As summer fades into fall the perfect wardrobe palette cleanser – denim – is always there to ease the transition. That said, who better to advise us on a few fresh blue jean buys than off-duty expert, cool-girl designer, Jenni Kayne? Today the newly minted TZR contributor shares her top 4 picks for the season ahead. “Denim (both chambray and traditional denim) is on heavy rotation in my wardrobe”, she tells us. “It works great anytime of year, but especially during the fall in California, when it’s cool and dry here”. Shop Jenni’s must-haves for your closet and home, below.
Jenni's Denim Shopping List
The Perfect Button Down
Isabel Marant Etoile Waller Chambray Shirt, $285.
"Some favorites for tops: Ralph Lauren’s ultra-soft chambray button down and this lightweight Waller chambray shirt from Isabel Marant Étoile. Also, I covet my Elder Statesman vintage denim shirt; I wear it as more of a jean jacket than a shirt and it’s simply perfect over a great tee."
The Laid Back Flats
Jenni Kayne Denim D'Orsay Flat, $450.
"For footwear, I love my denim D’Orsay – easy and chic, they add just the right amount of polish to any laid-back look. Also great: chambray Vans in lace-up or slip-on, solid or polka dots and an absolute must for weekends are my chambray Soludos. I love them in a stripe, and the smoking slipper is a great new shape."
The Loose Cropped Jeans
Acne Pop Boyfriend Jeans, $268.
"Acne is my new go-to for denim – the Pop style is the closest to the perfect vintage boyfriend jean that I’ve come across. A few great high-waisted, skinny options are also essential. I love the look, and Acne and Imogene & Willie make my favorite versions of the cut."
The Cool Home Buy
Ambatalia Denim Napkins, $52 (set of 4). To order by phone call 805-309-0560.
"Last, but definitely not least I love the Ambatalia denim napkins we carry at our home store in Montecito. They are so versatile and work with pretty much any table setting! Denim is such a great, unexpected accent for the home."