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
Tags: eugene is my middle name, fall winter 2012, gold jeans, how to wear white in the winter, light wash jeans, metallic jeans, ombre jeans, skinny jeans, white jeans
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
Tags: cropped jeans, faded jeans, flare jeans, light wash jeans, skinny jeans, Spring Jeans, straight leg jeans, tapered jeans
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.
Tags: boyfriend jeans, distressed denim, harem pants, jfour, light wash jeans, ripped jeans, skinny jeans
This Spring 2012 Lookbook from Natural Selection shows how simple great quality denim can be. They have both selvedge and non-selvedge options, as well as light-wash and distressed jeans, so you can get the jeans that you feel most comfortable in. We love how they don’t feel the need to dress up the denim, but keep it, well, natural (makes sense, doesn’t it?). A classic white tee or crisp button-down is all you need to throw together a great outfit, and when looking good is that easy, who can complain?
Images via Selectism.
Tags: button-down shirts, Denim Menswear, Distressed Jeans, light wash jeans, Natural Selection, white t-shirt
While many of us may dream of winning the lottery, the reality is that times are tight, and we know that. But just because you’re living on a budget doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to suffer. There are a ton of cool jeans out there that have a great fit, are on trend, and are affordable—yes it is possible! We’ve rounded up 12 pairs that range in color, print, wash, and cut, so you can find the ones that are perfect for you. And hey, for less than $50, treat yourself to as many as you want!
1. American Eagle Outfitters White Skinny Jean ($39.50)–buy them at American Eagle Online .
2. Forever 21 Colored Skinny Jeans ($22.80)–buy them at Forever 21.
3. Levi’s Jeans Seamed Skinny Sequoia Twill ($35.00)–buy them at Macy’s.
4. Divine Rights of Denim Leopard Skinnies ($29.80)–buy them at Forever 21.
1. American Eagle Outfitter Midnight Indigo Skinny Jean ($49.50)–buy them at American Eagle Online.
2. American Eagle Outfitters Antique Destroy Skinny Jeans ($49.50)–buy them at American Eagle Online.
3. Forever 21 Premium Denim Jean with Ankle Zippers ($27.80)–buy them at Forever 21.
4. &Denim Slim Jeans ($29.95)–buy them at H&M.
1. American Eagle Outfitters AE First Edition Trouser Wide Leg Jean ($49.50)–buy them at American Eagle Online.
2. Gap 1969 Super Lightweight Skinny Boot Jeans ($34.99)–buy them at Gap.
3. Gap 1969 Mid-Weight Buckle Trouser Jeans ($29.99)–buy them at Gap .
4. Levi’s Jeans Flap Pocket Flare Jeans ($45)–buy them at Levi’s.
Tags: affordable jeans, American Eagle, blue jeans, boot cut jeans, colored jeans, dark-wash jeans, Distressed Jeans, flared jeans, Forever 21, Gap, green jeans, H&M, leopard jeans, Levi's, light wash jeans, skinny jeans, white jeans, wide leg jeans
The Artisan de Luxe Men’s Spring/Summer 2012 Collection has a ton of staple items, but with a twist. By adding contrasting denim, red leather, and fabric patches to white tees and cargo pants, we have great options that can easily be paired with a classic dark-wash jean, just as they show in the lookbook. We also really like how they offer distressed and ripped denim, as well as a variety of washes from light to dark. The real stand out piece for us though is the distressed denim blazer—a modern twist on the common jean jacket. This line is definitely not for the guy that wants to play it safe, but after all, where is the fun in that? Find it at the Artisan de Luxe online shop in the coming months.
Images via Denimology.
Tags: artisan de luxe, cargo pants, contrasting denim, dark-wash jeans, denim blazer, denim workshirt, fabric patched, light wash jeans, patched denim, red leather, ripped jeans, spring fashion, summer fashion, white t-shirt
Topman channels the retro vibe of the 50s for their fall 2011 campaign clad in smart silhouettes and classic light wash denim. Newness is added to nerdy tweed blazers and cool varsity jackets with on-trend knits in bold patterns from fairisle and Aztect to Navajo (and lets not forget a killer leopard tie) thrown into the mix. A cool denim vest and denim jacket give the otherwise dapper look a definite streetwear appeal. Guys, take a hint! Check out the full campaign bellow.
Images via BKRW Denim.
Tags: 50's style, 50s fashion, aztect print, classic light wash denim, denim jacket, denim vest, fairisle print, Fall 2011 Menswear campaigns, leopard tie, light wash jeans, navajo print, Tompan campaign, Topman, Topman Fall 2011 campaign
First, pose like this… Just kidding!
You’re running out of time to wear white denim if you believe in the “no white after labor day” rule (we don’t, actually). But whether or not your white jeans have an expiration date this season, it’s worth knowing how to rock them properly. White can be one of the most intense statements you can make in an outfit, giving an air of resort-wear and a bit of expensive taste. Tonya from Shopbop’s blog tells us how she pairs her white denim for a knock-out outfit:
For an easy take on bright separates, I’ll pair white skinny jeans with a punchy tank in turquoise, coral, or orange and balance the look with understated flat sandals in nude. Or I’ll take my cue from the Alexander Wang spring runway and play with white-on-white–a basic T by Alexander Wang tank and white Siwy shortswill feel unexpected while beating the summer heat. Though casual at first glance,white jeans can be dressed up. Pair flared white J Brand jeans with a tucked-in nude tank, a blush blazer, and wood-bottom shoes for a mixed-neutrals look that wouldn’t feel out of place on a lunch date.
Via Shopbop’s blog.
Tags: how to wear white denim, light wash jeans, summer denim trends, wear white past labor day, white jeans