Who says luxury denim has to tear your bank account limb-from-limb? We’ve rounded up five top tier denim shorts, tops, and jeans from Net-A-Porter that’ll suit any wardrobe for spring and summer 2011, and for around $80 a pop, you’ll be looking just as fresh as whoever has the budget to drop 2K on 1/2 a yard of cotton twill shorts.
1. J.CREW Rigid-denim cut-off shorts ($80) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
2. SPLENDID Long lightweight denim shorts ($83) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. J.CREW Selvege chambray shirt ($88) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
4. J.CREW Low-rise denim shorts ($80) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
5. JUICY COUTURE Low-rise stretch-denim leggings ($98) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim for under $100, denim shopping guide, luxury denim, Net-A-Porter, Spring Summer 2011
Minimal, chic, classic, cool and ever so luxe, the latest collection by Derek Lam hits us with a heavy dose of denim separates that is everything we need to embrace fashion’s denim craze—and then some! From trendy high-waisted wide-leg denim trousers to the perfect summer trench coat and easy-to-wear denim dresses all in an array of light washes there’s definitely something here for every wardrobe. Here are our top 5 denim picks from this delectably luxurious collection:
1. Stretch Denim Wide Leg Trouser ($550)
2. Short Sleeve Belted Denim Dress (about $790)
3. Stretch Denim Trench Coat (about $1,450)
4. Stitch-detailed Denim Shift Dress ($790)
5. Abstract Sleeveless Denim Blouse (about $750)
Shop these looks and more on the Derek Lam website!
Tags: Denim Buys, denim dresses, denim fashion, denim separates, denim trench coat, Derek Lam, high-waisted denim, luxury denim, Spring Summer 2011, Wide-leg denim trousers
Cameron Silver, the retail genius behind haute-vintage store Decades and haute-consignment shop Decades 2, is branching out a step further with a line of luxury (yet affordable) jeans. We’re talking luxury Japanese denim with price tags between $99- $119.00. Dubbed Decades Denim, the new line features everything from body-conscious to boot cuts, with each look named after a different woman. The first style in the collection is named after Angelique Soave, who is co-founder and chief merchandising officer (not to mention the muse behind it all).
The debut holiday collection screams- HOT! There are 11 styles titled the denim trousseau, since each style has a useful place in a woman’s wardrobe. The chic everyday basics in the line include the Angelique, a pocketless skinny jean, the Cheryl—a true straight leg, the Angie, an all-American boot cut style and the Tina, a clean jean legging with an exposed mixed metal zipper.
Following Decades Denim’s basics are the line’s sophisticated fashion pieces, made up of timeless styles such as the Marilyn—a cropped cigarette jean, the Martha, a jean legging with strategically placed figure-flattering seams, the Sophia, a curved-seam jean legging with a half elastic waist, perfect for fuller figures, and the Ali – a multifunctional and fashionable slim cropped-cargo jean with wrap around pockets.
Decades Denim also caters to the stylish woman who wants a sleek, dressier look with pieces such as the Marlene – a sexy tuxedo pant with a shoe revealing rounded hem, the Charlotte—a sophisticated high waist trouser jean, and the Nadja, a long and virtually seamless velvet skinny jean aimed for the taller femme fatale and black-tie chic! Check out all of the styles here.
Ladies, this is your DECADE! But don’t worry guys, there’s a men’s line in the works as well… Stay tuned for an exclusive interview with Decades Denim.
– Jackie Racer & Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: angelique soave, cameron silver, decades 2, decades denim, decades store, Japanese denim, luxury denim