The great thing about the Uniqlo 2011-2012 Fall Winter Women’s Lookbook is the coloring: rich shades that will make you pop no matter how drab the upcoming weather chooses to be. From the classic blue wash to autumn colors like champagne and apricot, these skinny jeans are easy to fall in love with. For us though, the cargo skinny jean adds that bit of detail that makes the buy really worth it. Uniqlo definitely encourages layering for next season, which is always a good way to keep warm and stylish…especially when rocking those badass (but not cold-weather friendly!) sheer tights. The trick that they reveal here, is to keep the top half somewhat structured–wear a fitted top, add in a belt, or accessorize with a scarf & you will avoid that blob-like look that can be (unfortunately) easy to fall into when layering.
Our obsession with boho chic trends has yet to suffice for us to slow down, which makes it hard for us to focus our attention on another emerging trends, (A love affair you say? Why yes, it certainly is!) So when we found this very cool post about fringe bags the urge to share it with you guys was almost insatiable. Point blank, the reason we love fringe bags: they’re cool, you can dress them up or down and as we approach fall they compliment denim very well. Not just “hippie chic” these bags can be worn in a multitude of ways and after all who doesn’t love versatility?
Even though our favorite season is coming to a close, there’s comfort in the rampant summer sales on last month’s must-haves. Today’s find? An adorable ‘Winnie’ romper by Motel from Nasty Gal—formerly $78, now $54.60. We can’t read the name without imagining Winnie from The Wonder Years sporting it with her cute blunt-cut bangs (we have to imagine this was taken into consideration with the model’s ‘do as well). Pair this denim one-piece with platforms and a pair of vintage frames or wear it with tights this fall for a look that draws on childhood innocence and urban appeal alike!
Motel ‘Winnie’ romper ($54.60) – buy it at Nasty Gal.
If you’ve ever shopped at Target, then you know they’ve really gotten deep into making jeans part of their standard merchandise offerings (remember William Rast for Target?). And to further push that agenda, they enlisted a “music teacher” to tell parents and kids—via a quirky synth-pop serenade—what they need in order to look good for back to school. It’s essentially a commercial on what you can buy at Target, but denim is the not-so-subtle suggestion. What’s also interesting is how spot-on that this music teacher reminds some of us here at Denim Therapy of a certain 9th-grade journalism teacher.
After taking a look at the Vince. fall 2011 lookbook, we can officially say we are ready to take on the colder weather. The soft knits and warm color palette make us long for the days when there is that brisk feeling in the air, because let’s face it, turtlenecks and the NYC summer heat just don’t mix. Vince is showing a great silhouette of baggy on top & slim on the bottom that will be easy for many to copy, but beware–that crop leg skinny jean can be a hard look to master, so for a more guaranteed flattering option, go for the skinny ankle jeans which will create a longer leg. We really love the way that Vince. transitions the colored denim trend into fall with earthy tones, that to be truthful, are easier to pair a top with than this season’s neons and pastels. With stretch denim ensuring a comfortable fit, these jeans definitely take a top spot on our wish list! (And we know it’s not denim, but that leather boat neck dress? Yes please!)
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5. Lane Bryant has released a line of plus-size jeans that aim to slim the curvy figure. The technology? “Revolutionary built-in mesh control panel made of a unique nylon and spandex blend that flattens the tummy and slenderizes the silhouette”.
We’ll be honest, we wear denim cut-off’s all year round. With a cute pair of tights and some fresh kicks, you have no excuse to push your jean shorts into a “summer” box and stuff them under your bed. But it’s true that there’s a certain magic that comes with the season of Daisy Duke‘s, and while there are still a few humid, sunny days left in the August-to-September transition, it’s a good idea to get the most out of them. We’ve put together three outfits we adore for some summer denim inspiration. Go forth, and wear denim shorts!
Check out these three denim-shorts-loving looks below…
Look 1: Bohemian Babe
1. Zadig & Voltaire Cream Drama racer tank ($105) – buy it at My Wardrobe.
2. Willow under-wired corset ($495) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. Siwy Alexa cut-off shorts ($195) – buy them at American Rag.
4. Kate Spade ‘Cut To The Chase’ bib necklace ($148) – buy it at Kate Spade.
5. Mia Limited Edition Spartan Sandal ($119.95) – buy them at DSW.
Look 2: Cafe Crawler
1. Helmut Lang cotton-blend chambray shorts ($110 on sale) – buy them at The Outnet.
2. Karen Walker Eyewear ‘Patsy’ sunglasses ($180) – buy them at La Garconne.
NYC, college students, parties, random hookups and a pair of missing jeans, come full circle in MTV’s new original series I just want my pants back, a television remake of David J Rosen’s (who also happens to be the show’s producer) famous novel. The show follows Jason Strider a 20 something yr old college graduate who has an unexpected one night stand with Annie, who then borrows his jeans in a rush and only to never return them. Annie’s contact information turns out to be erroneous, leaving Jason with no apparent way to find her. Thus leading to the seemingly never-ending quest for Jason’s jeans and so to speak, himself along the way. Set in Greenpoint Brooklyn, this comical and quite amusing, coming of age series, makes our relationship with our denim just that much stronger. (Who would have thought all that conviction and love would go into getting our favorite pair of jeans back?) Full season episodes are set to start this coming January, we’ll be watching, will you? Check out a sneak preview below.
Madewell has a wonderful tendency to bridge the gap between looking chic and looking adorable, and there’s no more fun season to wave their magic lookbook wand than fall. Their latest Shopbop collaboration features colorful, layered looks with denim, wovens and knits that result in fashion-forward outfits appropriate for ages 15 to 30 and beyond. Our favorite piece? This super basic staple, the shrunken chambray “Boy” shirt ($78).
You’re running out of time to wear white denim if you believe in the “no white after labor day” rule (we don’t, actually). But whether or not your white jeans have an expiration date this season, it’s worth knowing how to rock them properly. White can be one of the most intense statements you can make in an outfit, giving an air of resort-wear and a bit of expensive taste. Tonya from Shopbop’s blog tells us how she pairs her white denim for a knock-out outfit:
For an easy take on bright separates, I’ll pair white skinny jeans with a punchy tank in turquoise, coral, or orange and balance the look with understated flat sandals in nude. Or I’ll take my cue from the Alexander Wang spring runway and play with white-on-white–a basic T by Alexander Wang tank and white Siwy shortswill feel unexpected while beating the summer heat. Though casual at first glance,white jeans can be dressed up. Pair flared white J Brand jeans with a tucked-in nude tank, a blush blazer, and wood-bottom shoes for a mixed-neutrals look that wouldn’t feel out of place on a lunch date.