Instead of “harder, better, faster, stronger,” that which makes us cooler these days is, indeed, “lighter, looser, higher.” Jeans are front and center on the streets of New York Fashion Week and if your jeans are not a faded or destroyed version of rather loose fitting Levi’s then you might as well stay home. . . .
It’s true. The only denim that matters these days, IMHO, are faded and destroyed Levi’s, cropped (or rolled) just above the ankle, and with a straight but narrow leg.
Is this giving you some major heartburn? I know. It’s a tough transition. We have all gotten used to the look of dark, narrow denim. It’s going to take a minute to get used to the look of Levi’s on your body again. And, if you are a woman of a certain age, you are certainly no stranger to the brand. It may be that you felt like we left these behind in the ’80s for good reason.
But, I’m here to tell you that, not only is it way, way more comfortable to wear a jean with a mid-rise, they can be super flattering if you spend the money to have them tailored (because they are pretty economical straight off the racks) or if you buy them already tailored and updated. Find fab Levi’s that look similar to those in the picts below here. Shop Re/Done, already tailored and 100% fabulous, here.
Either way, I don’t think this trend is going anywhere soon. It’s been too long in coming. In fact, the very first post I did for Stylebriefs over a year ago forecasted this trend in denim. Read it here.
Below, I hooked you up with the best of the best in denim street style from Fashion Week. Take a look and then tell me what you think? Are you in or out????
photos courtesy of vogue.com . . .
photos couresy of wmagazine.com . . .