Every back to school season, the focus for major retailers is not just the new falls trends: it's about denim. Usually, it's the pairing of the new with the old: classic denim pieces with the new trends for the year.
But this fall denim carries a different weight. This year retailers are really stepping up the denim and talking all about tradition. For Gap, their campaign is "Back to Blue" and Diesel has donned the pages of September issues with their "Diesel Reboot". Levi's, without any gimmick, is placing emphasis on their denim more than ever with ads that display the denim-on-denim look- head to toe in blue.
But that's got me thinking: what greater fall closet staple is there than the right-fitting, perfectly washed denim pant? Really, I think everything else pales in comparison. And I don't think that I'm the only person that once I find a pair of denim pants that fits like a glove-- I don't want any other pair. It's all about the fit for me. For years, my go-to denim brand is Levi's. I love the fit and could go on for days about the great customer service I've received in their stores.
I will say, the denim-on-denim look is really appealing to me. Just please, don't make the mistake of wearing head-to-toe the same shade of blues. Try to mix it up. If wearing a dark wash denim pant, wear light wash up top. It breaks up the monochromatic look and makes the outfit look more stylish.
Other classic denim items that are must-have this season, and really, forever:
What are your favorite denim items? How do you feel about the denim-on-denim craze?