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September 8, 2015

Our Fall Denim Edit: Jeans That Make You Look & Feel Your Feminine Best

Ladies, get your game faces on because this week is all about one of our favorite topics – jeans. Just like new school supplies, we love getting out there and finding the ones that will make you go into the new season with confidence. Denim has become a staple in most ladies’ wardrobes and that is something that’s not going away. In fact, many of the new updates that we talked about in this week’s Clothes & Conversation, “ Ladies, The New Jeans You Need for Fall” , ensure you can wear your jeans more than ever. The flared legs, feminine details, and cleans washes dress up denim for looks that work well beyond the weekend.
Here, we’re breaking down each new denim update with our top picks to interpret them in a modern way that isn’t overly trendy or “look at me”. We want you to feel confident and updated – and be looked at for all the right reasons. Let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media. Remember, whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
http://www.rag-bone.com/womens/jean/denim/georgie-pant-W1716K089IND.html
http://www.rag-bone.com/womens/jean/denim/georgie-pant-W1716K089IND.html
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Rag & Bone/JEAN - Georgie Pant
Georgie Pant
Rag & Bone/JEAN
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The perfect blend of trousers and skinny jeans, these Rag &Bone/JEAN pants will work for almost any setting. They zip up the back with a thick interior elastic at the waist for the sleekest silhouette possible. And the gorgeous soft stretch fabric marries the look of dark denim with a durable stretch cotton the really sucks you in, especially with the rise that sits comfortably at the natural waist. With an untucked button down shirt and blazer, and menswear inspired loafers, you’ve got a great work look. And with a flowy sheer blouse or cashmere sweater and heels, you’re ready for a night out. This is a true slim, contemporary fit – size up if you are between sizes. For a modern fit in 0-16 (and a great price), NYDJ’s pull-on version is so comfy with the same sleek and polished look.
https://www.shopbop.com/w25-bell-bottom-jean-3x1/vp/v=1/1549640877.htm 3x1 - W25 Bell Bottom Jeans
3x1 - W25 Bell Bottom Jeans
1. Wear Your Flare. 3x1 is a contemporary denim line that we are big fans of – they started as a bespoke denim line, so fit is their “thing”. The fit of these flares run true to size – not too skinny – making them an easy pick to bring a flared leg style into your jeans wardrobe. They have a wonderfully even, dark wash that has ideal stretch and coordinating dark self- stitching. The result is incredibly slimming – especially with their mid-rise (it sits just at below the belly button – no muffin top!) and flared leg (perfectly balancing your hips & elongating your legs). These are so on trend without being trendy, as some flares can be this season. Great for work with a button down and blazer to a night out with a chic top and wedges or pointy toe pumps, you’ll feel confident and modern – and not in that “look-at-me” way.
https://www.shopbop.com/high-rise-flare-jeans-blank/vp/v=1/1562816740.htm Blank Denim - High Rise Flare Jeans
Blank Denim - High Rise Flare Jeans
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Blank Denim - High Rise Flare Jeans
High Rise Flare Jeans
Blank Denim
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You simply can’t beat the price of these contemporary fitting jeans, so if you’re unsure if a higher rise flare is for you, you won’t have any guilt trying it out at this price – and they look much more expensive. The nice medium weight of the denim also has good stretch to it, smoothing out any unforeseen bumps. And the even shade of darker blue is flattering without being too dark, so you can dress them down for a weekend look or dress them up for a night out. The waist sits just above belly button to offset flare for a look that lengthens and slims leg. Ease in to the style with these jeans – Shopbop’s free shipping and returns should help seal the deal.
https://www.shopbop.com/flare-leg-pant-veronica-beard/vp/v=1/1522548904.htm Veronica Beard - Flare Leg Pants
Veronica Beard - Flare Leg Pants
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Veronica Beard - Flare Leg Pants
Flare Leg Pants
Veronica Beard
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We’re just going to start with saying this, plain and simple…these Veronica Beard jeans are worth every single penny. The grey denim is soft as can be, and hugs your body with just the right amount of stretch. They don’t stretch out after a wear, like some jeans can do. But it’s the styling that really won us over. The double seamed waist is just ridiculously slimming. This modern-fitting line was started a few years ago by two women focused on versatile, wearable key pieces for a woman on-the-go. And to say they’ve got the fit down on these jeans would be an understatement. The waist detail and faux back pockets all work to accentuate the waist and slim everything else. Every wash will win you over – deep dark blue or a more casual, medium blue - and they all dress up or down with ease. The fabric is truly luxe, but can still balance a cozy sweater, simple knit tee, or plaid button down as easily as the can accent a silk blouse or beautifully tailored blazer. Like all the flares we’re highlighting, we love them with a great heel or wedge.
