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Trends: Denim redux for spring 2015

Louis Vuitton Spring 2015

Of all the fabrics, denim has a shelf life that lasts. Season after season, year after year. But that doesn’t mean your jean cut and color aren’t on the same trend timeline as everything else. Spring may see the end of your dark, skinny jeans to make way for a hippier selection of hemlines, flares and casually faded hues and 80′s inspired high-waistlines. As always, we’re offering off evidence, so if our blog on Alexa Chung’s latest collaboration with AG Jeans isn’t enough, here are some current runways looks, inspired by the past and reinvented for 2015.

Sonia Rykiel

Rodebjer S/S 2015

Chloe S/S 2015

Gucci S/S 2015


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H&M’s eco-chic take on denim

We can’t think of a more versatile or more beloved closet staple than denim, which is why today’s reveal of H&M’s Conscious Denim Collection has us pining for the official release date — Oct. 2. Chock full of uber-chic fall essentials like overalls, boyfriend jeans and a quilted jean jacket, as well as more urban takes on color and style with indigo t-shirts, sweatshirt, sweaters, and a slim-fitting denim pencil skirt.

What’s more, the fast-fashion giant’s commitment to sustainability is apparent, as the collection is a partnering between H&M and Spanish-based denim consultants Jeanologia, who help brands assess the environmental impact of the washes and dyes used, including the energy and water use as well. All this research ensures that H&M stays true to it’s eco-conscious mission.

So say hello to what is likely to be your fall/winter wardrobe for 2014 — and likely beyond. Viva la denim!


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Trends: Denim Goes Beyond Your Boyfriend Jeans

Your favorite jeans have never exactly been out of style, but judging from the street, the runway, and even the red carpet scene, denim is having a serious moment.

Spring 2014 goes beyond your boyfriend jeans, as denim makes waves on shirts, skirts, dresses… and yes… overalls. Surprisingly versatile, in a bevy of washes, cuts and styles, denim can go from downtown to uptown in the click of a stiletto heel — making it a perfect base to experiment with the high-end-is-low-end look that’s so of the moment right now. Below, we’ve collected a smattering of denim-spirational snaps devoted to the beloved textile showing the new staple jean pieces you’ll be wearing this spring.

Denim Overalls:

Julianne Hough

Zoe Saldana

Denim Dresses:

Alexa Chung

Denim Shirts:

Kate Bosworth

Olivia Palermo

Denim Jackets:

January Jones

Denim Skirts:

Kirsten Dunst

*methinks a little red handbag is in order this season too…

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Bold Spring Prints: Not Even Your Denim Is Safe

After years of monochromatic hues and big, bold color blocking, it’s clear that complicated and chic prints are running the show for spring 2013. Earlier in the week we offered up Madewell’s swimsuit collaboration with that patroness of prints Mara Hoffman — but it seems that patterns are popping up on nearly everything. So if you thought your staple diet of denim was safe from this trend, we’re here to tell you you’re wrong.

Brit designer Mary Katrantzou is pairing her signature prints for spring in a collaboration with luxe denim darling Current/Elliot. Mary Katrantzou x Current/Elliott Spring 2013 is a gorgeous blue and lilac hued collection of dresses, skirts, shorts, tops, jackets and jeans (boyfriend and skinny styles) all done up in a dizzying array of prints. The line is currently only available via pre-order at Nordstrom, but soon my printed pretties… soon.

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