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Jennifer Ash Rudick’s Favorite White Jeans

Jennifer in Southampton with her daughter Emmy.

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Seventh up, Out East author and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker Jennifer Ash Rudick:

“Having grown up in Florida, my relationship with white jeans has been long and sometimes sordid. Some had stamina, including basic Levis that saw me through a summer internship at The Norton Museum. Others were poorly thought out, chosen on impulse to fulfill too particular a craving that never translated beyond their circumstance – extremely wide-leg sailor pants purchased in Normandy, France, following an afternoon involving Calvados comes to mind. Throughout the years, I’ve professed ever-lasting love to Lee, Wrangler, Citizens of Humanity, J. Brand, and Helmut Lang. I’ve committed to and eventually grown weary of hip-huggers, high-rise, straight-leg, peg-leg, and super-skinny styles. It was me, not them.

Last Spring, I swore off white jeans for good, buying two overpriced dresses for summer publication parties while on a trip with childhood friends who related to the white pant addiction, “try something more inspired,” they confirmed.” The night of the first book signing, as I slipped on a dress, my husband said, with discernable enthusiasm, “no white jeans for a change?” At that moment, I felt estranged from myself, like an imposter. I retreated to my closet where a brand-new pair of Mother jeans were hidden – just in case.” Jennifer

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Shirin von Wulffen’s Favorite White Jeans

I’m on the hunt for new white jeans and asked a few of my uber stylish friends to weigh in with their favorites. Sixth up, Bastide co-founder Shirin von Wulffen:

“These are my favorite white Chanel jeans that I found years ago in a vintage store in St Tropez and always thought they were a bit short. Then I got pregnant and they did not fit me for about 4 years so I almost tossed them. Now they are back in my life and I am suddenly loving the cropped thing and high waist.” Shirin

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