As someone who wears denim as often as possible, I’m always on the hunt for new styles to add to my collection. The qualifications? Stylish, well-fitting, and—as of late—sustainable. Consumers (myself included) have been asking for a more eco-friendly denim industry, and to my delight, one of my favorite French brands, Maje, is committed to the cause. I was originally drawn to Maje’s First Stone denim collection because of the unique pieces that feature fun details like fringe and two-tone washes, but when I found out it was also manufactured using a new stone-wash technique that reduces the water, chemical, and energy resources required for production, I was thrilled. From actual jeans to denim dresses, see how I’ll be styling the on-trend denim collection this fall.
A denim jacket is a wardrobe staple for many reasons, my favorite of which is that it can make a polished look feel a bit cooler. Take this office-friendly printed dress and heeled knee-high boots outfit: When I add the four-pocket, fringe-sleeved topper, the look instantly feels more stylish. Adding trendy accessories like a croc-effect bag, a wide headband, and gold jewelry elevates the look, making it noteworthy.
A denim dress is good on its own, but when you layer it over a turtleneck and underneath a plaid blazer, it's instantly an outfit. To balance out the sophisticated top half of the look, I’m opting for my go-to black combat boots and an everyday leather crossbody bag.
With so many jean styles that feel the same, it’s refreshing to find a pair that feels genuinely fun. This straight-leg pair got my attention immediately with the unexpected bandana detail. Denim worn with sneakers and a white tee is my go-to weekend uniform, but adding an oversize check coat, a bold handbag, and chunky sneakers makes this outfit worthy of a double take.
I typically reserve my denim shorts for summer months and warm-weather vacations, but there’s something daring about styling them for fall. This tailored pair is far from beachy—instead, I’m pairing them with a cozy turtleneck, an oversize cardigan, and an on-trend black bag with Western-inspired fringe details. I opted for loafers and tall socks for that subtle schoolgirl touch.
I wasn’t kidding when I pledged my undying love for denim dresses. They’re so versatile—I wear them with sandals and a straw hat in the summer, and with a cozy coat and ankle boots in the winter. The embellishments make it a standout piece as is, so I kept it simple with a gold necklace and an optional green croc-embossed mini bag.