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Fall Denim with Shopbop.

By: Jen Shoop

This post is sponsored by Shopbop.

Above: wearing Citizens’ Charlotte Cropped Jeans and Xirena’s Lark top.

As we build out our fall wardrobes, sharing my favorite picks for fall denim.

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I organized these picks in three rows/categories. The first row is for everyday wear — the kinds of jeans you can pull on with a tee or cardigan and feel great in. I own all of these except for the SLVRLAKE’s, which are next on my shopping list.

01. AGOLDE RILEY CROPS — I mentioned these in my most recent Magpie Edit post, but these have become my absolute favorite pull-on-and-go jeans. They are rigid (no stretch) but flattering and I feel like the silhouette is the perfect blend of classic and contemporary. I bought a size up from my usual size and they run a tad big but I like them a touch baggy. If you want a more fitted look, I would take your true size, as I do think I’d have fit just fine into my true size. Also – God bless a cropped length. I’m 5’0 and did not need to have these tailored, but they do wear (for me) more like full-length/touches ankle. These are the perfect length for pairing with cool sneaks. I also discovered I could tuck them into my new suede boots for fall for a cool, slightly slouchy, very Isabel Marant look.

02. SLVRLAKE LONDON JEANS — Next on my shopping list — obsessed with the long, straight leg, and this wash in particular.

03. CITIZENS CHARLOTTE JEANS — Cult-following status among Magpies; SO many readers insist these are THE BEST JEANS for everyday. I’ll never forget a Magpie in her 50s saying she is constantly stopped and asked where she got them! A classic, timeless look — not skinny, not loose, a bit more form-fitting than straight. I love, too, but am in between sizes in this style and the smaller is uncomfortable to wear on a daily basis and the larger is a bit gappy in the waist. I still wear the larger ones fairly frequently, though — I personally think Citizens does the BEST denim washes for everyday, and I like the washes I have a lot. I really love the overall silhouette. I own in the cropped length and they are ideal for my petite height (no tailoring needed). I would suggest taking your true size and seeing how they work!

04. MADEWELL PERFECT VINTAGE JEANS — A perfect jean at a great price. Go down one full size in these. They are SO comfortable with wear, almost second-skin!, and I love the wear-with-everything daytime wash.

The second row above are colored/novelty jeans for more of a statement daytime look.

05. SLVRLAKE GRACE FLARES — I don’t think I’ve been so excited about new jeans in awhile! I’ve been eyeing this cool brand forever and finally took the plunge. If there’s one new denim brand to try this season, it’s SLVRLAKE. They’re having such a moment and seem to be putting out the coolest/most on-trend silhoeuttes. I was drawn to this white pair as a perfect transition-to-fall style because of the brown contrast stitching. I also liked that the ends are unfinished so I can cut myself without taking to the tailor for a perfect fit. Imagine these with a fab fall blouse like this, or with a white tee and my new statement jacket from Veronica Beard. SO good.

06. CITIZENS GAUCHO JEANS — Have mentioned these a bunch for fall, but the color and silhouette are SO cool. Also comes in a nice mid wash. Go down a full size! I find these a more approachable/reasonable way to get the “horseshoe jean” trend. The silhouette is a bit slimmer and less dramatic, but still earns cool points.

07. PAIGE ANESSA COATED JEANS — I ordered these to try. I loved the silhouette (wide-leg crops are my go-tos…I find them easier to style with a wider variety of footwear than a full-length, where you really need to figure out boot, heel height, etc) and the almond color was so interesting. I thought they’d look great with a fitted turtleneck or statement sweater like this.

The third row has denim that I feel are a bit dressier — the types of jeans I’d wear out in the evening, with heels and a blouse or blazer.

08. FRAME SLIM PALAZZO JEANS — Thought these would look so epic with a dramatic white blouse and a low, slicked-back pony. Understated chic.

09. AGOLDE CROPPED FLARES — Cropped flares were my favorite silhouette last winter. They felt so fresh with a chunky loafer or ballet flat, and I liked the lean silhouette. This pair looks divine.

10. NILI LOTAN FLORENCE JEANS — For legs a million miles long. This is such a polished look right now, especially with a cardigan like this or this.

11. JOE’S JEANS MIA FLARES — I love the narrow fit through the hip and leg! Dream of pairing with a chunky knit for a fall event — a wine tasting, a drink on the adirondacks, etc.

P.S. More Shopbop favorites here.

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2 thoughts on “Fall Denim with Shopbop.

  1. Thank you! Seeing so many of the trends lined up is SO helpful for someone like me who cannot keep up!

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