https://www.shopbop.com/flare-francoise-corduroy-jeans-frame/vp/v=1/1527160841.htm FRAME - Le Flare de Francoise Corduroys
FRAME - Le Flare de Francoise Corduroys
With the ‘70’s trend in full swing, there’s a lot of flared leg corduroy out there this season. FRAME has an interpretation that is Mark Shale-right. The rich dark navy (it also comes in Black through the ‘shop it’ button) has wonderful stretch that combines with the trouser-like styling to create the look of a pair of beautifully fitted contemporary trousers, not over-the-top hipster jeans. The higher rise has a side zip and button closure, which only adds to the elongating styling of the flared legs, while ensuring any love handles or tummy bulges are securely tucked under the waist band. The tonal stitching gives the patch pockets just the right subtlety so they slim and don’t call unwanted attention to the hip/upper leg area. Treat these like trousers and wear them with a great blouse or button down tucked in – add a blazer or long, lean cardigan. And complete the look with suede pointy toes heels or booties.
http://www.citizensofhumanity.com/product/women/1562-357-mayfair Citizens of Humanity - Rianne Trouser
Citizens of Humanity - Rianne Trouser
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Citizens of Humanity - Rianne Trouser
Rianne Trouser
Citizens of Humanity
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Citizens of Humanity plays up menswear inspiration with a stylishly subtle flap pocket, welted back pockets, and a permanent crease to the trouser leg that makes them tailored and ready for work. They even have buttons along the waist band, like old-school mens trousers that would accommodate suspenders. While they have a crisp look in the even dark wash, they are actually quite soft with just the right amount of stretch for a long day of wear. The higher rise sits at the waist, just adding to the polished look of a stylish pair of trousers. They’re a great option for all your black blazers – and navy one’s too – eliminating any concern about whether your “blacks” match. The fit is contemporary, as is the rest of the line, but this is an easier silhouette, so they aren’t a slim fit and go up to size 32 (12-14). We’re sending you to Citizens own website, where they offer free shipping and returns. For an easier, modern fit that goes up to size 16, Kate Spade’s denim trouser is just as sophisticated and stylish for the office or a night out.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cj-by-cookie-johnson-restoration-stretch-flare-leg-jeans-petty/3971118 CJ by Cookie Johnson - Restoration Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson - Restoration Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
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CJ by Cookie Johnson - Restoration Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
Restoration Stretch Flare Leg Jeans
CJ by Cookie Johnson
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Curvier ladies can have a harder time finding the right fitting pair of flare jeans – the proportions need to be right so the flared leg doesn’t look oversized. It should balance to elongate and flatter, and that’s just what these CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans do. The brand is known for the great fit, especially for ladies with smaller waists and curvier hips/behinds. These jeans give every woman a chance to go for a lighter, more casual wash and have it look just as good as dark washes always do. For a contemporary fitting take on this casual wash, McGuire’s version is made of incredibly soft, stretch denim that is just as comfortable and flattering – with a raw edge bottom that can just be cut with a scissor (then washed) if you need to shorten them. Both are perfect for a weekend day with lug sole booties or wedges. Add your favorite plaid shirt or cozy cardigan and tee.
