Style Hunter: Special denim edition
Nick Robinson's jacket in 'Love, Simon'
Yes, men can wear fur, especially when it's in the form of the ruggedly chic faux-shearling jacket Nick Robinson rocks in Love, Simon. Costume designer Eric Daman says he wanted to give Simon "a soft grunge vibe that echoed his love of music and also seems apropos to the teen angst he experiences." After trying several vintage '70s jackets — rejected because they felt too hipster-y — Damon found a winner from TopMan. "The jacket shows he has style in a subtle, nuanced way," says Damon, who adds that the cowboy-influenced style is a nod to Brokeback Mountain. "It is not flashy or flamboyant, and demonstrates a level of cool that is inherent to Simon." Though the original jacket is no longer available, the brand has produced a similar version. TopMan Blue Borg Denim Jacket, $50; us.topman.com
Krysten Ritter's distressed jeans in 'Jessica Jones'
People on Twitter weren't exactly kind to Jessica’s denim wardrobe early in the show's run, calling her seemingly single pair of ripped, light wash jeans "musty ass," "nasty ass," and "mad sour." Halfway through season 2, though, she began sporting not one, but three new pairs of jeans. "We introduced new jeans from a company called R13, [in] light blue, gray and a darker wash," says the show's costume designer Elisabeth Vastola, who gathered about 30 R13 pieces for Ritter’s character. She says "the cut of them are a little more modern" than the Citizens of Humanity pair Jessica previously favored, as the R13s "hit in that sweet spot right over the hips, but don't feel like mom jeans." Similar styles available at r13denim.com.
Holly Taylor's stonewashed jeans in 'The Americans'
Paige's relaxed-fit stonewashed jeans — normcore before there was normcore — signify the teenager getting down to some serious spying in the final season of The Americans, which flashes forward three years from where the previous season left off. "We wanted to find something that showed the jump into adulthood and continuing in the family [spy] business, and the tomboy looks of the late '80s suited Holly [Taylor] well," says costume designer Katie Irish. "They were the right amount of boxy and slouchy without overpowering her small frame." While Taylor is wearing vintage Guess jeans, you can find a lookalike pair at H&M. H&M Vintage High Ankle Jeans, $39.99; hm.com.
Yara Shahidi's patchwork jeans in 'Grown-ish'
The patchwork See by Chloe jeans that Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) sports in the "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" episode of grown-ish this season may be '70s-inspired, but they're styled in a way that's totally modern. "Her style is eclectic," says costume designer Michelle Cole. "She could wear these jeans with a hoodie or add big earrings and it's more of a look." Though the See by Chloe jeans are sold out, Sandro makes a pair with a similar vibe. Sandro Patch Skinny Jeans, $280; shop.nordstrom.com.
Lily James' overalls in 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'
Costume designer Michele Clapton had her work cut out for her when it came to finding the perfect overalls for Donna (Lily James, playing a younger version of Meryl Streep) in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. "They either have to fit in every dimension or not fit at all," Clapton says of the deceptively tricky style, which was the character's signature look in the original 2008 film. The scene in which young Donna tries on her first pair is a "defining moment that tells quite a lot about her." So what does this particular piece of denim say about its wearer? "She's quite feisty, and she's not scared to muck in," Clapton says. "She'll have a go at things." In order to get that message across and allow for dancing, Clapton designed the film's overalls herself — but you can recreate Donna's feisty look with this similar pair from Lee. Lee Straight Leg Denim Overall, $174; us.asos.com