6 New Ways To Wear Denim This Season

In a jeans and t-shirt rut? Break out of that predictable pairing with spring's next-level denim.
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  • 6 New Ways To Wear Denim This Season
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    When did denim get so grown up?  This season's crop is all about the structured shapes, sophisticated washes and surprising silhouettes.  It's not just about the jeans, anymore.  

  • tibi jumpsuit
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    Who you calling a grease monkey?  This roomy, indigo version of a mechanic’s suit is the definition of chic when layered over a chambray button-down and cinched high on the waist. 

    Tibi Jumpsuit ($435) in Denim Blue; Tommy Hilfiger Long-Sleeve Chambray Shirt ($45); Gap Leather Belt ($35) in Cognac; Aldo Frited Pumps ($55) in Blue Misc.

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • apc dress
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    Give a bell-sleeve mini dress some tomboy toughness by pairing it with stacked heel spectators.  

    A.P.C. & Vanessa Seward Chambray Dress ($415); Nili Lotan Traditional Button Down ($225) in Polka, available late February; Stuart Weitzman The Hepcat Bootie ($465)

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • cheap monday skirt
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    Ditch the denim mini and go for it with a floor-length version instead.  Keep it from getting too fussy by adding '90s era touches, such as a knit beanie and mules. 

    Levis Suede Baseball Jacket ($298) in Base Blue; Nanette Lepore blouse (similar style here); Cheap Monday Avery Denim Skirt ($60) in Black; Nordstrom BP. Basic Beanie ($14) in Black; Tibi Bee Heels ($375) in Black

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • tommy coat
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    Finding the right spring coat shouldn't turn into a scavenger hunt.  Consider this one, with athletic touches such as drop-shoulder sleeves and pops of color at the collar. 

    Calvin Klein Ghost Pocket Faded Denim Shirt ($70) in Bon Voyage; Tommy Hilfiger Denim Single-Breasted Overcoat, for similar styles call 212.223.1824; 6397 Skinny Jeans ($207) in Medium Blue Vintage; Nike Zoom Vomero + 8 Sneakers ($130) in Sea Spray/White-Atomic Orange

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • isabel marant jacket
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    This quilted, kimono style jacket is sure to keep you warm until spring becomes a reality.  Balance the volume of the jacket with sleek skinny jeans and your favorite v-neck t shirt. 

    Isabel Marant Étoile Dempster Quilted Patchwork Jacket ($795); Monrow Tissue Tee ($50) in Black; McGuire Exposed Zip Gotham Slim Jeans ($220) in Malachite; The Row for Superga Silk Faille High-Top Sneakers ($295) in Natural

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • hm pea coat
    Photo credit: Photographer: Luke Wooden; Fashion Director: Laurie Trott

    Denim jackets come in all shapes and sizes.  This pea coat iteration adds polish to that other must-have denim item for spring, destroyed jeans.  

    H&M Denim Pea Coat ($99); Tory Burch Katerina Shirt ($250) in Baero A Ivory; Crippen Aubon Jacket, similar styles go to farfetch.com; NSF Ray Jeans ($298) in Raya Wash; Robert Clergerie Roelf Brogues ($750); Gabriela Artigas Teardrop Stick Pendant on Rhodium Chain ($192) in Sterling Silver 

    Hair by Tara Jean at Artmix Beauty; Makeup by Nicole Servin at Artmix Beauty

  • Even cheerleaders get the blues.  A flirty, kick pleat skirt gives girly charm to even the most simple of t-shirts and sneakers. 

    Balmain Pleated Denim Mini Skirt ($2280) in Blue

  • The beauty of a jumpsuit is that it works for both day and night.  This long-sleeve iteration will help you transition into the warmer months. 

    Joe’s Jeans Suit Jumper ($249) in Colette

  • Think of this as a structured t-shirt dress and the possibilities are endless. 

    Jonathan Simkhai Patchwork Denim Dress ($395)

  • Pleats are one of the major trends for the upcoming season.  Style this architectural version with a cream crewneck pullover and metallic pumps. 

    J.W. Anderson Pleated Denim Skirt ($775) in Denim

  • Can’t decide on one shade of blue?  Go for three, with this high waisted, color-block jean. 

    MiH The Nouvelle Jean ($250) in Jane Blue

  • Denim and diamonds?  Why not!  These will look great with a fitted mini dress and a tailored trench. 

    Miu Miu Crystal-Embellished Denim Point-Toe Flats ($595) in Blue

  • Here’s a way to keep your integrity while tackling the bra trend.  

    Marni Cropped Denim Top ($330) in Blue

  • Denim jackets want to see more than the stage at a music festival.  A dark wash, such as this one, will fit right in to your more sophisticated moments. 

    R13 Shearling Trucker Jacket ($975) in Dark Blue

  • It’s all about the yin and the yiang.  Balance a dark wash denim blouse with these trompe l’oeil denim-print trousers. 

    Rag & Bone Jeans ($297) in Miramar

  • Not ready to go all-out with a double-denim ensemble?  A chain-strap denim bag adds just the right touch to keep you on-trend. 

    Stella McCartney Denim Fold-Over Convertible Clutch ($895) in Denim

  • You can thank us later for suggesting this layering piece.   Wear it over a turtleneck for now, and then on its own when the weather forecast is more forgiving. 

    Steven Alan Oversized Stand Collar Shirt ($215) in Blue Chambray 

  • This dark little shift is a great alternative to the closet full of LBDs you already own. 

    The Row Majay Denim Shift Dress ($890)

  • Ladies, keep up that great ab work!  Then show it off with this cropped denim top. 

    Topshop Moto Stripe Denim Tee ($60) in Blue

  • Tuck a crisp white blouse into this two-tone mini to add professional polish. 

    Tibi Denim Basketweave Skirt ($225) in Chambray Multi

  • Pair this tunic dress with black leather leggings and ankle boots. 

    Uniqlo Denim Long Sleeve Shirt Dress ($40) in Light Blue

  • Current/Elliott The Safari Denim Dress ($338) in Doheny

  • Soft Joie Brady Chambray Shirt ($168) in Medium Indigo

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