Excuse us for thinking ahead, but as soon as the weather turns cold enough to make us forget summer ever graced us with excuses to wear really short shorts and filmy knit tank tops, we tend to daydream via e-retail about how we’ll be dressing when the sun comes out again. This time, it’s the A.P.C. Madras Pleated Bermuda Short In Denim, which provides the perfect balance of lightweight whimsical dressing and soft-tailored statement. It’s 100% cotton and retails at $150.
Jewel tone-jeans, denim-on-denim, and zipper details are some of the reasons we’re obsessed with the 7 For All Mankind Fall 2011 lookbooks (for men and women). The styling suggests that a semi-industrial look can become totally chic when the tones are desaturated but full of rich color, and something classic like the denim workshirt is played up with beautiful jewelry or a classy skinny tie. As expected, the skinny and the flare leg make appearances in the womens’ collection, while the bootcut, cargo, and cuffed straight leg are strong in the mens’ collection.
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In the wave of spring lookbooks and sneak-peeks at next season’s trends in denim, brands like Diesel can really set the mood for consumers and stylists… and if you ask us, that’s a good thing. They’re reliable for classic cuts and basics for anyone playing it safe, while their rebellious side shines through in paint splattered, silk screened, boundary-pushing options for anyone whose life looks like one of Diesel’s crazy campaigns.
It looks like colored denim and pastels are coming back for the ladies this spring, but as opposed to the solid color craze that hit circa spring 2008, this run will be more about vibrant hues meeting vintage wash. Levi’s denim harem pants got mixed reviews when Gwen Stefani wore them last summer, but this updated Diesel version is set to take off like a stylish bat out of hell—we love them!
See the full women’s spring 2011 lookbook here.
The guys are being treated to a palette of saturated deep blues with flecks of color and bleach (a very cheeky detail), with classic Diesel washes and cuts. The freshness-factor runs from pristine blue straight legs to worn-to-hell pinstripe work pants, with options for all walks of life. We won’t lie though, we wish there were a few pastel color picks for the gents too.
See the full men’s spring 2011 lookbook here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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