Summer blues.

The epitome of grassroots, all-American style is…denim.  I don’t know a person who doesn’t have a pair of jeans hanging in their closet that have been worn so thin that they now have to ration out when they can wear them again for fear that it will be the last time.

The great thing about denim is it comes in myriad styles, colors, cuts and price points. I personally am an addict.  I love designer denim, but own denim clothing from stores like Abercrombie & Fitch, and Target as well.  First created by Levi Strauss in 1853, its comfort and versatility could not be ignored.  It won the hearts of Americans and has spread like wildfire from country to country since.

Denim shows up on the runways regularly, this season is no exception.  Be on the look out for some of these denim trends in 2011:

Denim Trouser by Akris

The denim trouser is at the top of the heap as far as style trends go in my book.  When searching for the perfect fit, you should look for a pant that fits loosely through the leg, but is form-fitting in the tush.  If you can, look for a mid-rise cut to help elongate the leg.  The beauty of this particular pant is that it can be easily dressed up or down by swapping a casual top for a dressier blazer and a couple of simple accessory choices.  This makes a day-to-night transformation super simple if you’re in a rush!

Crop-Cut by Rich & Skinny

This cut is especially flattering on tall, leggy frames.  However, with a couple tweaks they can be worn by anyone.  If you have a shorter build, simply roll them up a couple times to showcase those lovely ankles!  This style is stellar for showing off your phenomenal shoe collection.  They’re one of my favorite pieces of casual wear that I own!

Denim Shirt and Pant by Lucky Brand

I lucked out and captured 2 trends in a single photo for you.  First, denim tops are back for another round.  Everything from long-sleeve and short-sleeve to baggy or fitted styles are in!  And to make things even better, pair different washes and colors together to make your denim look even more eye-catching!

Denim Short by Elie Tahari

Whether you opt for a casual cut-off or it’s dressier cuffed counterpart, you’ll be on target with the latest fashion trends to stay cool and look hot during summer’s sweltering heat.

Peek around.  There are wonderful options for both the designer style connoisseur and the determined bargain hunter alike.  Don’t miss out on this wonderfully chic and comfortable trend!

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About Jessica Van Sickle

Aspiring fashion designer and avid style explorer. View all posts by Jessica Van Sickle

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