Friday, October 13, 2006

Skinny Jeans

Service Journalism Submission # 11

Skinny Jeans

“Skinny jeans, are they the new boot cut?”

As many of you may already know skinny jeans are the new crave of the season. It seems like everywhere you turn someone has them on. Whether you are at a party or cruising the mall, people just can’t seem to get enough of them. Though many have already jumped on the skinny jean band wagon, there are still a few who haven’t. They’re still asking themselves “are skinny jeans for me?” Well I’m here to give you the skinny on skinny jeans.

“What are skinny Jeans?”

Skinny jeans are straight up and down. They are very narrow throughout the entire leg and are tapered at the ankle. They leave little to the imagination since they almost fit like tights. Skinny jeans come in many different colours and variations. Some are high waisted and others are low waisted. They are also available in all different sizes and materials (stretch, non stretch etc.). Also a lot of skinny jeans don’t cut off perfectly at the ankle so, they give a bunched up gathered look at the bottom, which is also very stylish and trendy.

“Who can wear them?”

Popular with rock stars and models, these jeans are a perfect fit for narrow bodies. Shorter girls with petite frames will love them for making their legs look longer. This cut of jean is perfect for boyish, narrow shapes, but they say if you have major curves on the bottom, they’re not the best choice. Curvy ladies don’t be discouraged though, because just about any shape can wear skinny jeans, as long as they’re worn right.

“How to wear skinny jeans?”

Skinny jeans can be worn with just about anything. Worn with flats, boots, heels or simple sneakers can be very flattering. Also when wearing them with boots, you have the option of tucking them inside the boots, giving you a new funky look. Wearing the right top with skinny jeans is also a key factor. If you are petite, you could probably wear almost any top and it will be okay. Though, if you are curvier on the bottom, it may be a good idea to wear a longer top. By doing so, you take away some of the emphasis you’ve created on your lower half when wearing skinny jeans.

Skinny jeans may not be the new boot cut, but they are taking over the runways. They’ve been in for three seasons now, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. Skinny jeans are fresh, fun, trendy and hopefully this article has shown that. “Come on people, at least give them a try, you’ll never know if you like them unless you try them!” They are for everyone, so get up, go out and get you a pair of skinny jeans.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Important Date Reminders!

Next Tuesday, Oct 17: In-class multiple-choice quiz. More details here.

Tuesday, Oct 31 (Hallowe'en): Issue-based assignment or celebrity interview piece due in class and online

Also, after we choose the five service pieces for the magazine on October 17, you should edit and sign your piece on the blog so random readers know who wrote this polished piece of writing.