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Denim Gets Loud

Jeans have quietly played backup for fussier front man blouses. This season they turn up the volume—all the way to 11. Here’s how to rock them

The Graphics

Rule of thumb: Noise below, quiet above. A solid top with layered fabric keeps things interesting.

Blouse: Erin Fetherston; $275 at Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, 310-550-5900. Shoes Jeremy Scott; $600 at Opening Ceremony, West Hollywood, 310-652-1120.

Jeans: "A Day in Paradise" by Mother; $250 at Curve, L.A., 310-360-8008.

The BRIGHTS

Neon can be rough on the retinas. Dial it down with a patterned tunic in the same color family.

Dress: Jeremy Scott; $525 at Opening Ceremony, West Hollywood, 310-652-1120. Shoes “Yang” by Eric Rutberg; $295 at Gregory’s/ Fred Segal, West Hollywood, 323-655-9500.

Jeans: “Neon Yellow” by AG; $159 at AG, Beverly Hills, 310-275- 2621.

The Florals

Impressionistic prints hold up against simple designs like polka dots in a coordinating hue.

Blouse: Alice + Olivia, $253 at Alice + Olivia, L.A., 310-247-0120. Shoes Anna Sui, special order at 212-941-8406.

Jeans: “Kauai Floral” by 7 for All Mankind; $189 at 7 for All Mankind, Santa Monica, 310-393-2527.

 

Spring Ahead