As we approach the holiday madness time of the year, you may be itching to get out of town for one last non-family getaway. Whether you’re planning a weekend trip to somewhere warm or heading north for some crisp, cool air, denim is the one fabric you can pack that will work for all occasions and all climates. Sticking with lower-waist and boot cuts are ideal for women, while men should pack their favorite relaxed fit, darker-wash duds. Here’s a look at our favorite picks for your beach bolts and snowy sabbaticals that will look great and be comfortable for traveling.
BDG Ankle Cigarette Mid-Rise, UNIQLO Men’s Relaxed-Fit Straight, 7 For All Mankind Original Bootcut
Tags: 7 for All Mankind, BDG, comfortable, fall fashion, getaway, menswear, packing, travel, Uniqlo, vacation, versatile, winter fashion
There aren’t a lot of people who can say they see and touch as many pairs of jeans as the girls in the Denim Therapy office in midtown Manhattan, so for them to be able to put on a pair and declare a fit, feel, or brand their “favorite” is a pretty big deal. That’s why, when Renee and Sarah showed up to work, both sporting their current top choice for trousers, they knew they had to tell us about them. Right now, Renee is in love with her high-wasted, dark-wash Doctrine duds, while Sarah finds any excuse to wear her bright green, mid-rise, cigarette BGDs (and that includes Halloween trivia night, where her green legs completed her T-Rex costume). Read on to find out why these jeans made the cut!
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
Renee: Woah, that’s a high rise!
Sarah: I wish they weren’t so long, but everything else is so perfect!
Where/when would you wear these?
Renee: These are definitely day to night jeans. The wash is solid and dark, they’re trendy, and versatile. I can wear them with a tucked in button down, a flowy shirt, or a cropped sweater.
Sarah: All of the time. I’ve had them for two weeks and the knees are already starting to fade. The color somehow seems to go with everything.
How’s the fit?
Renee: The high waist is super flattering! Which isn’t always the case (I admittedly can’t always fill out the butt in my jeans). But Doctrine added some extra tailoring above the pockets and at the waist to create a smooth shape. The fabric is also thick and has a good amount of stretch.
Sarah: The waist is possibly the best fitting waist I’ve ever had in any pant, ever. The butt’s pretty great too.
—Sarah Greene & Renee Sykes
Tags: BDG, bright colored jeans, colored denim, DENIM, Denim Therapy, Doctrine, fall fashion, high-waisted, high-waisted jeans, skinny jeans
Military jackets, camouflage, combat boots, and indestructible denim, are amongst the explosive looks for this spring’s military inspired trend. Here’s a look at some great items to give yourself a fighting start with your spring wardrobe. So get down on the floor and give me twenty, soldier!
Military Look1: (Siwy cut-off Denim Shorts – $163 and Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket – $198)
Go sexy with cut-off denim shorts with a frayed hem paired with a twill military jacket and heels.
Military Look2: (Forever21 Tori Frayed Denim Jeans – $29.80, Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00)
This casual look with torn jeans paired with studded combat boots are all the rage without overdoing it.
J. Crew Ripstop Cargo pant, 39.99 & $69.99
Supersoft cargo in authentic cotton ripstop fabric that’s been garment-dyed and washed for over 300 minutes to get the most broken-in shades. The ultra-flattering fit is amped up with boyish details. For a boyishly sweet look, pair these up with heels, a denim jacket and sparkling jewelry.
Shop J. Crew
Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket, $42.74
Vamp it up a bit with a cute cropped version of a military inspired denim jacket pair with a pencil skirt and long boots.
Shop Vila Sasa at ASOS
Aqua Leather Military Jacket, $179.00
The iconic military jacket in buttery soft leather is an anchor to the utility feel paired with dark skinny jeans and leather booties.
Shop Aqua @ Bloomingdales
Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket, $650
Take a regimented approach to weekend dressing with Smythe’s olive linen-blend multi-pocketed jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a tank and towering heels for military chic.
Shop Smythe @ net-a-porter
Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket, $487.00
This denim jacket with a mandarin collar and contrast canvas and knit panels add military chic to a modern sihoutte. Pair these with boyfriend jeans or harem pants and mile high booties.
Shop Superfine @ Shopbop
Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00
Distressed leather combat boots with a white wash finish featuring antique brass or antique silver studs along the inner tongue adds a bad-ass touch to a pair of skinny denim jeans
Shop Frye @ Free People
Bess Studded Boots, $460.00
Bess’ black leather combat boots with gold and silver-tone studs are the cool-girl’s footwear of choice.
Shop Bess @ net-a-porter
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull Canvas Ballerina Flats,$550.00
Step into this season’s military trend in Giuseppe Zanotti’s camouflage-print khaki canvas ballerina flats with crystal-sprayed skull embellishment. Wear them off-duty to bring a touch of tough to a simple tank and jeans.
Shop Guiseppe Zanotti @ net-a-porter
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Aqua, ASOS, BDG, Bess, Forever21, Frye, Giuseppe Zanotti, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, Silence & Noise, Siwy, Smythe, Superfine
Television’s “The O.C.” beauty Rachel Bilson has definitely emerged as a style star. Whether walking the Red Carpet, or enjoying a day of shopping, Bilson always manages to look gorgeous and fashionable. Seen here, Rachel wears a Brian Reyes tee, Helmut Lang skinny jeans, and a Chloe Chain Strap handbag. Her ensemble, while incredibly chic, will run you almost $3,000.
For the average woman, that’s a pretty hefty price tag. If you can’t afford such an investment, check out these affordable alternatives, guaranteed to leave you looking fabulous without breaking the bank.
GET THE LOOK!
BDG Cigarette jeans, available at Urban Outfitters. Retail price: $58.
Splendid jersey tee, available at Shopbop. Retail price: $46.
Splendid jersey cardigan, available at Shopbop. Retail price: $63.
Hobo International Frame Clutch, available at Nordstrom. Retail price: $264.
JCREW Ballet Flats, available at JCREW. Retail price: $98.
— Pam Simmons
Tags: BDG, Brian Reyes, Chloe, Helmut Lang, Splendid