Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Lighten up, Denim!

Another '80s/'90s trend to make a comeback this summer is light wash denim. While dark denim is classic and universally more flattering, light denim is appealing because it has a fresh and casual look which is a great mix for summer. It may not be for everyone but if you like it and can pull it off, by all means, go for it!

Pictured below are light denim looks that were present on the S/S08 runways of Alexander Wang and Christopher Kane and also on the streets of London and New York.




If you like this trend, check out the light denim pieces that I found below.


Hydralic Premium Denim Shorts
Price: US$25.99
http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3065358




Rampage Skinny Leg Sandblast Jeans
Price: US$29.99
http://www.rampage.com/rampage-skinny-leg-sandblast-jeans.htm



36 comments:

Always In Style said...

That jumper dress is really cute, although I'm probably a little to old for it. I could probably still pull off those VS high waisted shorts though :-)

La Clocharde said...

Danz, darling!

You are a fashion erudite!Your posts are intelligent and full of research work, it's obvious that you take your time and work a lot on them, and that's great.
On the jean thing, I have to say I haven't been a jean person lately, but this year I rescued a pair of wide leg light Levi's from the past, and they really work for this year's "flare" tendance.

L

Ida said...

I just love the VS shorts. It is so unfair that light denim is usually unflattering, no?

STYLE DU MONDE said...

Wonderful selection! Especially love Denim Jumper Dress.

Miby said...

Lovely post! I completely agree with the Light denim casual look! From your selection, I personally love the Highwaist corset short!:)

The Seeker said...

Well, usually I don't wear denim for work, just at hilidays and weekends, and I do prefer the dark one.
But I think I'm becoming very into the light denim tops, not much in the botoms. But I'm feeling in love with the jacket,
I digg my closet and found a shirt from the early 90's, maybe I'll try it as some kind of jacket.

Again a great post darling, and so "on time" :D

xoxo

Kira Fashion said...

love those shorts!!!

a kiss

CULTURE CREATORS said...

gotta love the acid wash and light denim...god bless the 80's!


would love to trade links:)
linking you now.....


xCC

**Queen B** said...

I am not a light jean wash fan, cause its not that flattering...lol..but the urban outfitters denim skirt is cute, something I would wear!

Ash1314 said...

Yep i've got my fair share of the denim....Love little cropped jean jackets...I just can't stand jean on jean,...its a hard look to pull off!

WendyB said...

Love the jacket.

farren paige said...

I never really liked the light denim look. I think it was really light denim pants that I didn't like though because the shorts and the jumper is really cute! With the pants their is just too much light denim fabric going on there. Haha.

Victoria-H said...

thank you :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz-I love this post!! My favourite trend for this summer too! I have the jacket, a faded denim skirt and my chloe jeans are light wash, so I've got items for this summer now!! Loving the last dungarees-these are way cute!! Have a lovely day Danz!!

Nay'Chelle said...

I've been liking light wash denim lately too. I really ike the little jumper-skirt.

angelgrotton said...

Love denim, especially this cute summer jumpsuit ))) Adorable.

Hugs from Angel.

Imelda Matt said...

I'm struggling to find a light was that isn't in a 'spray-on' cut, I'm thinking late 80's Bros.

said...

Many great ideas here. I'm loving light denim for summer too. (:

Thanks for your great comment as well ♥

thesil said...

I did´t know that Vero Moda was in the USA too!In Spain there are lots of these shops and I don´t like because they have low quality clothes.

I like the one of rampage.

CoutureCarrie said...

Okay, as long as it's not acidwash! I like those wide leg jeans and the diversity of styles you have here, D. xoxo CC

Times of Glory said...

Danz, what a great trend report! I was saying that the other day! You are so right light denim has this fresh and casual feel! I particularly love icy grey and dirty light blue! I think they are superb for summer and really bring out the character of the clothes, dear!

Anjeanette said...

Great prices and great pics. I love light-wash denim. I recently got a great pair myself!

lucy said...

hey danz! light denim... well, you have definitely brought out the best light denim looks. light denim skinny jeans with heals is so dirty looking it works. does that make sense?!? laf. i also think the light jean cropped jacket would work very well with summer dresses.

interesting post. xxxxx

Paris said...

some more great finds! I'm not sure about light denim myself...i'm sure it will hit me in some form xx

Diana said...

I've seen lighter jeans at Forever 21 a few days ago at a mall called The Block in Orange County. I can wear my light overalls I've had that have been sitting in my closet. I knew they would make a comeback.

Dana (pron. like Donna) said...

light denim...Tricky - can be so unflattering.
ODDLY ENOUGH Miranda Kerr, Victoria's Secret supermodel, looks great in it! Haha

Debbie Shiamay said...

Denim is so versatile. I love the pictures here. That jumper dress is hautte!

Toni Alexis said...

the banana republic jeans are so cute! you are the best!

xoxo

thetinylittlegirl said...

i love light denim! i'm wearing my light denim jeans at the moment in fact ;-)

yiqin; said...

I would LOVE to have denim overalls! But now I really WANT a pair of denim cutoffs!

emma said...

hmm, i never really liked faded denim, it can look really tacky but these pieces actually look great, and thanks for the link! im adding you too :0

vogued out!!! said...

You are right about light denim's versatility in the summer. I have a pair and I love them. Thanks for posting.

Laurel said...

PS! The boy I met...he looks like Mr. Penn Badgley. Yeah. YEAHHH. I thought of you when I first saw him and that photo you had up.

It's stupid how much he looks like him. You would approve. ;)

xoxox

christina said...

I agree with the comings of light denim! even though it's terribly unflattering, I love the way it looks in contrast with all shades of clothing.

iƱaki said...

I'm really into bleached denim lately. It's super cool!

xx

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Loooove light denim, very versatile