Denim bars and denim walls have become a retail staple. It’s all so attractive, promises of a nice butt and long legs from an array of washes and cuts. But these days most women have too many pairs in the closet to count. And, though the last thing we need is another, that jean gene is strong. We consulted wardrobe stylist Anna Katsanis, whose enviable work has appeared in NY Magazine, Elle and Nylon to tell us what to look for when you simply can’t resist the denim siren’s call.
“Cropped yet relaxed [styles] as seen in Rebecca Minkoff and Theysken’s Theory,” says Katsanis. Also, the skinny style, which our expert says is “good on most body types.” Look for Levi’s and Paige Denim. Try also, “a nod to the 70s with high-waisted, flared bottoms,” says Katsanis. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s new line Textile is good for this look, as well as 7 for all Mankind. Trouser styles are also popular now and, of course, the season’s hit, colored denim, done beautifully in aqua, fuchsia and red from the likes of J Brand, Joe’s and Rag & Bone. “Bleached out denim is also really in, and those lighter washes can be a bit easier to match than the darker ones,” advises Katsanis.
Current Denim Essentials:
“The trouser cut for when you don’t feel like wearing slacks but still want to look professional,” says Katsanis. “The skinny cut for boots, heels and going out, the relaxed fit or boyfriend jean, for when you want to be comfortable, for errands or relaxing on the weekend.”
Anything to avoid?
“Nothing to avoid as long as you are comfortable and the fit is appropriate for your body type,” says Katsanis.