Quarantine has made us all creatures of comfort. Under stay-at-home orders we’ve retreated to a steady rotation of sweatpants and leggings (read: elastic waistbands only). But despite claims that hard pants are over, there’s one tough textile that we’ll never abandon: denim. If you haven’t come near a pair of jeans in months, allow us to reintroduce you to basic baby blues in not-so-basic ways.
Baggy jeans were a major hit on the runways of Gucci and Saint Laurent. Now they’re finally hitting the stockroom. These new styles aren’t the wide-legs we’ve seen in the past, but rather a hip-slung variation reminiscent of ’90s slacker culture. Cue that Clueless quote—”It looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair–ew–and cover it up with a backwards cap”—but do swoon over this season’s biggest trend.
They say you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day, but we never quite understood why. Consider white denim a palate cleanser for a look that feels so fresh and so clean. The blank slate lends itself well for wearing statement coats and transitions well between seasons.
If you happen to be one of those people who just doesn’t like wearing jeans, give a denim accessory a try. From headwear to footwear, we’re seeing designers utilize the fabric in every imaginable style.
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