Recently, Denim Therapy asked Raven Denim Creative Director Yael Torbati about what she thought were some perfect denim fits this summer. ”We are super into mid-rise and high waisted jeans…they hold that belly in, show off your waistline, and seam to just be universally flattering! We’ve all seen the pairing of high waists with crop tops but for a look that’s extra sleek and sophisticated, I suggest wearing it with a one-piece swimsuit or a unitard. This creates a sleek line, with no messy “untucking”. Also, many high waisted styles have really cute detailing at the waistline (since it’s often a focal point) so wearing a one piece is the best way to show it off.
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You can shop the Raven Denim Orly jeans (pictured above), and pair it with our suggestions below!
1. Topshop Dropped Armhole Cropped Top 2. Turquoise Bib Necklace 3. Duo Turquoise Cuff
4. Joie Elvia Lace Scoop Top 5. Hyun Tribal Bib 6. Tough Brass Circle Necklace
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: high rise jeans, high-waisted jeans, How to wear it, how-to, raven denim, summer fashion, summer style
Summer is THE season for white denim, but there’s always ample amounts of anxiety about how to wear the clean (and must-be-kept-clean) hue. Our friends at Raven Denim have passed along two excellent styling tips that result in “a less predictable look” than your chic-but-expected blue denim or chambray pairings, and we’re eager to try them on for size. Which look suits you?
Soft & Feminine: For a vibe that’s ultra-sweet and classically girly, pair white denim pieces with soft pastels and neutrals.
Hard & Bold: On the flip side, wear crisp white denim with bold primary colors–they’ll definitely pop! (Even if you’re not poolside.)
Tags: denim styling tips, how to wear white denim, how to wear white jeans, raven denim, white denim
A cool feature at JCrew.com is an advice page called Jack Knows Best, in which “Jack” dispenses menswear styling tips and act more or less like a fashion concierge (you can even email him!). One of Jack’s latest tips are how you can wear a blazer with jeans:
“First, pick a clean, slim jean like our 484 in dark indigo or, now that it’s summer, a white jean. No rips, fading or whiskering—keep it simple. Then, go for a textured jacket because it’s a better match for the casual look of denim. Think seersucker or linen for warm months and herringbone or tweed for cooler ones. I think Andy Warhol always did the blazer and 501® jeans look really well—with a little bit of irony.”
1. Richard James Corduroy Blazer 2. J. Crew 484 Slim Fit Selvedge
3. ASOS Slim Fit Linen Jacket 4. AllSaints Sodium Cigarette Jeans
Read more on Jack Knows Best and his men’s fashion tips at JCrew online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: men's fashion, men's style, mens denim, menswear
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.
Hummingbird Whispers Sheer Top | J Brand Denim Cutoffs
Tags: denim cut off shorts, denim shorts, how to wear, summer outfits, Summer Styling Tips
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
Tags: cropped jeans, how to style it, How to wear it, how-to, Hudson Jeans, LouLou, Phosphorescent Invasion, phosphorescent jeans, racer stripe jeans, skinny jeans
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
Tags: denim shopping, Donna Ida, look skinnier, look thinner, make hips look smaller, slimming jeans
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.
Tags: cropped denim shirt, denim jacket, denim shirt, denim tunic, dresses and jean jackets, Street Style
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.
Tags: Denim Therapy, denim tips, hemming denim, how to hem jeans, repair jeans