boyfriend jeans. It's where you get a smelly, tatty old pair of your boyfriend's jeans and, um, wear them. And blazers too - if there's one lying around - preferably with chunky shoulders that make you look really awkward. The bigger and more ridiculous looking, the better, apparently.
To pull off this trend, you'll first need a boyfriend from whom to steal the jeans... hmm. Last time I had one of those I was yea high. See, if you have boyfriend jeans, you must therefore have an actual boyfriend, right? And that must mean you're, like, so cool.
But what do I know about fashion? Not much any more. I did once. Okay not really - but back in the day when I was studying design in London, I did attempt to claw my way up the ranks in the little fashion war that was going on with my fellow classmates. But I could never get it quite right. There were those that left me standing at the post, and then there were those so desperate to prove their individuality they were just absurd: one girl showed up to class with a string of Christmas lights under a black chiffon shirt. Honest, she did. I always wondered how she managed to illuminate those lights... must've been standing next to a socket or something...
Now, all I know is what I like. And usually I can tell when something looks good and when it doesn't. I've seen shots of A-list celebs sauntering around in their boyfriend jeans. Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes, Reese Witherspoon... And honestly, all I can think is UGLY. If it looks crap on them then who, exactly, does it look good on?
When did it stop becoming fashionable to look good?