https://www.shopbop.com/sophie-high-rise-skinny-jeans/vp/v=1/1573773013.htm A Gold E - Sophie High Rise Skinny Jeans
A Gold E - Sophie High Rise Skinny Jeans
2. New Take On Skinnies. These A Gold E skinny’s are the perfect black skinny update. The rise is higher, but not too high, sitting just above the belly button, that is very ladylike with the black wash – really elongating & slimming, with an almost Audrey Hepburn feel to the look. The black color is even and saturated, in a stretch denim that is ridiculously soft, with a really nice weight so they are not too thin – smoothing, not highlighting any bumps. The price is amazing compared to other contemporary jeans you may already own and they look just as good. The higher rise is flattering with a slim belt and tucked in top, but the fitted silhouette is also a nice balance to any of your favorite slouchy sweaters and tunics. The best part (as if there weren’t already several) is that all of your shoes will work with these, from sneakers to heels to high boots.
https://www.shopbop.com/high-rise-channel-seam-skinny/vp/v=1/1559779839.htm 3x1 - W3 Skinny Jeans
3x1 - W3 Skinny Jeans
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3x1 - W3 Skinny Jeans
W3 Skinny Jeans
3x1
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Ladies, this is THE way to update your wear-with-everything dark wash skinnies. The deep indigo is beautifully even without any brightness to them – a true dark navy/black. The matching dark stitch give them a more polished feel, so they are perfect for a casual work day with a blazer and a cute pair of oxfords, and will hold up to a sexy top for a date night. You’ll even wear them tucked into boots with a sweater on the weekend. The color and slim leg combine with the higher rise for an unbelievably slimming silhouette. The rise sits just at/above the belly button so it has an updated look without being too exaggerated – and it prevents muffin top and love handles. Their secret trick to making your thighs look so skinny in these is a channel seam that runs along the inner thigh – it works. We expect nothing less from 3x1, since the line started making custom bespoke jeans. They are a contemporary fit, but the denim has great stretch to it, so they run true to size – not too skinny. If your size is already sold out through the ‘shop it’ button, 3x1 carries the full size range on their own website, also with complimentary shipping and returns.
https://www.shopbop.com/honey-curvy-skinny-jeans-joes/vp/v=1/1594393394.htm Joe's Jeans - The Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans
Joe's Jeans - The Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans
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Joe's Jeans - The Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans
The Honey Curvy Skinny Jeans
Joe's Jeans
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Honey is one of Joe’s Jeans core designs, and it’s been a favorite of ours since we had retail stores. This season they’ve updated it in a skinny silhouette so there’s a good reason to get a new pair. While a contemporary fit, Joe’s is easier than some other brands, so it works on ladies of all ages and sizes. The Honey takes the real curves of a woman into account, with a tapered waist that sits just below the belly button for a timeless mid-rise and only slight distressing in this wash that is dark along the sides for the slimmest illusion. It also gives them an ideal weekend feel, so they are perfect with boots of any height and your favorite tees and sweaters in any shape.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-riley-skinny-jeans-fairfax/4066764 Vince - Riley Skinny Jeans
Vince - Riley Skinny Jeans
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Vince - Riley Skinny Jeans
Riley Skinny Jeans
Vince
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A pair of Vince jeans is just what you need to go with all the cozy Vince sweaters we all love for Fall/Winter. The skinny style offsets any relaxed top, and the distressed grey wash is, well honestly, awesome – just the right amount of cool-gal edge for your weekend look. The rise sits just below your belly button and the pocket placement works with the distressing in the back to give you instant lift if you are wearing something shorter or tucked in. They look great with loafers, oxfords, and sneakers, but are also easy with boots of any height (especially lace-up styles) thanks to the slim leg that has the right amount of stretch for comfort.
https://www.shopbop.com/barbara-high-waisted-super-skinny/vp/v=1/1500169191.htm Hudson - Barbara High Waisted Super Skinny Jeans
Hudson - Barbara High Waisted Super Skinny Jeans
Instead of Hudson Jeans’ contemporary mid-rise Nico fit that you may already own and love, update to their new version that has a bit of a higher rise. It sits just at the belly button, ensuring your tummy and love handles are happily tucked in to create a really long line that slims your hips and gives great length to your legs. The dark color and soft finish to the denim guarantee these will be a versatile favorite in your wardrobe all Fall and Winter, whether you dress them up or wear them casually. They go with everything and every color - and hold up to multiple wears, too. (Tip: Ladies, you don’t need to wash your jeans each time you wear them. Appreciate breaking them for a few wears before you wash them – and avoid the dryer.)
