Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to change your entire wardrobe–it just means you have to make some adjustments! By pairing your favorite cut-off jean shorts with a cozy warm sweater, you can combine the best of both worlds. The sweater and cut-off duo is a fun way to make your summer clothes last all year long and also lets you show off your cutest denim but with a new spin on it. So if you’re ever wondering if those pair of shorts are really worth the buy, all you need is a fun chunky sweater to know that they are.
1. Mango Shine Sweater ($66) — buy it at Mango.
2. Siwy Jeans Alexa Cut Off Short ($195) — buy it at American Rag.
3. Topshop Knitted Chunky Stitch Jumper ($80) — buy it at Topshop.
4. American Eagle Tumble Shortie ($39.50) — buy it at American Eagle.
5. Topshop Knitted Sequin Yoke Jumper ($92) buy it at Topshop.
6. J Brand Cut-Off Rigid-Denim Shorts ( $115.50) buy it at Net-A-Porter.
7. Insight All Meshed Up Mesh Sweater ($64.99) buy it at Revolve Clothing.
8. Siwy Jeans Camilla Shorts ($195) buy it at Revolve Clothing.
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The allure of an amazing pair of jeans is indisputable. Even the incomparable Yves Saint Laurent was humbled before their transcendent power and praised their spectacular nonchalance. While Mr. Saint Laurent was referring to jeans in their most simple and unembellished form, we think he’d appreciate the latest crop of denim looks, as they’re thoroughly modern and marvelous too!
One thing is for certain: this spring is a great denim season, stuffed with lots of amazing options. The new offerings run the gamut from grungy to the embodiment of grown-up sophistication, but nevertheless, we managed to narrow it down to our Top Five. Of course you can keep wearing your beloved classics, but if you want to ramp up your spring wardrobe, check out these runway-inspired styles in all the latest washes and silhouettes!
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So what happened to the bleached out, tie-dyed, terracotta, paint-splashed jeans that were presented at Fashion Weeks a few months back? Perhaps, with the recession becoming “official” after those fashion shows, the folks at Who What Wear are putting those riskier, splashier choices behind for jeans that will last longer, from season to season. Yes, you may spend close to $200 on one pair of jeans, but you’ll likely wear them with everything for the next four fashion cycles. Then, consumers could update their looks by focusing more on less expensive accessories and cosmetics. A spring 2009 Chanel lipstick for $34, I’ll take it!
– Kathy Ng Hassan
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