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.

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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

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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…

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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).

 

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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.

 

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Measure again. Then cut.

 

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

 

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

 

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