For the gals:
If you don’t already have a decent pair, start looking because trust me you will very quickly get sick of wearing jeans every day, no matter how excited you think you are about finally not having a uniform and getting to wear whatever you want every day; the novelty wears off. The colour is very important: the leggings must be black. No other colour will do. Maybe grey, maybe khaki, but you really cannot go wrong with black (unless your favourite over-leggings hoodie happens to be navy, then maybe opt for the grey to avoid the bla-vey clash). Another important factor here is the material, which contributes not only to the durability and long-lasting quality of the leggings, but also the comfortability. Description words worth looking out for include “yoga” and “seamless”.
Not only will this staple keep you warm during the cold autumn, winter and spring months (because it’s Ireland, where it’s more often chilly than warm no matter what season we’re in), all you need is a pair of jeans or leggings underneath and plain, simple, one-colour convers or vans and you’re ready to go. Through a giant scarf over your shoulders while you’re at it; go all out with the wrapped-up vibe.
Can we just take a moment to appreciate these as a concept; the idea of one item of clothing serving as top and bottom without looking like a morph suit is just great. These absolute gems are suitable for any occasion; all you have to do is accessorize accordingly. Throw on a pair of converse and a denim jacket, and you’re ready for college. Pair it with some nice slim heals, jewellery and a bit of makeup, and voila you’re ready for Voodoo.
For the guys:
A pair of good quality, comfortable jeans, because you can’t live your whole life in slim-fitting trackies (@GAA, c’mon, guys). Go for a denim wash that you can easily match with the colour tones of the t-shirts you wear most often; you’ll only need one or two pairs of decent jeans because different tops matched with one and the same pair of jeans makes a completely different outfit. There’s no denying you have it at least a little easier, guys.
Lucky you, because apparently all you need is one. Only very few and special occasions call for it, and with different jeans you can make the same shirt look completely different, and vice versa like I said for the jeans. I’m not jealous.
Jacks&Jones logo t-shirt
I dare you to go count how many Jacks&Jones items you have. If it’s less than five, fair enough, and I’m sorry. If it’s more, point made. Look, they are nice, but I am being a little sarcastic here with this one. I mean, why does it have to have “Jacks&Jones” written so bloody obviously, slapped across the front?