Summer Fashion: Stroke of Jeanius

Blue, light-washed, dark, white or black, denim’s urban palette of neutral shades plays against some of the coolest public art in Pittsburgh.

The Sprout Fund’s approach to innovative, visual culture and day-to-day life for the region’s neighborhoods unfolds along the city landscape. The nonprofit celebrates its 10th anniversary this summer, so we’re commemorating its grassroots initiative by pairing the coolest jeans—from boot-cut and slim-fit to frayed—against four vibrant murals that are simply JEAN-IUS.

Opening image: Second from left: white V-neck jersey ($55) and destroyed Krooley regular slim-fit jeans ($290), both by Diesel, and smoke Hester slidegore shoes ($175) by John Varvatos from Charles Spiegel For Men.

Make the connection between denim and down-to-earth style like Alexa, who is sporting a poncho blouse ($70) by Velvet and capri jeans ($209) with rascal fray by Mother from Pittsburgh Jeans Co. and beaded sandals ($105) by Rieker from Littles Shoes.

Zach layers a henley T-shirt ($110) with a military shirt ($159) and tapered jeans ($219), all by Levi’s, and leather island belt ($80), crushable hat ($75) by Bailey of Hollywood and canvas slip-on shoes ($90) by G-Star Raw, all from Charles Spiegel For Men.

Lindsay keeps cool in an airy, belted blouse ($64) by Scrapbook, light wash jeans ($108) by Miss Me and Believe necklace ($35) by Disney Couture, all from Zipper Blues, with leather uppers ($95) by Off the Beaten Track from Littles Shoes.
 


 

Wearing the best denim can make your wardrobe blossom. Open up in an apricot knit-lace shirt ($58), black cargo jeans ($98) with rhinestone pockets and zipper hem, both by Miss Me, and matching headband ($15) with sequined bow by Another Girl’s Treasure, available at Zipper Blues.

Guys can slip on this white zipper shirt ($227) by Nicholas K. and relaxed straight-leg jeans ($187) by J Brand with matte-black shades ($280) by Robert Geller from MODA.

Trampolines courtesy of TerraFitness.

 

American Eagle Outfitters’ denim soars against this nature-inspired mural: Alexa sports destroyed-denim Bermuda shorts ($39.50) with a smocked floaty cami ($29.50).

Zach goes vintage in a plaid Western shirt ($44.50) and straight-leg jeans ($39.50).

Lindsay looks traditional in a white embroidered Boho top ($34.50) and hi-rise flare jeans ($49.50) with colorful woven belt ($19.50).

 

Worn with the perfect pair of denim, stripes make a move as a bold graphic. Here, Lindsay rocks a charcoal-striped satin tank ($58) with faded jeggings ($80), both by Miss Me, and a lock-and-key necklace ($35) from Zipper Blues.

Zach goes nautical in a dark-navy-striped V-neck jersey ($66) and straight fit, vintage-aged jeans ($175) both by G-Star Raw, from Charles Spiegel For Men.

Alexa pops her fitted navy tank ($53) by Gentle Fawn with a layer of stripes against white boot-cut jeans ($98) by Anoname from Reflect.

Get your rock star on with this black-denim crop jacket ($160) by DEPT and soft gray tank top ($66) by Hy+Dot; from Reflect.

American Eagle Outfitters
All area locations
888/232-4535
ae.com

Charles Spiegel For Men
5841 Forbes Ave.
Squirrel Hill
412/421-9311
charlesspiegel.com

Littles Shoes
5850 Forbes Ave.
Squirrel Hill
412/521-3530
littlesshoes.com

MODA
5401 Walnut St.
Shadyside
412/681-8640
modapittsburgh.com

Pittsburgh Jeans Co.
2222 E. Carson St.
South Side
412/381-3062
pittsburghjeanscompany.com

Reflect
1920 Settlers Ridge
Center Drive
Robinson Township
412/787-2749
reflectapparel.com

Zipper Blues
5817 Forbes Ave.
Squirrel Hill
412/421-8060
shopzipperblues.com

Hair and makeup
by Amber Altany.

Models represented by
The Docherty Agency
and The Talent Group.

The Sprout Fund
5423 Penn Ave.
Friendship
412/325-0646
sproutfund.org

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