This fall, we’re revisiting the classics, including denim. Not just for casual Fridays anymore, jeans can be a versatile staple in your closet. With so many shapes, sizes, and colors, it might be hard to choose, so we’ve compiled our top cuts and colors to pair with your wardrobe.
Skinny Jeans: Don’t be fooled by this style’s “youthful” reputation. The tapered cut is flattering on all sizes and the perfect companion for your tall riding boots (without that dreaded bunching at the knee.)
Style tip: Mixing black and blue is a subtle, sartorial statement, not a fashion faux pas.
“Neo Bohemian” link necklace by Alexis Bittar; “Brita” ridding boot by Tory Burch; both available at Nordstrom at Old Orchard, 847-677-2121. Blouse by Wes Gordon; “The Bonn” jean by MiH Jeans; both available at Neapolitan Collection in Winnetka, 847-441-7784. Collarless blazer by Bailey 44, available at E Street Denim in Highland Park, 847-433-8338. “Rosamund” bag by L.K.Bennett, available at L.K.Bennett in Chicago, 312-374-0958. “Dark Spell Collection” crème smooth lip colour in “Caramel” by Laura Mercier, available at Bluemercury in Highland Park, 847-432-7000.
Flares: We’ve officially come full circle on the flare trend. Look for flared styles with high-waist cuts to flatter and balance the wide-legged tailoring.
Style tip: Socks with sandals? Yes, you read that correctly. Open-toed sandals and color-complementing socks are a great way to extend the life of your summer shoe collection.
Earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs, available at Dana Rebecca Designs in Chicago, 312-751-1773. Handbag by The Row; herringbone blouse by Stella McCartney; “The Marrakesh” jeans by MiH; wide patent belt by Saint Laurent; vintage necklace; all available at Neapolitan Collection. “Tribute” sandal by Saint Laurent, available at Nordstrom. Glitter socks, available at Topshop in Chicago, 312-280-6834. Six-color eye pallet by Bobbi Brown, available at Neiman Marcus.
Boyfriend Jeans: With the relaxed style of boyfriend jeans, there really is no excuse not to wear denim, even when running errands or after the kids. The style, while definitely less structured, is still cut to flatter.
Beauty tip: Fresh-faced and fancy-free are a cinch with La Mer’s cult-classic Creme de la Mer. The famed “Miracle Broth” formula works to restore and renew skin. Throw in a lightly hued pink lip gloss, and you’re ready to go!
Vintage Dior necklace; cashmere/merino wool knit sweater by The Row; quilted ballet flats by Dior; all available at Neapolitan Collection. “Keri” boyfriend jeans by Joe, available at E Street Denim. “City Duffle” handbag by Kate Spade, available at Kate Spade at Northbrook Court, 847-559-2301. Bow earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs, available at Dana Rebecca Designs. Crème de la Mer by La Mer, available at Neiman Marcus. Lip Vinyl in “Heart Shaped” by Marc Jacobs Beauty, available at Sephora at Northbrook Court, 847-714-0505.
Like a Rock (Star)
Black Denim: A refreshing changeup from indigo washes, black jeans offer just the right amount of funkiness and can be dressed up or down, making them an absolute rock star in our closet.
Beauty Tip: Jewel-toned nails (with a hint of glitter) add an edgy, glamorous element to your look.
Scarf by Joia; jacket by BB Dakota; snake bangle by Jenny Bird; “Jaxen” bootie by Dolce Vita; all available at E Street Denim. Bracelet; peplum tube top; all by Marni; all available at Neapolitan Collection. “Betty” mini shoulder bag by Saint Laurent, available at Nordstrom. “Skinny Skinny” jeans by Madewell, available at Madewell at Old Orchard, 847-679-2486. “Jewel Heist” polish collection by Deborah Lippmann, available at Neiman Marcus in Northbrook, 847-564-0300.