Burberry is normally known for being the purveyor of the classic trench coat. For classic style in that, “I speak in a fancy accent and drink tea with my pinky up,” kind of way. It’s awesome, and we all would love to drink tea with our pinkies up, but perhaps the young Bailey is getting tired of thinking of different ways to make a trench because this season he put a new spin on the denim trucker jacket. Just as we were all settling into oversized denim jackets, faded and ripped…. he comes out with wasp-waist denim jackets with luxurious embellishments, ostrich feathers and Mongolian lamb trim to pair with ruched tulle and enormous sequins. It’s not the first time we’ve thrown a denim jacket over a prom dress, but it’s something I’d expect more from J.Crew than Burberry Prorsum.
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In the ever evolving realm of fashionable footwear, it’s a common theme of late that one ugly shoe trend replaces another every season. And I’ve been chronicling these trends here, particularly how they relate to denim. Wedge sneakers, Birkenstocks, slip on shower shoes, and now platform sneakers. I’m addressing a fairly broad platform category that includes sneakers, creepers and even brogues. Take a sneaker, glue a five inch platform to the bottom and you’re good to go. Well not that easy because 1. getting the guts to wear these guys is a feat and 2. It takes work to pair them. We’re all off to a good start because skinny jeans are dead, and those never really looked that great with platform anyways, so. Here are TWO easy ways to wear your platform sneakers, brogues and creepers with denim.
1. Cuff them
This one is my favorite mainly because it’s really easy. Just rock one simple three in cuff with straight leg jeans.
I guess even easier than cuffing when you think about it. I love the look of cropped or capri jeans with platforms.
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If there is one thing to say about how the trendiest are wearing their denim this season at NYFW, is that there are no rules. Denim was pretty much all over the map, but one theme is apparent.
Apparently, everyone got the memo that the skinny jean trend has run its course. There were ripped jeans, clean jeans, embellished, colored, high waisted, low rise, but all of them had a lot of room to move around in. Of course you’re going to see a lot of jean shorts at NYFW in September because it’s still hotter than Hades, and well, those ladies are appropriately dressed! But what I found interesting was the prevalence of frayed hems and ripped knees. So those ripped jeans you have? Hang on to them. Also, check out Jenna Lyon in all white with white jeans. Kind of reminds you of the Frame Spring 2015 collection, no? Methinks, yes!
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I couldn’t really say what my life would be like if it weren’t for Winona Ryder. It feels weird to say that, especially since I only follow celebrity stuff for fun. Even though she didn’t write the parts she played, Winona made weird, off-beat, irreverent female archetype accessible. She articulated the complexity of the good girl / bad girl like no one has before or since. Lydia in Beetlejuice, Veronica in Heathers brought irreverence to the mainstream. Impressionable as I was, she was kind my idol growing up, even if at the time I would never admit it. I mean, she was engaged to JOHNNY DEPP! Anyway, today I’m dedicating this post to Winona and her looks in denim from back in the day. That perfect boyfriend jean (they were just regular jeans back then) with a leather jacket and tee-shirt with combat boots is just timeless. Her oversized denim jackets would be the hottest denim piece you can wear this season. And her bob-haircut (I mean, after all, Beyonce just got a bob) is perfect as well.
So basically, I’m still looking up to Winona.
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When everyone is up to their eyeballs in destroyed, oversized denim, DL1961 look towards cleaning up the denim look for fall. Crisp, raw, well-fitted the look for fall relies on layering low-contrast denim washes. As a brand, DL1961 is more about their denim fit with their DLX and Dipro fabrics that incorporate lycra that enables the denim to retain up to 98% of it’s shape. And it works too, I’ve worn their jeans quite a bit, and they rarely stretch out of shape. Dark indigo jeans with dark grey denim jacket on a crisp paneled denim shirt looks sharp instead of bohemian. Which makes sense, I’ve always felt that bohemian is best for the summer months, but once September rolls around, it’s back to business, and even if you are in denim, you want to look sharp.
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In case you were chomping at the bit for fall, but still want to enjoy summer, the oversized denim jacket is the transitional staple for your wardrobe. I’ve always loved my denim jackets, so indulging on the oversized will last not just this year, but for a long time. I’ve had my eye on the Joe’s Jeans Oversized Dolman Denim Jacket for a year, and I still love it as much as I did last year, and this year Rag and Bone/Jean, R13 and Current/Elliott all have their versions. The benefit of the oversized is that in warmer weather you can drape it over your shoulders, layer with shorts or a mini dress… and when the weather cools down, you can layer it to no end. Denim is actually a great wind blocker so if you have a chunky sweater that won’t fit under your puffy coat, or a blazer that doesn’t fit into your jacket, this is an amazingly chic and simple way to fix that problem.
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