Trends to Try: Coated Denim & Leather Skinnies

Your go-to jeans? Sure, they’re great and all, but we suggest branching out. Put down your favorite pair of blues and channel your inner rebel with these J Brand alternatives to traditional denim. But between various hues of coated denim and full-on leather, what’s a girl to choose? Let us break it down for you.

Coated Denim or Leather?

Not only for rockers and bikers anymore, leather skinnies are an investment piece that add touchable luxury to your wardrobe. Coated denim is a little friendlier on the wallet, but definitely doesn’t fall short on style. Not to mention these fabrics are comfy, exactly like your favorite pair of blue jeans. Don’t just reserve these edgy textures for the music club or your friend’s Harley – stylist Christine M. explains how to nail the look in your day-to-day life.

Casual Friday
“A neutral-colored leather is perfect for the office because it looks sophisticated and doesn’t attract too much attention. Pair with an oversized button-front shirt and loafers for a comfy look that doesn’t read ‘lazy.’ ”

First Date
“Coated denim is the perfect balance between leather and denim. It’s sexy but still approachable. Wear with a silk blouse and booties for a confidence-boosting look.”

Brunch
“A bright, pastel hue is a fresh and fun way to make leather work for brunch. Layer with a denim jacket or a cozy sweater and you’re set for a day of dining on eggs Benedict followed by gallery hopping.”

Our J Brand Boutique opens Tuesday, July 29, at 11AM ET.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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July 29, 2014