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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While denim shopping, keep this tip in mind: When you’re trying jeans on, it’s good to have a bit of room in the waistband. No one likes red marks from jeans that have been digging into their skin after a couple hours of sitting down (or even walking).
Insert two fingers between your skin and the waistband. If you can fit two, it’s a good fit. If you can fit your whole hand, they’re too big. If you can’t even fit one, they’re not the right jeans.
Denim shopping tip c/o Donna Ida, the UK’s resident denim expert!
Image by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
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A great denim-shopping tip from Donna Ida! The best pair of jeans women with apple shape bodies should wear?
“Apple shaped girls should look for plenty of stretch in a straight leg dark wash as they are the most flattering.”
We’ve picked out three perfect pairs of straight-leg, dark wash jeans for you to try. Check them out below.
1. DL1961 Grace High Rise Straight Jeans
2. Citizens of Humanity Ava Straight Leg Jeans
3. J Brand Coated Stealth Power Stretch Jeans
Visit Donna Ida and check in with their resident denim shopping experts for more great info!
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Going denim shopping anytime soon? If you’ve been feeling hesitant because denim shopping can be such an ego-blow, experience from hell, we don’t blame you. But we’re here to make it easier. We’ve got 5 tips from Donna Ida on buying jeans to ruminate over before you head out there into the denim jungle.
1. If jeans go on easily, go down a size. Kicking your way into the legs isn’t unusual.
2. Don’t be afraid to hem cropped jeans. People often think that if cropped jeans aren’t the right length then they’re not the jeans for them, but cropped jeans should be hemmed to fit properly, just like a bootleg or straight leg.
3. When buying jeans with super stretch, look for good quality denim that has great memory. The ‘memory’ is how quickly the denim springs back after wear.
4. When buying jeans with super stretch buy them firm but not overly tight. If you have ‘seam strain’ down the legs, they are possibly too tight and this could damage the stretch.
5. Look for white jeans with faux front pockets. If the style you choose has front pockets you can ask the tailor to remove them for a neater look.
Stay tuned for more tips!
—DT Staff & Donna Ida
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In this installment of “Get To Know Your Jeans!” we’ll teach you a little something about the fibers that are woven together to create your jeans. These two terms indicate the direction the yarn is going in the fabric.
The “warp” refers to the warp yarn, which is the vertical yarn. The “weft” refers to the weft yarn, which is the horizontal yarn. Because the weft yarn can be modified to create patterns and designs in the weave, you can think of the warp yarn as a kind of canvas or base. More technically speaking, the warp yarn is a foundation and the thread is usually stronger and more coarse, giving structure to the fabric.
Some denim brands vary the color of their warp and weft threads through thread-dying to create a unique texture and color as the denim fades. One brand that does this is NEUW Denim. Naked & Famous is another, as pictured below. When you cuff up the jeans and notice a contrasting color inside, the weft thread has been dyed.
Got a denim question? Email us!
Image via Rawr Denim.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Freezing your jeans as a method of cleaning is a topic we’ve discussed a few times over the years, but it’s always worth a re-visit for the sake of newly converted denim-heads looking for a way to clean their jeans sans-water (also, when we saw the gorgeous silver jeans in this Intermix blog pic, we knew we needed an excuse to re-post it). Here’s the run-through…
“To ensure your go-to denim stays fresh, we encourage freezing your jeans rather than washing. Associate buyer, Barbie Cavaleri, swears by this chilling technique and calls it her “at-home dry clean.”
The ‘freeze clean’ method will remove bacteria, preserve dark dyes and special finishes, and restore shape. After investing in this season’s trends, like coated jeans and leather detailing, be sure to use this method to maintain your denim’s waxy look and shine! Here’s how…
5 Easy Steps to ‘Freeze Clean’ Denim:
Step 1: Spot clean stains and let jeans dry completely
Step 2: Fold lengthwise twice, then smooth out wrinkles
Step 3: Place jeans in zip lock bag and close tightly without air
Step 4: Place jeans in freezer for a minimum of 24 hours
Step 5: Thaw, wear, repeat!”
Instructions via Intermix.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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