Question: What’s cooler than a pair of light wash, flawlessly distressed jeans that fit like a glove and go with everything in your fall wardrobe? Answer? Nothing. MC recently received a pair of American Eagle Outfitters Sky High Jeggings from the AE vintage collection, and… well, she hasn’t taken them off ever since. These jeans are AE’s newest fit (and their highest rise, which we love), designed to look like a pair of well-worn vintage jeans, with all the comfort of a denim legging.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
Where/when would you wear these?
For me, these are the ultimate fall jeans. The sitting-in-coffee-shops, lattes-and-laptops, cozy-on-a-cool day jeans. I’ll be wearing them with my favorite oversize sweaters as often as with my tailored fall jackets. There’s enough distressed action happening above the knee for them to look awesome with knee-high boots, too.
And by the way, they come in 6 washes, so go ahead and try not to find a pair you can’t live without.
How’s the fit?
The high rise is exactly where I want it, and the ankles taper in perfectly. One pet peeve of mine is having too much fabric at the hem (which a bit of Denim Therapy’s hemming and tailoring can take care of), but I love when I try on a pair of jeans and this issue is pre-solved for me.
Need the perfect jeans for fall? Check out American Eagle Outfitters Sky High Jeggings.
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No lie, we love clean cut skinny jeans and crisp, tailored raw denim… but when it comes to summer living in NYC, we’re always down for a little extra AC in the jeans department. Distressed denim adds edge to any look, whether in light wash boyfriend style or in a punk-inspired black skinny cut. Here are some our favorite pairs of distressed jeans this summer.
Below: 1. Citizens of Humanity Emerson Jeans 2. Joe’s Jeans Slouched Slim Jean 3. Rag & Bone/JEAN Ripped Skinny Jeans
Below: 4. One Teaspoon Mustang Awesome Baggie Jeans 5. FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans 6. NSF Beck Jeans
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Take a hint from the guys this spring and don a pair of boyfriend jeans. Easy to pair with a casual tank or a crisp dress shirt, you can rock this style just about anywhere. A pair of heeled sneakers or wedge sandals, even stilettos, will cap off your look. This, friends, is the only time we’re advocate low rise.
1. Current/Elliott The Boyfriend cropped low-rise jeans 2. Gucci Striped grosgrain-trimmed boyfriend jeans 3. Acne Studios Pop Vintage boyfriend jeans
4. Rag & bone Distressed cropped boyfriend jeans 5. Paige Tyler distressed low-rise boyfriend jeans 6. Paige Jimmy Jimmy distressed cropped slim boyfriend jeans
Which pair is your favorite?
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Light wash jeans are going to be your best friend this spring. They pair perfectly with an oversize sweater on a chilly day and just as easily with a filmy tank and stacked jewelry when the weather gets warmer. They make a statement that is both edgy and feminine. Finding the right pair, however, isn’t always easy. Fashionista rounded up 17 pairs that they’re in love with. Perhaps you’ll find your light wash denim soulmate in there too?
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Click here to find your own perfect pair.
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Piperlime reports on two of our favorite denim diva’s favorite jeans, which means it’s time to get those mouses clicking and bag some fall denim! Wonder which jeans Rachel Zoe and Olivia Palermo are wearing this season? Look no further.
Olivia Palermo loves…
1. Mother Denim The Cropped Looker Jeans 2. Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny 3. J Brand Denim Leggings
Rachel Zoe loves…
1. Citizens of Humanity Racer Low Rise Ultra Skinny Jeans 2. 7 For All Mankind The Highwaist Skinny 3. Mother Denim The Looker Skinny Jean
Which pairs do you love?
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J Brand‘s latest releases include pastel and neon colored jeans, as well as medium-wash blue jean shorts and destroyed white denim cut-offs. The combination of colors and textures add up to equal fresh summer style! Their denim legging capris come in hot pink and lemon yellow, featuring a side zip. The subdued light wash skinny jean is a summer basic that translates from work to leisure with ease. Finally, their cut-off shorts are fun and versatile. The only problem with this collection will be selecting which pieces to buy!
All styles currently available at J Brand.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We love the “less is more” design philosophy, especially when it comes to jeans. It’s always refreshing to find a pair of jeans free of bells-and-whistles, that emphasize beautiful fit, carefully selected fabrics, and artisanal washes. Eugene Is My Middle Name is one of those brands, and their fall/winter 2012 lookbook features some gorgeous brights for the cold weather season. If you’ve been hesitant to wear light wash denim, white jeans, or metallics in the past, these styles should help you tip the scales in the other direction.
See four of our favorite looks below, including a pair of hand-sanded Italian denim ombre skinnies, bleached-out light wash, gold metallic hand-gilded and Japanese cotton jeans.
Check out the full Eugene Is My Middle Name lookbook.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Hey, we love our dark denim washes too, but sometimes when the weather gets warmer we just start craving sunnier, lighter washes in our jeans selection. We’ve come up with nine pairs of light wash jeans that are pitch-perfect for spring. From cropped jeans to skinnies to flares, take your pick! In every style possible, they’re made to be worn with simple white tees, floaty floral tops, and sandals. Sounds good, huh?
1. Notify Jeans Hellebora Straight Leg Denim in Light Blue
2. Chloe Light Blue Flared Jeans
3. Free People FP HIgh Rise Skinny – Paley Blue
4. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny in Light Blue Lustre Denim
5. Venus Mid-rise tapered jeans
6. Levi’s Vintage Flare Jean
7. MiH Marrakesh mid-rise flared jeans
8. Diesel Light Wash High Waisted Skinny Jean
9. Citizens of Humanity Ava low-rise straight-leg jeans
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The JFour 2011 Fall/Winter Womens Collection is your go-to when looking for comfortable, everyday denim that you know you can wear this season and on. If you want to take some chances, you can try out the harem-esque cut, but they still have the classic skinny and boyfriend styles available also. We love how the addition of rips and distressing give the jeans a bit more attitude than just any other ol’ pair without being too overwhelming. The light-wash jeans are a great option for pairing with a darker wash jean jacket, like they show here, which is a look that can work all year round—AKA worth it.
Images via Denimology.
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