Or maybe a better question is, did they ever leave? 70s-inspired flare leg and bell bottom jeans are definitely an acquired taste, but we've seen them pulled off with ease by style stars each year since they were a socially acceptable trend in their decade of origin. Want to get in on this trend? Shop some of our favorite current renditions of the bell bottom jean below.
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
Here in NYC, we're slowly beginning to daydream about the days where we don't have to layer on three pairs of tights to leave the house, and while we specialize in expert denim repair, our readers know we love a stylish gaping hole in the knee of our jeans once in a while, too.
A Pair & A Spare recently ran a great post detailing some of their denim DIY distress experiments, using
It's finally March, and while the cold season is still churning out nearly intolerable days, you may have begun to wonder how to transition your denim into spring. One of our favorite bloggers, Sincerely Jules, illustrates the perfect way to bring your layered wintered look into spring with a pair of white destroyed denim skinny jeans and a blush-hued sweatshirt. She ties her chambray shirt around her waist and tops the whole thing
Denim is a year-round staple, but at no time are we more appreciative for it than during a cold New York winter. Whether you're looking for a denim and leather combo jacket to wear over your favorite sweater, or a stylishly distressed denim workshirt to add to your rotation of staples, we've got your covered. Check out some of our favorite denim jackets and shirts below.
Net-A-Porter's curated e-magazine, The Edit, is all about denim this issue. Focusing on the versatility of our favorite textile, Editor Jennifer Dickinson comments, "Fashion is one of the few industries where denim is an acceptable part of the working wardrobe. Or it was – this season, with Valentino, Tomas Maier and Victoria Beckham adding our favorite fabric to their runway repertoire, even city offices can get theblues." See the whole
The best way to avoid the suffering (and extra-cold gust of wind as you're walking down the street in mid-winter) of a crotch blow-out? Avoid a crotch blow-out entirely! Denim Therapy can reinforce your jeans before the tears begin, to protect the areas that sustain the most wear-and-tear. Check out what we did for this close-call pair of jeans below...
Lupita Nyong’o was snapped in Los Angeles at LAX in a pair of coated skinny jeans. She wore them with a casual combination: a hoodie and boots. We're kind of in love with her, whether she's wearing an epic ball gown on an awards ceremony red carpet or jeans and a hoodie. That's called having style. Her exact jeans here are the DL1961 Emma Skinny Jeans in a coated finish (click through to grab a pair for yourself).
Marion Cotillard, one of our favorite actresses (we never get tired of her performance in Midnight in Paris), was recently spotted wearing a pair of vintage-inspired destroyed denim skinny jeans by R13. Aside from having chic Parisienne fashion down like she invented it, Marion is up to date on what's hip in the denim world, favoring this lived-in look over a more polished palette. Some celebs just always look awesome. Grab these jeans and make