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The Jean Team

“A perk of having covered the denim market for many years is that I have acquired an extensive denim collection!” jokes Seventeen magazine’s senior market editor Abigail Kalicka.

This particular weekend, Abby shows us how diverse this wardrobe staple is: styling jeans with a downtown-cool twist for Saturday and dressing them up for a Sunday evening concert.

Saturday morning, Abby headed crosstown to meet up with friends for a brunch of delicious French toast at Brinkley’s Station. Although the restaurant is nestled on New York’s Upper East Side, Abby’s style carries a playfully downtown vibe. Dipping into her vast denim collection, Abby paired her lovingly worn straight-leg jeans with a Two by Vince Camuto quilted jacket. The Converse high-top sneakers lend a sporty vibe to her outfit— perhaps even setting the tone for a silly-fun game of checkers.

Come Sunday evening, Abby slips into a pair of crisp dark denim jeans to go to a Lincoln Center concert.  Being a denim-expert, Abby knows how to style denim-on-denim and layers a vibrant Two by Vince Camuto orange denim jacket over a polka-dot t-shirt and skinny jeans. The pops of orange, monogrammed clutch, and nouveau-toggle coat give her outfit preppy-chic finish to match the distinguished venue. “Lincoln Center is such a beautiful space, and conveniently located right in my neighborhood, so I love to attend concerts and performances there from time to time. It's important to take advantage of everything this amazing city has to offer.” And it’s remarkable how jeans can suit nearly all of those cosmopolitan happenings!