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
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:
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I’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!
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.
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
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 >
I’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
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
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)
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 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.
As always, styles range in sizes from 00 to 24, and the brand will be adding new styles bi-weekly.
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!
WEARING: Wrangler heritage jeans, Freda Salvador booties, Chloe vintage bag (similar here) Adina Mills ring, Centinelle scarf, SunGod sunnies.