Alexa Chung once said, never say never in fashion, cause you’ll be wearing never in 5 years time. Low rise pants and jeans – the 2000s trend we so dreaded falls somewhere in between these words. Remember all those early 2000s music videos? Of fit, six packed barely 20 gorgeous natural girls? Well… that’s the look, that’s the style and it’s here. Only we’re 20 years older and we’re packing a lot more than a six pack. Which brings me to my issue… while it took me some time to get used to its second round here – low rise jeans have got a hold of my heart, yet again. I’m in my 40s, so this is not a very easy statement to make, but I ain’t ashamed of my taste, I happen to think if you love something you can make it work, it’s all a matter of cut and form. Right?

So given our age, our prior commitment to this trend, our bloating days and presumably wiser more fashionably mature selves – do we embrace this fashion trend or not?

Is there a rule or propriety in fashion or style regarding the second time around trend? Or do we live in a time of major freedom of all sorts where we can do as we please, dress as we like, when we like no matter if we’re 20 or 40?

Does age still count we we dress?

Yes and no. I mean as a 20 year old you can pull off almost anything in fashion and look fabulous, but as you grow older you have to make tiny little adjustments style wise, body cut wise, taste wise etc., while actually still being able to wear the same pieces.

So with this in mind I will plunge into this trend with the body of a 40 year old but the spirit of my 20s, trying to channel those late 90s Drew Barrymore looks and Liv Tyler’s low rise trousers. I think it’s also a case of early 2000s nostalgia.

I’m also currently rewatching Sex and The city series and I’m dying over all the outfits and just the overall spirit those times had. Simpler and more natural.