A couple of months back (October to be exact) I bought a pair of J Brand’s “The Deal” jeans …you know, the ones with the side ankle zippers.
At first I was hesitant. I hadn’t seen them worn yet, but 75% of me liked them off the bat. When I checked out however, I swore to my sales girl that I’d never wear them with the zippers open (ok, rarely). She promised me I’d change my mind. I have to admit, leaping back to the land of the ankle zipper felt strange at best, somewhat Madonna–but not in the Louis Vuitton way if you know what I mean. The last time I’d worn a pair personally was circa 1988– my hair in a very chic side pony.
As fashion changes, (and, yes, circles around), I am usually receptive. But, I’ve never been much into the 80′s trend although some people will disagree with me–saying that ankle zippers are not ’80′s at all–Cynthia Steffe was doing it in 2002 on black waxy high waisters after all! Yet, while Vogue was shooting brightly colored exposes a few years back, lycra and mis-shapen cardigans for all to see, I was kind of rolling my eyes all the way, praying for the cool, casual, collectivity of the ’90′s to return once again.
However, after wearing my J Brand The Deal jeans for the past 60 days (non-stop I must add) and drawing upon inspiration from all eras of style, I’m going to fold: I’m definitely hooked.
To me, the jeans go with everything. They make me feel fashion forward, yet not too trendy everytime…not to mention thin. What more could a girl ask for? I wear them with short booties for that Blondie edge, a preppy Ralph Lauren button downs with flats…even a grungy Tee, cute heels and long, layered necklaces look amazing with my J Brand’s. And the girl who sold them to me was spot on: I don’t just wear the zippers closed. I love them in every combination of partially open and all the way up too.
Are you loving Ankle Zipper denim this year? If so, how are you wearing yours?
P.S. J Brand isn’t the only denim company making ankle zipper Jeans though…so if they aren’t the perfect fit for you, try these other great pairs:
Every year when the holiday parties roll around, there is one thing on my mind immediately: What to wear?
As usual, when I walk into room, I see the usual sea of women dressed in the black-pants-red-blouse ensemble. And, even if they pull it off without looking matronly, I have always vowed never to be that girl. Thanks to DenimBlog’s friends over at Bluefly, eLuxury and Revolve Clothing, I’ve put together a few ideas to cover most of our bases this year. Best of all, everything is on sale! Get it while you can…
For an office party look, why not wear this amazing Earnest Sewn “Olivia” High Waisted & Waxed Black Denim Skirt as your main look? Here are some ideas to pair it with, like a fabulous Alexander Wang Top and a Christian Louboutin Pump:
Need the perfect jean for your Dressed up Holiday Sit Down Dinners and for those dessert laden meals? Definitely check out the Genetic Denim “Carb Stretch” Slim Skinny jean for a simple and chic look. Paired with just the right items, like this Cole Haan Clutch, no one will notice if you sneak an extra ginger snap!
And, lastly, celebrate your New Year’s Eve Party looking your best. Pretty much every girl I know loves wearing Rich and Skinny–the Bellissima Jean is a nice way to doll yourself up as you ring in 2009. Plus, it looks amazing with just about anything, including these Miu Miu Heels and this Proenza Schouler Top.
What do you think? What are you going to be wearing to your favorite holiday events this year? Are you making denim the centerpiece?
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Pratt went shopping together on Rodeo Dr. as twinsies in their Genetic Denim jeans! Aren’t they just swell? For real though, Heidi looks pretty dang hot in them, I gotta say it. I’m sure it has nothing to do with her Striperella shoes either. Do we really think they got married or is this just another publicity stunt?
Ashley Tisdale got her daily coffee and went to singing lessons. Her Genetic Denim skinny jeans look so good on her. That’s the best fit I’ve seen on a celeb yet! This is a girl who REALLY loves her denim. I swear she has at least 50 pairs of jeans! *jealous* And the Fendi handbag is beautiful…*sigh*