This cropped denim button down from All Saints hits all the right notes for spring. Pair it with shorts, jeans or midi-length skirts for a super trendy look that won't quit.
The price tag is a little steep for a denim top but if you get the chance to splurge, make sure it's on a statement-making piece like this one.
Denim took over the runways this past fashion week and it's also exploding in the pages of fashion magazines (see From Luxury to Contemporary, Spring Jean Campaigns Fill Magazine Pages). With all this editorial inspiration it's only natural that we'd want to shop the looks...or shop the looks for less.
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Denim dresses are going to be so big for spring, specifically in the form of oversized button-downs and tunics. This ridiculously cute version from Nasty Gal goes in the opposite direction with a body conscious fit that starts right above the hip. Wear it for the cute factor or for showing off your winter workout bod.
There is no better match for spring than a white cotton tee and a pair of jeans. But who says you have to be basic with the basics. Substitute your tee or tank with a cotton crop and bring your look to a whole new level.
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Dresses are one of the most versatile and easy pieces in one's wardrobe, but a denim dress is even more so. This zippered jean dress by & Other Stories transforms from an easy breezy spring staple into an edgy denim overcoat with just a plunge of a zipper....a long plunge.
Denim on your feet can be a tricky situation. It's either a hit or a miss, never both, and usually the latter. These platform sneaks by Opening Ceremony are definitely a hit with their dark indigo finish and stark white platform sole. The slip-on feature is perfect for those of us not ready to go back to laces and the logo tread will make you want to kick your heels up at every opportunity.
Have you noticed how obsessed we are with curves nowadays. Between waist trainers, butt lifters, pushup bras and of course, Spanx, it seems we're constantly seeking ways to enhance our figures without going under the knife. Seriously, women haven't been this sucked in and tucked in since the days of the corset!
Jeans have always been known for their body sculpting abilities. That timeless five-pocket construction has given me many a lift and tuck over the years. So what do you get when you combine the body sculpting construction of jeans with the tuck and suck technology of shapewear?
Brands like NYDJ, Marc Allison and DL1961 are just a few who have set out to answer that very question. Each of them incorporate their own version of shapewear technology into the construction of their jeans and a few boast specific claims regarding certain areas of the body.
I tested out a bunch of brands over the course of many months. Even getting my cousin Devina who was visiting from the UK to try a few pairs.. I went out in them, ran errands in them, worked in them, basically, treated them as if they were just another pair of jeans on rotation in my closet.
Over time I noticed that I began favoring some brands while others were slowly forgotten. Devina, on the other hand, favored brands that I didn't. Neither one of us obtained the bodacious bottom and coke can waist of Khloe Kardashian (as if), but overall we were pleased with the results.
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Don't sleep on Esprit! They've been around for ages, but are often overshadowed by fast fashion stores like H&M and Zara. These patchwork jeans by the brand, howeve are a good indication that that soon may change. The three different shades of indigo plus the subtle bit of abrasion at the knee make these the perfect statement-makers for Spring.
I think it's time to inject a little bit of fun into our jeans, don't you? Seriously, when is the last time you put together an outfit just for the pure fun of it. I'm not talking sartorial fun. I'm talking, rainbows, butterflies and unicorns fun. Current/Elliott's polka dot creation is far from the colorful characters and patterns we wore in our childhoods, but it's just-short-of whimsy style is just the thing we need to help take ourselves just a little less seriously.