If you’ll be trimming the tree and then hitting the town for some ho-ho-holiday party action this year (maybe more than a few nights before the year is out), you’ll want to wear denim that accomplishes three things:
Here are nine pairs of jeans that win the “most likely to be caught on a dance floor” from a range of price points on the market right now. And remember, if you rip your jeans while you’re starting an aerobics-mosh-pit, we’re here for you.
Christmas is a mere 5 days away, and if you still have holiday shopping to do, you’re just like the vast majority of people in America! ho ho ho…! The last second rush doesn’t have to be a nightmare though, with a list of awesome gift ideas and websites that offer overnight shipping on hand. Below are great gift ideas we’ve selected for the denim loving (and just plain stylin’) men and women in your life. So grab a latte, sit back, and enjoy the holidays.
↓ Scroll and shop our holiday gift guide! ↓
Gift guide for women:
1. MiH Jeans Marrakesh in Klein Blue Velvet
2. Topshop Moto Raspberry Denim Hotpants
3. Shashi One Row Denim Bracelet
4. CURRENT/ELLIOTT Dark Tin Belted Denim Dress
5. Denim & Supply Cotton Jersey Beret
6. MiH Jeans Vintage Denim Top
Gift guide for men:
1. MS&Co. Selvedge Denim Shoe Bags
2. Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Bag, Denim Duffle
3. Creep by Hiroshi Awai Denim Mountain Parka
4. Horace Patchwork Denim Jacket
5. Wintercheck Chambray Scarf
6. ASOS Skinny Fit Jeans In Cord
And one more bright idea: the ultimate holiday gift is a Denim Therapy gift card, good for any of our amazing services in denim repair and alteration!
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Jane Aldridge of fashion blog Sea Of Shoes has managed to keep a consistent level of great style and exciting product flowing in her blog since her rise to blogger stardom, and while her obsessions seem to be vintage clothing and (obviously) shoes, she has a keen eye for amazing jeans. Here she pairs Rich & Skinny‘s coated metallic Legacy Jean ($187—grab a pair here) with a Nordic sweater and hooded faux-fur trimmed jacket. Her Proenza boots sort of put the cherry on top of this outfit, but those on a budget, we love these black bootie heels as a substitute.
See the full look below:
Images via Sea Of Shoes.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Denim Therapy’s expert denim repair service was featured in People Magazine‘s holiday gift guide! The series called out gifts for celebs and stars who could use them, and we were bestowed the honor of being an ideal gift for Kate Middleton! You’ll recall that she wore her J Brand jeans for days on royal business, and not even royal jeans can hold up forever.
“For the girl who isn’t afraid to recycle her denim (Kate once wore the same J Brand jeans three days in a row!), we’d treat her to a gift card to Denim Therapy, the company that repairs holes, wear, and scuffed hems. The Duchess could even use the credit to preemptively reinforce her favorite blues to avoid getting caught with an embarrassing tear.”
Looking for a way to extend the life of your jeans? We do jean repair on holes, tears, wear, zippers, belt-loops, and so much more. We also do tailoring, hemming, dying, and alterations for maternity. Check out our denim repair and alteration services for ways we can help your blue-jean-BFF’s stay in your life for the long run!
And Kate, if you’re reading, we’ll definitely help you out too. ; )
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Only Nasty Gal could pull off sheer tops, bright jeans, denim cut-offs, and sparkly holiday dresses all in one lookbook and smack in the middle of December. Talk about a California Christmas! We love absolutely everything about this. The denim short shorts might be a bit far-fetched for this time of the season, but you could totally take the rest of these looks, throw on a cute coat and be good to go to any Holiday parties you might have lined up. Check out the full lookbook bellow!
Images via Nasty Gal.
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We love handmade gifts (a few of us are even devout DIY-ers here at DT), so when we decided to put together a gift guide this year, we thought, why make one of them a round-up of cool and crafty denim items! This way you support an independent artist/designer by purchasing, or get some ideas to make your own. Check out our picks from Etsy below.
