Shay Mitchell, the star of “Pretty Little Liars,” recently stepped out wearing a pair of the new Paige Denim Catalina shorts in Optic White, complemented by her Rebecca Minkoff Becky blazer and Yves Saint Laurent heels. These mid-rise denim shorts with a slight frayed hem will be available for Spring 2013. Shay took advantage of the extended Los Angeles summer to spiff up in head-to-toe white to shoot photos for her new blog at ShayMitchblog.tumblr.com. What do you think? Does this get you excited for the return of spring?
Recently, Twilight Saga star Nikki Reed (plays “Rosalie”) was spotted out celebrating her birthday in Vegas, sporting a pair of Ksubi denim cutoffs and a trendy yellow roll tab short sleeve shirt. Her color palette worked well with a pair of slick brown booties, giving her the aura of effortless casual cool. Want to get Nikki’s warm weather look? Check out our suggestions and rock her look this summer!
Los Angeles-based Sinclair Denim may sound familiar to those who have shopped their jeans at high-end retailers like Neiman Marcus, and now, they’re back this summer with some innovative washes and treatments on jeans, bermudas and denim cutoffs. We felt like a kid at a candy store when we saw the Sinclair Spring-Summer 2012 lookbook. Its palette of foil coated jeans, deep indigos, juicy dip-dye pastels, railroad stripe and even glitter offer the woman a chance to dip her hands into any style cookie jar she chooses this summer. We are in love with Sinclair’s tasteful handling of dip dye and innovative use of foil coating. How would you rock a pair of Sinclairs?
We’re totally grooving to the party beat in 7 For All Mankind‘s second fashion campaign video, “Birthday Party,” which features lots of cool party people celebrating a birthday party, California style. So even if the winter blues are getting to you, watch the video to escape and be transported to a warmer time, a spring and summer of endless partying in skimpy bikinis, denim cutoffs and unbuttoned chambray shirts; flipflops optional, and lampshade hats are provided.
Jeans are the epitome of model off-duty style, not only for their ease and capability to rough it through casting calls, but also because they are the perfect clean sartorial palette. New Australian magazine Stonefox captures that casual cool with this striking black-and-white editorial. Donning simple tees (or none at all), ripped and ragged cutoffs, denim jumpsuits, jean jackets, and more, Dempsey Stewart looks fresh-faced and subtly sexy–always a winning combination.
Why on earth would you want to wear denim shorts in winter? Hey, it’s L.A., it’s 74 degrees in November, and if you’re a celebrity, you wear what you want when you want to. Case in point: Nicole Richie wore Erin Wasson x RVCA denim cutoffs over some black tights. She pulled it off by repeating black throughout her outfit: black boots, beanie (by Rick Owens), and a smart Chanel chain crossbody bag.
Want to get Nicole’s look? Throw on a textured black sweater over a peter pan collar contrast shirt, and pull it together with some of our suggestions below!
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1. These smart boots can go with shorts, a maxi skirt and, of course, jeans. The Suede Zipcode Boot ($188) – buy it at Madewell.
2. You can’t find Nicole’s RVCA shorts anywhere nowadays, but we think these more affordable versions with black pockets are pretty nifty. AE Tumble Shortie ($39.50) – buy it at American Eagle Outfitters.
3. Here’s a beanie with about the same amount of scrunchiness as Nicole’s Rick Owens version. Bop Basics Oversized Beanie ($68) – buy it at Shopbop.
4. Cat eye sunglasses are all the rage this season. Mango Cats Eye Style Sunglasses ($34.90) – buy it at Mango.
5. Need we say why we love this bag? Quilted Chain Crossbody (on sale for $15) – buy it at dELiAs.
For your viewing and listening pleasures, we bring you model Brianna of Look Models, romping around in a couple of denim cutoff shorts. In “Summer Fun,” Brianna is styled with a couple of beach-friendly tops, taking a stroll while Beck’s “Golden Age” sets the mood. Don’t you just love those lazy weekends? And, don’t think we didn’t notice that she’s showing off a pair of Levi’s high-waisted jeans which have been cut at a slight bias, revealing more on the hips, and longer at the inner thighs. With a bit of fraying, the cut offs look very DIY, but done very well. What do you think of this look? Would you have gone with a low-rise pair of jeans, or do you think this is perfection?
Are you still organizing your summer wardrobe? Popular fashion blog Knight Cat recently posted an editorial of denim shorts and skinny jeans looks for the summer. Whether you’re on vacation in the Bahamas or walking down the Champs-Elys?es, these style ideas should inspire you to rock your colorful cut-off shorts and make the fellas eat their hearts out!