3 Denim Brands to Wear Now

A tried and true staple, denim is everything that’s right with clothing fashion. Jeans, generally speaking, have not strayed far from its fundamental design since 1873, with the exception of a few color alterations and embellishments along the way.

But what makes denim truly great is its wardrobe versatility. Need pants that are dressy but not too formal? No problem — dark denim it is! Looking for something with casual appeal, but is more socially acceptable than sweatpants? Wear a light, medium or color wash in any variety of bootcut, flare, straight leg, or skinny leg styles. The options are virtually endless!


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With that being said, it’s important to be cognizant of when and where it’s actually acceptable to wear jeans. Funerals, job interviews, the courthouse, an opera, a wedding — etiquette says absolutely never. Instead, save it for more lighthearted places and occasions, such as your little bro’s birthday, a hot date or semi-casual Friday at the office.

Because it's now the time of year when denim reigns supreme, let’s round out your wardrobe’s bottom half with some top styles. Showcased below are some of best washes, cuts and brands that’ll have you looking classy, never slouchy or sloppy, for fall! 



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Regardless your style, owning dark denim is a wardrobe must. For men, a pair of black jeans is a nice alternative to wearing the typical blue. Hudson’s Byron Straight gives off an upscale look that can transition from a day in to a night out with ease. 

Staying true to a dark wash, the mid rise Flawless – Hello Skinny from Joe’s Jeans is a pure winner. Not only can you dress your outfit up or down seamlessly, but this pant also has an integrated dual-pocket design so you can discreetly carry your iPhone and charging battery without added bulge.



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Military pants, also known as combat or camo, continue to make fashion waves. For the ladies, try a slim fitting skinny leg for an urban chic look that’ll grab attention. This Hudson Lilly mid-rise pairs nicely with heels or flats. 

Men — if you’re looking for a more subdued military look, an olive pant would make for a great denim addition. Again, keep the look refined with a slim, tailored fit and polish off your smart style with a snazzy pair of burnished chukka boots. 



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Sometimes a change of pace does a person good. The same can also be said for your choice of denim. Believe it or not, a washed-out, greyish look can actually make you stand out from the masses. With a lived-in feel, these Paige favorites combine nicely with contrasting black, white or offsetting grey hues.



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Inspired By: Sweater Weather

There are few things we love more than living in a cozy cocoon of soft, oversized sweaters on chilly fall days. It’s like the sartorial equivalent of having a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Today’s street style inspiration is a perfect example of maximizing the cozy factor with easy sweaters and effortless accessories.

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1. Sam Edelman Mid Length Pintelle Cardigan

2. Hat Attack Velour Crusher Hat

3. Soft Joie “Duran” Sweater

4. Big Buddha “Parson” Satchel

5. Joe’s Jeans Sooo Soft Petite Legging in Priya

6. Converse Chuck Taylor® All Star® Slip On



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Glance Spotlight: Distressed Chic

Give your outfit a cool, lived-in feel with distressed denim and clothing with raw edges. Balance out the rawness of the look by mixing it with some sassy heels and more ladylike or tailored pieces.

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Fresh Picks: Rebel, Rebel

Sometimes, a girl just has to embrace her rebellious side. Whether it’s wearing your hair a different way or breaking out a pair of totally show stopping heels for girls’ night out—there’s a little rebel in all of us!

Luckily, one of the hottest trends of the season involves a healthy helping of rebellious, punk-inspired style. From moto jackets to studded shoes to a plaid shirt borrowed from the boys, this trend throws caution to the wind and allows you really show off a sassier side to your style persona.

Have fun with this one! We’d suggest pairing any of these styles with a bold red lip, tousled hair and a spontaneous attitude to go along with it!

