It’s the age old question for professionals who love to wear denim on their off-hours: How to wear denim to the office without inching too close to breaking office dress code? Luckily we’ve uncovered this handy guide to wearing jeans to work by the style buffs at R29, who recommend sleek, dark wash denim in a variety of silhouettes, from denim skirts to flare leg jeans. Get the full story for more.
Have you ever imagined wearing a ripped up pair of destroyed denim jean cut-off shorts to the office? It’s completely possible to use something as rebel-inspired and edgy as cut-off shorts in a luxe look. It’s all about the way you style, as The Marcy Stop teaches us in a recent blog post. Pairing those shredded shorts with a white modern blazer, a gold necklace and a tucked-in tank takes the whole concept to a new level. If this is against dress code, we don’t wanna be right.
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All the conflicting denim advice out there can really confuse a girl. Denim in the oven? Denim in the snow? Don’t wash, wash with vinegar, dry clean only? It’s a lot. Luckily, StyleCaster posted “12 Denim Tips Every Girl Should Know: How To Wash Jeans, Break Them In, and Fold Them Like a Pro“. Need we say more? Click through and get schooled from head to toe on women’s jeans.
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An seemingly endless struggle that we’ve all dealt with at one point or another? Finding jeans that flatter your butt. Butt-flattering denim is the crown jewel of wardrobe staples. Looking amazing in your jeans can make a bad day good, and a good day better. So what’s the secret formula? How do you find your perfect pair? Unsurprisingly, its all about the shape of your butt and your proportions. Get schooled over here, and then go forth and find yourself some butt-flattering jeans.
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The ladies over at Jean Stories are masters of less-is-more and respecting classic style. They’re keeping it real this week with a guide to pairing your jeans with the perfect tee, and you can’t go wrong with that! As they note, “We’re really stating the obvious here when we say that a white t-shirt with faded, worn-in blue jeans is always cool.” Check out the full post and get ready to pick yourself a white tee.
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When it’s time to face the world, the most essential things in your closet are the denim basics you can base countless looks on. Building out your wardrobe from a few key denim pieces is a snap, once you have them in place. So, what are they? Nordstrom has the men’s denim essentials listed right here.
And don’t forget… if any of those denim essentials should wear, tear, or require a little tailoring, Denim Therapy’s denim repair experts have your back.
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It’s a myth that traveling light has to equal rolled-up sun dresses and whatever denim staples you can layer on when you get on the plane. A Pair & A Spare has demystified the “How To Pack!?” formula this season, working in a capsule wardrobe that includes your favorite denim jacket, chambray romper, and cut-off shorts (not to mention other must-have staples). Check out the full guide, and get packing!
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We’re huge fans of unisex styling, as well as the come-and-go trend that always feels relevant, denim on denim. In this video by Refinery29, Hannah Hart of web series My Drunk Kitchen and Deryck Todd, creator of Bowie Ball break down how to style your double denim looks in ways that work for both the ladies and the gents, interchangeably. See it here.
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One thing is true about the ombre dip-dye trend. It comes and goes, but it always comes back again. We never tire of a well executed dip-dye job, especially when it comes to jeans. Refinery29 laid out a comprehensive tutorial on getting this look for yourself, with a little at-home dye station and some rubber gloves. Check out the step-by-step here, and show us your results on facebook! We’d love to see ’em.
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As the ice melts away and we greet spring (with huge, huge smiles, obviously), we’re all facing our closets with similar questions. It’s no easy task dressing for the in-between seasons, when it’s not warm enough to go bare legs, but not cold enough to wrap up in layers. Here’s one tip on pairing your favorites from both season into one great look, care of style blog Swellmayde, featured below.
This look includes a great medium wash denim jacket draped over a black floral dress (the color of the dress, or lack there of, makes it perfect for early spring), with a black leather bag and booties. Both of the accessories have a nice touch of metallic hardware, making this the ideal ensemble for between seasons. See more photos here.
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