Entries Tagged as 'Denim Trends'

The Hotel Americano Has Denim Bathrobes

Friday, April 28, 2017

Apparently hotels area getting super creative with their robe offerings. No one wants to take a selfie in a boring old white terry robe anymore—guests crave something different. Some hotels have gone with leopard print (Klimpton), others with Rocky Balboa-inspired designs (The Monaco, Philadelphia).

The Hotel Americano, though, has my favorite: “Soft washed denim bathrobe hand made in México.” It would be really hard not to accidentally on purpose sneak that one in the suitcase.

Photo courtesy The Americano via Afar

Wrangler Brings Back Buttons to Bedeck Your Jean Jacket

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In high school, I had many buttons on my jean jacket, the make of which I sadly cannot recall, but I do remember it was a very light denim, and very oversized in typical ’80s style. One of the buttons said, “My mom thinks I’m at the movies,” which was rather bold of me because that was an actual thing I used to tell my parents when I was in reality drinking beer in some field somewhere.

Anyway, Wrangler has a very cute take on the decorative button, my favorite of which says, “Wrangler butts drive me nuts!” So cheeky. The guitar one is also adorable—they all are (ooh especially this awesome thunderbird one). They’re also a nice accompaniment to their retro patches, which I tried out here. And you cannot beat the prices—easy entry point for some quality flair. Check out more photos below!

Photos by Anna-Alexia Basile

The Incredible Things Marques Almeida Does With Denim

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Marques Almeida, a young brand designed by partners Paulo Almeida and Marta Marques, kicked off the whole denim fray trend a few seasons ago. Also, have you seen those over-the-knee boots? Ruffle mania, outsized proportions and super puffy shoulders are a few other hallmarks of their denim play. And while they are still doing amazing things with denim, they seem to be steering away from the fabric in their most recent collection. So let’s enjoy their denim creations while we can! Here are some highlights from their spring and fall 2017 collections:

Fall 2017

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Of a Kind Discusses all Things Denim

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Of a Kind podcast denimI’ve been a big fan of Of a Kind for quite a while. It’s where I learn about (and shop) all sorts of new makers and brands. So I was excited when I discovered that one of their recent podcasts was on a subject near and dear to my heart—drumroll—DENIM.

The podcast was also their first roundtable discussion, for which they gathered two denim experts: Veronique Hyland, a fashion writer at The Cut and Tiffany Yanetta, style director at Racked.


The Of a Kind host’s first question was one that I often asked: is EVERYTHING trending right now?

The answer was yes, kind of, everything except skinny jeans. We’re still wearing skinny jeans, but they’ve become more of a classic silhouette that’s currently on the back burner.

The current and hopefully everlasting trend is COMFORT. It all started a few seasons ago at fashion week when everyone was wearing sneakers with everything, and if they wore jeans they hung loose—which can look really chic, but not when you’re wearing jeans with stretch. That just looks kind of saggy. Hence, the return of no-stretch jeans (which I discuss further here, here and here).

Other trend points: dark is out, ’90s styles are way in, high waists are in but uncomfortable while sitting down, Levi’s makes the best jean jacket, and fray is in but probably heading out. To hear the entire conversation click here!


Madewell x Where I Was From Pink Jeans: Not 2012’s Colored Denim

Friday, March 31, 2017

Trends turn over much faster these days than in decades past—I blame the internet and the mini attention spans it produces. As recently as five years ago, skinny jeans in every color of the rainbow were a thing. And now colored denim is back, albeit in most cases in a subtler form.

What you see before you is that shade of pink that you can’t escape (and that you kind of don’t want to), and it was only a matter of time before someone made a pair of jeans in it. It’s barely a color, but somehow evokes spring and all that is fresh and new. Personally I have a love-hate relationship with this hue—but I totally want these jeans.

