The other week my friend Carrie and I stopped by some vintage & used clothing stores in the Selby/Snelling area of Saint Paul, including Up Six, one of my favourites. I think I first stepped foot in Up Six close to 8 years ago when I was just beginning to ~explore my style~ or whatever type of cheesy lingo you want to pair with such a time in my life. The store is stocked with perfect '60s shift dresses, ridiculous Screech-inspired ski knits, and as many high-waisted pants as your heart could desire. In my last visit there, I walked out with these beyond perfect Guess jeans and with my heart set on a pair of rad bells that my wallet just didn't want to open up for. These rad bells to be exact. (If we want to be more exact, I suppose "wide legged jeans" is probably more accurate than bell bottoms.) I went back and bought them just a few days later. I had been sitting at work in my sad little office when Carrie texted me about how I needed to get those jeans and she couldn't believe I had passed them up. Yeah, me neither! So I went back for them.
I originally went into my closet for a pair of pin-up style overalls, but my hand fell on these bells first and I decided to wear them instead. Even though they're definitely a '70s style pant, I played up a bit of a '50s pin-up look with the victory rolls and the cheetah-print crop top. And flannel because this is Minnesota and that is the law here. Oh and these gorgeous earrings in blue courtesy of Alex Inn. The earrings make the outfit seem a bit more put-together and lady-like, less woodsy '70s chick.
Wearing these pants in public definitely turns heads. With skinny jeans being the uniform for youth these days, and with these wide-legged jeans being, literally, the opposite of skinny, I think a lot of people are surprised. Hopefully pleasantly surprised, but if someone thinks these jeans are atrocious, then I don't care about their opinion on anything anyways. These are obviously the type of jeans that you foam at the mouth in jealousy for.