Want to give your look an edge of bohemian royalty this fall? Add a luxe garment like a kimono-style robe with embroidery and rich color! This street stype shoot from LA blogger Britney (AKA Disarming Darling) had us at first glance, with the graciously applied metallic & turquoise jewelry, light-wash denim cut-off shorts, simple knit top, and perfect boho carry-on. Shoes are key—Britney’s shoes are a unique chunky heeled sandal with major sole traction, and anything chunky works well. Avoid strappy thin-looking sandals (you’ll end up looking costume-y). Ready to rock the boho-royal look? Check out this perfect printed kimono-style robe to get started!
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Miss Sixty is celebrating the last days of summer with a sale that’ll fill out the holes in your fall wardrobe. Jump on it!
2. Hey East Coast, did Hurricane Irene do any denim damage in your life? We’ve got the quick fixes you need to get your jeans back in shape ASAP! Check out our new repair & modification services!
3. Laundry day? Read these 5 steps from Denim Debutante on how to wash your jeans for maximum longevity and comfort.
4. Step inside the d.brand concept store and gaze upon a world in shades of blue! Check this Swedish denim brand‘s official site and click “Store” to drop in for a visit.
5. Today’s super exciting denim sale item is a pair of fresh Diesel skinny jeans. Usually $250, these baby blues are yours for just $175.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: d.brand, denim links, denim news, Denim Repair, denim sale, Denim Therapy, Diesel jeans, east coast, how to wash jeans, hurricane irene, jeans repair, skinny jeans
After a small hiatus PRVCY Jeans makes a comeback with a new look and new face for their Spring 2012 relaunch lookbook. And who better to bring newness to the brand other than Aliana Lohan (yes, Lindsay Lohan’s little sister) who recently signed with NEXT Models. The fresh face is the perfect match for the brands new youthful and modern image. Minimal styling updates the otherwise unchanged denim selection with the exception for a killer pair of acid wash jeans, which we totally dig. Check out the lookbook below!
Images via PRVCY.
Tags: acid wash jeans, Ali Lohan, Aliana Lohan, NEXT Models, PRVCY, PRVCY Jeans, PRVCY Jeans Spring 2012 Lookbook, PRVCY Jeans Spring 2012 Relaunch Lookbook
Need a reason to shop? How does 75% off sound? We’re all about these denim overalls from Sonia By Sonia Rykiel, and right now the Outnet has their price tag on the chopping block. Originally a fat $445, they’re down to $111.25, which means there will never be a better time to buy them. Ready for styling with a off-shoulder sweater or a filmy tank and bold jewelry, these blue rigid-denim, straight-leg jeans feature patch pockets and cargo pockets for plenty of storage, with sweet details like gold trims and the illustrious embroidered logo that set them apart. And they’re no fragile dry-clean-only jeans. Throw them in the wash and go! This is the grown-up version of your fav staple as a kid.
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Rigid-denim halterneck overall pants ($111.25) – buy them at The Outnet.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: 75% off, cheap jeans, Denim Overalls, denim sale, designer overalls, machine wash, overalls for grown ups, Sonia by Sonia Rykiel
Playing off their spring/summer collection of breezy pastels and candy colored denim, M2F has followed up with a set of hues just as delicious for fall. The M2F fall 2011 lookbook features desaturated jewel tones that remain radiant while still appropriate for autumn color schemes. We’re completely in love with these sentimental color stories, from deep purple denim jackets to destroyed denim in maroon. Style these gorgeous jeans with creme colored knits and metallic accessories for a look that’s both on-trend and excitingly bold. Check out their retail locations and score yourself a pair for fall!
Images via Denim Blog.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, destroyed denim, Fall 2011, fall denim trends, LookBook, m2f, purple denim jacket, red jeans, skinny jeans
Leah Faye posted up her tips on Eat Sleep Denim on how to shop for denim when “you must be this tall to ride” signs were never a problem for you. Read on to see how this tall gal finds the denim she loves…
Know your inseam
This sounds obvious, but it’s easy to assume that all long inseam jeans are long enough for you, and that’s not always the case. My ideal inseam is 36″–yours may be 34″. Those two inches could be the difference between looking incredibly chic or looking like you just hit a random growth spurt.
