Double Duty Summer Denim
By Marisa Steinberg, June 27th, 2012
When you’re planning on spending the day running around the city or helping a friend move into a new place, it makes sense to reach for some tried and true blue jeans. What else is going to endure should your friend not mention her fourth floor apartment is a walk-up? Always a hit for labor-intensive activities, the most practical fabric in your closet can handle your more relaxing occasions (and the fabric snags that may accompany them) this season as well. For all of your summer outings, from chilling on the rocks in Central Park to jam-packed dance parties, our picks for the summer’s best denim are sure to hold your look together sartorially and, well, literally.
ÉTOILE ISABEL MARANT Garry denim and plaid playsuit; $163.50, net-a-porter.com
Ideal for weekend shopping when paired with oversize sunnies and a straw hat.
Mulberry Pleated Denim Mini Skirt; $304, net-a-porter.com
It’s going to be difficult to resist wearing this versatile skirt everyday with everything.
Free People Dip Dye Woven Pocket Cutoffs; $218, freepeople.com
Ombre hair? Check. Ombre manicure? Check, check. Ombre bleached cutoffs? Yes, please.
Topshop Denim Cupped Bandeau Dress;$80, topshop.com
As sexy as a pair of skinnies for a night on the town.
Rag & Bone/JEAN The Jean Jacket with Leather Sleeves; $495, shopbop.com
Leather sleeves make this punk’s answer to the varsity jacket.