Take Time To Try Something New
The waxed denim look has been around for several years and I've put many clients in a sleek pair. It's a great way to add a little edge to your wardrobe and test the waters. Purchasing a pair for myself was bound to happen, but like some of my clients I just needed a little time to warm up to the idea. Honestly, it took a year (or two) and now there is no turning back!
Try Trends At A Lower Price Point
When investing in trends, I usually like to try to find them at a lower price point since I know they won't be long-term closet staples. I finally found the perfect fit at the right price and purchased a pair of Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom Rack (other colors). I also loved the EMMA DL1961 Power Legging. Since I'm often leaning over adjusting client hems and cleaning out closets, the higher rise was more comfortable.
PRO TIP: Many of our clients ask about when to invest in trends and when to remove them from your closet. As a rule of thumb, basic trends have about 2-3 years to fully cycle through the market. Once lower priced brands knock off a style give it about 1 year until market saturation.
Balancing Edge with Femininity
At the heart of my style is a strong pragmatic vein that keeps my wardrobe classic. However, I like to throw in modern or feminine pieces to keep things interesting. Waxed denim is a fun way to execute this and add a bit of texture to my wardrobe that I have been craving. A great coated denim plays off a winter sweater and adds a bit of structure (and insulation) that a skinny jean or legging can't.
Occasionally we strike GOLD at Canvas and I found the Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse pictured at Nordstrom Rack for $20--that's not a typo (it was originally $345). I like how the flowy feminine blouse plays off the starkness of the waxed denim. It's a fun look for the holidays while still being comfortable.
How To Care For Waxed Denim?
Because coated denim has been treated it requires a little more care. Be aware that eventually the coating will break down. Instead of tossing these jeans into the wash, opt for an occasional dry cleaning like real leather pants. In between laundering, spot clean with a damp cloth to extend the wear and store inside out. For more information on caring for your coated denim, reference this article for best practices.