As the temperature rises, so do the hemlines. And while the prospect of wearing short shorts and tank tops is welcome in the summertime humidity and heat, sometimes you want (or need!) to feel a bit more covered-up. The solution? Add a sheer, blouse-y top when wearing your favorite pair of denim shorts. Buy over-sized and tuck it in to tone down the volume. For a lot more coverage, it won’t add that much bulk or cause you to break out into heat palpitations. Win-win.
When we first introduced Hudson Jeans‘ phosphorescent-striped LouLou jeans, we definitely pictured wearing the tuxedo striped cropped skinny jeans at nightclubs. But, we were pleasantly surprised to see all the different ways that fashion bloggers were able to incorporate these limited edition jeans into their every day wear à la street style (see below). Check out the different looks: from dressy to street casual. We even spotted a cleverly-styled version by one fella. What spin would you take on these trendy jeans?
1. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Ziggy 2. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Chopin 3. Hudson Jeans LouLou in Manson
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Here’s a great tip from Donna Ida to take with you on your next denim shopping endeavor. Jeans with whiskers (especially of the subtle, natural-looking variety) can add some depth and dimension to your jeans’ crotch and hip area, and help you avoid looking wider and “blocky”. If you’re trying to look slimmer from the front, take this tip into consideration, and check out some great whiskered washes below.
1. Current/Elliott The Beatnik Jeans 2. Rag & Bone/JEAN Skinny Jeans 3. Paige Denim Skyline Skinny Jean
Tip via Donna Ida.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Prepare to brave transitional weather by repurposing your denim shirts as denim jackets. For a longer, tunic-length denim shirt, just wear it like you would a jacket–slung open. Then throw your shirt over your shoulders for a casual look that’s great for dressing down a fancier going-out look. Or purposefully pick a smaller denim shirt (thrift stores are great for these), and wear as a cropped jacket with your summer dresses.
Images via Lisa D., Andy T., Ashleigh F.
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When you take in your jeans to get hemmed (for instance, via our Denim Therapy expert hemming service!) be sure to bring a pair of shoes with you to wear when getting measured. Before your jeans go under the knife you’ll want to make sure the shoes you measure with are the shoes you’re planning to pair with the jeans (or at the least, a similar heel/lack of heel). This will take the guess work out of figuring out the measurement you’ll be happiest with.
Remember, for all your hemming needs, whether it’s a re-size or a repair, check out Denim Therapy’s expert hemming service.
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One of our favorite ways to wear white denim is to accencuate your pair of jeans with a pop of color. You can keep the palette simple with white jeans, a white top and break up the outfit with a standard brown belt. But what will take this summer-ready outfit from basic to fashion forward? A dash, pop or hint of any neon. Bold and bright neons are stampeding the fashion scene this season and what way to better have your accessories stand out? What’s your favorite accent color?
Get the look! Hudson Skinny and Kate Spade Brianne
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Even though monochromatic looks are fun, don’t shy away from pairing colored jeans with other strong colors! Take a hint from Bloomingdale’s and do this: “Boldly layer rich swaths of color to reach saturation point in standout style.” Bet you hadn’t thought about color-blocking with your denim, huh? Here’s one way you can do it–this combination of royal blue jeans and punchy orange top is striking, for sure.
Get the look with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Silk Cutout Tank Top and True Religion’s Women Serena Skinny In Royal Blue!
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Still trying to figure out how to wear all of the new, gorgeous colored denim pieces that are so popular right now? Try going monochromatic! This works with everything from bright, highlighter yellow neon jeans to your more basic royal blue skinnies. But please, let’s keep it fresh and wear different shades of the same color. Sound good?
Get the look! Elizabeth and James Alessia Silk Blouse and J Brand Neon Pink Coated Jeans
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