass stains? Come at me. If anything, I'll just destroy my jeans more.
3. They don't judge when you're dirty.
Sometimes I don't feel like washing my hair. Instead, I douse myself in body spray, swipe on deodorant and hope for the best as I walk out the door. It happens to all of us.
A boyfriend might think we're a dirty freaks of nature, but jeans don't give a f*ck. They still embrace you when you resemble a troll doll. Isn't that what true love is all about?
4. They don't get jealous.
Jeans cool with me loving other jeans, and even accept me batting for the skirt team every once in a while. Jeans are all about sharing the love. Guys? Not so much.
5. They aren't high maintenance.
Jeans don't require as much loving as bras or button-downs. Kelly Connor, denim editor at Vogue, even claims to never, ever wash her jeans in order encourage them in developing "character."
Unlike the men in my life, jeans require practically no maintenance or upkeep. They don't care if I don't respond to a text right away or play hard-to-get for a couple of weeks.
6. They get better with age.
Actually, on second thought, so does George Clooney.
Bet he doesn't hug me in all the right places like my BDG jeans do, though.