The in-between season is officially upon us. The weather is too cold to don full-on spring wear, but the fall pieces that have been on heavy rotation are starting to feel a little stale. Enter airy layers in springy neutrals (à la 3.1 Phillip Lim) paired with light-wash jeans. It’s a look that’s cozy enough to brave winter’s final weeks, with the much-needed refreshing most wardrobes could use right about now.
Favorite brands from Hudson Jeans to 7 For All Mankind are turning out sandblasted denim this season. Flare jeans (like our current fave, the MiH Marrakesh jean) in a sun-bleached wash channel the ’70s style that has dominated the runways of late, but this look isn’t limited to city-chic bohemians. Slouchy boyfriend jeans by Current/Elliott denim are casual-cool with an ivory Vince sweater and rugged flat boots, while Goldsign skinnies feel cleanly classic with pointy-toe pumps and an Equipment blouse.