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1. Obey Jordan Shirt

2. Obey City Moto Suede Jacket

3. Rachel Pally Britt Dress

4. House of Harlow 1960 Geodesic Triangle Mini Hoop Earrings

5. Sam Edelman Daphnie Open-Toe Booties

6. Sam Edelman Eloise Heels

7. Joe’s Jeans Boyfriend Slim Jeans

8. Plush Fleece-Lined Quilted Knee Patch Leggings

9. Betsey Johnson Pretty n Punk Beanie Hat



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Fresh Picks: Denim Shorts

They’ve been cooped up long enough, confined to the darkness, pale and longing to feel the sunshine… We’re talking about our legs, of course! With all the hibernating our legs go through before the return of summer, it can feel rather intimidating to let them see the light of day once again. Don’t fear! A pair of flattering denim shorts will help you prep your lovely gams for their summer debut.

The latest crop of denim shorts run the gamut from high-waisted to cutoffs to printed shorts, so there’s definitely a pair (or a few!) that will help you make the most of summer’s warmest days. Beat the heat at those summer festivals with a pair of daring cutoff shorts or keep your look on the mellow side by slipping into a pair of boyfriend jeans or Bermuda shorts.

Below is a small sampling of our recent favorites of the denim short variety!

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1. Joe's Jeans Cut Off Shorts in Jaya

2. Joe's Jeans Collector's Edition Rolled Shorts

3. Lucky Brand Cut Off Shorts

4. Free People Runaway Cutoff Denim Shorts

5. AG Adriano Goldschmied The Hailey Shorts

6. Levi's Women's Hemmed Bermuda

No matter what type of denim shorts you choose to liberate your legs with, it’s all about achieving the laidback, carefree spirit of summertime, so have fun with it!


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Menswear Monday: 4 Must-Have Pants for Winter

Great-fitting trousers and jeans are an essential addition to any man’s wardrobe, particularly in the fall & winter. Just as you lighten up your fabric assortment for the spring/summer season, it's time to grab the heavier fabrics for the cold-weather months. Think tweed trouser, corduroys, cotton twill chinos and selvedge denim—more substantial fabrics that look and fit fantastic.

What is also great about these, besides keeping you warm, is that they fit with all of the other items we're suggesting you invest into. Not to mention, when this season passes and spring/summer comes back around, you can store these up and wear them again for cold-weather months to come! That’s the advantage of investing in timeless wardrobe pieces—longevity that goes beyond fly-by-night trends.

All in all, this is a great time of year to get creative with your personal style. Step out of your norm and try new layering and mix-and-match techniques. You may just find yourself liking it!

4 Pants Every Man Needs in His Closet this Winter and Beyon


1. Perry Ellis "Portfolio Slim Fit" Flat Front Solid Tweed Pant

2. Gant Rugger R. Herringbone "Smarty" Pant


3. AG Adriano Goldschmeid "The Graduate" Tailored Straight Cord

4. Nautica "Danforth 8" Wale Cord Pants


5. Dockers Men's "Alpha Khaki" Pant

6. Levi's® Men's Chino Pant


7. Levi's® Made & Crafted Tack Slim in Selvedge Rigid

8. Joe's Jeans "Brixton" Fit



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Staff Picks: Off-Duty Style

TGIF! The weekend is finally upon us! What better way to kick off our favorite part of the week than with some of our favorite weekend go-tos? We enlisted the help of five Zapponians to get the scoop on their off-duty favorites in footwear and denim. Check them out!

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1. Vans Classic Slip-On Core Classics

2. Jag Jeans "Paley" Pull-On Bootcut Jeans 


3. DV by Dolce Vita "Darva" Sandals

4. 7 For All Mankind Skinny Jeans in Kaleidoscope Floral


5. Marc New York by Andrew Marc "Dorchester" Chukka

6. Levi's Made & Crafted Needle Narrow Jeans in Rigid


7. Frye "James" Chelsea Boots

8. Joe's Jeans Vintage Reserve "The Super Slim" Jeans

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Inspired By: Shaggy Chic

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then street style replication is fashion flattery at its finest.

Today’s inspiration is as cozy as they come. We love the modern, tough-girl iteration of shearling, particularly when paired with printed jeans.

See our take on this bold and uber-stylish winter look below!


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1. Steve Madden Bpreston Color Block Tote

2. Free People Shaggy Fur Moto Jacket

3. Joe's Jeans Contrast Tux Skinny Ankle Pants

4. Seychelles "Scoundrel" Boots