Ombre jeans are the perfect answer to your spring style dilemma: how do I update my look? Without going the way of intense patterns or neon hues, you can give your denim collection an update by adding a pair of ombre gradient jeans, like this pair of high-rise jeans pictured on street style blogger Katrina Bay of Pumps & Kicks below. Paired with a simple short sleeved top and a brimmed hat, it’s an instant casual-cool look you can wear from day to night effortlessly.
Ladies and gents, MC has a new favorite pair of jeans. The latest offerings from Williamsburg Garment Company—remember when Renee reviewed their skinny jeans as a day-to-night staple?—include a medium-wash stretch denim high-waisted skinny for women. These jeans get the high score for holding flawless shape a full day of flea market prowling and a full night of dancing. They also possess the eternally sought-after slimming effect and cool details for denim-geeks to gawk at.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
It was “Yesssss. Come to mama.” I also noticed the well proportioned back pockets (pocket size can really wreak havoc on a gal’s attempts to appear slimmer) and the cool side pocket stitching detail when I looked in the mirror. I love subtle design points that set a pair of jeans apart.
Where/when would you wear these?
I wore them to the flea market and strolling around Brooklyn, to brunch, to an insane all night dance party… no stretch or sag in the fabric. They looked and felt great. I’d wear these anywhere. I expect to get a lot of miles out of them this spring.
How’s the fit?
Love the high-rise, love the tight fit around the hips/behind, and knees. They have enough stretch for comfort but they still feel like denim, which is rare with women’s jeans. Too often it’s a free-for-all spandex blend jegging party. It’s hard to find the right balance. Aside from the feel of the fit, I was told they look great but friends and strangers while wearing them, so that probably counts for something.
Check out Williamsburg Garment Company online for more information and stockists. Be sure to check out our Q&A with WGC designer Maurice Malone if you haven’t already as well, for the method and mission behind the brand.
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.
After a long, snowy winter of bundling up and layering-on, the most refreshing thing about impending spring is the transition from stuffy to easy-breezy. A simple but effective (and always chic) combo? Skinny jeans and a luxe-yet-simple top, like a silk-modal tank or a crisp cotton button-down. You take care of the top, but we’ll provide the jeans. Have a browse through our favorite 6 pairs of skinny jeans for spring.
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.
We suppose Amber Heard, former poster girl for Guess Jeans, can wear any brand of jeans she likes? In this case, she is sporting a pair of Goldsign Jenny jeans in Debut wash, while on the set of her new film, Paranoia. There are numerous photos of Amber out and about wearing jeans, so we know this girl loves denim! At first, we took a double-take as this exact photo seems to channel our lovely Editor, Michelle Christina Larsen. We just love Amber’s fresh-faced look here (and the boots). How would you wear these high-rise jeans? Denim Therapy always has ideas for you!
Taylor Swift was spotted in New York City recently wearing a pair of Joe’s Jeans gold/yellow high-rise shorts and a varsity jacket. She toted her guitar in one hand and hid behind sunglasses while filming her new music video, “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together”.
Recently, Denim Therapy asked Raven Denim Creative Director Yael Torbati about what she thought were some perfect denim fits this summer. ”We are super into mid-rise and high waisted jeans…they hold that belly in, show off your waistline, and seam to just be universally flattering! We’ve all seen the pairing of high waists with crop tops but for a look that’s extra sleek and sophisticated, I suggest wearing it with a one-piece swimsuit or a unitard. This creates a sleek line, with no messy “untucking”. Also, many high waisted styles have really cute detailing at the waistline (since it’s often a focal point) so wearing a one piece is the best way to show it off.
What is the golden rule for denim shopping? Avoid muffin tops by buying jeans with at least an 8″ rise! The rise is the length from the bottom of the crotch to the top of the waist band. Buying jeans without trying them on is hard enough, but this is one regulation to stick by if you want the best chance of flattering your figure. Sarah reminds us of this all-important rule in this week’s video below.
Need help finding some high-waisted and mid-rise jeans? Check out a few of our favorite pairs below!
8 is the magic number! This is one tip we stand by with both feet firmly planted, but Lucky Mag is here to reinforce it why we have to be careful how many inches should be accounted for in the rise of your waistband:
“Don’t go too low: Steer clear of jeans with anything less than an eight-inch rise, especially if you don’t have six-pack abs. (The rise, by the way, is the distance from the crotch to the top of the waistband.) If the top button is any lower than three inches below your navel, even the slightest post-lunch tummy pooch can look like a full-fledged muffin top, and who wants that? Well, someone, probably.”
…Well, even if someone does want that, we don’t want that for you. Heed the 8″ rule! And remember, high-rise doesn’t mean high-waisted, to the belly-button. See three of our favorite picks for high-rise jeans below.
Paige Denim High Rise Jeggings ($199) – buy it at Shopbop.
GOLDSIGN Virtual High Rise Skinny Jeans ($234) – buy it at Shopbop.
DL1961 Nina Super High Rise Skinny Jeans ($168) – buy it at Shopbop.