1. Denim wallet ($34) – buy it at Etsy.
2. Fingerless Denim Gloves with Wooden Buttons ($25) – buy it at Etsy.
3. P.S. I LOVE YOU Denim Postcard ($12) – buy it at Etsy.
4. Hand Made Cotton Rag Rug Runner ($110) – buy it at Etsy.
5. Denim Patchwork Sofa ($2,000) – buy it at Etsy.
6. Men’s Denim Neckwarmer ($17.50) – buy it at Etsy.
7. Vintage LEVIS Purple dip-dyed shorts ($60) – buy it at Etsy.
8. Organic denim wrap skirt ($118) – buy it at Etsy.
9. Dark Blue Denim Bowtie ($23) – buy it at Etsy.
10. Denim Tool Apron (for kids) ($12.50) – buy it at Etsy.
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible happenings in the world of denim. Catch up on what’s happening (and what’s definitely not happening) and browse our personal picks after scanning the web this morning. 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. It’s Christmas this week and Miss Me has their denim tree up and ready to go for the festivities!
2. You already know about James Franco’s gig shooting and directing the next 7 for All Mankind campaign. And while you might have to wait till March to see the final product you can check out this behind the scenes vid featuring model babe Lily Donaldson.
3. Rag & Bone has released a new variation of their Bell jeans with a brown leather waistband ($297). Get yourself a pair on Shop Bop!
4. In runway news, guess who is showing at New York Fashion Week? Levi’s! The brand will be showing a full on collection for the first time ever on the runway come February.
5. We love denim in all its forms. Give it to us as an ultra cool Marilyn Monroe portrait and we’re definitely crushing. Check out Ian Berry’s art pieces made out of vintage denim!
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We’re pretty big fans of Jessica Alba and her denim habit, from her limited edition Resin Denim jacket to her Pray For Mother Nature flares. Recently she’s been rocking a variety of brands. Four of her recent outfits are detailed below. Scroll to see what she’s wearing and where you can buy it.
See the full looks below:
Above, Goldsign Virginia flares ($300).
Above, Kate Spade Broome Street Jeans in Red ($195).
Above, Work Custom Gidget jeans ($187).
Above, Current/Elliott “The Roller” boyfriend jeans ($206).
Tags: boyfriend jeans, celebrity denim, Current/Elliott, flare leg, goldsign jeans, Jessica Alba, Kate Spade, red denim, skinny jeans, work custom
We love the photography blog Jak & Jil—it’s a perfect example of how “street style” photography has evolved into something both more authentic (sans-posed photos and preconceived outfits), and more intense (the shots are full of models post-show with crazy hair, and many feature European fashion week go-ers who can afford some pretty epic attire). While trends like pastel hair and gem-covered shoes may come and go as you scroll through the pages, one thing keeps popping up over and over: great ways to style denim. All cameos by this dash of instant cool spark a host of ideas about layering, cuffing, distressing, and pairing. We recommend bookmarking.
Some of our favorites below:
Images via Jak & Jil.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We told you about this exciting collaboration between MiH Jeans and ShopBop in Denim Dose this morning, and now we’ve got the lookbook. This resort 2012 collection, inspired by 1970s Morocco, is denim through a jet-set lens. The daywear separates have soft silhouettes and light earthy colors, while the denim is frayed and features saturated, colorful embroidery that turn the whole set into a bohemian dream. Whether you’re planning to jump on a plane and escape this winter (or just wear some luxe jeans around the house), you’ll want to browse this gorgeous line for yourself.
The collection retails from $187 for the Marrakesh Short to $238 for the tie-front collarless Francoise Shirt. Other items include the classic Marrakesh mid-rise kick flare for $205, the Cap Ferret denim tunic for $229, A sheer Oversized shirt for $205 and cropped flare Monaco jean for $194.
Shop MiH Jeans at Shopbop.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Boho style, capsule collection, cut-off denim shorts, MiH Jeans, morocco inspired, resort 2012, Shopbop, white denim