Entries Tagged as 'Denim Trends'

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.garmentory.com/sale/brother-vellies/shoes-flats/129693-denim-and-shearling-lined-babouche#sm.001v8ny1r120wdl4u3321ys9fadf3

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

Alex Steele Makes Vintage Denim Into Works of Art

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

When I visited West Coast Craft in November, I was on the hunt for anything and everything denim (as per usual). Have you been to West Coast Craft? It’s an amazing collection of artisans that happens twice yearly at Fort Mason in San Francisco. It’s extremely well-curated and you’ll find incredible handmade and beautifully-designed items to wear and for your home. (Check some of my other favorites at Forbes!)

When it came to denim, Alex Steele’s booth grabbed my attention like no  other. Not only did she have perfect vintage Levi’s, but they were decorated with her really cool art. She paints with bleach directly onto the denim. The palm-leaf print initially caught my eye, and her nudes (and more) on jackets won me over.

I quickly learned that Alex doest much more than paint on jeans—she has dabbled in everything from jewelry design to taxidermy. Check out our interview below!   Read More >

15 Perfect Pieces From AG’s Indigo Capsule Collection Part 2

Monday, January 30, 2017

AG Jeans’ inaugural Indigo Capsule Collection must have been a hit, because they’ve released a new season an it’s even better than the last. As a person who works from home, this is exactly what I want to be wearing, if at least to not still be in my PJ’s when the UPS guy comes or when the teen unexpectedly brings home a few friends after school.

The pieces can be layered with each other or with your existing wardrobe for a comfy look that says denim but feels like sweats. I’m all about comfort right now so BRING. IT. ON. Prices are approximately $150 – $300. Check out my favorites below and shop all the pieces here! Read More >

The Evolution of Denim in Hip Hop

Thursday, January 12, 2017

hip-hop-denim-style-evolution-unnamed2-1200x800 Jeans worn by hip-hop artists did not always strive to show as much of one’s underwear as possible, High Snobiety reveals. In the seventies, when hip-hop first emerged, artists in the genre wore remarkably well-fitting jeans:

In a decade where high style was characterized by stretchy polyester, shiny satin and chintzy velour, hard-wearing denim dungarees symbolized a utilitarian sense of rebellion.

Moving into the eighties, artists even wore head-to-toe denim, and gravitated towards much less showy stagewear that one might imagine in the context of a pretty opulent decade.

Check out the entire evolution of denim in hip hop at High Snobiety, and check out their tips on how to rock the looks from every era now.

[Photo via High Snobiety]

Alexa Chung’s Disturbing Prediction for Jeans in 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

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Kate’s version – at hte Alexander McQueen Show.
The supermodel was wearing a vest and low slung trousers known as bumsters at a show by British designer Alexander McQueen hailed as the up and coming star of the London fashion scene.

I’m so loving the high-waists, wide legs and general resurgence of the seventies in denim trends that I’ve been blissfully ignorant of what the future might hold. And then I read something very jarring at Elle, which was Alexa Chung’s predictions for denim trends of the future:

2017 is coming. What’s the future of denim?

We’ve had distressed edges. We’ve had culottes. We’ve had high waisted jeans, we’ve seen the heralding of the new bootcut back again. I’m so sorry to say this to you, but the only way forward is ultra-hipsters, you know? Like super-low cut, low-rider jeans, to the extreme.

Like the Alexander McQueen bumsters from 1996?

It’s not now. But in a year, those will be back. It’s the only way forward.

The idea gives me the shivers. But, thankfully, I think this time around I’ll be old enough to know better.

 

How to Dress Up Your Denim for New Year’s Eve

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Even if you’re spending a chill night with close friends on New Year’s Eve, you still want to make it feel a little special by wearing something a notch or two more fun than your regular #OOTD. Your favorite jeans are the perfect choice in such a situation, because you can dress them up in numerous ways. Here, five bloggers show us how it’s done.

Black Fashiony Top, Black Heels

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Dallas blogger Fashion Jackson’s black ruffle top, jeans and black heels is simple but still special and therefore perfect for a night out on the town or at home with friends.

Over-the-Knee Boots, Sequins and Fur

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Anytime you think the elements of your outfit may be adding up to that “too much” level, just add jeans. Problem solved. Here, San Francisco blogger Shannon Yoachum of Style by Lolly shows us how to combine three dramatic pieces with jeans for a perfectly balanced New Year’s Eve outfit.

Off-the-Shoulder Velvet, Coated Denim

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Shelby of Louisville Kentucky-based blog Glitter + Gingham creates the perfect amount of shine with an off-shoulder velvet top, coated jeans and black patent pumps. The animal print bag is a nice touch.

Fancy Footwear

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Jeans with sequin booties are a match made in NYE outfit heaven. Houston-based Kate Blue of For the Love of Fancy shows how it’s done by topping off the outfit with a simple but formal-feeling black blouse.

Red Sweater

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A red cozy sweater is always festive. Add a bright red lip like Olivia of What Olivia Did in London and you’re in business. Flats are a good option, especially if you’re only going to kick them off to lounge on the floor and watch the ball drop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denim Review: Citizens of Humanity Melanie Crop Jeans

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

09_kpThese Citizens of Humanity Melanie jeans are still available in several sizes, so I thought I’d finally write up my official review of these wide-leg, cropped, high-waisted specimens. I acquired them more than a year ago, and since then, scores of wide-leg, cropped copycats have emerged. (And just in case the CoH site doesn’t have your size, I’ve listed some similar alternatives at the end of the post).

Brand: Citizens of Humanity

Style: Melanie Wide-Leg Crop

Color: Retro

Price: $238
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Six Pairs of Skinny Jeans for Furry Winter Boots

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Even though I live on the West Coast and don’t get to experience all that much snow, I’m all about a furry boot to tuck my jeans into this winter. I hope to make some trips to snowy places specifically for this reason. And, alas, you can’t tuck flared jeans into your boots—not comfortably anyway,  You need a second-skin skinny jeans. So once again when I thought I’d never wear skinnies again, I’m finding an occasion. I guess that’s why people are calling them a new classic—at this point they will never go out of style. Here are a few styles that I wouldn’t mind adding to my collection.skinny jeans

  1. Rag & Bone/JEAN high rise skinny, $185
  2. Hudson Barbara high-waisted skinny jeans, $215
  3. AG The Farrah skinny crop jeans, $178
  4. Citizens of Humanity high-rise Rocket crop skinny jeans, $248
  5. Frame Le Skinny De Jeanne jeans, $225
  6. Goldsign virtual high-rise skinny jeans, $238

 

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