I’m not a big fan of “spicing” up your denim. My jeans are pretty much all the same—a medium or dark wash, skinny or bootcut, and low to mid rise. My only deviation is a pair of high waisted trouser cuts that I bust out for special occasions. In fact, I would go as far to say that I have a particular distaste for any embellishment, adornment or cut that strays too far from ol’ Strauss’s original game plan. That said, I harbor a strange affection for denim braiding detail—blame the Laura Ingalls Wilder, but these braided glories are perfect for the fall to spring transition. They’ve got idyllic charm, but also conjure up enough rawr to keep you from looking too hippy-dippy.
Anlo Shannon jeans (Shopbop)
Opening Ceremony (Creatures of Comfort)
Grey Ant (Creatures of Comfort)