https://www.shopbop.com/twiggy-dancer-yoga-legging-jean/vp/v=1/1501465407.htm# James Jeans - Twiggy Dancer Yoga Legging Jeans
James Jeans - Twiggy Dancer Yoga Legging Jeans
If you’re ready to have your thighs look instantly thinner than you are ready for these James Jeans. They have MAJOR stretch to them. In fact, you may get them in the mail and think “no way”. But go ahead and pull them on. They conform and are seriously comfortable as soon as you get them on. Because of the great stretch, they hold their shape really well. The clever thing about these jeans is that they don’t have a seam down the outside of the leg, like most jeans do. This adds to the slimming effect – as do the faux front pockets, so there’s no added bulk. The higher rise finishes the sleek look. They are like leggings in fit, but with the added benefit of denim so they can be worn with shorter tops or tucked in blouses. We are featuring the Arabesque dark navy, and they come in black through the ‘shop it’ button, too. With such great elasticity, if you are between sizes, you can size up for added comfort without loosing any of the slimming qualities.
https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/denim/Lookout/PRDOVR~E0054/E0054.jsp J.Crew - Lookout High-rise Jean with Novelty Patch Pocket
J.Crew - Lookout High-rise Jean with Novelty Patch Pocket
3. All in the Details. For us to recommend a style with patch pockets, the pockets really have to have the right shape and placement. Otherwise, they can hit the wrong part of the leg and accentuate things we are actually trying to conceal. J.Crew delivers with these smaller pockets that draw the eye to the waist with their cute flap details. The higher rise ensures they sit at the slimmest part of your waist, so that’s exactly where you want to draw attention. And the seams of the pockets themselves end above the thigh, so they don’t cut across that wider part of our legs. Combine all that with a soft stretch denim, flattering wash, and J.Crew’s modern fit that comes in Petite and Tall, and we’ve got ourselves a winner. Tuck in a blouse and add a pretty pair of heels or wedge booties to show off your legs. Joie offers an interesting patch pocket in a dark wash flared leg version that is also a flattering option.
https://www.shopbop.com/transcend-hoxton-ankle-zip-skinny/vp/v=1/1596295039.htm Paige - Hoxton Ankle Zip Pants
Paige - Hoxton Ankle Zip Pants
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Paige - Hoxton Ankle Zip Pants
Hoxton Ankle Zip Pants
Paige
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Paige’s Hoxton fit is one of our favorite contemporary skinny fits. The higher rise is well proportioned to the slim legs, yet the overall fit isn’t too skinny, so it works on most figures for a great looking silhouette. Here, Paige has done this style in a beautifully soft caramel corduroy that has the same kind of stretch we usually find in their denim, resulting in an equally beautiful fit. The ankle has a zip detail that looks great with loafers or oxfords. And there are a few practical perks: 1. When you wear these with booties, you can unzip them a little for a stylish split hem over the top of your boots. 2. If you are petite, wear a pair of heels or wedges and partially unzip them. They will drape stylishly over the top of your shoes and prevent bunching (and you won’t need to get them shortened). This neutral color of the season looks great with any other neutral, like grey or black, and is just as pretty with any color from burgundy to lilac to deep green.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nydj-alina-stretch-skinny-jeans-sitka/4108164 NYDJ - Alina Stretch Skinny Jeans
NYDJ - Alina Stretch Skinny Jeans
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NYDJ - Alina Stretch Skinny Jeans
Alina Stretch Skinny Jeans
NYDJ
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Here, NYDJ uses a zipper detail with faux leather trim to add a little edgy appeal to this sexy dark grey, lightly distressed wash. The pocket detail is high enough on the hip that it doesn’t add any bulk – not that you have to worry with NYDJ’s exclusive lift-tuck technology that helps flatten your tummy and lift your behind. Add a simple black blouse that you partially tuck at the front to show off the pockets, with your favorite sexy heels or high boots, and you’ve got a great date night look.This comes in 00-18, Petite and Tall, so check out NYDJ’s own website if your size is sold out through the ‘shop it’ button, which directs you to Nordstrom. You’ll get free shipping everywhere.
