Trends turn over much faster these days than in decades past—I blame the internet and the mini attention spans it produces. As recently as five years ago, skinny jeans in every color of the rainbow were a thing. And now colored denim is back, albeit in most cases in a subtler form.
What you see before you is that shade of pink that you can’t escape (and that you kind of don’t want to), and it was only a matter of time before someone made a pair of jeans in it. It’s barely a color, but somehow evokes spring and all that is fresh and new. Personally I have a love-hate relationship with this hue—but I totally want these jeans.
The jeans are a collab between Madewell and vintage cult favorite Where I Was From, which I’ve just recently discovered and now am obsessed with.
I had the opportunity recently to check out Reformation’s new tech-enabled store in San Francisco’s Mission District at 914 Valencia Street. The dressing room situation is pretty interesting and definitely worth a look if you’re in the area. It has a magic wardrobe that lets you request items from a touchscreen in the dressing room, and an attendant brings the garments to you through a hidden door, eliminating the need to get dressed and undressed again when you need a new size or color. I wrote all about it here, check it out!
I was excited to try on Reformation’s brand new denim. When I chatted with the brand’s founder, Yael Aflalo, she mentioned this was her first foray into denim and she hoped it would be received well. Personally, I loved it. The high waisted design hugged my curves with no gap at the waist, which almost never happens. Check out all the styles below and shop at the site if you’re not in L.A., SF or New York where the brands four brick and mortar stores are located. Read More >
Music festival season is upon us, with Coachella coming up in just a few shorts weeks. That means you need to stock up on cutoffs! Denim shorts are just so easy and a great alternative when you want to show some leg and aren’t feeling the sundress thing. Here are my favorites of the season so far:
J Brand Ivy High Rise Shorts, $178
Ksubi Rollin Out Shorts, $170
James Jeans Relaxed Fit Cutoff Shorts, $141
Agolde Parker Vintage Loose Fit Cutoff Shorts, $128
Citizens of Humanity Alyx Classic High Rise Shorts, $218
Current Elliot The Seamed Shorts, $208
I don’t know. This could get real Brittney Spears circa 2001 real quick, but I’m feelin’ this Carolina Herrera right now. Maybe it’s just that everything looks great on models, or maybe it’s my undying love of all things denim. I don’t care, give me that head to toe indigo. Plus it’s so interesting to see such formal garments made out of such a casual fabric.
Herrera created a few other nifty denim pieces for her spring 2017 collection, check them out below! Read More >
I’ve been perusing ALL of the denim I can find for spring, and I keep coming back to these stone-washed, scallop-hem babies by Red Valentino. Yes they are on the pricey side. But my take is buy this ONE pair than two or three just OK pairs. The serged scallop hem is bohemian and kind of proper at the same time, and I’m also digging the embroidery at the pockets. But they only have three sizes left: 25, 26 and 28. Back off, the 28s are mine!
Red Valentino scallop-hem jeans, $495
Just a little more than a week ago, the East Coast of the U.S. had a winter weather white out. And now, already, it’s time for another type of white out, regardless of where you live: a denim white out! Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year when we’re all craving white denim jeans. Here are some of the freshest of the season!
Left to right:
Levi’s 721 high-rise skinny, $90
Mother The Roller crop frayed jeans, $208
Goldsign the Non Profit high-rise ankle zipper, $260
La Vie eyelet Rebecca Taylor high-rise straight jeans, $275
Citizens of Humanity Llya high rise classic fit crop jeans, $268
AMO twist side-slit jeans, $238
I’ve been a big fan of Brother Vellies shoes ever since I first spotted them on the feet of the rock star blogger behind Bleubird. The footwear brand is known for it’s furry slides and sandals, which I’ve been coveting for my own feet ever since.
But the brand also has some pretty great denim designs, so I had to tell y’all about them.
They make a denim mule ($495):
… a denim loafer with Swarovski crystals ($595):
… a fur-heeled sandal ($380)
… a white denim, shearling-lined babouche ($365)
… a blue denim babouche ($235)
… and a white denim babouche minus the shearling ($235)
…plus an amazing patchwork specimen, which is almost sold out ($265)
In an unexpected turn of events, Khloe Kardashian’s Good American brand has added no-stretch denim to its lineup. The $169 style is unexpected, but refreshing. It’s nice to see a slightly less overtly sexy silhouette from this brand, which launched last year.Good American also launched a rigid, oversized denim jacket, which as you can see here, Khloe has styled in an off-shoulder fashion. At at $265, it’s a bit pricier than I expected.
As always, styles range in sizes from 00 to 24, and the brand will be adding new styles bi-weekly.
I was so intrigued when I laid eyes on these heritage Wrangler jeans. Wrangler calls them a cowboy cut, but they’re also totally on trend with their high waist and distressing, which is done by hand. The pockets feature the old school Wrangler leather patch and “W” stitching on the back pockets.
They’re old and new brought together in an awesome pair of jeans.
One thing to be aware of is the sizing. The design was previously a men’s jean, so for whatever reason, they kept that sizing and recommend that you go up three to four sizes from your normal size. I usually take a 28 or 29 and the 32s fit me just fine. Note that they don’t have any stretch, so sizing up might be a good call.
All in all it’s been really fun rediscovering this brand. Check out my other Wrangler post, featuring their super cool retro patches. And stay tuned for some stylings with their retro pins, too!
WEARING: Wrangler heritage jeans, Freda Salvador booties, Chloe vintage bag (similar here) Adina Mills ring, Centinelle scarf, SunGod sunnies.
When I visited West Coast Craft in November, I was on the hunt for anything and everything denim (as per usual). Have you been to West Coast Craft? It’s an amazing collection of artisans that happens twice yearly at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It’s extremely well-curated and you’ll find incredible handmade and beautifully-designed items to wear and for your home. (Check some of my other favorites at Forbes!)
When it came to denim, Alex Steele’s booth grabbed my attention like no other. Not only did she have perfect vintage Levi’s, but they were decorated with her really cool art. She paints with bleach directly onto the denim. The palm-leaf print initially caught my eye, and her nudes (and more) on jackets won me over.
I quickly learned that Alex doest much more than paint on jeans—she has dabbled in everything from jewelry design to taxidermy. Check out our interview below! Read More >
As I mentioned previously, I’ve been prematurely thinking about springtime and all the outfits I’ll hopefully be wearing when flowers are blooming and skies are blue. One outfit in particular that I keep going back to in my daydreams is a pair of white jeans and a denim top. It was not easy to fulfill this fantasy, because 99% of the white jeans I found online were either low-rise or skinny or both, which is not my jam. But then I encountered this ensemble, and it was like lightning struck! Thank you AG jeans for fulfilling my hopes and dreams.
These jeans look comfortable, and I just can’t deal with extra discomforts at the moment. And the denim shirt looks as soft as can be—substantial to be sure, but to also silky smooth to the touch. That’s all I really wanted. Big kisses AG 🙂