Gals, spruce up your spring wardrobe with three fresh takes on denim classics this spring, from a wide-collar patchwork denim jacket to a pair of printed high-waisted overall shorts. Feeling flirty? Grab a pair of scalloped edge medium-wash jean shorts and pair them with a simple white top. All of these items can be paired with basics you already have in your closet to achieve the perfect spring ensemble.
Below: Boys Don’t Cry Denim Jacket / Scalloped Denim Shorts / So Demanding Overalls
Which is your favorite?
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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It’s officially cold outside—but why not have fun with it? Layer tights and cut-off shorts. Wear wool socks with chic boots and cuff up those boyfriend jeans. Take it a step further and go totally boho with Free People‘s pre-winter sale, chocked full of denim-flavored reasons to shop. The best part? Everything is way under $100. Our favorites are below.
Tapestry Embellished Slim and Slouchy Fit Jeans / Ombre Wash Denim Jacket / Thrift Wash Destroyed Skinny Jeans
Shop the rest of the Free People sale.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, and if you’ve hit a style rut, you’re not alone. For your inspiration purposes, we’ve plucked three different warm weather denim looks for men (and found the pieces to get these looks)–check them out below!
Emporio Armani Necklace | J Crew Tee | Converse | Levi’s Jeans | ASOS Wayfarers | Lee Denim Jacket
Altamont Tank | ASOS Jeans | G by Guess Sunglasses | DC Hat | Casio Watch | Rodney P. Hunt Sneakers
Maison Martin Margiela | Insight Tank | Levi’s Jeans
Images via I AM GALLA, Lookbook, & Lookbook
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Newly-engaged Keira Knightley was spotted recently out after dinner in London, wearing a black maxi dress and denim jacket. We love Keira’s effortless chic look, utilizing a summer palette of tan leather accessories and a faded jeans jacket to tone down a red carpet potential dress. But, we dare to say this is a perfect day-to-evening ensemble. By swapping out her tan bag and belt for a dark belt, metallic clutch and some red lipstick, Keira could easily get glammed up in minutes. Want to get Keira’s look? Not a problem. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions for your convenience!
GET THE LOOK…
1. J Brand Denim Jacket 2. Pieces Jalie Belt 3. Topshop Racer Maxi Dress 4. Lanvin Shoulder Bag
5. Dolce Vita Flat Sandals
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Levi‘s denim trucker jackets are seeing a new wave of bad-ass revival with the help of James Murphy (former ringmaster of the now defunct LCD Soundsystem).
“To celebrate the opening of their Champs Élysées store in Paris, Levi’s has enlisted the help of DFA’s James Murphy, Pedro Winters from Ed Banger Records, Mr. Andre, and Shepard Fairey to create in-store installations, well-curated music mixes, and, yes, trucker jackets. As you can see, the results of Murphy’s and Winters’ collabs with the great American denim brand add a little wit and tempered design sense to the back panel (Murphy’s “Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic,” is especially fresh) that was once the home of so many Pushead illustrations.” (Refinery29)
The jackets will be available at the Levi’s Champs Élysées store. Grab one this summer when you’re globe trotting!
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If you’re spring cleaning your wardrobe (and looking to fill it with versatile must-haves), we’ve got the guide for you! We’ve come up with five denim staples that every woman should have in her wardrobe: a fitted pair of jeans, button-up shirt, polished shorts, trouser jeans, and a denim jacket. Pick-and-choose the wash or color that best fits your style, then grab these basics–they’ll last past your next closet purge.
The Fitted Jean
Whether you like your jeans super-skinny or prefer a slightly more straight-legged look, a fitted pair of jeans can be as sexy as you want it to be. Worn cuffed with heels for a dressier look, or paired with flats or sandals for a weekend outfit, the options are endless.
The Denim Button-Up Shirt
For a classic way to work denim-on-denim, wear with a denim button-up with jeans, or tuck into a pencil skirt to bridge the gap between casual and dressy at work. For summer, sling on a denim shirt, open and rumpled, over a sundress. It is a perfectly disheveled look, great for picnics and sunny days.
1. Alexander McQueen Mid-rise straight-leg jeans 2. MiH Jeans Classic cotton-chambray shirt
The Cuffed Denim Short
We love denim cut-offs as much as the next girl, but cuffed denim shorts are way more versatile. They look polished enough for slightly dressier occasions (granted, when paired with dressier tops and accessories), but you can also wear cuffed denims shorts to the beach and not feel overdressed.
The Trouser Jean
Sometimes, you have to give your legs room to breathe. Trouser jeans can be worn at work, but they also look great with platform heels outside of the office, or whenever you feel like your fitted jeans are just a little too tight for whoever you’re meeting up with.
3. Adriano Goldschmied Pixie Short 4. Mother Denim Flared Jean
The Classic Denim Jacket
There’s something to be said about the power of a classic denim jacket. It’s ready to be worn and torn (no, actually), and is quintessential Americana. Wear it to dress down outfits, wear it to add casual cool. Hey, denim jackets are the very definition of nonchalance.
5. MOTO 70′s Vintage Denim Jacket
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Prepare to brave transitional weather by repurposing your denim shirts as denim jackets. For a longer, tunic-length denim shirt, just wear it like you would a jacket–slung open. Then throw your shirt over your shoulders for a casual look that’s great for dressing down a fancier going-out look. Or purposefully pick a smaller denim shirt (thrift stores are great for these), and wear as a cropped jacket with your summer dresses.
Images via Lisa D., Andy T., Ashleigh F.
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