Denim for Days:

Iconic Styles from the Past and Present

 

Denim is the definition of J.McLaughlin’s love for classic materials and current relevance. It’s casual, it’s versatile, and it’s perfect for adding sartorial flair to any outfit. Style icons of past and present day have effortlessly worn iconic denim statement pieces, proving just how timeless a texture it can be. We've curated our favorite jean outfits from fashion history, drawing inspiration from figures such as Audrey Hepburn and Queen Letizia of Spain!

 

 

Audrey Hepburn

Printed Denim

 

Vintage jeans don’t have to mean traditional blue jeans. For a pop of personality, slip into printed denim to switch things up from conventional washes. Audrey Hepburn wore stripes here, but you can also venture into other charming patterns such as French toile and classic plaid — the possibilities are endless! For a witty ensemble, match your favorite patterned denim pants with a solid shirt and belt.

 

 

Marilyn Monroe

High-Waisted Jeans

 

Form flattering and classic, high-rise jeans will never go out of style. Put together a timeless look by matching jeans with a tan belt, pair of statement boots, and white dress shirt. Add a bold red lip à la Marilyn Monroe to tie everything together. 

 

 

Princess Diana

Straight-Fit Jeans

 

What we love about straight-fit jeans is that they virtually go with everything, making them a wardrobe must-have. Though simple on their own, Princess Diana’s laidback pants complement her blazer, sweatshirt, and brown boots. The verdict is clear: you can never go wrong with versatile straight-fit jeans!

 

 

Ali MacGraw

Bootcut Jeans

 

Embrace your flair with a little extra flare: there’s nothing like a bootcut for a fitted look. It’s a great option for an elevated everyday outfit like Ali MacGraw’s. Add a pretty printed blouse and open-toed shoes for the perfect breezy warm-weather style. 

 

 

Naomi Campbell

White Denim

 

Incorporate white denim into your outfit formula for a confident power look. White pants with a white blazer makes for an exceptionally elegant ensemble. White denim pants can make any style feel sleek without being too formal — just add shades and a little black purse like Naomi Campbell.

 

 

Gemma Chan

Slim Fit Jeans and a Statement Coat

 

A statement coat with slim fit jeans is the epitome of chic. To emulate Gemma Chan’s stylish look, match your denims with pointed nude heels and a white blouse. Play with textures — the denim pants, wool coat, and sheer blouse are different materials that complement each other well. Bring it all together with a mauve lip for a romantic finish.

 

 

Queen Letizia of Spain

Denim Dresses

 

We’ll always have room in our hearts for a little black dress, but a little denim dress is one of our very favorites. Like Queen Letizia, keep it streamlined with complementary accessories such as a matching clutch and a pair of navy heels. To play around with a similar look, wear a denim top and skirt with similar washes and textures.

 

 

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