If you’ve ever calculated the days you have left to return an online order only to realize the window to get your money back has slammed shut, then there’s a high chance you’d make good use of Zappos’ 365-day return policy. Besides its strong customer-service reputation, the site tends to be associated with practical footwear. But you might not know that in addition to sneakers and snow boots, Zappos also carries clothes from brands you’d expect to find at a more fashion-y retailer.
As it turns out, Zappos is also a surprisingly great place to buy denim. Yes, Zappos. With its new Denim Shop, the brand now curates labels like Levi’s, Hudson Jeans, and CURRENT/ELLIOTT, but with the practically-no-risk perks that come with their legendary customer service. (You can even get free next-day shipping when you shop with their app.)
The Denim Shop is curated by Zappos’ new style director, Catherine Newell-Hanson, an LA-based fashion editor and stylist who’s worked with top magazines and brands. She’s hand-selected a wide range of flattering, in-demand fits, styles, and washes, with many styles available in extended sizes — and we’re here for it. Here, our own fashion partnerships editor, Indya Brown, shares what she was pleasantly surprised to find in the current lineup.
You may be noticing straight jeans like these all over your Instagram feed — they’re really making a comeback. These Levi’s ones feel very “off-duty ’90s supermodel,” and I love it.
A style trick I often use is mixing really edgy pieces with something delicate and soft. The sleek coated finish on these pants play nicely with a fluffy pastel sweater for the ultimate play on contrasts.
It’s no secret I rely on a steady rotation of jumpsuits. I almost always wear them on set for photo shoots: They’re one piece (in other words, effortless), yet maximally cool. This one’s full-denim look takes it to the next level.
Yes, I’m one of those people wearing white denim firmly into fall. Who’s to stay you can’t? In fact, a whole outfit made up of winter whites is my ideal version of luxury. The slightly slouchy fit of this style, with its high waist, will look flattering on just about anyone.
Ever wonder if jeans are acceptable for a real night out? Absolutely. Look for a nice-looking wash and material along with a classic, tailored silhouette. This wide-leg pair would be perfect with heels.
A denim jacket that’s more outside of the box, this one feels more elevated thanks to the fancy twists of contrast stitching and interesting lapels.
If you want a pair of jeans that can be the foundation of your denim collection, start here. The light blue vintage wash looks expensive and will complement a wide range of tops and blouses.
It’s almost shocking how comfortable Hudson jeans are. From their roster of styles, the high-waist crop is my go-to.
Why I’m solidly in the slouchy denim jacket camp: You can comfortably layer underneath one, plus they’re more intentionally stylish, making for an overall cooler look.
When I noticed the glittery contrast stripe on these jeans, I was instantly sold. Because classic denim all the time can get stale, why not go for a pair that has one bold detail?
All images courtesy of Zappos.
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