18.1.11

Style | The Weirdness of the Skinny

Psynopsis Skinnies
Let's face it, the skinny is a strange trouser shape, no? When I put them on in the morning they make me feel like a sausage. Not very flatteringly peeled in… But then you add some high heeled boots and a sweater and a blazer, or a cardigan, and it all comes together nicely.* Because in the end they just are a form of glorified leggings, i.e. the perfect blank canvas. And while fashion editors around the world keep repeating their mantra 'Skinnies are dead, skinnies are DEAD, they are SO DEAD' they may retreat in summer (I mean, who wants to be a sweaty, hot sausage? Really!), but when I checked the pre-autumn collections there they were again, perhaps a teensie-weensie bit wider, but still pretty skinny… It's more evolution than revolution, I guess.

*At least I like to think so, though I recently received a comment from Mr/Mrs Anonymous telling me I was WAAAYY too old to wear my trousers the way I do. Heeelloo, anon fashion police, please go away and bother someone else – or at least share your identity so we could have a discussion from which age on women must not be allowed to wear whatever they like anymore. (Although just the idea to have to discuss something like this makes me fall asleep.)

Oh dear, I nearly forgot... The winners of the Circus magazines are Fashionistable and
Dreaming Spires & Old Car Tyres. Congratulations!


trousers: next, sweater: 2nd hand/DIY sequins, socks: hand-knitted from christmas market, boots: ash

39 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Too old? Sounds like someone's a tad jealous to me!
I love skinny jeans, perfect for layering and lucking into boots. I don't think they'll ever go away from my wardrobe. xxx

Rachel @ RooPaprika said...

Anon - what a cheek. Love when people don't have the courage to put their name to their comments.

The skinny will never be dead in my world. No boyfriend or boot cut for me - I do wide and I do skinny and nothing in between.

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i love skinny jeans, its great with boots but right now bell bottoms are number one to me, but i think when everyone else starts wearing them again i'll be on to something else lol

SabinePsynopsis said...

Same here. The anon comment actually made me laugh because unless it was posted form Asia or Australia it was written in the middle of the night, making me marvel at the energy some people muster to target you with their annihilating vengeance.

Hannah said...

Looking great, I love skinnies they are a fantastic blacnk canvas as you stay but I don't really wear jeans these days so mine are going to waste in the cupboard!! Skinnies and a big woolly jumper are sound pretty good right now considering I'm sitting in a freezing house!


Hannah xx

ediot said...

hi darling. nice image and editing. you look nice
i like flares more actually. but i like skinnies too- they work way better with heels- you're right about that
hope you're having a good day dear

xx

Veshoevius said...

I'm sure there are loads of people out there that convince themselves that loads of other people are way too old to be doing all sorts of things they happen to be into - what a dull universe they must live in and I don't envy their older selves.

I'm ignoring the magazine mantras as you well know. Long live the skinny!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-definitely a jealous comment, because you look gorgeous in anything you wear and you certainly suit skinnies for sure! xx

the nyanzi report said...

No one should be deciding for adults what they should wear.
Other than that, the skinny debate has been going on for a while now and I think the editors are fighting a loosing battle.

Isabel said...

i basically only wear skinny jeans. i find that they are flattering for my body type...

tanvii.com said...

I agree with you ... a little bit of heels makes the Skinny really come together! How awesome do you look btw!!! HoT in fact! ;)

WeShop said...

I will NEVER stop wearing skinnies - they make me feel good. Asos leather ones have just arrived - yippee! xx

Tashrin said...

Oh my I heard a German fried of mine say the exact same thing about skinny jeans. That they make you feel like a sausage. :)

But I wear leggings all the time and leggings offer much more ease of movement than jeans and are much warmer or colder depending on their weight.

You have styled yours quite ingeniously. I like it.

Love

Tashrin - A Toronto based personal style blog

Sandra said...

They also said the mini was so over, and look at the cruise lines now. This whole in/out concept is so dated, really. You wear what suits you, and what your age is has nothing to do with it either.

I once heard someone refer to a rude anonymous commenter as "a bacon stain". How fitting is that? Haha. Hugs from Sandra

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Hahaha you are spot on, sweetie! And they are just a glorified pair of leggins, aren't they? Nonetheless I won't part with mine. With a pair of heels or booties they're amazing. And whatever with that person. You wear them oh so well :)

xoxo

Maddy said...

I don't think I'll ever tire of skinny jeans! And to think I was skeptical in the beginning! Now I just live in mine :) And I would hate to be Anon if they have nothing better to do than to judge other folks for wearing skinny jeans. You look fab in whatever you wear...and I just learned recently than you were of a "certain age". If you asked me, i'd say you were in your 20's :)

Kb said...

