As Hollywood heavy-hitters and fashion favorites arrive in Venice for the 76th Venice International Film Festival, a slew of swoon-worthy looks are already being served on a stunning platter at the annual event. Candice Swanepoel was a total vision during photo call on the Venetian shore on Weds., donning an Etro silk jacquard bustier with printed organza sleeves in the waterside city. The beguiling corset's voluminous sleeves were fitting for the romantic backdrop, but Swanepoel's high-waisted jeans made for a casual pairing with the show-stopping top.
Putting a cool-girl spin on the statement piece from the Italian luxury label, the roomy denim served as a versatile staple that will likely get plenty of wear long after the festival comes to a close. Ahead of a week filled with extravagant red carpet appearances and opulent gowns, the 30-year-old opted out of shoes altogether for the low-key photo session, wearing a dainty charm anklet all on its own. The billowy, Bardot-inspired top and casual bottoms were accented with a vintage gold belt and Bagatiba mini hoop earrings, with the mother-of-two's relaxed blonde locks blowing freely in the salty breeze.
Throughout the latter half of the 2010s, the skin-tight skinny jeans that ruled the early aughts have slowly faded into the background, with more relaxed denim styles taking their place. You'll still see the straight-leg silhouettes and narrow hems, but the form-fitting, flexible material has been replaced with thicker, more durable vintage-inspired denim reminiscent of mom jeans in the '80s. Speaking of mom jeans, the fashion set is all about the high-waisted silhouette of yesteryear, too.
As proven by Swanepoel's well-balanced look, relaxed denim is the easiest way to edge up your formal tops, so don't be afraid to team vintage jeans with your favorite satin blouse or bustier. Whether styled with strappy sandals or a chic loafer, you can always call on the reliable staple, so shop The Zoe Report's selection of jeans with that baggy, cool-girl appeal, ahead.
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