I remember my first pair of skinny jeans tragically. Maybe because they were. When I was 12 years old, I persuaded my mother to buy me a couple of words Wet seal because I’m tired of the bootcut and bell bottom style she always buys me. But mostly, I want to look cool. Back then, cropped borders weren’t a thing. Instead, we wear clothes that are a bit longer than necessary, pulling the hems to cover the ankles. Of course, with the platform on our feet. But 15 years later, I don’t have those skinny jeans in my closet. The last pair I bought (a comfortable number from Everlane) I gave to a friend in 2019, after I accepted to myself that I had overcome this trend.