Jeans, Ulla Johnson
Bermuda shorts, 7 for All Mankind
"Jeans, RE/ DONE"
Acing casual-cool is as easy as slipping on a good pair of jeans. But refining it? That’s where polished styling is key. This season, designers set a new standard for effortless dressing, showing a wide range of washes, cuts and silhouettes with structured jackets and tailored button-downs. Stella McCartney’s 1990s-inspired twist paired stonewashed front-seam jeans with a utilitarian collared shirt and barely there sandals, while at CELINE, Hedi Slimane channelled the ’70s with high-waisted flares, a collarless vest and white ankle boots. Daniel Lee’s collection for Bottega Veneta featured crisp indigo-wash denim and square-toe pumps as the base for a sleek double-denim combo. Givenchy’s erstwhile designer Clare Waight Keller proved that opposites really do attract by juxtaposing distressed straight-leg jeans with an oversize blazer and heeled mules. And at Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello turned raw-edged Bermuda shorts into the ultimate party staple by way of an evening jacket and strappy patent heels. Pick your favourites, style them accordingly, and watch as your baby blues feel instantly sophisticated.
BY ARIANA MARSH. PHOTOGRAPHY: DAN & CORINA LECCA