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Denim's new looks show nonchalant sophistication

Check out these hot new denim looks

Haute denim is nothing new, but the scope of the latest, fashion-forward styles in blue jean fabric is notably extensive.

Silhouettes run the gamut, from floor-sweeping maxi skirts to flirty mini skirts, billowy culottes, easy jumpsuits, curve-hugging coveralls, 1970s-inspired high-waist flare jeans and every style of dress imaginable. Contrast stitching and patchwork add even more interest.

Burberry Prorsum offers an array of waist-whittling peplum jean jackets in luxe Japanese denim with vibrant patent leather detailing or detachable shearling and ostrich feather trims ($2,000-$4,000). Another smart lesson in versatility: Gucci's denim dress with a detachable python collar ($2,400) that works for the office and beyond.

Glam jeans dripping with faux jewels, red leather roses and studs by Dolce & Gabbana go for up to $12,500, depending on the level of ornamentation, while Louis Vuitton's clean, cropped, high-waist jeans ring in at just over a grand.

Los Angeles-based denim companies, such as Strom Brand, are also getting in on the act with chic, unique tailored styles — a jean skirt that zips into shorts or a sleeveless, belted jacket.

But the ultimate expression of the new denim's nonchalant sophistication just may be the Japanese denim pajama-style shirt jacket by J. Crew Collection.


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