I have a new obsession and it’s called Spring. A couple of my friends who sell their beauty products on the new shopping app tipped me off a few weeks ago and I’ve been hooked ever since the recent launch. I use it to shop already cherished brands, but also discover new ones like Industry Standard New York. A pair of high rise white jeans made me click, and I had to learn more. Recently founded by Nicole Najafi, The line is designed in New York, and produced in Los Angeles. For now the selection is carefully edited, with just a handful of classic, everyday styles you’ll live in, like the Simone Midrise, a midrise skinny jean composed of a comfy, stretchy blend, and the Margo Highrise, a highrise skinny jeans washed in the perfect indigo and composed of that same fabric. I can’t wait to get a pair, I just can’t decide on a style. Oh, and another selling point, all styles are designer and manufactured in the US, and retail at $95 – $105. Excuse to buy a few? Perhaps.
Nicole has made technology a focus from the beginning. Not only is the brand on Spring, but they’re also offering studio visits to all customers who place orders through the app. And come September, they’re launching Clothes Horse on the site, a size guide platform that helps customers know what size to order based on their previous purchases at other brands. Tech and denim — my two favs! Shop Industry Standard online here. P.S. all orders arrive bundled up in the cutest packaging (see below).
As someone who buys “cropped jeans” that always turn out to be, well, normal length on me, cuffing is kind of a fact of life. I’m always cuffing jeans (unless they are “cropped” ), and for a while I was wondering if I should give up on the cuff, but lo and behold, the dramatic cuff started appearing on skinny jeans. I talked about the statement cuff a few months back, and it’s amazing, though worn with a boyfriend cut jean, it’s a bit bolder of a statement since boyfriend jeans can be a hard look to style. The fat cuff / skinny jean combination works because skinny jeans are more wearable, and the long inseam is quite easy to find. You can wear the fat cuff / skinny jean with sneakers, booties or heels all the same. It’s quite possibly the most versatile look ever.
Image credits: Clemence Poesy, Apartment34, Sincerely Jules
Love denim cut offs? Yea, me too. But apparently I’ve been cutting and wearing mine wrong for months! OK not really but I swear everyone I see in cut offs this season are wearing their shorts this way: cut at an angle towards the thigh (often like underwear), with tons of fray, and short as possible. I’m not sure if I can get away with the style on an everyday basis, but definitely like covering up a bathing suit with shorty shorts – and if styled right support this look. Who am I fooling? If you have the confidence (and gams) to pull them off than please do! Get the look with:
left // middle // right
Love these looks:
(images via: here, here, here, here)
One of the things I love about denim is the simplicity of its statement. Fashion photographer, Oscar Correcher photographed a new model, Misty Downs, for a photo story, “School’s Out for Summer.” While wearing triple denim is the last thing I’d want to wear in a New York City Summer, I do love the simplicity of the styling. No gaudy accessories, interesting, but not over the top shoes, and variations in mid-wash denim and white jeans. It’s really inspiring as to how I can wear my denim on an every-day basis.
If there are two things we start thinking about come August, it’s escaping the city and escaping the heat. MiH’s fall/winter collection for this year does just that. With that Indigo denim coat I’ve been lusting over for ages paired with the MiH Manchester Jean, it’s a new spin on the double denim that doesn’t look too contrived. I’m also really feeling that poncho, since I’ve been taking out my very own poncho from time to time this summer (I’m in San Francisco, it gets cold this time of year). Anyway… I’m digging the feel they’ve captured in the English Countryside, it makes me want to escape there to drink some tea and hang out with the horses.
Images courtesy of MiH
There are really only a handful of people who have managed to stay in the public eye year after year, but for six decades? While for most of us, we think of Cher as the dance music goddess with elaborately naked costumes, and sometimes stars in cheesy but oh-so-good movies of the late 80′s and 90′s. She was also a major force in the 70′s. First as one half of a folk-rock duo and television variety show, Sonny & Cher, aside from their music, they wore unisex clothes which was revolutionary for the time. For us looking back at them, there was a delightful amount of denim. What else can you expect from the 70′s? As the decade moved on, her life and career moved on, Cher’s off-duty style incorporated a lot of denim, at the airport, shopping, running errands, even in jeans she still looked fabulous in thigh-high boots or glamorously oversized sunglasses. Of course, that gorgeous long flowing black hair didn’t hurt either.
She’s not in denim here… but I just had to post. I mean, she’s WALKING DOWN THE STREET in just a leotard, fishnets and a cowboy hat. Flippin’ awesome.
We talk a lot about ripped up denim here on ESD. Distressed jeans are popping up in many sub categories: ripped knees, ripped white jeans, all over distressed jeans, you-can-almost-see-your-underwear-the-holes-are-so-big distressed. Which leads me to a newer trend I’ve witnessed: the ripped rear. A large rip right below the cheeks. And honestly, if you have a nice round hiney (that reminds me, I have a pop physique class in 20), totally works. Examples below. But what if you don’t? What if you’re over a certain age? What if? I’m not sure. Are we going to be seeing more of this? I’m not sure but would love to hear by our opinion on the style!
(images from left: Kylie Jenner, the daileigh (love this outfit and the rip totally works here)
I know, I know, you’re thinking… “But it’s the end of summer!” Well, if the last few years are any indication, white jeans are now an all year thing. You also might be thinking, “But white jeans are so much work!” Well, that might be true, but if your white jeans are ripped… they might be less work! I’ve been loving these ripped white jeans for about a year or so, but still haven’t taken the plunge. It’s been a while since I bought a pair of jeans, but I’m thinking the next pair will be white, and ripped. I already have Frame Le Skinny Ripped jeans in black, but maybe it’s time for them in white.
Are you eyeing white jeans for fall and winter?
Images from: Fashion Vibe, Veronica Loves Archie, CO DE + / F_ORM, Polienne, Death by Elocution, Sincerely Jules