With warmer weather inspiring a move to lighter fabrics and brighter colors, even our denim reflects the change. Instead of heavy, thick-ply fabrics and dark hues, we're scooping up vintage washes, easy wide-leg silhouettes, and jeans that capitalize on our favorite trends. Of course, that means lots of flares and high waists, along with a few surprises. Click through for the 10 Spring-perfect denim styles to score for the season!
This season, the sexiest pair of jeans you'll own is the flare leg. Need proof? Just check out a couple of Fashion Week's chic street-stylers and a few of our favorite celebs — Olivia Palermo, Heidi Klum, and Rachel Zoe — all rocking their respective versions of the flare. It's a little more '70s rocker than the wide-leg, and we love how it hugs in all the right places. For now, play up the retro vibe with a shaggy fur topper, or play it down with something sleeker; then, when warmer weather hits they'll look just as cool with a floral tank or a boho top like Heidi's.
From left to right: street style, Olivia Palermo, Heidi Klum, Rachel Zoe, street style
Street style photos courtesy of Greg Kessler
While the Upper East Siders had college on their minds last night on Gossip Girl, their intentions proved otherwise. Case in point: Serena van der Woodsen. In an attempt to shun her ex-BF, Serena opted out of her Brown visit and decided to accept the dean of Yale’s personal invitation to visit the school. Between the cat fighting and headband thrashing, I took note of Serena's college-ready ensemble.
While Blair kept it prim and proper, the blonde bee reigned in her sleek look; but, we all agreed the low-cut shirt was inappropo. The Ralph Lauren pinstriped blazer and Michael Kors knee-high boots give off a collegiate feel while a silk tee and Rich & Skinny jeans keep her look cool and casual. The hunter green Celine purse was the perfect accessory choice; structured yet sexy.
Photo courtesy of the CW
Sometimes, all you need are no-fuss jeans and a white button-down shirt to look super stylish. Case in point: Cameron Diaz at AFI's Night At The Movies event in LA. Even in denim, the actress shined. Of course, you can't walk the red carpet looking too casual, to help remedy that, Cam threw on red caged sandals, a bronze Gucci clutch, gold hoop earrings, and red lipstick. What a divine combination of menswear and womenswear. Try it sometime.
I oft express my love for the mix of black and white; with that pairing, one can never go wrong. While shopping on Robertson, Nicky Hilton rocked the classy color combo in the form of a white hot Valentino bag, white Gucci flats, a black velvet blazer, and stovepipe jeans. To sass up her ensemble, she threw in a metallic scarf and black Tom Ford shades. The next time you wear all black, do like Nicky and add a couple white accessories to set you apart.
Has anyone else noticed the emergence of cheeky but somewhat suspicious new brand names? I'm talking about the jean brand Rich & Skinny, the new clothing company Young, Fabulous & Broke, and the belt designers who admit themselves Elegantly Waisted. What's up with these brand names?
When I first noticed Rich & Skinny last Spring I thought: great - not a very aspirational message. Then I stumbled upon Young Fabulous & Broke and related to it a bit more. And behold Elegantly Waisted, which is definitely a clever name for a belt company, but a not-so-subliminal message. But I have to question these and their influence. If teeny boppers see Paris Hilton in her Rich & Skinny jeans, they're going to covet not only them but that lifestyle. And while I'm of age to get Elegantly Waisted, not everyone should. Just fashion for thought.
On to the fun part, if you had to choose which brand name you related to most, which would it be?
Cameron is one lucky lady these days. Not only is she the talk of Tinseltown, she's also ultra-popular on Fab this week! The actress has been all over the world lately, and lucky for us, many outfit inspirations have come out of it. At the Italian version of MTV's TRL (left), she looks very Summer-y and very Cuban-chic in her fedora. At yet another Shrek 3 premiere, (right), she's a tad more confused, mixing a rocker belt, classy cropped jacket and a casual thermal tank.
Attention starlets: you have some serious competition. Not only did I feature Cam's bright and beautiful Shrek 3 look just the other day, but she was glowing at the Costume Institute Gala this week. She is on a roll! Not that I mind featuring Cam often, but she is really putting other fashionista celebs to shame. Here she is stopping by The Today Show managing to look both cool and flirty.
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