How to Transition Your Denim to Fall, According to Experts

Every denim lover knows who Emily Current and Meritt Elliott are. They're the California-based design duo not only responsible for megabrand Current/Elliott, but also their latest venture, The Great, which though only in its third season is already a mainstay in every cool girl’s wardrobe. We caught up with Current and Elliott to chat about their fall collection, which will include denim for the first time. Thankfully, they shared their styling tips for transitioning these pieces into fall, making us all the more excited for the upcoming season. Scroll down to find out what they are, and shop The Great’s denim along the way!

“We always say that this brand is like standing on the edge of a cliff and looking out at a wide expanse—it’s this sort of next step or feeling of the great wide open. I think we see our girl as full of wonder.”

If you’re not already acquainted with The Great, it’s a collection reminiscent of California’s golden years. Current and Elliott cite Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and the Boxcar Children as design inspiration, and the pieces are styled in a way that delightfully tows the line between masculine and feminine. It’s ideal for the tomboy who understands fashion and knows how to still incorporate feminine pieces like a Victorian blouse or eyelet top.

Speaking of understanding fashion, we picked the pair’s brains for ways to incorporate their new denim pieces for fall into our wardrobes. Though we find denim to be one of the more understandable closet staples, coming up with fresh ways to wear it is another story. Keep scrolling for some major insider tips!

Nicole Kliest
Freelance Contributor

Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)