Hand-done destruction gives your favorite jeggings an authentic, lived-in look. Let the pretty lace straps of a soft tank show underneath a beautiful slub sweater worn off-the shoulder. Finish off your look with the luxurious scent of Perfume No. 1.
The piece: Jeans The culprit: Stretch Jeans with too much stretch can look thin, insubstantial, and more youthful than you intend — think the pile of $10 jeggings in your nearest teen emporium. You want weighty denim that looks like it can take a beating, and not rip if you get off the couch too quickly. A good ratio to look for is 98% cotton, 2% elastane (also known as Lycra or Spandex). That way, your denim comes off more downtown-cool than dorm-room mixer.