It’s Spring Denim Month over here at TME. Usually we just declare a theme week and be done with it, but we’re having a few issues with this one.
When I first brought up the concept of finding a go-to pair of lightwash denim for Spring, it was met with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Laura was all I LOVE IT OBVIOUSLY MORE DENIM YES…..Cam piped up with ‘do shorts count cause it’s hot already’ (rub it in, Carolina, rub it in), Scotti couldn’t seem to grasp what constitutes light wash (Is this light wash? No. Is THIS light wash? No. Is thi- No.)….and I could see Amanda, sitting there in her black jeans, giving me side-eye through the screen. (In hindsight those were probably leggings.)
I know, I know, I know.
Denim trends have been driving us all crazy for months now, and lightwash denim is no exception. Actually, there’s so many more things that can go wrong with lightwash denim: a too-flat, completely uniform wash that perfectly outlines each lump, bump and muscle….or distressing that doesn’t quite hit in the right spot, creating a squeeze situation right above the knee, to name but a few possibilities.
So here’s our compromise: Finding a perfect pair of lightwash denim for Spring is probably going to take a few attempts. So in the interest of shopping helpfulness (it’s only enabling if it’s good)….we’re bringing it all to TME: the good, the bad, and the ugly. And we’re comparing our real-life pictures to the pics on retailers websites. Why? Because soooooo many retailers, where lightwash is concerned, have fallen into a really bad habit: they’re grossly over-exposing the denim, and you end up with a pair that looks nothing like what is shown online.
So….here’s my first attempt. I found some strong contenders, but not the lightwash denim of my dreams. I’ll keep looking. In the meantime….enjoy and good luck!