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.
Image via jaglever.com
Shop our favorite bell bottom jeans below: 1. MiH The Skinny Marrakesh Jean 2. Current/Elliott The Girl Crush Jeans 3. Free People Isabelle Flare Jeans
Tags: bell bottom jeans, blogger style, buy denim online, buy jeans online, flare leg jeans, spring denim trends, Street Style
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 off with epic jeweled earrings. We’re in love!
The break down?
Trade in darker denim hues for whites and pastels.
Mix rosy hues with light colored outerwear.
Tie previously worn layers, like a chambray shirt, around your waist.
Keep it sweet by mixing destroyed denim with epic earrings.
See more from Sincerely Jules (all images by Sincerely Jules).
Tags: blogger style, Chambray Shirt, costume jewelry, destroyed denim, distressed denim, how to wear pastels, Sincerely Jules, Street Style, vintage inspired, white denim
, and you’ll turn heads in no time.
Double denim’s been done. We still love it, but it’s nothing new, and at this point, you’re probably wondering how you can freshen up the look of a two-tone blue outfit. Here’s one way we love—a pair of big white platform shoes! White is a dramatic accent (more dramatic than black if you use it correctly), and when you’re working with one basic color in your look, a flash of white can mean the difference between an average ensemble and something worth street-style-snapping. In the market for a pair of white platforms? We love the Jeffrey Campbell Two Timer White Suede Perforated Wedge (on sale right now for $87.50).
Images via Something Navy.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blogger style, denim workshirt, how to wear denim on denim, how to wear double denim, jeffrey campbell, skinny jeans, something navy, white platform shoes
Ripped jeans, leather and denim combos, general badassery in the wardrobe… that has it’s place, and we love it. But when you want to wear your favorite jeans or workshirt and maintain some serious feminine charm, there are a few tips to keep in mind for keeping it cute. Sometimes a few pleats there or a bow here can make all the difference, and you don’t have to go totally Minnie Mouse on yourself to achieve the look. See what we mean below, with these three ultra-pretty street style outfits.
1. Denim and lace. As Amy of Wolf & Wood demonstrates, there’s nothing more feminine than a crocheted or lace dress below a white wash denim jacket. This look can be achieved throughout the fall with tights and botos, and in the summer as shown. Don’t forget to cuff your jacket sleeves, and throw in a simple metallic accessory!
2. An impossibly cute ensemble by Bestie K, this look mixes a medium-wash denim workshirt with a bright red pleated skirt, knee length (length is a key player in this look!). She also wears an oversized necklace and some chunky boots to balance out her silhouette.
3. Chloe of Chloe Ting does double denim with a pair of black cut-off shorts and a medium-wash denim workshirt, tied up in the front, accented with a bowtie. Her sheer black polka-dot tights and preppy leather satchel emit a back-to-school vibe that has timeless appeal, and in this case, a little lolita appeal too.
Check out their outfits below!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blogger style, bowtie, cut off shorts, cute outfit, denim and lace, Denim On Denim, denim workshirt, pleated skirt, Street Style
The best thing about fall fashion? Layering! You can rock your favorite pieces from summer with key items like tailored blazer jackets in autumnal hues (think jewel tones, plaids, and even pumpkin orange). Hats, dark leather belts, and ankle boots help set the fall mood when you’re wearing cut-off shorts into October. Check out some of these street style shots below for inspiration on putting five different twists on the denim shorts x tailored blazer jacket trend.
Images from left to right: Mess Around; Out Of A Book; Connecting To Fashion; Aloh A Tun; Walk In Wonderland
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blazer, blogger style, cut off shorts, denim shorts, fall styling tips, fall trend, jacket, Street Style
What are you carrying your stuff in this fall? If you’re over the idea of having an expensive purse or backpack, we’re right behind you. Winter may call for heavier packaging, but before the snow hits the ground you’re fully entitled to pack your essentials in a cute, simple canvas tote. Need some guidance on looking stylish with this minimalist carry-on? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite street styles from the web featuring denim and tote bags so you can start wearing this look today.
Jerome wears a pair of light wash denim jeans with his leather jacket and matching loafers, finishing off the outfit with a black brimmed hat and fashion-forward tote. We love it!
Jordan goes super preppy with lace-up white converse, dark shorts, and a light wash denim workshirt. His Beyond Retrotote is the key piece in his look, and it holds a lot of weight. No pun intended.
Sue Lyn pairs a butter yellow knit top with a tiered-hem purple skirt. She’s not wearing denim in this shot, but adding a denim vest or swapping out the woven skirt for a jean variation makes for a super-cute summer/fall look.
British blogger Emily wears her tote (which she scored for free at a market) with a slouchy knit top and dark wash denim cut-off shorts, cuffed up. This look screams playful!
Jenny‘s kick-ass shoes and cuffed skinny jeans are awesome for fall. She wears a leather jacket and dark hat, and carries her Kasil Workshop denim tote with a colorful scarf tied to one handle.
Bobby‘s beachy shirt and DIY cut-off jean shorts are a perfect match. His accessories take the look a step further. He added a braided brown leather belt, beanie hat, and tote bag to the mix.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blogger style, cut-off denim shorts, denim outfits, fall fashion 2011, Street Style, tote bag
In our second installment of the Buffalo David Bitton jeans excursion, we follow Renee as she frolics about the candy-striped exterior of the now closed Fred Flare Greenpoint location! Her light-wash semi-destroyed cut-off jean shorts with a faded pin stripe were styled sweetly with floral-frame glasses and a vintage tie-front blouse in off-white. The neutral palette is perfect for summer!
Here’s what she had to say about the experience:
“I’m loving pastel jean shorts for summer right now! It’s a little bit difficult to tell from the pictures, but there is a striped railroad pattern going on in these shorts, which gives them a little rock and roll feel. I’m so glad to go beyond the basic denim cut-offs this season! They’re fairly short with a medium to low-rise, but what’s the use of living in NYC if you can’t show off your amazing gams acquired from living in a 4th floor walk-up?”
Check out Renee rocking her shorts below, and stay tuned… the DT bloggers have more summer denim excursions to share…
—Michelle Christina Larsen. Photos by nightlifebaby.
Also, check out Ashlee in her cuffed, dark-wash, semi-bleached out Jackson shorts by Buffalo David Bitton.
Tags: blogger style, buffalo david bitton, Buffalo Jeans, cut off shorts, denim shorts, Jean Shorts, light wash denim, new york city, summer style