Spring is officially in full force, and its brought with it some fresh renditions of one of our favorite denim trends: boyfriend jeans. Yep, they’re back. Whether printed, extra wide, cuffed, destroyed or simple and chic, we can’t wait to rock these this season. Shop some of our personal favorites below.
Destroyed denim is one trend that takes well-worn to another level. We typically wear our favorite jeans until they fall right off (though that rarely happens, as you know, thanks to Denim Therapy’s denim repair experts). But we also go for manufactured shredding when we want a particular look, stat. Done correctly, pre-destroyed jeans can be styled into a perfect outfit for early fall. And you’re in luck, because there are a few amazing options for sale on Nasty Gal right now. Quick! Grab these destroyed denim styles before the cold really sets in.
1. Reverse Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans 2. Line and Dot Blonde Ambition Soft Trench Coat
3. Hole New Game Jean 4. All Torn Up Boyfriend Jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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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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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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