There's nothing better than a pair of classic denim that fits you like a glove. No matter what you pair it with, you feel super sexy and ready to take on the world (why isn't there a female superhero in jeans?) — But set aside jeans for a second, denim accessories are truly where it's at. Can I get a hell yeah from the '90s kids?
Though I do love me a perfect pair of denim, jean shopping is the bane of my existence. As a petite girl, everything is way, way too long, no matter how many times I fold them up. Or, you know, the pockets practically sit on my thighs and I've got enough fabric at the end to make a whole new set of pants. Ok, maybe not that much, but you get the point. So finding a pair of good jeans is like striking gold. But what I've come to love about denim the past few years is that it comes in many silhouettes and styles beyond the classic pair of jeans. Denim jackets, vests, and patches are equally as cool.
Everywhere I look in New York City, I'm inspired by a new way to wear denim. Street stylers always make denim jackets look painfully cool, with chic patches and quirky little buttons. And once, I even saw someone pull off a repurposed jean bag. This city is chock full of denim inspo, and I can only hope that one day, I'll be able to rock a jean choker without thinking twice. The point is: The more unexpected way to wear it, the better.
Don't believe me? Just watch (I might have stolen that one from Bruno Mars).
1. The Lunch Tote
Maika Indigo Denim Lunch Tote, $25, bluefly.com
This lunch tote is way cooler than the Trader Joe's plastic bag I use on the reg.
2. The Vest
Genetic Denim Ruff Riders Denim Vest, $49.97, nordstromrack.com
All denim errthang.
3. The Necklace
Denim Tides Necklace, $188, anthropologie.com
This necklace is a bit of a splurge, but it'll stay classic forever.
3. The Detachable Collar
Stefanel Necklace, $48, yoox.com
Love the embellishments on this one, and you can put it on with any top!
4. The Shoe
Franco Sarto Sphinx Denim Slingbacks, $79, lordandtaylor.com
With a midi skirt, this shoe slays.
5. The Bandana
Lulu's At Your Service Blue Denim Bandana, $12, lulus.com
Love the idea of tying this under a collared shirt.
6. The Denim Bracelet
DVF Denim Inlay Bangle, $98, dvf.com
Gold and denim look so good together.
7. The Backpack
Denim Backpack, $20.99, forever21.com
Once you start carrying a backpack, you'll never go back.
8. The Neck Tie
ASOS Denim Bandana With Mini Fringe Necktie, $8.50, us.asos.com
The fringe really makes this necktie such a beauty.
9. The Cap
Herschel Supply Co. Faded Denim Albert Cap, $35, eastdane.com
I love the subtle fade on this hat.
10. The Pouch
Ralph Lauren Selvedge Denim Pouch, $95, ralphlauren.com
Makeup, toiletry, period products — You name it, this pouch can carry it all.
11. The Scarf
Barney's New York Denim-Inspired Gauze Scarf, $59, barneysnewyork.com
May not be denim exactly, but it certainly looks like it.
12. The Bag
INC International Concepts Bailie Backpack, $73.99, 1.macys.com
Can't say no to a little hardware detail.
13. The Bracelet
Mister Denim Bracelet, $18, hbx.com
So simple, yet so good.
14. The Headband
Paisley Denim Headwrap, $3.90, forever21.com
Perfect for summer.
15. The Sneaker
Michael Michael Kors Harlen Sneaker, $125, michaelkors.com
So you can wear denim head to toe.
16. The Two Tone Cap
Patrik Ervell Cap, $150, stevenalan.com
Why pick one tone if you can pick two?
17. The Classic Jacket
Levi's MLB Denim Trucker Jacket, $108, levis.com
Love the patch on this one.
18. Phone Case
Denim-Print Phone Case, $19.99, shop.guess.com
Not your average phone case.
19. The Wallet
Diesel Wallet, $90, yoox.com
So even your credit cards can feel the denim love!
Who knew denim could be so versatile? From wallets, to bags, to neckerchiefs — This fabric really can't be contained. And I couldn't be happier about that.