By Ann (Holier than Now)
Can I be honest? The first thing that came to mind when I started this post was, “How can I write about denim when it’s too hot to put it on my body??”
You know the feeling: you’re getting dressed, and the no-brainer, perfect match for that new printed top or that light summer blazer is your beloved jeans. But most jeans are not much lighter in weight than a pair of corduroy pants – and we’re not busting out those when it’s 90 degrees in the shade, right? Plus, I like my jeans fitted, not boyfriend, and there’s no way I’m pulling on fitted denim in the NYC humidity.
In addition to the heat factor, I’ve also been trying to be a little chicer and more pulled together lately – just don’t call it professional (OK fine: do, because that’s really what it is). Sometimes denim just feels too casual.
Luckily, there’s a trend on the rise. Our essential blue shades – from the deepest wash to the lightest bleach-out – are finding their way into twill and linen cuts (and bonus: they’re office-friendly if you work in a no-jeans zone).
1. Jenni Kayne 3 Pocket Flares in Twill $206.50 (on sale) | 2. Hudson Jeans Gwen Wide Leg Pants in Twill $165 | 3. Alice + Olivia High Waisted Bell Bottoms in Stretch Twill $220 | 4. TEXTILE Elizabeth & James Dylan Pant in Washed Twill $136.50 (on sale) 5. Fremont Mead Slouch Shorts in Linen $115.50 (on sale)
Do you wear jeans in the dead of summer? Do you think a pale blue or navy piece can be an alternative to jeans or are they a different thing altogether?