Some like their denim crisp and new, others like it with well-worn vintage vibes. It’s safe to say Free People is a brand that masters the latter of these aesthetics, and their indigo shop is a denim-lovers dream. From ’70s inspired wide leg jeans and jean overalls to indigo dyed scarves and canvas shoes, you’ll find a piece of magic to add to your wardrobe this season. There’s even a matching top and bottom that brings the denim on denim look to a chic new level. Shop our favorite Free People denim picks below.
Though the hottest days of summer are in the past here in NYC, it’s still humid enough to don white jeans, cropped skinny styles, destroyed denim shorts and simple white cotton tanks. We couldn’t be anymore in love with Genetic Denim’s summer lookbook, which we admittedly wish we’d seen a lot sooner. They nailed cool vintage denim style to a tee, with an effortless vibe that defines the lazy days of summer. See our favorite images from the shoot below, see the full lookbook here, and shop the collection here.
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H&M knows that the desire to capture iconic 70s beauty is as popular as ever, and they smartly worked Lara Stone into the mix to ensure their newest campaign for fall—which is, as you can see, oozing with 70s vibes—is a hit. She wears high waisted flare leg jeans like no one else. The mix of light wash denim and camel hues feels as fresh as ever. Could it be that we just never grow tired of seeing this aesthetic? Check out the full campaign.
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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When it comes to denim trends from eras past, the ’70s had it all. From gorgeous faded washes to embroidery and romantic silhouettes, there are countless ideas to draw from. Self Service Magazine published an inspiring and sexy editorial for spring 2015, featuring model Malgosia Bela in high waisted, flare-leg jeans and worn-in tees, with a dash of luxe crochet and summer separates. Photographer Angelo Pennetta captured this perfectly nostalgic image of carefree glamour, making us crave summer (and maybe a viewing of Boogie nights) more than ever.
Images via Studded Hearts.
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Supermodel Karlie Kloss laced up a pair of roller skates to star in the Frame Denim Spring 2014 ad campaign, complete with 70s inspired bell bottoms and romantic wavy hair. This ad comes as a follow up to her collaboration with the brand in 2013. Says Fashion Gone Rogue, “The American model is the epitome of seventies chic in a pair of flared denim pants with a white asymmetrically cut bodysuit. Karlie trades in her signature short crop for a longer ‘do in the black and white image.” Yep, we’re in love.
Image via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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de Chemin Jeans is new on the scene, but their philosophy stems from a problem women have had since the beginning of skin-tight garments: making their butts look better. Whether you’re aiming for more lift, smaller size, or any other magic transformation, this brand says they have what it takes.
“Born from the son of ’70s label Chemin de Fer, the collection is engineered to enhance the appearance of your bottom. Each pair is constructed employing more than twelve pattern pieces of engineered stretch fabrication. On the back of the jeans, there are strategically placed reverse yokes. The waistband is sculpted to frame your shape, and the detailing on the hips is inspired by aeyodynamic design to lengthen the legs.”
We’re intrigued further by their vintage style lines and high-waisted options… so intrigued that we’re going to try on a pair next week and let you know what we think.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Mjölk Homme’s latest lookbook is all about cool denim duds with a modernized laid back 70s vibe that is totally beach-ready—surfer hair and all! And though you might have to wait a bit to actually hit the surf (or the seaside for that matter) you can definitely introduce the casual-cool styling into your wardrobe today. In fact, we’ll in full support of wearing the boxy fits now, especially if its anything close to Mjölk’s dark double denim look! Check out the full lookbook bellow.
Images via Mjolk.
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We were already stoked the first time MiH Jeans collaborated with Net-A-Porter on the Spring 2011 capsule collection, and the second time around has us revving up our e-shopping engines too. For Fall 2011 they’re offering luxurious silk, velvet and cord fabrications in autumnal shades of bronze, burgundy and navy. Founder and Creative Director Chloe Lonsdale, says “We really wanted to capture the essence of that chic gamine vibe and tap into the mood of the season, while also offering an approachable way to wear these trends.” You’ll find ’70s style high-waist trousers, flare legs, pleated skirts, fitted blazers, and other fall fashion essentials that really round out this smart and tasteful set. “I was particularly inspired by Julie Christie and Annie Hall; the understated sophistication of their uptown/downtown style that stood the test of time,” says Lonsdale.
Shop the collection now!
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For any of those who had a doubt in their mind whether or not denim was going to be sticking around for yet another season we hate to say it, but we totally told you so. From denim jackets and blazers to jeans the big blue makes a mark on most every single note-worthy collection, though not always in its signature color. Print is a huge trend for the spring summer 2012 season and designer Paul Smith totally rocks it out modernizing the classic Levi’s denim jacket with abstract prints in electric jewel tones. As for Viktor & Rolf, multi-stripe denim separates add some dimension to the overall muted color palette of the 70s inspired collection. Likewise, denim jackets made a mark in a retro 70s vibe in Burberry Prorsum‘s ethic print-heavy lineup.
Images via GQ, Dazed Digital, and The Fashionisto.
Though it’s definitely not the driving force that it has been in past seasons, denim is still a strong force on the runways lending itself as a grounding element to most collections including Acne, who we have to say had some killer denim accessories. Definitely not going anywhere!
Had enough? Didn’t think so. Stay tuned for more menswear highlights from Paris Fashion Week!
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The new HUDSON Collection by Hudson Jeans just dropped, which takes inspiration from “early 1970s Venice, California with European flair.” For Spring-Summer 2011, the collection features a wrap denim jacket, high-waisted jeans with graduated bell bottoms, harem pants and layering pieces with unfinished edges. It’s a decidedly laid-back collection for going about town looking like you’re street chic with a vintage spirit. We’re particularly enamored with the white bell bottom jeans (featured below) which highlights a waistband which has been cut out.
To shop the collection, go to Hudson Jeans online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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