Fall Denim Trends

Denim jeans are always in style – every season, always. But, every season there are distinct denim trends: some fresh and some recycled so to speak. Here’s a roundup of some of my personal fave denim trends right now.


1. Coated denim is everywhere right now – it gives jeans an almost leather look. I love these Coated Skinny Trousers from Zara. 2. I love a good pair of distressed denim jeans, but since that means there will be machine-made-purposeful holes in your jeans, these aren’t going to last more than a year or two. So, why pay a lot? I have these Rockstar Mid-Rise Distressed Jeans from Old Navy and they’re great – flattering, comfy, and perfectly distressed for under $40 (or even less because they always have coupons). 3. Embellished denim is in – I love these Quilted Street Skinny Joe’s Jeans from Bloomingdale’s with the interesting quilted knees. 4. I have always loved patterned pants – polka dots, stripes, Aztec print (I personally wear these constantly) so for fall denim I’ve been eying these Midrise Toothpick Jeans in Fern Print from J. Crew. Paired with a bright colored top – love this look! 5. If you’re a trend-follower, then you must get a pair of gray denim for fall – these 7 For All Mankind Skinny Jeans with Ankle Zips from Shopbop are my absolute fave (in fact, I think my birthday is coming up, isn’t it? =)). 6. Mixed Media denim – have you seen these? I love the idea of having a little leather or suede on my jeans. These BLANKNYC Jeans Patchwork Skinny in Bonner Pilot from Bloomingdale’s are the most unique I’ve seen and they’re under $100!

What denim trend will you try?

DIY Jean Shorts


I tend to buy all of my Z’s clothes at the end of the season when they’re on clearance for the following season – like right now I’m shopping size 2T for next summer because everything is on super sale. That said, I found that I didn’t have many coordinating shorts for the random assortment of tops I got Z last summer to wear this summer. I decided she needed a little pair of denim shorts – they go with everything and she can get as messy as she wants because hey, they’re jeans. I found a pair of little Joe’s jeans on clearance at Nordstrom Rack and went to work…


I decided it would be cute for Z to have a pair that were slightly longer, skinny leg, with a rolled cuff. To make these for your toddler (or yourself!) you’ll need: Jeans, an iron, sharp scissors, and a needle and thread (not pictured).



Measure how long you want the jeans to be, then add about 1 1/2 inches for the cuff. Measure from the bottom so you get the same length on each leg.



Measure again. Then cut.



Make the cuffed legs by folding and ironing each time. Fold…iron…fold…iron. Repeat on the other leg.



Sew the side of the cuff so it stays in place and doesn’t unfold. This is especially necessary for baby/toddler/kids.



Done. Cutey cute DIY denim shorts. Here is my Z testing hers out on the playground after our Baby Bootcamp class.