Denim is one thing we’ll never feel guilty about indulging in, thanks to the cunning mental arithmetic we refer to as “cost per wear.” When it comes to a new pair of jeans or a denim jacket, feel free to justify your purchase with this clever sum: Simply divide even the most gulp-worthy price tag by approximately, oh, infinity (a conservative estimate of the number of times you’ll wear said piece); then marvel at both the miraculously tiny CPW and your general financial savviness.
Now for the fun part! In honor of all the great new-season denim—and our shrewd sense of fiscal responsibility—we’ve rounded up our five favorite denim moments you can shop right now, and they’re all available at Saks Fifth Avenue. Read on to discover our five must-have denim pieces and exactly what to wear them with right now.
J BRAND's Cropped Jacket
J Brand Cropped Denim Jacket ($398)
Guilty of overwearing your ’90s-inspired denim jacket? Us too. Mix up your silhouettes and opt for a cropped version—it’s particularly good with all the high-waist trousers we’re wearing to the office on repeat. As for our weekend look, we’re whole-heartedly embracing double denim. With lace-up detail jeans and the addition of a chic bell-sleeve turtleneck, the Canadian tuxedo has never looked better.
PAIGE's Velvet Ankle-Grazers
Paige Velvet High-Rise Pants ($249)
Okay, we’re already cheating: They may not technically be made of denim, but we just can’t get enough of this fall-ready take on classic high-rise ankle grazers. Velvet is a trend that’s definitely worth investing in, and we’re all about layering it up. Add A.L.C.’s luxe blazer for a fresh take on a velvet pantsuit and a bright graphic tee to keep things feeling modern. (And if you’re thinking, Hey, these would look great with that cropped denim jacket from earlier! YES, you’d be 100 percentright.)
7 For All Mankind's Exaggerated Cuff
7 For All Mankind Rickie Wide-Cuff Distressed Jeans ($249)
Firstly, we’re super into oversize cuffs—perfect for drawing the eye down to your favorite footwear, we can only assume they were designed specifically with these to-die-for burgundy beauties in mind. Secondly, we’re all about unexpected combinations that somehow create perfect outfit harmony. 7 For All Mankind’s ultra-distressed boyfriend denim paired with Ganni’s flapper-inspired sequin top and these ultra-modern Jimmy Choo V-cut ankle-strap booties? Yeah, it doesn’t get
J BRAND's Retro-Inspired Overalls
J Brand Slim-Fit Denim Overall ($378)
The ’70s are dictating most of what we’re wearing this season and judging by the Who What Wear offices, overalls are back. While we love throwing these on over a ribbed turtleneck or floral shirt by day, our favorite look proves these work just as well dressed up for a night out: Add a disco-ready top (we’re a little giddy over this mock-neck/crop top situation) and jewel-tone velvet ankle boots to complete the retro-inspired look.
AG's Faded Skinnies
There’s something about wearing a light, summery wash during drab, colder weather that’s really working for us right now—simply locate your favorite fashion sneakers and add a classic cream knit to these AG baby blues. Bonus points for opting for an on-trend navy brocade blazer instead of your go-to black… Casual Friday, we’re ready for you.