I'm going to premise this with: mom, I love you in acid wash and I just purchased a pair of skinny jeans.
Let's face it people, skinny jeans are NOT attractive. They do a wonderful job at making 99.9% of the population look like fat sausages. That is my honest opinion, now comes the theory. As a little girl my mom would dress me in acid wash jeans (similar to the ones below, add bows to the ankles) a trend birthed in the 80's.
When I was old enough to begin choosing my own clothes, the later 90's, a perfect candidate was the flare jean. I wore these for years.
When skinnys came out I began to ponder. If I didn't embrace the new, I would soon be dressing my children in flare jeans like my mother dressed me in acid wash..which would be OK but would mean that I was getting OLD. Come on people, I want to be FRESH! So, needless to say I've embraced the new skinny trend, though you won't catch me in them with flats. I'll wear them with my UGG style boots, that's as far as I'm willing to go.
Sorry if this post made you feel like a fat sausage.