No lie, we love clean cut skinny jeans and crisp, tailored raw denim… but when it comes to summer living in NYC, we’re always down for a little extra AC in the jeans department. Distressed denim adds edge to any look, whether in light wash boyfriend style or in a punk-inspired black skinny cut. Here are some our favorite pairs of distressed jeans this summer.
Beach season has finally arrived, and we’re not wasting any time packing up our boho bags full of sun and sand essentials. But once the SPF and your portable iPod speakers are packed and ready to go, what about an awesome beach-ready outfit? Like many New Yorkers, we take the A train down to the Rockaways for our sea side fun, so it’s crucial to wear more than just a bikini! Here are 3 summer denim looks to wear to the beach (without looking like an exhibitionist on the train).
Below: 1. J Brand Low Rise Cutoff Shorts 2. Serefina Beaded Layer Tassel Necklace 3. The Row Thomaston Jersey Tank 4. Topshop Tropical Print Hat 5. Vix Embellished Triangle Bikini Top 6. Vix Embellished Bikini Briefs
Below: 1. Vix Carioca Satin-Jersey Kaftan 2. Stella McCartney Thick Square Sunglasses 3. Eres Les Essentiels Show Bandeau Bikini Top 4. Isabel Marant Iza Embroidered Denim Shorts 5. TKEES Lily Patent-Leather Flip-flops
Below: 1. Petals & Peacocks Beach Please Crop Sweatshirt 2. Rag & bone Mila Cut-Off Denim Shorts 3. Vix Ibi Embellished Printed Triangle Bikini Top 4. Vix Ibi Embellished Printed Bikini Briefs
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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When it comes to summer denim essentials, we immediately think of our favorite cut-off shorts. But even we have to admit, as tempting as it is to wear those babies daily, it’s better to mix up your style and throw some variation into the mix. One stop at Nasty Gal proved us right. There are endless ways to stay cool and look hot in denim this summer, and we took the liberty of picking a few out for ya.
1. Cactus Life Denim Vest 2. Courtshop Drew Overall Shorts
3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt
5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform
Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?
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We may fix jeans better than anyone, but we also love a well placed hole when it comes to wearing destroyed denim. From shorts to boyfriend jeans and overalls, here are 6 of our favorite ways to wear them.
1. Wear them boyfriend style: Madewell Destroyed Boy Jeans 2. Wear them as overalls: Current/Elliott The Shortalls 3. Wear them as cut-off shorts: Joe’s Jeans High Rise Cutoff Shorts
4. Wear them skinny: Genetic James Zipper Skinny Jeans 5. Wear them in white: Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Cropped Jeans 6. Wear them with drama: Siwy Hannah Distressed Skinny Jeans
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In the market for a cute pair of spring shoes that are versatile enough to go with all your favorite outfits, but could still pass for a summer wedding slip-on? We fell hard for this pair of denim wedge sandals while reading Eat Sleep Denim and had to share. As the site boasts, these babies come equipped with “an ultra-flattering adjustable ankle strap. We especially love them for outdoor weddings (we know grass and skinny heels are mortal enemies, but no sinkage here!)” Grab your pair of denim wedge sandals by MaraisUSA.
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Now that the stubborn New York spring weather is hitting somewhere between 60 and 80 on the regular, the guys of DT have pretty much had it with their full length jeans. From work to brunch to a weekend at the beach, you need men’s denim shorts (and excellent shorts cut in a few other materials) to keep you on the move. Here are our top picks for men’s shorts.
Below: 1. A.P.C. Army Shorts 2. Baldwin Denim Venice Short in Rinsed Chambray 3. Jean Shop Twill Cut Offs
Below: 4. The Real McCoy’s Utility Shorts 5. J.Crew Chambray Sideline Short 6. Rag & Bone Thomson Swim Short
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
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We love a silk or cotton dress for our globe-trotting adventures just as much as the next girl, but a more edgy, durable, playful option? Denim dresses. We love the idea of pairing a chambray dress with our metallic jewelry, or a floral printed denim dress with some cute beach sandals. When you’re planning your next escape, plan for one of these super cute frocks to come along in your suitcase.
Below: 1. Moto Denim Babydoll Dress 2. Nasty Gal All Eyes on Me Dress 3. Carven Rose-print denim mini dress
Below: 4. Moto Dark Acid Wash Tee Dress 5. Motel Summer Days Denim Dress 6. Acid Wash Stripe V Front Dress
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When it comes to completing (or growing, if you never plan to “complete” it, as in our case!) a denim wardrobe, it’s best to think outside of the jean. Denim and chambray are two amazing fabrics that can create not only classic jean silhouettes, but must-have pieces like denim vests, dresses, and even shoes. Some of our favorite denim pieces on the market right now, aren’t jeans at all! Check out these 9 denim essentials below, and prepare to amp up your denim game this week.
Below: 1. See by Chloé Belted denim mini dress 2. Pierre Hardy Denim point-toe flats 3. Rag & bone Burney denim vest
Below: 4. Victoria Beckham Denim Cotton-chambray shirt 5. SEA Embroidered cotton-chambray mini skirt 6. Marni Cropped denim top
Below: 7. J.W.Anderson Pleated denim skirt 8. Tibi Marled cotton-blend sweater 9. 3.1 Phillip Lim Bonded-chambray shorts
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We’re loving destroyed denim this year, and it seems our options are more broad than ever. No longer are only cut-off shorts and boyfriend jeans getting the scissor and razor treatment before they land in stores, but now denim skirts, vests, and other styles are seeing some deliberate on-trend damage too. Shop some of our favorite styles of destroyed denim below.
Image via Jak & Jil Blog
1. Paige Reagan distressed stretch-denim vest 2. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise skinny jeans 3. Ksubi Alberceque distressed denim shorts
4. Moto Bleach Super Rip Hayden Jeans 5. MinkPink Slasher Flick Cutoff Short 6. Current/Elliott The Stiletto distressed stretch-denim pencil skirt
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Take a hint from the guys this spring and don a pair of boyfriend jeans. Easy to pair with a casual tank or a crisp dress shirt, you can rock this style just about anywhere. A pair of heeled sneakers or wedge sandals, even stilettos, will cap off your look. This, friends, is the only time we’re advocate low rise.
1. Current/Elliott The Boyfriend cropped low-rise jeans 2. Gucci Striped grosgrain-trimmed boyfriend jeans 3. Acne Studios Pop Vintage boyfriend jeans
4. Rag & bone Distressed cropped boyfriend jeans 5. Paige Tyler distressed low-rise boyfriend jeans 6. Paige Jimmy Jimmy distressed cropped slim boyfriend jeans
Which pair is your favorite?
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