The only thing worse than being cold, is being cold in an ill-fitting pair of jeans. Luckily, it’s a quick fix, and you can easily nail two birds with one stone. Refresh your stock of on-trend denim and grab some cozy knits to get the job done this winter! Below are some of our favorites.
Cheap Monday has their own mini-mall of punk-inspired effortless fashion at Nasty Gal, just in time to stock up on back to campus essentials. Think classic denim jackets (appropriately labeled “vital”), graphic tanks, cozy hoodies, skinny jeans and black shades. Yep… we’re pretty sure that covers it.
It’s still muggy in NYC, but fall weather is right around the corner. Transitioning into the chillier months is a snap if you have the right jeans! High-rise skinny jeans are a favorite pick of our staff, thanks to their snug fit and versatility. Madewell delivers on this option, so you don’t have to go far to find a pair you love. See our three favorite pairs below!
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.
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!