The jeans are a collab between Madewell and vintage cult favorite Where I Was From, which I’ve just recently discovered and now am obsessed with.
madewell millennial pin jeans



Cutest Cutoffs for Festival Season

Friday, March 31, 2017

Music festival season is upon us, with Coachella coming up in just a few shorts weeks. That means you need to stock up on cutoffs! Denim shorts are just so easy and a great alternative when you want to show some leg and aren’t feeling the sundress thing. Here are my favorites of the season so far:

J Brand Ivy High Rise Shorts, $178

Ksubi Rollin Out Shorts, $170

James Jeans Relaxed Fit Cutoff Shorts, $141

Agolde Parker Vintage Loose Fit Cutoff Shorts, $128

Citizens of Humanity Alyx Classic High Rise Shorts, $218

Current Elliot The Seamed Shorts, $208




A Big Yes to This Carolina Herrera Denim Dress

Friday, March 31, 2017

I don’t know. This could get real Brittney Spears circa 2001 real quick, but I’m feelin’ this Carolina Herrera right now. Maybe it’s just that everything looks great on models, or maybe it’s my undying love of all things denim. I don’t care, give me that head to toe indigo. Plus it’s so interesting to see such formal garments made out of such a casual fabric.

Herrera created a few other nifty denim pieces for her spring 2017 collection, check them out below! Read More >

Winner! These are the Cutest Jeans for Spring 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

scallop red valentino crop jeansI’ve been perusing ALL of the denim I can find for spring, and I keep coming back to these stone-washed, scallop-hem babies by Red Valentino. Yes they are on the pricey side. But my take is buy this ONE pair than two or three just OK pairs. The serged scallop hem is bohemian and kind of proper at the same time, and I’m also digging the embroidery at the pockets. But they only have three sizes left: 25, 26 and 28. Back off, the 28s are mine!

Red Valentino scallop-hem jeans, $495

Denim White Out for Spring

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Just a little more than a week ago, the East Coast of the U.S. had a winter weather white out. And now, already, it’s time for another type of white out, regardless of where you live: a denim white out! Spring has sprung, and it’s that time of year when we’re all craving white denim jeans. Here are some of the freshest of the season!

Left to right:

Levi’s 721 high-rise skinny, $90

Mother The Roller crop frayed jeans, $208

Goldsign the Non Profit high-rise ankle zipper, $260

La Vie eyelet Rebecca Taylor high-rise straight jeans, $275

Citizens of Humanity Llya high rise classic fit crop jeans, $268

AMO twist side-slit jeans, $238

Brother Vellies Denim Shoes Are Easy and Glam

Sunday, March 26, 2017

I’ve been a big fan of Brother Vellies shoes ever since I first spotted them on the feet of the rock star blogger behind Bleubird. The footwear brand is known for it’s furry slides and sandals, which I’ve been coveting for my own feet ever since.

But the brand also has some pretty great denim designs, so I had to tell y’all about them.

They make a denim mule ($495):

… a denim loafer with Swarovski crystals ($595):

a fur-heeled sandal ($380)

a white denim, shearling-lined babouche ($365)

… a blue denim babouche ($235)

… and a white denim babouche minus the shearling ($235)

plus an amazing patchwork specimen, which is almost sold out ($265)












Surprise Move: Good American Adds No-Stretch Denim

Sunday, March 26, 2017

In an unexpected turn of events, Khloe Kardashian’s Good American brand has added no-stretch denim to its lineup. The $169 style is unexpected, but refreshing. It’s nice to see a slightly less overtly sexy silhouette from this brand, which launched last year.Good American jeansGood American also launched a rigid, oversized denim jacket, which as you can see here, Khloe has styled in an off-shoulder fashion. At at $265, it’s a bit pricier than I expected.

Good American jeans

As always, styles range in sizes from 00 to 24, and the brand will be adding new styles bi-weekly.

The Return of Wrangler Jeans

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wrangler heritage jeans

I was so intrigued when I laid eyes on these heritage Wrangler jeans. Wrangler calls them a cowboy cut, but they’re also totally on trend with their high waist and distressing, which is done by hand. The pockets feature the old school Wrangler leather patch and “W” stitching on the back pockets.

They’re old and new brought together in an awesome pair of jeans.

One thing to be aware of is the sizing. The design was previously a men’s jean, so for whatever reason, they kept that sizing and recommend that you go up three to four sizes from your normal size. I usually take a 28 or 29 and the 32s fit me just fine. Note that they don’t have any stretch, so sizing up might be a good call.

All in all it’s been really fun rediscovering this brand. Check out my other Wrangler post, featuring their super cool retro patches. And stay tuned for some stylings with their retro pins, too!

Wrangler heritage jeans

Wrangler heritage jeans

Wrangler heritage jeans

Wrangler heritage jeans

WEARING: Wrangler heritage jeans, Freda Salvador booties, Chloe vintage bag (similar hereAdina Mills ring, Centinelle scarf, SunGod sunnies.   

Photos by Anna-Alexia Basile

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