This spring, expect to see stylish people not only rocking colored jeans, but pastel snakeskin print jeans, thanks to TEXTILE Elizabeth & James. The denim-driven brand offshoot of the more runway-friendly Elizabeth & James fashion label is daring fashionistas to go boldly beyond solid neons (check out their pre-Spring neon capsule collection at Shopbop) and basic five-pocket jeans. Fancy a psychedelic kaleidoscope print? Last season’s nod to the ’70s continues somewhat; however, the collection has a larger ’80s fashion presence: skinny ankle jeans, pastel denim and a boyish denim overall. If you’re still in love with their bell bottom jeans, TEXTILE will have a juicier version to appease you. Check out the lookbook and take it all in.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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We dropped by the Moussy NY pop-up shop in the meatpacking district the other day to have an up-close look at what the brand is offering up for fall and winter fashion and fierce holiday shopping. The shop is only open in its current location through Black Friday, so we wanted to make sure you, dear readers, got the inside scoop one what you need to get over there to snatch up before the doors close! They’ll be announcing their permanent location in the coming weeks, but only good can come of early holiday shopping. So, we’ve rounded up six awesome picks from the Moussy line that you can gift to your most stylish comrades, from pop-color accessories to animal print jeans, and hints of rock’n’roll to adorn your fingers.
Check out our top picks below!
Leopard Print Pants, Blk/Brown, Available sizes: 1 & 2, $160.00
Dirty CRUSH SHORT PT, Grey, Available sizes: 0,1,&2, $89.00
“Chunky Fusion JK” sweater sleeve vest, Blue, Available sizes: O/S, $150.00
Cross Plate Ring, Gold, Available sizes: O/S, $39.00
Color Riders Denim, Red, Available sizes: 0,1, &2, $140.00
Short Fur Vest, Grey, Available sizes: O/S, $99.00
Slim Python Belt, Red, Available sizes: O/S, $49.00
You can check out MC’s review of the Moussy NY Chemical Blue Wash jeans here, and see the full gallery of our favorite finds below.
Lastly, we can’t forget to give props to the adorable Moussy staff!
Moussy Pop-Up Shop
72 Gansevoort St. at Washington St.
Manhattan, NY 10014; 212-206-8696
Open daily 11am–8pm through Nov 27th
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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When your wild side is itching to come out, leopard print jeans are an obvious statement-making sartorial choice. But sometimes you’ll feel the call of the wild and need to–dare I say–keep your look work-appropriate. No threadbare tees or fur chubby jackets allowed! Thankfully, stylist Geraldine Saglio’s done a great job of taming the print in a way that will make you feel kickass without going overboard. Start with a neutral print pair of jeans (save the wild and crazy brights for going out at night), add a clean-cut silk or chiffon shirt, and keep all your accessories simple and in the same color family. It’s the best way to look both sassy and classy!
1. Banana Republic Harness Buckle Belt ($49.50) — buy it at Banana Republic
2. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Brown Suede Gladiator Sandals ($164.95) — buy it at EmphaticNYC
3. Current/Elliot Stiletto Leopard Skinny Jeans ($198) — buy it at Neiman Marcus
4. Equipment ‘Signature’ Silk Shirt ($208) — buy it at Nordstrom
Image via DenimBlog
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