I was sceptical initially, but a true skinny fan now, flares just seem so alien for me. I love the way you wear what you want, who says you have to dress a certain way due to age? I think things are changing now.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Love them on you, Sabine!
hmm...Mr/Mrs Anonymous doesn't seem to know 'Fabulous'I think!

xo*

Dancing Branflake said...

I could only WISH I could wear skinnies like you. I stay away because I certainly would get tons of anon comments on my blog if I showed them off. You look fab as always.

Laura Gerencser said...

Love your outfit! You look great!

Angeles Almuna Design said...

You look fabulous! and skinny jeans are not my best friends for ME...but for others are super cool.....but lady you look great and keep going with your good work and your lovely blog! :) and thank you! :)
Kisses

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Clare said...

Wait someone said you are were too to wear trousers like you do? EWWWWWWWWWWW tell them to PISS OFF. You have the greatest style ever. And those skinny jeans look fantastic on you. You have the greatest body eveerrr

Ashley said...

Well hmmph. I think you look great in anything. I don't think skinny jeans really are for a certain "age"...my grandma wears elastic jeggings (before they were called jeggings, even) and she's like, 82. As long as you're thin enough to pull them off--which you def. are!--you're good to go.

valncami said...

oh god - people who post nasty comments like that always make themselves anonymous...its like if you are going to go out of your way say something nasty to someone then at lest have the balls to leave your name up! anyway - i dont think your too old to wear anything like that so dont worry about that person! love this photo of you too. you look so pretty!


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janettaylor said...

I love them on U, U look so fab! :)

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Kazuko said...

hahahaha, mr./mrs. anonymous made me laugh real hard.

ok, back to the serious business: you describe the way i recently re-discovered skinnies for me quite exactly. i put them on (after years) looked in the mirror and thought "yuk, i have thighs". but with a wide sweater, shoes 'n stuff everything changes. i mean i still have the same thighs but they look better somehow.

gorgeous legs, sabine!

vint junky said...

Uh huh! We are on the exactly the same wavelength these days. I wore skinnies yest too sabine, I even had the little turn ups. We're synced!!!
xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I must confess that I purchased my first pair of skinny jeans yesterday in Freiburg - lol!
And, yes, a black skinny jeans, too. Good lord, someone took the time to write such a comment?
The time people have on their hands. I wore my skinny jeans with a cashmere jumper and angle boots.
And I did not feel like a sausage;)

Adorngirl said...

I love skinny jeans, and the cheek of it is i am breaking the rules because I am supposed to be too big to wear them. ignore the naysayers, because if you look the way you do you could wear a bin sack, and make it look like class. x

Fashionistable said...

Makes my blood boil where are we back in the 1940's & 50's again when women over a certain age were expected not to care, look dowdy rather than vibrant interesting people. To hell with closed mindedness. That is that commentor's own limitation. Poor sod. You have a great figure and look great in skinny jeans. You are right they dress up well.
Hooray I won the one of the Circus mags. Looking forward to seeing it. Thank you. Xxxx

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sabine, what a terrible thing to have to read from somebody who is writing under Anonymous!I think you look spectacular and screw anybody who thinks differently. I love this skinny pants on you! You have amazing legs to pull it off.The other week I saw a very overwheight 18 year old wearing leather skinny pants. The fact that she was 18 did not change the fact that she looked simply terrible in this pants. You have style, you are chic and I love you!

Leia said...

Hahaha how dare anyone tell you that you are too old to wear what you wear?! Ridiculous!

Honestly, I don't think skinnies are going anywhere for a while. They are very flattering to some body shapes and can be dressed up or down! I never thought flares were very flattering...

Leia

and flowers pick themselves said...

not a skinny jeans fan. doesn'y go with my style or shape. i don't mind other people wearing them, though. well, correctly.

:)

xo Alison

..R May A.. said...

you look gorgeous :)
great post!! x

Noelle Chantal said...

Too old? He's def weird. You look gorgeous as always! Love the pants on you and with that cozy sweater. Have a great day! :)

Sniff said...

You're not too old for skinnies. As long as one has the body for it, they can be worn by any age. And you most certainly seem to be in a shape many twenty-year olds would clearly envy. I say go for it. You look fab in them! :)

Style Odyssey said...

oh dear, that "anon" individual is always busy leaving bold and inane comments, never pleasant remarks. i think anon is jealous, don't you? ;)

seriously, though- "too old"? WTH is that about? too old to be...what, stylish? too old to be fit enough to wear skinny trousers?

silliness, i say!
xo

The student's guide to affordable luxury said...

Can you really get too old for a pair of skinnies? I am never letting my skinnes go :) Who would want to hide a pair of gorgeous legs? I think you wear your skinnies just great!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I too think skinnies will be alive and well for awhile - when paired with the right tops they are flattering - as you pointed out here - love the look!