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Aritzia's Summer Plans Include a 'Strinny' Jean and Terrycloth

Photos: Driely S. for Racked
Photos: Driely S. for Racked

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Boutique chain Aritzia has been in expansion mode, launching a number of new in-house lines in the last year. Now they're taking things a step further with the debut of activewear and a continued emphasis on denim and accessories.

The workout line, named Parklife, is designed to be layered: capris under run shorts, drapey tanks over coordinating sports bras. The brand's bag selection, launched in fall 2014, has been freshened up with new silhouettes including bucket and backpack styles, plus materials like pebbled leather and suede that Aritzia hasn't used before. And in the world of denim, the polarizing Mom jean is popping up for yet another season, styled with a white, apron-back crop top and black slide sandals. There is also a brand new denim silhouette: the "strinny," a high-rise straight leg that puts yet another nail in the coffin for the skinny jean.

In other love-it-or-hate-it trend news, the terrycloth renaissance foreshadowed back in October is picking up steam. The towel material, which has made its way from the Juicy Couture glory years to the Acne spring runway, was used here in a striped long-sleeve and short set as well as a white bucket hat (photo evidence is below).

In-house label Le Fou offers our favorite pieces, a rainbow of mix-and-match neutrals in crinkly linen blends, selling that age-old "modern bohemian" trope in a way we just might buy. See all the bags, jeans, and breezy tank tops you're going to want to stock up on this summer in our exclusive photos, below.