When looking for great, easy fashion, you don’t have to go any farther than Brooklyn. That’s why we’ve rounded up these options for you to steal this Brooklyn flea market shopper’s style to make it your own. This laid-back weekend look is all you need to for those brisk fall days, when a real jacket is still not needed but warmth is. We mean really–how absolutely cozy does that sweater look? The combination of it with the bright red fringe scarf and distressed skinny jeans create the perfect balance of comfort and fun. We also love how the oversized sweater compliments her fitted jeans and tall black boots. Topping it all off with the chic floppy sun hat is the perfect accessory to not overwhelm the outfit, but rather make it completely put together.
1. J. Crew Fisherman Cable-Knit Sweater ($98) — get it at Net-A-Porter.
2. Modcloth A Crinkle In Time Scarf ($16) — get it at ModCloth.
3. New York & Company Felt Floppy Hat ($15) — get it at New York & Company.
4. 7 For All Mankind Roxanne Jeans ($230) — get them at Repertoire.
5. Boutique 9 Floyd Tall Boots ($240) — get them at Macy’s.
Image via Mr. Newton.
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(Source: By SAMANTHA CRITCHELL AP Fashion Writer – ABC News)
Resurgence of `fashion’ denim: Styles for today, tomorrow and to wear together
Denim never goes out of style, but there are seasons when your old, reliable five-pocket jeans simply aren’t enough. This is one of those seasons.
The jeans legging ??” aka jegging ??” is still going strong, and denim designers are also talking up the chambray shirt, asymmetrical motocross jackets, cutoff shorts and, still, the boyfriend pant. There are trouser styles and waistcoats for work, and, “rip-and-repair” jeans are a must for weekends.
Ralph Lauren had overalls on the runway and showed jeans under an evening gown. Even babies are getting premium denim.
And a denim-on-denim outfit, sometimes considered a fashion faux-pas in the past, is a bona fide trend.
“The American denim look is everywhere ??” it’s in the air, it’s all over the world,” says Patrick Robinson, creative director at Gap. “The workwear feel is hot, especially for guys, and there’s a sexy look for women. … It’s about cool Americans and how they live and we’re trying to export that around the world.”
Denim is proving a strong springtime seller in stores, says Stephanie Solomon, vice president of fashion direction at Bloomingdale’s. She is particularly fond of the shorts and leggings paired with striped T-shirts.
“It probably has never had a larger impact on what we wear every day,” agrees Durand Guion, men’s fashion director for Macy’s. “We had gotten just about as casual as we can get without getting in our pajamas, so we’re looking to incorporate denim into our lives at least five days a week, but not just Saturdays. We’re looking to step it up. You can wear a button-down denim shirt with a tie.”
Helmut Lang co-creative director Nicole Colovos thinks people like that they can put their own spin on denim. And no pair of jeans looks the same on two different people.
“It’s so individual, from how you wear it in, how you style it. The fit is molded to your shape,” Colovos says. “You don’t want someone else wearing your jeans.”
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–Nikki Cho Russo
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I never found the Macy’s Web site particularly interesting until now. I just discovered the brand spankin’ new Macy’s Denim Fit Guide, and it’s one of the coolest features of the Web site. The images actually revolve, unlike the rest of the site. Check it out. You can shop by Body Type, Style, Customer Favorite, Trend, and there’s even a diagram on how to measure yourself, in case you’re new to all this. Unfortunately, there aren’t that many premium jeans featured. I only see 7 for All Mankind, Joe’s Jeans, and then it’s Levi’s, Calvin Klein Jeans, MICHAEL Michael Kors and a few other brands. The good thing is, there’s a sale going on, (not 7 for All Mankind) so you may find yourself a steal at under $50.
Levi's 529 Curvy Boot Cut Jeans, on sale at Macy's.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
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