You already knew denim jackets were the icing on the cake of your crazy-stylish fall wardrobe, but did you know there’s a jacket out there that’s chic and easy enough to look good with virtually everything? Rag & Bone’s simple and classic denim jacket is paired as easily with a pair of skinnies and your favorite band tee as it is with a flirty dress and heels. The options are endless, which means you don’t even need to think about it when you’re running late for a date.
Ladies and gents, MC has a new favorite pair of jeans. The latest offerings from Williamsburg Garment Company—remember when Renee reviewed their skinny jeans as a day-to-night staple?—include a medium-wash stretch denim high-waisted skinny for women. These jeans get the high score for holding flawless shape a full day of flea market prowling and a full night of dancing. They also possess the eternally sought-after slimming effect and cool details for denim-geeks to gawk at.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
It was “Yesssss. Come to mama.” I also noticed the well proportioned back pockets (pocket size can really wreak havoc on a gal’s attempts to appear slimmer) and the cool side pocket stitching detail when I looked in the mirror. I love subtle design points that set a pair of jeans apart.
Where/when would you wear these?
I wore them to the flea market and strolling around Brooklyn, to brunch, to an insane all night dance party… no stretch or sag in the fabric. They looked and felt great. I’d wear these anywhere. I expect to get a lot of miles out of them this spring.
How’s the fit?
Love the high-rise, love the tight fit around the hips/behind, and knees. They have enough stretch for comfort but they still feel like denim, which is rare with women’s jeans. Too often it’s a free-for-all spandex blend jegging party. It’s hard to find the right balance. Aside from the feel of the fit, I was told they look great but friends and strangers while wearing them, so that probably counts for something.
Check out Williamsburg Garment Company online for more information and stockists. Be sure to check out our Q&A with WGC designer Maurice Malone if you haven’t already as well, for the method and mission behind the brand.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
Tags: denim review, Denim Therapy, high rise jeans, high-waisted jeans, jeans review, medium-wash, skinny jeans, vintage inspired jeans, williamsburg garment company
Imogen D., a street style blogger from London, rocked an outfit that combined the best of opulent, luxe fabrics and a playful, polka-dot denim short. Winter is the perfect time to play with rich fabrics like metallic lamé, velvet, and velour—and if you want to keep things casual, mix it with a pair of jeans. The medium blue wash of Imogene’s denim is a nice tonal combo with her jewel tone jacket, and the gold top’s texture keeps the whole thing from looking like dress-up in mom’s teenage closet gone wrong. We give her an A+ on the top half, though we’d lose the socks and studded booties for something a little more sleek.
Image via Imogen D.
Tags: cut off shorts, denim shorts, gold metallic shirt, jewel tones, medium-wash, polka dot shorts, velvet blazer, winter fashion
Known for producing some of the most aesthetically pleasing lookbooks on the market, Siwy‘s spring 2012 collection is presented in a slightly desaturated, high-contrast spread of fierce poses & killer eye makeup. Playing on their role as experts at sexy denim cut-offs, they show an array of denim shorts, from the gorgeous Camilla in gradient “Sunrise” or “Mixed Signals” wash to the classic looking rolled hem Cheyenne in “All I want” wash. Also making a statement are a palette of spring-appropriate colors in skinny jeans and flares, like the mint green Hannah jean in “Cool La La”, or its hot red counterpart, the “Yes I’m Ready” wash. You’ll also find universal crowd pleasers like medium dark-wash blue jeans with strategic fading, off-white minimal flares, and cropped/cuffed relaxed fit denim. Overall, a delicious delivery of best-sellers and must-have’s for post-snow season.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, cut off shorts, dark wash, flare leg, gradient, medium-wash, ombre, short shorts, Siwy Denim, skinny jeans, spring 2012 lookbook
Whether or not you went “back to school” this fall, preppy fall fashion with a hint of “off to hit the books” appeal will always hold a place in this industry’s hearts. Maybe it’s an easy way to relive the scholastic days without actually having to deal with the stress of pop quizzes and report cards, or maybe looking smart just never gets old. Either way, the Mango Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook leaves models Kasia Struss & Emma Xie all set to step on campus with medium-wash cropped jean trousers, cable knit, plaids, khakis, and noninvasive floral prints. We love the ruffle-sleeve denim one peice and cuffed shorts. These are easy answers to the classic question: What do I wear today so that cute guy in lecture will look at me?
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cropped jean trousers, denim onepiece, denim romper, Emma Xie, floral prints, Kasia Struss, Mango Pre-Fall 2011 lookbook, medium-wash, preppy fall fashion, ruffle-sleeve