Sunday, August 14, 2011

Denim Guide

Your quest for the perfect pair of jeans is over. We searched through hundreds of pairs—and narrowed it down to the best of the best.
Flared Denim

Flared Denim Jeans

The pin tuck seam on these wide leggers from Gap give them a trouser-like feel. Great for casual Fridays at work and a total dream for summer: so chic and lightweight.
“Cortez” 1969 Flared Trouser Jeans, $60,

Embellished leather belt, $225, Malandrino,

Scout Flared JeansNot everyone wants to make a dramatic statement. Not too trendy, these subtle flares are very ’70s lite. What’s more, the less-exaggerated bell is incredibly flattering on all figures.
“Scout Flare” jeans, $80, Calvin Klein. Available at select Macy’s, 800-289-6229 

High Rise Retro Flare

We love the worn in look of these dark jeans from Old Navy, and we love the price even more. Try these bell-bottoms with wide, strappy heels to create a vintage-inspired outfit.
“High Rise Retro Flare” jeans, $20,
Braided skinny belt, $45,

Flare Soho Jeans

With a flat, dark wash and incredibly simple detailing, these flares might be dramatic, but they also give-off a certain French girl vibe. Wear them with a slinky white tank andConverse for day, chunky sandals for night.
Flare “Soho” jeans, $30, RSQ,

Rewind faded curvy flare jeans

With subtle whiskering and a traditional color, this style from Rewind at Kohl’s will become your favorite pair of jeans after one wear. Why? Because aside from looking great, they’re comfortable, too.
Rewind faded curvy flare jeans, $34.99, at

Michael by Michael Kors Jeans

Skinny Denim Jeans

Our favorite way to wear skinny jeans these days is a bit cropped—it gives you sort of a gamine look. Show off sparkly flats—or any flats, really—with this ankle-cinching pair from the king of American glam, Michael Kors.
Jeans, $150, Michael for Michael Kors, 866-709-5677 for locations

American Eagle Outfitters Skinny Jeans

We love the casual feel of these worn-in skinnies from American Eagle. We would literally wear them everyday if we could! Wake this style up with a vibrant belt.
Skinny Jeans, $35, American Eagle Outfitters,
Handmade Leather “Megan” belt, $110, Motif 56. Planet Blue, Santa Monica, CA, 310-394-0135

Land's End Skinny Jeans

The inky blue color of this pair of skinnies is so covetable and so right now. Plus, the incredibly comfy, distressed legs give off that I’ve-had-these-for-eons vibe.
Stretch skinny jeans, $60,
Studded leather “Crave” belt, $138,

Charlie Stretch Skinny Jeans

This pair, in the perfect dark denim, is aching to be matched with a blush-colored button down. Office Fridays are the ideal time for dark denim and silk blouses.
“Charlie” stretch jeans, $99,

Marrakech Cigarette jeans

Ready to embrace a little embellishment? These embroidered back pockets hint at a hippie spirit.
“Marrakech Cigarette” jeans, $125,
Leather “Robyn” belt, $85,

Slim Boyfriend Jeans

Mango Boyfriend Slim Jeans

We love that while these are narrow, they’re also relaxed and a bit tomboy-ish. Really, they’re so easy to wear: Pair with sky-high wedges and you’re good to go.
501 Boyfriend Jeans, $78, Levi’s,

Levi's Boyfriend Slim Jeans

This lightweight, light-colored style is great with a cropped grey sweatshirt and white sneakers. Perfect for the weekend.
Jeans, $78, Levi’s,

Franklin Jeans by Ralph Lauren

Buttery soft and slightly distressed, these are your lazy-Sunday jeans. Definitely wear them cuffed.
“Franklin” jeans, $90, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren. Select Macy’s, 800-289-6229.
Faux-leather belt, $13,

Marrakech Cigarette jeans

The classic boyfriend style never gets old, especially in a worn-in, easy denim. We like pairing this version with heels and a blazer. Very Katie Holmes.
Boyfriend rolled cuffs jeans, $59.99, Lauren Jeans Co.,

Worn-in boyfriend jeans

For something a little edgier, go for grey denim. It looks amazing with black,and can always be dressed up for work.
Worn-in boyfriend jeans, $69.95,


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