Thursday, June 7, 2007

ankle-length skinny jeans

I am currently having somewhat of an Audrey Hepburn-esque moment. Audrey used to go around in skinny ankle-length pants. Currently I am into skinny flood length jeans. Especially those with zippers at the side. While there is a hint of the 80s in it---the tapered part and the zips---i think that the new ankle-length jeans of the 00s have like waaaaaaaay surpassed anything the 80s produced, mainly due to fit and wash. (Somehow, when it comes to the 80s, images of bad clothes, bad hair and bad makeup come to mind. In short: not very fond of the fashion then.)

This first pair comes from Goldsign, whose founder Adriano Goldschmied is a pioneer in the denim industry having designed for Guess, Lucky, founded Diesel and his own-highly sought after-label AG.




It would look nice paired with this simple Topshop tee. The floatiness of the tee nicely offsets the slim cut of the jeans.

Another pair i like are these grey ones by Sass & Bide, who, if i'm not mistaken, started their business selling skinny jeans from the boot of their car. They became a huge hit and the rest is history. So it comes as no surprise that they are the ones to go to for nice fitting jeans. Like at the height of the skinny jeans mania last year, many a celeb was spotted wearing Sass & Bide Misfit jeans.





These are their ankle-length Smokey Gitane jeans. I love the zipper detail and the inky grey wash.

It would look nice paired with this top from Graham & Spencer.


Or with this pretty top from Moschino. The feminine detail provides a gentle counterpoint to edgy-ness of the jeans.

Then there is this pair from Juicy Couture. I really like the cut and colour of this one.






I'd pair it with this Anna Sui top for a vibrant, but not over-the-top loud, look.




Or with this Vince top for a more casual look.




I'd also add a statement jewelry piece to give the outfit a bit more pizzazz.

These two other grey ankle-length jeans also look fab. The pair on the left is by Siwy, a US denim label launched last year to much fan-fare among the celeb set with their denim hot pants being seen on the butts of young hollywood (think nicole richie, lindsay lohan...). The one on the right is by Ernest Sewn, a denim label i am particularly fond of for their great cuts and cool washes.




They can be paired with this blouse from Theory, another label for great basics.



Or this top from Just Cavalli. This looks like an outfit that i'd wear to school---with my pointy toe kitten heels. No need for jewelry here: the collar details provide enough "statement" to do away with a statement piece.





There's also this pair from Dittos, a brand just launched this year, by the people who brought you Frankie B. They're more well known for their wide legs and for evoking the Summer of Love 70s feel, but I like the zipper detail and rock star vibe of this 80s-ish pair.





And I'd match it with this oh-s0-lovely top from Koi Suwannagate for 3.1 Philip Lim. I can't resist the rocker-meets-feminine juxtaposition. It's just too cute.



It'll also look nice with this Jcrew top. Again I like the juxtaposition---preppy meets punk.






And how could I leave out Seven for all Mankind---the denim brand that started the denim revolution of the 00s. Of course they wouldn't be left out in the skinny ankle-length denim trend. This is their Joyce jean in a lovely light shade of grey. I'd wear it with this tank top from Generra. The buttons on the front are cute.



Seven's other ankle-length skinny jean is named Roxanne. (Both the Joyce and the Roxanne are slightly longer than other ankle-length jeans featured here, but i like them anyway.) I love this wash---it's called Dakota---nice and inky, with just the right amount of distressed finish.



I'd like it with this tunic top from Mociun. I'll add some gold bangles and wear it for a night out on the town for a pretty look that is still comfortable enough for running around or dancing or whatever.


Then there's this grey top from Rebecca Taylor, which would look good for a school outfit or a shopping/running errands day outfit when paired with the Roxanne jeans.



Ditto for this Jcrew top.



And perhaps for something a bit more formal, there this blouse from Neiman Marcus. I'm not sure who the designer is---saved the picture quite a while ago and didn't write down the designer's name, and I can't find this piece online now---but i think it'll look great with the Roxanne jeans.




Photographs from: www.net-a-porter.com, www.shopbop.com, www.azaleaonline.com, www.refinery29shops.com, www.jcrew.com, www.elle.com

2 comments:

Coco said...

I have those S&B Smokey Gitane jeans and unfortunately they're only ankle length if you're model-height! :(

Eric said...

I really like the ankle length skinny jeans. I think they look really nice and will be a great staple for spring and summer. Thanks for sharing!