Spring for premium denim
Most premium denim labels make jeans in a variety of lengths, including often hard to come by longer inseams. Two of my favorite labels that consistently roll out ultra-long jeans are Joe’s and MiH. Premium denim can be pricey, but jeans that fit well, look great and will last for ages are a worthwhile investment.
Read more tips and view the full post at Eat Sleep Denim.
Tags: denim for tall girls, denim for tall guys, denim shopping guide, fall shopping, where to find denim for tall people
Making a gradual style transition from summer to fall is a process easily executed by way of details (though the not-so-subtle process of throwing a big chunky knit sweater over your head is in no way out of the question). LA blogger Jenny Ong opted to ease into the look of fall with a typical summer outfit adorned by black accessories. Her Sold Design Lab cuffed denim shorts are paired with a pastel yellow top, but her hat, shoes, and bag are all inky variations. We’re loving the final touch of bangles and bracelets to bring this look an aura of Augusts’ end.
Images via Jenny From The Block.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: black accessories, fall fashion, pastel and denim, SOLD design lab, Street Style, style blogger, transitional fashion
Wanna beat the heat (or crazy weather) right about now? Don’t you want to jet away to somewhere like Rio de Janeiro where you can find Ashton Kutcher and Supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio hard at work at a beach side resort, looking sexy in their Colcci jeans? Watch the steamy behind-the-scenes video on the making of Colcci’s latest campaign for a mini visual escape! See Alessandra put flair into frayed cutoffs (with, or without a top!). Watch wispy-haired Ashton work white jeans into a sartorial ensemble. Denim Therapy has been stalking Colcci for a couple of years now, and we think they pulled quite a coup with signing on Ashton along with Alessandra. Check this out (but bring your own Caipirinha).
For more information, go to Colcci online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Alessandra Ambrosio, Alessandra Ambrosio pics, Ashton Kutcher, Brazilian denim brand, brazilian supermodel, Colcci, denim fashion
Ready to win a pair of Siwy flare-leg jeans and make your fall wardrobe complete? Last week was gave you guys the chance to score a gorgeous pair of vintage-inspired jeans from Siwy Denim in our giveaway, and you sounded off! You told us how much you loved the style, the pockets, the wash, and how you’d wear ‘em. From your styling ideas on turning this look into librarian-chic to mixing them up with your Alexander Wang t-shirt, we loved every comment. But we can only give these away to one of you! Is it you? Read on…
And the winner is…
“Awesome flattering cut…I love the heavy cuff on the bottom and there’s just enough flare to minimize the hips and maximize the look of long legs. I’d pair this with a white turtleneck and my short fringed brown linen jacket which is short enough so everyone can take in the pocket detailing on the rear. Finally, a pair of mid-high closed-toe brown boots to add some more height and accent that great cuff.”
She wins the Ramona “Capture My Heart” flare leg jeans in high-rise 21″ with 2″ hem. Available in sizes 24-32.
Congratulations to our winner (we’ll email you shortly), and thanks to all who entered! Didn’t win this time? No worries! Denim Therapy has more chances on the way for you to own a pair of coveted jeans for your stylish fall excursions.
Stay tuned… we’ll be announcing our next giveaway this morning!
—DT Staff & Siwy Denim
Tags: contest, denim for fall, denim giveaway, Denim Therapy, fall denim trends, fall fashion, flare leg jeans, free jeans, Siwy Denim
Have you tried on a pair of coated jeans yet? Let’s just say, not all coated denim are made equal. Recently, Denim Therapy had the chance to review a pair of DL1961 Emma jeans in Wick. These are black coated denim leggings made with X-Fit 4-way stretch jeans, so you don’t have to suffer to look great. I am wearing the Emma in a size 26 with a 32″ inseam. Although I’m not very tall, these jeans fit me perfectly from hip to ankle. Even as these are low-rise jeans (about 8 1/2″ rise), I was impressed with its contoured waistband, which prevented puckering at the back. Equally impressive was how the waistband was cut near the front: slightly higher on the sides so there was no pinching at the hip bones. One thing to note: the non-rubbery coating is only on the outside, so the interior is soft.
If you’re in the market for a great pair of sexy all-purpose black jeans, then you better try the Emma in Wick. You can get the leather jeans look without the heaviness. And, what the pictures don’t tell you online is that there’s a slight sheen and a bit of sparkle lightly scattered throughout the jeans; so, these jeans look great in the sunlight as well as at night. The DL1961 Emma denim leggings in Wick ($168) is available at