I hope you all enjoyed this last weekend of summer! Well, technically, but around here I think we are in for a nice Indian Summer, for at least a few more weeks! Our Labor Day Weekend was spent with friends on the coast – fabulous! The weather was gorgeous, and the kids spent the weekend in the waves, lounging in the warm sand, walking on the beach, all while the grown-ups enjoyed some down time – in the company of dolphins, who came by to play, while we enjoyed our morning coffee. I don’t know about you, but my family spends so much time bustling around, slow morning time, has become what we enjoy most, while being on vacation.
Now, back to work – it’s time to talk fall denim!
One denim trend, that appears to be going mainstream is, THE FLARE! Flare jeans, go hand-in-hand with the 70’s movement, which is trending big for fall. Flares, though probably my favorite style of jean, are not an every day jean for me, as I prefer them paired with heels or wedges. I have a few pairs from seasons past and would love to add a sleek, mid-rise black pair to my collection, one of these days. Meanwhile, I have no plans on hanging up my skinnies and tall boots anytime soon- my fall/winter Mom Uniform. In fact, I just stepped up and ordered THIS pair of boots to replace my very worn out tall black boots, from many seasons past. I plan on wearing these beauties, with skinnies and leggings #readyforfall!
A NEW SKINNY
I dug out my skinnies from last year, and I have to say, I am no longer wild about the low rise, I mean they are pretty low-eek! Anyone else getting tired of the falling down skinny? Might be time to invest in a pair of mid rise skinnies this season – I’m thinking dark denim wash or black, stay tuned.
THE FRAYED CROP
Another trend I am all over right now is the cropped|frayed hem jean.
I already own THIS straight leg version from Current Elliot – which I love.
It’s a mid-rise, Now 40% off HERE ($118.90),
similar from KUT, HERE (now $53.40!)
I have been on the lookout for sometime, for wide leg crop to add to my denim collection. So, when this pair, from Seven for All Mankind, hit the sale rack – I jumped at the chance to take it for a spin, HERE
A bit of background, on how I got to this point. I have been on the lookout for a version of the Rachel Comey ‘Legion’ pant (Indigo) HERE , since I first spotted it, last spring.
I have big plans for this style for FW15. I can picture it with mid-calf boots, heels, lace up flats, wedges – the list goes on.
Here’s a little inspiration, via Pinterest:
Fabulous, right? Oh, and that sleeveless turtleneck above? Also on my Fall Wishlist. Yes, right at the top of the list, already looking for it – I’ll keep you all posted on progress!
Truth be told, I wanted my pair to be a bit more cropped than the Rachel Comey pair, so a bit more skin shows, between the top of my boot and pant hem (yes, I have thought this through!), just like the gal above.
Here is a look at my new arrival
pros: it fits like a glove. The high waist holds in everything, which allows me the freedom to wear a variety of tops and sweaters – form fitting to crop. I like the wash/ distressing and the weight is great. The fit is true to size.
cons: I was unsure if the leg opening was wide enough, and the hem detail dramatic enough, The hem detail is more subtle, which many may prefer.
Here’s a look at how I styled mine up, for a casual work look. Styled here, with a white rib tank, low heel suede pump and long sweater vest.
Here, a casual daytime outfit
Keep in mind, it’s still 90 degrees out in these parts, so I can’t go total fall on you yet.
Get the look: a few more options, available in stores now:
‘Melanie’ from Citizens of Humanity HERE
Question – do we like the pockets? I love the hem.
from Madewell, the Wide Leg Culotte (Penny Wash) HERE,
(NOW ON SALE!)
the ‘Posie’ Wide -Leg crop from Citizens of Humanity HERE
What do you think? Anyone else looking to try this look for fall?
Has anyone seen a pair out there that you like?
As I reflect back on a fabulous summer, I look forward to the excitement fall brings with it’s gorgeous colors, crisp mornings, slower days – all while staying in, to enjoy a great read by the fire.
Be sure to pop back this weekend for my Target Fall Finds – the Look for Less!
Have a fabulous week!
Looking for more denim options?
My early fall picks, at every price HERE
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Christine Dodd says
I love the cropped flares on you – my body shape is just incompatible with them!
Thank you Christine! I realize they are not for everyone, but there sure is some fun new denim out there this season beyond jeans. I am loving some of the new skirts, dresses – even jackets! Thanks for taking a look! Suzanne