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14 Aug

Are Mom Jeans Actually Made For Moms? One Mom’s Investigation

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I believe myself to be able to maintain a healthy distance from the tides of fashion. In recent years I've said no to ubiquitous trends like moto jackets, which scan too costumey on me, and "cold shoulder" tops, which I fail to comprehend on an aesthetic or conceptual level. Did that leave me with approximately seven shouldered tops to contemplate purchasing in the past year? Absolutely. I won't give in. But don't mistake this obstinance for a need to be different; I'm quite content to look like everyone else when I like what everyone else is wearing. Take, for example, my rising fascination with the popular, and somewhat broad, category of denim labelled as "mom jeans," which imbue their wearers with...
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9 Aug

#TheList: Your Guide To Every Denim Style To Try This Season

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Do you know the difference between your wide legs and flares?

With fall quickly approaching, it's time to put away our favorite frocks and pull out our best denim. However, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all the many choices, there's skinny jeans, there's wide leg, and flared, boyfriend and bootcut. Here's your definitive guide to every denim style to try right now.

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The Classic Skinny

A slim cut jean, tapered through the leg.
Frame jeans, $185, net-a-porter.com.
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The Wide Leg

A generous cut leg that is wide through the knee to the ankle.
Citizens of Humanity jeans, $258, citzensofhumanity.com.
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25 Jul

Are You Ready To Wear Low-Rise Jeans Again?

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For seasons, flattering high-waisted jeans in their many incarnations – skinny, Mom, boyfriend, kickflare – have ruled our off-duty wardrobes. But in the latest fashion casualty of Noughties nostalgia, the ultra low-rise jean appears to be making an unwelcome comeback.
Cast your mind back to the early 2000s when Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Rihanna's after-dark uniforms consisted of hip-hugging bootleg jeans teamed with extreme crop tops and pointed kitten heels.
If not, we're sure you can recall the moment Keira Knightley showed off her entire torso at a Pirates of the Caribbean movie premiere in a pair of low-slung, dark-hued jeans and the tiniest off-the-shoulder top we'd ever seen. It fast became one of the most iconic fashion moments of the decade.

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Paris Hilton wearing low-rise jeans in 2002. Image: Getty
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30 Jun

G-Star Raw Wants You To Unlearn Denim As You Know It

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G-Star Raw's Aitor Throup looks like a skater dude and talks like an anthropology professor. The executive creative director throws out phrases like "the great unlearning" and he smells like a cigarette binge. He's won prestigious fellowships and directed music videos for Kasabian. Oh, did we mention he made the District 13 uniforms for The Hunger Games?

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SHOP: G-Star Raw fashion This steady streak of success might require some Type A discipline, but Throup is actually pretty funny—calling my interview questions "super personal, like third date questions!"—and walking us through his first-ever womenswear collection for G-Star Raw Research. "I'm obsessively interested in design principles like ergonomics, 3-D design frames, and holistic construction, and those ideas are as relevant for men as...
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26 Jun

Blue Jean Rules

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London-raised, Rome-educated Bella Freud hails from one of Europe's more colorful and creative dynasties. Her great-grandfather was the godfather of psychoanalysis, Sigmund; her father, the legendary figurative painter Lucian Freud, who was renowned for the psychic intensity of his work. But the 56-year-old designer's aesthetic has always skewed a tad more playful: In 2014, she referenced her lineage with an intarsia wool sweater emblazoned with the word "Psychoanalysis," part of a collection that was spotted on gal pals Kate Moss and Alexa Chung. More recently, she's turned out covetable cashmere knits, candles, and fragrances bearing cheeky phrases such as "Ginsberg Is God" and "Good Times" that meld her tomboyish sensibilities with an enduring love of all things '70s. After a late-'80s...
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12 Jun

Everyone Is OBSESSED With This Pair of Jeans Right Now

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A good pair of denim is a staple in any closet. You can dress them up or down and wear them practically anywhere — everybody knows that. But you can also get good jeans from a lot of popular retailers, so when a lot of people become obsessed with a particular pair, it causes us to take notice. Especially if that pair racks up a wait list of 429 people, as Refinery29 pointed out.

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That's what's happening with this pair of jeans from Mother Denim. The style is called the Insider Crop Step Fray and the particular color is Speed Racer. The jeans actually are pretty cool, to be fair, but there are a few things about...
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12 Jun

Your Summer 2017 Style Bucket List

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We've been studying spring 2017 runway trends for nine months (give or take), but now that summer's here, it's time to fully integrate them into your wardrobe. The start of a new season means time to consider the outfits and looks you want to try. From trending colors to accessories that can switch up pieces already in your closet, consider this your list to start working through.

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Boy Scout Sash
The season's major focus on solo shoulders gets its most dignified spin with a sash-like cut. Layer a tee or button-up under a jumpsuit and wear to the office.

Tibi Hessian Linen Jumpsuit, $695; nordstrom.com

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Yellow The stand-out color trend splashed all over...
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8 Jun

Khloe Kardashian Thinks You Should Give Bermuda Jorts A Chance

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After making a reported 1 million dollars on its first day of sales back in October and adding new styles for its season two launch, Emma Grede and Khloe Kardashian's Good American denim collection is back for a third season, dropping new cuts and silhouettes throughout all of June.

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Shop Good American: The Pom Pom Good Boot Crop, $169; goodamerican.com; The Pom Pom Mini, $145; goodamerican.com; The Bermuda, $139; goodamerican.com

"We've taken the best attributes of our jeans and applied the same benefits to skirts and shorts— but this time we've added some trend," says Grede of how the collection differs from the first two. "We both love the fishnet vibe, but it's so uncomfortable putting tights under...
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25 May

An Ode To Our Favorite Opposites-Attract Style Move

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It's Look Like A Fashion Person 101: Wear a pair of single-soled pumps with a pair of well-loved jeans, and you're set. It almost doesn't matter what you have on top; with a ratty T-shirt or a couture blouse, the combination of jeans and pumps gives your outfit a "on my way to a fashion show" verve.

And, while there are lots of ways to mix and match jeans with heels, there are a few rules to follow, too. The following six people have mastered the balance. Click through to soak in their secrets — and then give the style trick a spin for yourself.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY VICTORIA ADAMSON.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY VICTORIA ADAMSON.

Don't shy away from layering a dress over the jeans.

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24 May

Street Style: Ten Best Jeans

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Are you doing the new inky indigo wash, or sticking to vintage ice blue? Have you embraced the retro flare? Or are you staying faithful to the Nineties straight leg? Here's Vogue's round-up of the ten best jeans, as seen on the street.

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