It’s getting to be jeans season again



I’ve been out in Sag Harbor for the past couple of weeks, taking it easy, doing yoga every day, going to my favorite tomato stand, and enjoying the waning days of summer. As I type this it’s pretty hot out, but in the evenings and mornings there’s a slight chill in the air, and it’s making me think of how long pants weather is not so terribly far away. Right now I’m thinking about jeans with very clean washes—with minimal whiskering or fading—so that’s mostly what I’m showing here. This Madewell pair looks especially good: just a tiny bit of whiskering at the top, and a nice, deep blue wash.

An excellent cropped boy straight cut from the spendy-but-perfect brand R13.


I absolutely love the wash on this pair.

These are nice and clean too, and well-priced.

A nice, dark slouchy pair.

These look perfectly broken-in from the get-go.

A nicely faded, high-waisted pair from Levi’s.

Everyone needs at  least one blacker than black pair.

Another very well-priced pair with a very good wash.

And finally, I couldn’t resist including these, which make me think of 2003, except they’ve got a slightly higher waist than what I was wearing in 2003.

Top 5 of the week: leopard prints


I was off leopard prints for a while, but I’m feeling them again, I think because I keep seeing them on items I really want, like these sweats. I could do without the pre-distressing—I can destroy my own clothes, thank you very much—but still think they’re pretty great.

This jacket is also super-distressed, and it also costs way more than it should, but I am not a little obsessed with it.

Why not leopard print sunglasses?

Leopard prints in fun colors are always a delight, and this mini-tote from Clare V feels both totally cute and nicely sophisticated.

OK, I realize I’m getting way ahead of the seasons on this one, but this faux fur peacoat is just divine.

We are deep in flat sandal season


When I’m in the city, I like to wear shoes that give me some height, but out in Sag Harbor, I can’t be bothered, and kick around in flat sandals. The only problem is I only have one pair I really like, which gets a little gross. So I’ve been on the lookout for more, and these are just a good basic pair—a little on the clunky side, which I view as a plus—and the price is decent.

I’ve got a thing for metallic flat sandals, so there are a couple of them here: this pair is just nice and simple.

As are these.

I think I really want these silver Huaraches.

I love a cross-strap, and these are nice and wide.

The mix of metallic and neutral here is just so good.

You know I like a nice pop of red in a sandal, and the multi-strap look here is fun.

Another pair I’m dying for: this one in denim.

How about a classic Jack Rogers, but in black?

The big old knot here is very chic.

The cotton webbing here is a nice, comfortable departure from leather, and of course I am partial to the stripes.



Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

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