Denim Diary, SF Edition: The Sexy Boyfriend
Yes, we have a new boyfriend. And yes we love it way more than our ex-boyfriends. With its perfectly balanced boy-meets-girl silhouette, the sexy boyfriend jean is understated and gloriously open to interpretation. To prove the styling possibilities, we asked three of the coolest girls in the company—all designers, of course—to wear it their own way.
Here’s SF-based, Old Navy women’s fleece designer, Jesse Wardlow, in the sexy boyfriend denim chino.
On Jesse: Uniqlo sweater. Pendleton scarf (Portland collection). Gap 1969 sexy boyfriend denim chinos. Fidelity peacoat (from Reliquary here in SF). Opening Ceremony shoes. Vintage turquoise jewelry from New Mexico. Squash blossom necklace from Reliquary. Photos by: Tug Leeder.
"My wardrobe revolves around classics, basics, stripes and neutrals. Although that combo doesn’t scream excitement, keeping things simple makes me feel confident, comfortable, and kind of surprisingly powerful. I also have a gigantic love—and beautiful collection—of turquoise that my late Mom passed down to me and that my boyfriend gifted me during our previous life in New Mexico. It’s kind of funny—I almost always feel uncomfortable in an outfit full of color, but I’m completely at home in a black T and five pounds of bright blue stone.
Creating a look around the ‘sexy boyfriend,’ I loved that I could throw on my easiest basics and the jeans’ fit and tailoring helped me look more put together, more fashionable even, than in my basic five pocket jeans. I also just picked up those Opening Ceremony heels (at the Barney’s year end sale) and I love how the jeans matched their simple elegance but brought down the sexy factor, making them appropriate for daytime.
It was raining when we took these pics so I was layered up with my favorite scarf and peacoat. You could throw those two over anything in my closet. They are definitely my security blanket.”
Check back tomorrow to see our NYC designer’s take.
Hidden Gems: Brights, His Way
This season, you can’t hide from color—the brighter the better, especially for the kiddies. Let’s face it, lively color schemes are the new black. Some of our fave pops of color come to us from the boys (we’ll be stealing…). Here are a few hidden extras we just had to shine a light on (as if they weren’t bright enough!). Looking cool like his big bro is easy in a pair of striped blue aviators, while perforated slip-on kicks rock in a handful of fun shades (we love neon yellow!). For the time-obsessed lad into counting down ‘til Friday, a standout sports watch makes a great starter timepiece. Go bright boys, we dare you!