Styling Stretch Denim

Denim may seem a little far-fetched and out of the question these days, but we're starting to feel a little fatigue from the monotonous sweatpant/legging rotation. Many may not feel ready to slip into a pair of the latest rigid jeans, but that doesn't mean we should shy away from all things denim. Reaching for a good pair of soft, stretchy and flattering jeans is the easiest way to boost your confidence without sacrificing comfort. We may be suffering from the wretched Covid 19 (pounds), but finding the right pair of denim that contours your body in all the right places even in the best of times is no small feat. As experts in style and fit, let us help you find the perfect pair that you can wear all day in your home office. In this week's Editorial, we motivate you all to dress up! We are giving you a detailed style guide on our current favorite stretch denim that we think you'll love to lay around in.
Our first pair of stretchies are one of our favorite fall/winter staples, the Bridget Boot High Rise Crop in Harker by DL1961, will have you feeling confident all day and night. This coated high rise jean is made using the brand's infamous Instasculpt technology to smooth, sculpt, and conform to all body types for the perfect fit. The fabric is made using a blend of their trademarked tencel, cotton, polyester, and lycra that feels as soft as a second skin without compromising structure and comfort. The Harker is a crinkle texture that combines stretch denim characteristics with a leather-like coated finish featuring a raw, released hem for an instantly elevated look. Don’t be deceived by this coated fabric, it’s incredibly stretchy, creating a satisfyingly holding high rise. Your legs will look miles long with the flattering mini boot cut ankle crop silhouette. We love the overall grunge aesthetic we get with the Bridget, so we decided to pair our stretches with an Anine Bing staple with a fun new graphic - the Ramona Sweatshirt in Motorcycle. A brand classic, this washed black vintage inspired style features a distressed motorcycle graphic and logo. We love the tonal finish we get with the washed grey combined with the Bridget's sleek finish. Finish things off with a clean and bold sneaker for a street-ready everyday look. If you're feeling up to it, a black bootie will take this pairing to a flirty night-time mood. However, we are still about embracing comfort as fashion and had to show off the all-new Golden Goose Pure Star in Optic White. The brand is notorious for that pre-distressed look, but this brand new, pristine, cleaned up silhouette features a chunky, bouncy sole that gives us major sneaker envy.
AGOLDE has quickly become one of the fastest-growing and hottest denim brands to hit the shelves. With their friendly price points and trendy silhouettes, washes, and fabrications, we can vouch for the hype they have acceptably earned. The Toni is a mid-rise silhouette that looks good on every person who stepped foot in the shop, and we are raving over their easy-to-style Toni Mid Rise Straight in Stratosphere. These slim straights feature a lightly-distressed finish in a classic vintage blue wash. AGOLDE loves giving us new styles that are also kind to mother earth. These unique jeans are made using a blend of sustainably sourced organic cotton, lyocell, and recycled elastane. Sitting at a comfortable mid-rise of 9.75", these jeans will pair endlessly with all of our favorite tees, sweaters, and blouses. If you are a fan of the Toni in Feral, you may want to size up as these run true to size and are less stretchy than the Feral wash. Even with spring on the horizon, the chill of winter is still present, to stay warm and cozy, we’re reaching for the Ainsley Sweater in Grey by Anine Bing. This chunky rib-knit sweater features an edgy built up fold-down turtleneck and voluminous balloon sleeve for a chic yet classic seasonal look. We love the timelessness of the muted grey yarn, especially when paired with blue jeans. Featuring a more elongated, semi cropped body - a match made in heaven when outfitted with a mid-rise pant, this easy sweater + denim pair deserves a laid back sneaker. We injected a little bit of color with Golden Goose's new Ball Star in White Leather Crack Toe with Strawberry Red Star. These retro-inspired kicks are a go-to for ultra-cool off duty looks, giving a subtle nod to classic trainers while staying true to the brand's distressed aesthetic.

 Shown above: Moussy Vintage Dresden Rebirth High Rise Skinny in Black, Moussy Vintage Rib Stitch Cardigan in Black, Golden Goose Superstar in White Leo with Fuchsia HeelIllesteva Lisbon in Berry Tortoise

Moussy is mainly known for their one of a kind hand distressed denim, in particular their 100% cotton selvage, which everyone loves - maybe just not right now. To remedy that, we’re focusing on the stretchier side of Moussy... We've shown you an edgy kick crop, a classic blue straight, but now it's time for a flattering washed black skinny. The Dresden Rebirth High Rise Skinny in Black is a fantastic alternative for those who don't necessarily want to slide into a jean that mimics a legging. These premium skinnies are a thicker, dense, gummy stretch fabric, made from a 97% cotton, 3% of spandex blend for a more substantial feel and fit. With a sky high rise of 11", these jeans feature tasteful hits of distress and fading with a raw hem and ankle crop inseam, perfect for those looking to show off some new kicks. True to Moussy sizing, these run small, we recommend you take a size up, especially if you plan on doing a lot of sitting in these. Make it a head-to-toe Moussy look and pair these high-rise pants with a ready to wear sweaters like the Rib Stitch Cardigan in Black. This cropped cardigan is perfect when coupled with a super high rise tonal jean. This is cut super long in the arms (an easy roll or cuff helps) with a slightly boxy crop body to be easily matched back to the your favorite high waisted dungarees. Inject a little bit of playful color with Golden Goose's new Superstar in White Leo with Fuchsia Heel. We love that this sneaker showcases a little bit of everything. From the pop of electric pink at the heel cup to a little bit of animal print finished off with black laces, these mega-edgy sneakers are a must-have.

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