Post by Ann of Holier Than Now
It’s hard to miss those impossible-to-buy pink denim Isabel Marant shorts lately – they’ve cropped up on Rumi and Milk & Mode (Carol was profiled here rocking them). As much as I’d love to own these for a day, I probably wouldn’t swing for them (if I could even find them). I’ll leave it to these girls! But, I’ve been thinking about how to do my own interpretation of the delicious pastel denim trend.
The great thing about pastel denim cut offs is that you could really D.I.Y. your own. Fabric dye is a tricky thing – sometimes it doesn’t come out evenly, or it’s not as saturated as you’d like, but with this soft, faded vibe, that’s OK! Grab some white denim cut-offs and RIT fabric dye (the shopping page alone is so inspiring) and go to town.
Personally, I’m going off the rack for these babies, but I’m thinking less bubblegum, more pale apricot. Here are a few great flavors to dip into:
1. Siwy Camilla Denim Cut Off Shorts in Desert Rose $152, or try Mother Not Skinny Short in Blush $165 which is a longer cut
2. Rag & Bone Denim Shorts in Yellow Pastel $143
3. J Brand Denim Shorts in Low Rise Bright Turquoise $159
A few other ways to taste the rainbow include the Current/Elliot Boyfriend Denim Short and the Hudson Hampton Denim Short which comes in a beautiful soft blue.
What’s your feeling about the pastel denim trend? Eat it up or pass on it? Inspired to D.I.Y. it?