This winter for some reason, all I’m interested in wearing are my grey jeans. I think they’re just a bit more sophisticated than blue, less expected than black, and easier to dress up when you’re in the mood to. I love the way this woman looks with jeans and a blazer in pretty much the same shade.
This skinny pair from Madewell seems pretty leg-elongating.
I like these because the grey is nice and dark, which is more flattering.
I’m delighted by the extra-fringed hem here.
Here’s a very well priced pair.
A nice boot-cut, slightly cropped option.
When I was a teenager from Texas visiting New York in the 70s and early 80s, there was no more glamorous place on earth to me than Fiorucci, which was nicknamed “The daytime Studio 54,” and had the coolest and most intimidating sales staff, who were outmatched only by the incredibly stylish customers. Whenever I was in town, I would visit there every day, buying the safest thing—a pair of jeans—but browsing the multicolored cowboy boots and bright plastic belts. And, of course, I had a tee with the Fiorucci cherubs on it, which I have many times kicked myself for getting rid of. Fiorucci has relaunched several times over the years rather tepidly, but this time it looks like they’re doing it right, focusing on jeans and those excellent cherubs. Of course I had to buy the tee. I am posting this on a Saturday because I just found out about it and the good stuff is going fast—this sweatshirt is only left in extra small, which is such a drag—so hop to it!
I also like the look of these jeans.
And this pencil skirt is rather smart.
I love my jeans, but I’m so damn tired of my jeans. Lately, I’m in the mood for something with a little more, I don’t know, elegance maybe? And I’m thinking that thing is trousers, nice and slouchy like my girl Capucine Safyurtlu wears here. It’s a look that is at once relaxed and polished, which is kind of what I’m going for these days.
One option would be the Zero + Maria Cornejo Gabi pant, which has an elastic waist and just pulls up—not a traditional trouser, but super-flattering and the soul of comfort.
I own so many pairs of pants from The Great that it’s ridiculous to think I need another, but these just came out and they look pretty perfect.
Excellent slouch factor on these.
I love the rich, deep color here.
A very classic menswearish grey.
I like the subtle tapering here.
This is not to suggest that there’s anything wrong with the same old basic navy blue or black blazers—to the contrary, we depend on them—but a girl’s got to have a little variety sometimes, and I’m liking the less-than-orthodox shapes, colors, textures, and patterns here. This striped Rag & Bone number is so English schoolboy. Or uproariously mod, depending on your perspective.
Just a really easy, super-Frenchie one-button option.
So excellently tweedy and fringe-y.
A very polished, slim-cut chambray jacket.
I always think an inverted lapel looks really clean and modern.
The pairing of the pinstripes with the silver buttons here is just good fun.
Nicely cut, in a bold black and white.
I’m digging the truly funky lapel and great blue-on-black print.
A super-casual, throw-it-on-and-go choice.
I’m kind of liking this barely-there hue, which at first glance might strike one as overly prissy, but upon second consideration has a nice and nuanced sophistication to it. I prefer it as shown here with all light colors, but it can hold its own with darks, too.
Madewell’s Transport crossbody tote looks extra-fabulous when executed in pink suede.
I very much like the engineered slouchiness of this cashmere sweater from Vince.
The tweedy texture on these Seavees sneakers is just excellent.
I love a clog that has studs and not staples, and these are not too expensive either. And the color is just right. If you want them, buy them soon, because I fully expect them to sell out.
A really nice, gentle V-neck sweater from Theory.
And finally, this nifty foldover clutch from Everlane.
As I mentioned briefly last week, I have very much been feeling hoodies again, for the first time in about a decade. I used to wear them all the time—to toughen up jackets and coats that might otherwise come off too ladylike, but these days my wardrobe is more streamlined, and coats and jackets I’m wearing them under are too. This first option is quite chic in army green.
And the shirttail hem here appeals, as does the fact that the material is quite thin, making it good for layering.
A quite luxe choice in cashmere.
A nice classic grey zip-up style.
And finally: you can’t beat a solid, heavy-duty Champion model.