Long gone are the days when a pair of jeans wasn’t seen outside of the ballpark or supermarket. Denim has evolved over the years into a wardrobe force to be reckoned with (and we couldn’t be happier). But with so many different washes out there, how do you know which one is the most appropriate for the occasion at hand? Read up, then shop away (no guilt necessary).

A Denim Wash for Every Occasion

1. Dark Blue
The dressiest (and most versatile) of all blue jeans. Swap out flats for heels for a quick desk-to-date outfit change.

2. Classic Blue
The trademark denim wash, this medium blue hue is meant for laid-back dressing (just add a rhinestone sweatshirt).

3. Super Light
Warm-weather dressing at its finest. Throw these on with a light-colored, airy top and some sky-high espadrilles.

4. Black
These ebony jeans can pass as trousers. Pair them with a blazer and blouse for an office-ready look any day of the week.

Our James Jeans Boutique opens Sunday, January 20, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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January 20, 2013

Denim trends occur in pendulum-like cycles, but with the right fit, you can successfully pull off any style – you just have to be willing to stretch out of your ever-indigo or always-slouchy comfort zone.

Guys, skinny jeans are no longer reserved for angsty bands and hipsters, and color is not just for chicks. It’s time to rock some statement socks and show us what you’ve got. And ladies, welcome the bootcut back into your wardrobe. With a killer pair of heels (or even flats – just remember to roll the cuffs), that pair you save for manual labor (i.e. Swiffering the floors) is ready for a night out.

Find these denim fits and more at our James Jeans Boutique, opening Friday, November 23, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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November 23, 2012