You can take the girl out of the closet, but you cannot take the closet out of the girl. The fashion director of Goop, Ali Pew, reports on her position at home and gives us all inspiration and advice on wise styling as well as a look into her exceptionally well-tended wardrobe. Follow us on @goop for answers to your questions.
Are skinny jeans over? And which denim styles should we keep on our radar?
This is a style question that I’ve gotten a lot of lately. The thing about denim is that finding the perfect pair is so personal. What works for you may not be the best choice for your best friend. I’ve found that it’s best not to get too involved in the trend cycle. (However, I’ve also been watching the skinny jeans debate on social media.) Instead, think about which styles are best for your figure: maybe you’re tall and athletic and have been sitting in your wide-legged legs forever since then. Or maybe slimmer silhouettes are really the most flattering on your petite body. How fit or relaxed you want to go is entirely up to you.
And there are ways to test the water without feeling like you have to go all-in (more on that later). My advice is to do it in a way that makes you feel most comfortable while always staying true to your style.
THE FIT SPECTRUM
FALL ’21 DENIM STREET-STYLE REPORT
When I think of fashion denim, I immediately think of Celine. The styles for fall 2021 are chic and effortless, with the casualness of French girls. And if you immediately think to “I could never pull this off,” listen to me: Coupled with something fancier on top, loose crops and lean, faded washes really feel heightened.
LEFT TO RIGHT:
VICTORIA BECKHAM BLOUSE, goop, $ 890;
LOWERCASE SUNGLASSES, Lowercase letters, $ 225;
YOU ARE MY DEAR JEANS, Matchesfashion, $ 305;
G. LABEL BERNADETTE SWEETHEART BUSTIER, goop, $ 295;
CELINE PANTIES, Celine, $ 890; APC X GOOP HOPE CULOTS, goop, $ 265;
By far shoes boots, goop, $ 540;
CELINE JACKET, CELINE, $ 2,950.
NEW AND IMPORTANT
AG The capsule collection Jean of Tomorrow
I’m constantly impressed with the innovation we see in terms of sustainability in jeans. The 100 percent biodegradable jeans from AG are made from organic cotton and hemp and have vegetable-based seams and buttons made from palm seeds (so cool). Even the labels are screen-printed with soy-based ink.
AG JEANS, AG, $ 210;
AG JACKET, AG, $ 240.
GET AHEAD OF
First things first: the hem on the ankle bone. It’s a length that most flatters, especially if you weren’t gifted with tall inches. Also ask your tailor for an original hem if you want to add the sewn hem back after they have cut the length. If you’re anatomically gifted with hips (and a bum!) Then take the size up and pick up the waist so your jeans are snug in all the right places and fit perfectly through your thighs. And in case of doubt: cuff! The bigger the cuff, the fancier the jeans, in my opinion.
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