http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374306571000&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446715198 Jen7 - Coated Comfort Skinny Jeans
Jen7 - Coated Comfort Skinny Jeans
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Jen7 - Coated Comfort Skinny Jeans
Coated Comfort Skinny Jeans
Jen7
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Leather, and the look of leather continues to be a stylish option this season, and Jen7’s coated denim is the ideal alternative, especially in this gorgeous burgundy. They pull on, which makes them comfortable and also sleek – you don’t have any buttons, zippers, or real front pockets to add any bulk under a longer top or sweater. As we mentioned in Clothes & Conversation this week, Jen7 is a newer line from 7 For All Mankind, geared toward “a woman who still craves the same high quality denim [as 7 For All Mankind] but with a more enduring look and ease of fit that works with her…timeless elegance.” The rich color is beautiful with patterned button down shirts or sweaters in neutrals - especially camel, black, or grey. Relaxed or long, lean silhouettes as shown create a timeless, yet updated, look that can be worn with heels, loafers or ballet flats in leather or suede neutrals like black, dark brown, grey, or camel. For a slimmer, contemporary fit, James Jeans coated legging jeans come in deep Fall red, too.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-tuxedo-inset-mixed-media-top/4066951 Vince - Tuxedo Inset Mixed Media Top
Vince - Tuxedo Inset Mixed Media Top
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Vince - Tuxedo Inset Mixed Media Top
4. Sophisticated Lady. Leave it to Vince to mix denim with a tuxedo style top for that effortless aesthetic that makes them a favorite. The easy fit and longer length is great with leather leggings (like the ones from Jen7 in burgundy above), black ponte pants, or dark wash jeans. It’s also a clever way to add a little street style to a conservative wool blazer, making them both work for a casual day or night out. If your size is already sold out through the ‘shop it’ button, which takes you to Nordstrom, try Shopbop.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/equipment-jay-blazer/4044652 Equipment - Jay Blazer
Equipment - Jay Blazer
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Equipment - Jay Blazer
Jay Blazer
Equipment
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Equipment’s taken on denim in this blazer is so professional looking, without sacrificing style. It’s not denim – it’s actually a beautiful tweedy wool that uses a mix of color to create a denim-like color to the luxurious fabric. (Note: Depending on the lighting, this jacket can look lighter, as shown, or take on a darker hue, like a real denim.) It’s such a chic and modern way to update a business piece. Let it pop a slim black turtleneck and trousers; or, add it to a simple white button down and camel, grey, or burgundy trousers. The fit is modern and not too oversized.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/ayrthe-clean-denim-shirt/4089917 AYR - The Clean Denim Shirt
AYR - The Clean Denim Shirt
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AYR - The Clean Denim Shirt
The Clean Denim Shirt
AYR
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We won’t bore you with our praises of AYR, as we’ve talked about them before, but we will just remind you that it's one of our favorite newer lines. With their “All Year Round” aesthetic, they are a perfect marriage to our timeless and modern style motto. The dark wash and covered button placket of this shirt give it a more polished look, and in its easier contemporary fit, it can be dressed up with wool trousers and blazer or cardigan - thanks to its sleek and pocketless style - or kept casually cool with your favorite jeans. (Tip: Make sure they are in a different wash, so they don’t want to match exactly.) It’s also the perfect top to all the great corduroy options out there. Be sure to give it a wash before wearing it with lighter colors, as the deep color may crock a bit (which is very common – don't worry, this is very nice quality).
http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/90373 L.L.Bean - Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater, Washed
L.L.Bean - Signature Cotton Fisherman Sweater, Washed
Yes, this is from L.L.Bean, a brand we don’t often talk about. We look everywhere for good product, and while L.L.Bean is always known for their durable quality and high level of customer service, they’re also delivering on modern style with this indigo washed cotton sweater. High-end designers are offering sweaters just like this one. With L.L.Bean’s version, you’re getting the quality and style for a fraction of the price. Their fit is easy, but this style is more of a modern fit – not quite as relaxed as what they are typically known for. It even comes in a trimmer, slightly shorter version for a more contemporary fit, too. There’s also a cardigan, who’s retro appeal looks great with a plaid shirt underneath. They are the ideal weekend finish to the camel corduroy skinnies we’re featuring in this list.
 

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