One of the best things about a denim jacket is that the fabric’s hardiness lends well to customization. Its strength and endurance makes it the perfect piece in your closet to keep for years as it gather’s scuffs and patches, reminders of where you’ve been with it and who you were when you wore it. This spring patches are a big trend on the runway and street style blogs. You can always purchase cheap patches to remove once the trend is over, but we think it’s far more worth your while to invest in a one of a kind patch that you’ll love in the longterm. If you have nimble hands make one yourself! If you’re a bit lacking in skill or time there are plenty of artists online making patches that work for any budget. The most vibrant patches we have found yet are created by UK based artist Sophie known better by her store name King Sophie’s World.
The patches are hand embroidered with vivid metallic sequins. Sophie thinks of the patches as a mix between fine art and a fashion collection and there tends to be a different theme for each batch. In the past the patches have been inspired by emojis, aliens, heartbreak and horror movies. We were particularly smitten with the short run of patches focusing on carnivorous aliens with a taste for the human race.
The patches range in price from $40 to up to $300 for the large intricate pieces (depending on the conversion rate). Custom commissions are available as well starting at about $55. It’s easy to see why these patches are beloved by stylists and celebrities allover the world.
Ah, cut-off shorts. How we love them. There’s no other item in our denim wardrobe that says “SUMMER!” like a pair of perfectly frayed jean shorts. We love how this week’s showcased stylist on FP Me (Free People’s interactive customer platform) brings the essence of summer and boho-chic to her favorite cut-off’s too. Take a visual vacation and get some inspiration here, and some some of our favorite cut-off’s below.
Image via FP Me.
1. Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts 2. Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts 3. Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts
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Summer days bring a more relaxed sense of style, and The Marcy Stop captured that essence perfectly with a recent post featuring a chambray denim dress paired with gladiator sandals and, a straw boating hat, and vintage-inspired frames. The combined look is ideal for weekends by the water and lazy strolls through beach side towns. The photos below are like a vacation. Can’t you just feel your stress melting away? Grab a similar denim dress here.
All photos by The Marcy Stop (click through for more).
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It’s almost festival style season, which means it’s time to compile your festival wardrobe with a bit of boho and a dose of DIY. Free People highlights one of our favorite ways to accent your jeans: subtle hand embroidery. Your favorite jeans could see new life with cool motifs like the ones you see below. With very little effort, you’ll create something unique that you can wear all season long, and even change up as you go.
Images via Free People Blog.
What’s your favorite denim DIY for festival season? Let us know on twitter.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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How do you like your distressed denim? Epic gaping holes, or a bit of scratching up here-and-there? There are benefits to each level of shred, from being able to sneak a pair of jeans into the office, to some extra AC on warmer spring days. However, we’ve found that most people prefer one extreme to the other. Check out this full spectrum shoppable round-up of distressed denim, and don’t forget to check this out if you’re thinking of doing some DIY distressing of your own.
What are some of your favorite denim trends for spring 2015? Let us know on twitter!
And, of course, if you’ve got a hole in your jeans and you don’t love the distressed look, we’ve got you covered with our expert denim repair service.
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In the ongoing argument against skinny jeans, you may not be so quick to jump on the mom jean bandwagon. But what about a 90s-tastic take on the classic baggy jean? You know, the kind you were once strongly encouraged to pull up around your butt during middle school? Well it’s back with a chic new twist. Honestly WTF tracked recent occurrences of this trend and there are more than just a few. It looks like the baggy jean is back. Will you be wearing it this fall?
See the full gallery of baggy jean glory here, and let us know if you’ll be rocking this trend.
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Ready for something new? As you’ve heard by now, skinny jeans are a yawn-worthy option for fall style, so a pair of epic patchwork trousers, slouchy harem-inspired bottoms, or flare legs might suit you. After all, once the lower half of your ensemble silhouette gets interesting, it opens up opportunity to try new things on top, too (quilted denim jacket, anyone?). The Zoe Report is dishing on this season’s most sought-after trends. Yeah, mom jeans are in there too.
Which trends are you taking for a spin? Let us on know Facebook or Twitter.
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You’ve probably heard the buzz that skinny jeans are on their way out the door—whether you blame the activewear craze or a simple change of pace, it can’t be denied. We still adore a pair of tight-as-hell skinnies, but the industry and consumer general consensus seems to be that there are more creative (and chic) ways to sport denim this fall. We’ve provided a few options, too.
But what will you be wearing if you don’t wear skinny jeans once the weather turns crisp? Style.com suggests mom jeans as an option, and predicts their return in a big way—but they’re “not your mother’s mom jeans.” Stars like Miley Cyrus and fashion icons like Daria Werbowy are on-board, along with Chloë Sevigny and the always-flawless Jenna Lyons. Mom jeans are being paired with oversize designer belts, blazers, crop tops, and a classic red heel. Click through for serious some mom jeans inspiration.
Photos via Style.com
What’s your take on this trend? Are you excited about the mom jeans revival? Let us know on facebook or twitter.
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Silicon Valley, home to engineers, innovators, and geeks that are changing the world as we speak, prefer a certain kind of uniform for their days of working on your next favorite gadget. What is it, you ask? Jeans!
Unzipped reports, “There’s a scene in the first season of HBO’s new comedy, Silicon Valley, wherein a fictional tech CEO describes the stereotypical organization of coding teams. And while he goes into some detail about the usual suspects of a coding group, we couldn’t help but notice a different common attribute: denim.
Indeed, denim makes more than a cameo in the HBO show, gracing the legs of not only the startup team protagonists, but also the tech titan Peter Gregory (played by the late great Christopher Evan Welch), who invests in them. And while Silicon Valley might be the funniest outpost to correlate denim with the tech world, it certainly isn’t the first.” (See the full post at Unzipped)
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