Jean-ious! Get inspired by 6 celebrity denim icons
Denim icons: Marilyn Monroe boyfriend jeans
The famous image of the starlet may involve a taxi, a north-blowing breeze, and a fairly chaste wardrobe malfunction, but the original blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe should also be given credit for working boyfriend jeans like a true Hollywood legend. Too bad there weren't street style blogs back in 1952 when she was hanging with co-star Keith Andes on the set of the classic Clash by Night.
Denim icons: Charlie's Angel's high-waisted jeans
The original three Charlie's Angels—Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett, and Kate Jackson—were the It Girl crime-solving trio of the late 70's, with the wardrobe to match. Granted, in this famous scene, they're deep undercover on some sort of chain gang sting, but the girls somehow make a two-toned prison blues outfit look totally jailhouse-chic. No crimes of fashion committed here!
Bella Dahl split back button down, $141, singer22.com
Kate Spade Saturday night ankle jean in indigo, $110, saturday.com
Denim icons: Daisy Duke's sexy, uh, Daisy Dukes
Two decades before Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville, and Stifler were zooming around in the General Lee, Catherine Bach was rockin' teeny-weeny cutoff shorts on the original Dukes of Hazzard. Sizzle. You can see why she was the namesake for the summer essential and is moving right into fall with tights!
Denim icons: Bruce Springsteen's totally boss leather-sleeved denim jacket
When you think Bruce Springsteen and beat-up jeans, a visual of a shapely posterior and red cap shoved into a back pocket may come to mind. But in this concert shot, circa 1970, the Boss ruled as a fashion psychic in a sexy-tough leather-sleeved denim jacket—which we totally have our eye on for this fall.
Denim icons: TLC's bright-hued cool girl overalls
Amy already beat me to the pic of Will Smith circa Fresh Prince of Bel-Air workin' a pair of overalls—with one strap undone, thank you. But then I remembered girl group TLC made the look totally dope for us ladies—and in bright Crayon-happy colors, too. Here's to hoping these pieces make it into the costume lineup for the upcoming TLC biopic!