Blue Crush: Kate’s Picks for Fall 2011 Denim

It’s that time of year again–time to take an inventory of your of Blue Jeans and decide what needs to be updated.

For Fall 2011, there are a lot of exciting trends happening in denim, and I can’t wait for the heat to subside so that I can get out there and rock a pair! So what do you need to know? Well, buying denim is a very important part of my job as a retailer. Denim is constantly changing, and it is a necessity to stay ahead of the trends.

Bootcut? Flare or Skinny? This is a top question every season, and the unique thing about Fall 2011 is that they were all equally selling through.

J Brand 811 Skinnies in Twill

Skinny jeans remain important but have taken on a few new twists. Many companies like JBrand, Citizens, and Mother turned up the vibe by making a more “tailored pant” type of jean. By using twill and velvet fabrications and playing with different crop variations, skinny jeans for fall seem to resemble a throw back to the 50’s. Pair with a tie front button down and a pair of pointy toe stilletos and you have nailed the look!

Seven for All Mankind Original Bootcut

Bootcuts will always be around because they are a necessity. I think many companies like Paige, Husdon, Seven and AG stick to a basic proven body but have just tampered with thier washes. I have seen a lot of dark colorations with fewer wiskering–and also tints thrown over the dye like deep navy’s and green hues to add something special.

J Brand LoveStory Cords

The 70’s inspired flares that were around for Spring are still important but they too have been updated. For Fall, look for new fabrications and details. My favorites are from JBrand and Citizens. JBrand used really amazing 70’s inspired rust, blue, and green hued cordoroy to re vamp it’s ever popular LoveStory BellBottom Jean. Citizens chose to bring in vibrant hued velvet to put the finishing touches on their Fall Flares. I am so excited to get these styles in.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Fall 2011 Current Elliott grey leopard spotted skinnies

Finally, fashion denim is always a must for Fall and Holiday deliveries. While everyone is cutting bright colored red, blue and yellow basic denim skinnies, honestly, I am already over it. Trend-setting denim lines like Current Elliot and JBrand are moving forward, and so are we. Their trends for fall included prints in lace, leopard, snake, metallic overdye, and leather like overlay. These style scream fashion and are a must for your fall wardrobe. I couldn’t decide which pattern was my favorite, so I pretty much ordered them all! Among the most memorable are the leopard print Current Elliott’s, Shocking Pink coated JBrands, and metallic sequin infused Genetics. (JBrand also has a very impressive snake pattern that I am losing sleep over Arriving in October.) The key is to let your pants do the talking and keep your top simple. Throw on a pair of sleek boots or stilettos and go! (On a side note, super chunky strappy heels are on the way out. Look for shoes with platforms built in with more of a block heel, or opt for sleek pointy stilettos. I will post my favorites as well)

Denim is a very important part of one’s wardrobe, so it is crucial that you trust your sales stylist to be honest with you about fit, flattery and age appropriate styles. If you would like to make an appointment with either me or Amanda, please give us a call (985.917.0134) or email us ( Hope to see you soon!


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