"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity — all I hope for in my clothes."
I joined Rent the Runway a few months ago, and it's been ideal for moi, and my trend-trying habits. So often I would spend way too much money on an of-the-moment outfit, only to have it perish in my closet from neglect. I tend to go back to basics that I feel comfortable in, and dressing outside of my comfort zone has a huge history of disaster.
With my RTR membership, I get to try 4 items at a time, send back whatever I'm not wearing, and switch it up as often as I'd like. This Ulla denim dress is a great example of why this works for me - it's a style I'll wear 2 maybe 3 times before I'm totally tired of it - and instead of dropping $475 on what's not going to be a classic for me, I get to wear it once, scratch the itch, and UPS it right back without a bit of buyer's remorse.
I did enjoy this flouncy flock though - the acid wash is a bold move, and the denim is just a bit thick for a southern summer, but the cut is fun and I could wear it for a meeting with boots or a dog walk with slip on vans and feel just fine. With RTR, you have the option of keeping your garments, at a way-discounted-down price, and while I was tempted on this one, I let it back out in the world so someone else could give a flock.
Here's a round-up of a few statement denim pieces that are more exciting than your average jeans. Jumpsuits, dresses and skirts make are more jaunty than a jean, and can keep it classically cool with a little bit of edge. My fave - that Veronica Beard dress. I scored it on major sale this week, and I love that you can wear it year round.