So you’re about to pack up and squeeze the most out of summer’s last month on the sandy shores? Us too! And while we’re in the midst of packing up the sun tan lotion, the shades, the super cute Italian bikinis et al for a weekend at the beach, we thought we would impart some packing wisdom on you guys too! Scroll for the denim lover’s guide to what to pack for the beach.
First off, you’ll need two pairs of cut-off shorts. One should be stylish (Think mis-rise and printed), and the other should be super comfy and casual.
1. Moto Ice Striped Hotpants 2. Moto Rubber Stripe Hotpants
Next up, a versatile bikini that works for swimming, sunning, and to wear with your shorts and a sarong or tank when it’s time for boardwalk parties.
1. Dolce & Gabbana Bikini 2. Missoni Reversible Bikini 3. Melissa Odabash Underwire Bikini
Next, you’ll need a few chic, versatile tanks to go over your bikini & shorts combo. These can easily be rolled up and packed without taking up suitcase real estate.
1. Mason by Michelle Mason Silk Tank 2. Kain Washed Silk Tank 3. T by Alexander Wang Silk Jersey Tank
For chilly nights on the beach, bring your favorite old (or new) well-worn denim trucker jacket.
1. UNIF Americana Denim Jacket 2. Levi’s Trucker Jacket in Light Wash
Last but not least, a pair of chic (but easy to wear) sandals.
1. Sam Edelman Women’s Gable 2. Coconuts Women’s Terrain
Don’t forget to check out our bikini x denim cut-off shorts combos for some summer style inspiration, and while you’re at it, if you need some more colored denim cut-off shorts options, we’ve got your covered for that too!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cut off shorts, denim shorts, summer denim, what to pack for the beach
We were just as excited as anyone for Nasty Gal’s new denim line, but upon closer examination it seems their newest release of LA-made high-rise skinny jeans for chics is kind of… well, Nasty. At least, not very flattering on the model they casted for the shoot. Aside from the Kink High-Rise in Glacier (which sold out quickly after the line launched), the fit looks awkward and the 3-D whiskering around the hips looks like potential for excessive bagginess after one day of wear. As for the yellow skinny, it looks like the model was dipped in a vat of yellow wax and dried upside-down.
We can’t bring ourselves to spring the 80-something bucks to test a pair of these, so if you or someone you know has experienced the fit and feel first-hand, send them our way! We’d like to ask them a few Q’s.
Tags: colored denim, high-waisted jeans, midrise jeans, mom jeans, nasty gal denim, skinny jeans
We’re loving this free-spirited shot of actress Selena Gomez on the beach in her white denim cut-off shorts. This pair happens to be by Paige Denim, but you can grab a similar pair for under $100 by 7 For All Mankind. Stay tuned for a post this week on the denim lover’s guide to packing for the beach (hint: Selena’s got a few of the key elements below).
Grab some white denim shorts for under $100 by 7 For All Mankind and get on that beach!
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One thing’s certain, denim lovers: leaving the house in August wearing head-to-toe black is sure to make a statement, but it could also result in a not-so-stylish heat stroke. Wearing white denim, a white blazer, and a fresh white t-shirt however, will keep you a few degrees cooler and will amp up your tan. Below, we break down one style blogger’s look piece by piece.
Street style image via Victoria T.
Get the look:
1. Riot Rage Tee by Boutique 2. Theory Washed Crepe Blazer 3. Moto Crochet Trim Denim Shorts
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cut off shorts, destroyed denim, summer denim trends, white blazer, white denim, white jacket, white t-shirt
Kate Middleton wore J Brand midrise skinny leg navy cropped jeans to the 2012 Olympic games in London recently, at times spotted walking with her brother-in-law Prince Harry. She wore the cropped style with cork wedges and a tailored blazer for a regal, sophisticated look.
Want to get Kate’s style? Grab a pair of J Brand midrise skinny leg navy cropped jeans for fall.
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We’ve been talking a lot about shorts recently. Colored shorts, celebs wearing shorts, bikini and bathing suit top combos…the list goes on. (Hey, it’s hot!) But even in the worst oppressive heat, most of us have limits on what we’re willing to wear in public. For instance, when it comes to cut-offs, everyone’s comfort level is different. Need proof? Browse through some street style blogs. From upper-thigh to practically-underwear, we found denim cut-off shorts that run the length gamut in our search to answer the eternal cut-offs question: how short is too short? Is there even such a thing? Let us know what you think!
To help you reach your verdict, we’ve rounded up some stylish ladies wearing all different types of cut-offs:
Something else else to consider: how ripped, ragged, torn, or distressed are you willing to wear ‘em?
Pssst, if you want to make your own cut-offs–of whatever length you fancy–we can help you out!
Images via Fashion by Elin, flattery, Lookbook, duochjag, See Creatures, chloe et sa boite à conserves, Nany’s Klozet
Tags: cut-off denim, denim cut off shorts, denim cut-offs, denim shorts, street style round-up, summer style
Now that we’re really in the thick of summer, you need denim that’s going to keep you cool as well as provide an easy transition from a day at the beach to a night out with friends. Colored denim shorts are the perfect option, because they make your bikini top pop and can be accented with killer shoes and luxe accessories for your night on the town. Below are six of our favorite pairs.
DL1961 Cameron Shorts; Joe’s Jeans Denim Shorts; Madewell Garment Dyed Shorts
Hudson Hampton Cuffed Shorts; Current/Elliott Boyfriend Shorts; Siwy Camilla Shorts
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, cut off shorts, denim shorts, madewell denim, mint green denim, neon denim shorts, pink denim shorts, yellow denim
It’s Block Party time! Come uptown today for the third annual Block Party hosted by David Barton Gym. It’s an evening of fitness, cocktails… and denim! That’s right, Denim Therapy is teaming up with the baddest-ass gym there is during the entire month of August, and we will be at each of the four block parties giving away tons of cool stuff! It’s a summertime must. See you there!
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