White Button Down + Faded Boyfriend & Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans + A White Pump
A fail-proof, keep-it-simple look is great denim paired with a white shirt and pumps. I love this blouse I just got from Madewell, I have been wearing it with just about everything lately. A low heeled white pump feels very of-the-moment and is comfortable enough for weekend wear.
High Waisted Denim + A Colorful Top + Fun Sneakers
A pair of super high waisted boy-fit jeans pair really well with breezy cropped tops thanks to the extra tummy coverage. I am wearing a vintage Michaele Vollbracht Sport top here with 1940s vintage jeans and Premiata sneakers.
This look was my weekend uniform when I was doing barre all of the time. I still love to wear this outfit for a chic errand running look. I got my inspiration for it from Sarah Jessica Parker, who wears Swedish Hasbeens with boyfriend jeans constantly. They are really comfortable and have a definite Jane Birkin vibe when you wear them with denim. The bodysuit I am wearing is just a Capezio leotard, they are cheap and they look really sleek with just about anything you pair them with!
Neutral Sweater + Cuffed Boyfriend Jeans + Fuzzy Sandals
Furry sandals have been trending for awhile now and I am always hesitant to buy into a trend, but after I snagged these sandals on sale I must admit I am in love. They are so cute to wear on the weekends and I love how they look with my favorite boyfriend jeans. A sloppy sweater plus cuffed jeans and furry sandals makes a cozy weekend look extremely cute.
Sweater weather should be behind us by now (at least here in Texas), but it isn’t. It is going to be in the forties this weekend. I am grateful for a little bit more sweater weather because nothing is as soothing as a cable knit turtleneck on a cloudy Sunday. I absolutely love wearing mine with boyfriend jeans. When I first posted this outfit a few months ago, I was swarmed with questions about these jeans. I regret to say that they are vintage, and I’ve had them since I was 15 and I recently rediscovered them at my mom’s house. This sweater is a very old one I got in Mexico years ago, but Rebecca Taylor has a similar one on sale right now that is dreamy.
Belted vintage jacket + skinny pale jeans + a colorful pump or sandal
I love using denim as a backdrop for my latest vintage finds. This formula is fail-proof for me if I don’t know how to wear something a bit wild. Snug light wash jeans always modernize my favorite vintage pieces. These jeans are the Levi’s 501 skinnies, a great fit for a reasonable price. The raw hem is perfect if you want to cuff them to show off your shoes.
A final note on vintage denim…
Many of the jeans I am wearing in this post are vintage jeans I’ve collected over the last ten years. I have so many vintage Levi’s, I had to buy extra storage for them. The perfect pair of vintage jeans are very elusive and hard to find and I’m not even sure I’ve found mine yet. I recently had to prune my vintage denim collection of all of the ill-fitting oversized jeans I own that I bought because I loved the wash. I find a lot of mine in vintage stores, like Dolly Python or Feathers Vintage, and sometimes I find them at the thrift store. If you want the truly authentic vintage jeans, I really like what Denim Refinery has to offer.
There are many new companies that have tried to replicate the covetable look of vintage denim. Most of these have been a miss for me, the fit is off or the washes look fake/cheesy. I have a few brands that I do love for perfect “vintage look” denim, and it comes as no surprise that they are both Japanese brands.
Moussy and Chimala are my top choices for the best in denim. I just bought a pair of Moussy jeans that are honest to god the cutest jeans in my closet right now, I am wearing them above. The Moussy fit is amazing, the denim is rigid like true vintage, and the washes look authentically vintage. I want to buy every single pair. You can find Moussy on Shopbop and Revolve. A word to the wise, you might want to take one size above your regular size. I’m a size 24 and I’m wearing the size 25 in the above photo. Yes, they are expensive, but you’d be hard pressed to find a similarly authentic look in my opinion. I’ve spent so many years looking for the perfect jeans and these are the closest I’ve come.
Chimala also does amazing workwear inspired denim, but they are really hard to fin now. TenOverSix sometimes has them in store, and Madewell used to carry them but no longer do. I just found out that Garmentory sells Chimala, so try there if you are interested. Sometimes I find them on eBay, but unfortunately for me the sizing runs large and the largest size they offer is a size 25, so keep that in mind if you are petite!
Above I am wearing two different pairs of Chimala jeans.