Waxed Denim Done Three Ways


Tired of your blue jeans? The waxed denim trend is an easy way to freshen up your wardrobe this fall.

At Canvas, we decided to try out three different pairs that fit each of our personalities and body types for a three-part blog series.

First up, Megan is sharing the pair that made her love wearing denim again.

Stay Stylish,

What Is Waxed Denim?


Waxed denim, also referred to as coated denim, are jeans that have been coated with paint or a wax like material to create a shiny finish. They look like leather pants, but without the high price point and the use of animal products (making them friendly for our vegan friends).

A New Take on Denim

My love affair with waxed denim started five years ago when I found a pair of black waxed rag and bone jeans. I wore them endlessly, until one day it was time to finally retire them. In the two years since I've searched endlessly for a replacement pair but, couldn't find them.

I was so excited to see waxed denim make a huge comeback this fall! Everyone from Current Elliott, Paige, DL1961, NJDJ and J Brand is doing a version. I found love (again) with a pair of Blank NYC black waxed denim that has lacing down each side. I've had a blast not only incorporating them back into my wardrobe, but also styling clients in waxed denim this season.

Yes, Everyone Can Wear Waxed Denim

As stylists, we often hear people say "I love this trend, but I don't feel like I can't wear it." I have to say, waxed denim has been done so well this season that pretty much anyone can pull it off. It does have an element of edge, but can easily be softened with a feminine silk blouse and velvet flats. For my mature clients who are looking for an office-ready look, I've paired black waxed denim with a structured blazer and heels.

Waxed Denim At Every Price Point


So, with so many options which pair is right for you? Here are my go-to Brands with coated denim styles at every price point and cut:

Lafayette 148- Known for her classic cuts, this pair is perfect for the woman who wants to incorporate the trend, but also stick to a more conservative straight leg silhouette. This style is also less shiny then some of the other options out there and has a hint of stretch.

Karen Millen- Another straight leg option perfect for the gal who wants to add a hint of subtle trend to her wardrobe. This pair has a more matte finish with a slim, but not skinny, leg.

BlankNYC- If you like edge, this is your pair. They hit at the ankle, have a lower rise, plenty of shine and faux leather lacing down each leg.

DL1961- This style is a thicker fabric with plenty of stretch. It has a mid-rise, very skinny leg and lots of shine. It is the closest you'll get to leather pants without committing to actual leather!

Outfit Details:  Joie metallic silk blouse ,  BlankNYC lace up waxed jeans , BR Velvet Flats ( similar ), J.Crew lucite link necklace ( similar )

Outfit Details: Joie metallic silk blouse, BlankNYC lace up waxed jeans, BR Velvet Flats (similar), J.Crew lucite link necklace (similar)





Posted on October 25, 2017 and filed under Style Stories.