5 Ways to Wear Denim Like an Icon

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Denim is an absolute wardrobe staple and nothing beats that feeling of finding the perfect fitting pair of jeans. Let’s think beyond the skinny and take some iconic inspiration from the past and broaden our horizons with high waists, flares, and cropped culottes. Californian 7 For All Mankind takes us on a trip down memory lane with the brand’s spokesperson Miranda Kerr who shows us her style icons from decades past alongside five modern-day looks inspired by each.

’50s Grace Kelly

“To me, Grace Kelly epitomizes style and elegance. While her image as a younger woman in the ’50s was cultivated by the glamorous movie industry, she still exuded the wholesome ‘girl next door’ qualities. She had an innate sense of style and symbolized classic elegance perfectly.”

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which icon is up next? read more after the jump

’60s Brigitte Bardot

“Brigitte Bardot is the original sex kitten. She made everything look effortlessly seductive and chic—from Breton tops to bikinis to her signature cat-eye, nude lip and voluminous hair.”

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’70s Farrah Fawcett

“Farah Fawcett defined style in the ’70s with a brilliant smile, legendary hair, high-waisted jeans, and a disdain for wearing bras. Her fashion style was super-cool and relaxed and still remains modern today: high-waisted jeans paired with blouses, T-shirts shirts, or a simple knit.”

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’70s Jane Birkin

“Jane Birkin… so cool and effortless. She owned denim flares and created the ’70s iconic style of Parisian, boyish looks and off-duty dressing. She made casual outfits look impeccable and effortless.”

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I must admit, I’m all over those ’70s looks. Love. Which decade appeals to you? Can you see yourself turning up the volume of your denim drawer and taking some inspiration from these iconic looks?

photography by Zoey Grossman | images and quotes via WhoWhatWear

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