We like to rock jean
s all year long, but it's always tough to make the seasonal switch: Invariably, we've got a whole lot more options for January then June. If you're like us and are jonesing to fill your warm-weather jean fix
, we've got the goods on a whole new line that'll get you from casual Fridays to a beach-side BBQ without any summer sweltering. Enter NYC line RESIN
, the brainchild of F.I.T. grads Chantel Valentene and Durango Adams (hippie parents, anyone?), who teamed up with the former president of Paper Denim & Cloth, Chris Gilbert, to create a line inspired by their affinity for fit and vintage craftsmanship. And if you were getting a lil' confused, the name doesn't reference marijuana (though there's some righteous stone-washed offerings), but rather the chemical process that makes jeans softer and shinier. There's a shit-ton of styles for every type of denim gal: We love the Freja tomboy shorts in marble ($88) or the Aslan Zip ($148) with some sexy zippers up the side that will be repeat-offenders for late-night shimmying. Our very fave may be the Catalyst skinnies ($138), in off-white, just right for Memorial Day cocktails. When we asked Barneys New York
CO-OP denim buyer Meisha Jones, she had to agree: "It's such a refreshing new way to do a white jean--it looks like you brushed your favorite jeans with white paint, but it still feels soft enough to wear." If you're in a jeans jam, get thee to CO-OP to scoop a pair or three--just don't blame us if you get a contact high.