The SHG - The Lighter Side Of Denim

by Ida Hsiang • Oct 5, 2010 4:22 AM PDT

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The SHG - The Lighter Side Of Denim

The Stylehive Guide

Denim and jeans have long been an American staple and these days, they've gone global and designer, with jeans going from weekend wear to night-out essentials! It wasn't too long ago that tapered jeans and ankle grazing lengths were considered the epitome of dork-dom. Then we were told that low-rise and tapered jeans (re-named: the skinny leg) were not only ok, they were the cool denim cut and anything too flared or baggy was now the new geeks-ville.

But like the ever-swinging pendulum that fashion is, it looks like it's swung back to the flared, light-wash, looser-fit look and it's catching on like fire! Sure, darker washes are still edgy, skinny fits are still flattering and a lower-rise is still sexy, but for those who want to be truly stylish, lighter wash denims and flared or bootcut legs are the new 'it' factors when it comes to rocking our fave jeans.

Whether you're going for a light-wash cigarette style, a faded-blue boyfriend cut or a fashionable flared leg, we've found some affordable faves to suit any denim need (just remember to steer clear of the super low rise!). Not a fan of denim pants? The new lighter wash is just as chic on a trendy denim shirt, a cropped vest or even a sweet skirt or dress. Click on the slideshow to see our picks!



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