When you first start seeing someone, it can be super-hard to decide what to wear on your dates. Clothes make a big impression, and even if you’ve been dating your boo for a while, you can still get stuck in the trap of wearing the same outfit over and over again. Never fear! We’ve come up with four denim looks perfect for any date occasion, from a glam night on the town to a casual Sunday brunch. Check out our outfits below, each of which center on a different denim piece. Denim dress, denim shirt, denim jacket, and jeans? Yep, they’re all there.
As we are making our way into spring, denim dresses are a must have. Luckily some of our favorite brands are revamping the retro look in their latest collections. Paired with a wedged heel and a cardigan for a night out or a low bootie during the day, the versatility of this piece is endless. Here are some of our favorites for you to try out and give a twirl.
1. Denim Bustier Dress ($118) — buy it at Free People.
2. Something Else ($152) — buy it at Madewell.
3. Hold Me Dress ($168) — buy it at Nasty Gal.
4. Sea Ranch Dress ($78) — buy it at Levi’s.
5. Raha Denim Dress ($132) — buy it at Nasty Gal.
6. Natalie Shirtdress ($118) — buy it at GUESS.
Tags: denim dresses, free people, Guess, Levi's, Madewell, nasty gal
We found a few Japanese fashion labels that seem to share their own idea of what spring and summer should be about. And boy, are the perspectives different! First, Christian Dada suggests writing poetry and spending late nights out with your punk attitude in check, and don’t mind the occasional snags caused by your spiked denim jacket. On a lighter note, Labrat reminds us of California summers out by Venice Beach where Hipsters and Hippies both hang in their vintage jeans and cut-offs; and finally, Revionnet wants us to think of simpler times while sporting “little girl dresses” or relaxed denim shirts made completely in denim. We sense Alexa Chung may have played a role as a muse in the girly feel of this collection.
Images via We Are Selecters (Christian Dada,Revionnet), and Labrat online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: bling jeans, Christian Dada, cutoffs, denim dresses, denim jackets, Denim shirts, Japanese denim, japanese fashion, LABRAT, punk rock jeans, Revionnet, spiked denim, spiked jeans, vintage jeans
There’s no way around it: Karlie Kloss is très adorable and we just can’t get enough, especially when she’s rocking denim. The seasoned model stars in the January 2012 Free People catalog, and we’re absolutely obsessed with the outfits she’s wearing whilst roaming the streets of New York City with pretzel, hot dog, and MetroCard in tow. Why? It’s a simple equation. Denim vests, chambray pinafore dresses, polished dark-wash shorts, and a gorgeous model, awash in the glow of one of the greatest cities in the world–what’s not to love?
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue
Tags: denim dresses, denim vests, free people, free people catalog, karlie kloss, nyc style
Sitting on a plane for hours at a time might seem like the antithesis of denim dressing, but your denim options aren’t limited to your oh-so-cute but oh-so-tight, no-stretch selvedge skinny jeans. Switch up your routine and try a denim dress the next time you’re up in the air. Seriously underrated as optimal travel wear, you’ll be sitting cute and comfortable as long as you find a frock that’s loose enough to allow for movement–nothing stiff, starchy, or overly-structured. Shirt dresses and stretchy, sleeveless dresses fit the bill perfectly and encourage layering (a traveler’s BFF!), while allowing you to swiftly navigate the airport sans-snags. Any kind of snuggly, oversize cardigan is a safe and cozy complement, especially when paired with a thick scarf, which can double as a neck pillow when you’re sleeping on-board. Add a chic pair of flat, low-cut boots that you can easily slip on and off your feet and some thick tights or leggings and you’ll be ready for take-off in style!
1. Play Comme des Garçons Cardigan ($410) — buy it at J.Crew
2. Pins and Needles Pointelle Snood ($34) — buy it at Urban Outfitters
3. Lover Denim Shirt Dress ($375) – buy it at Net-a-Porter
4. Mopas Thick Black Warm Knit Ladies Winter Legging Tights ($12.72) — buy it at Buy
5. ASOS ALFIE Leather Chelsea Ankle Boots ($89.85) — buy it at ASOS
1. Crumpet Draped cashmere cardigan ($227.25) — buy it at The Outnet
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Patchwork Denim Dress ($175) — buy it at myteresa
3. Express Cable Knit Full Tights ($29.90) — buy at Express
4. Alexander Wang Kat buckled leather ankle boots — buy at Net-a-Porter
Tags: denim dresses, denim shirt dress, traveling in denim
It’s been a long time since we’ve stumbled upon such a highly conceptual collection as this one by design duo Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida of Marques Almeida. The debut denim-heavy collection has some pretty amazing looks ranging from oversized boxy denim dresses to over-the-top denim coats all shredded and disheveled to the max. Though it’s definitely not the most wearable we can’t deny how much we’re totally digging the overall post apocalyptic idea of it all. This definitely sets the tone for the label and puts them on our list of designer’s to watch.
For more on Marques Almeida including images from their AW 2011 runway show visit their website.
Tags: conceputual denim, denim coat, denim dresses, denim-heavy looks, Marques Almeida, Marta Marques, Paulo Almeida
According to Gestuz every girl needs to have an undeniable edge that she hints at rather than advertises, and we couldn’t agree more! We are fully enamored with their spring summer 2011 collection which features everything from high quality leather pieces to great denim separates (be sure to check out the denim dresses) . The sculptural and melancholic silhouettes are perfection and great for any girl who searching for the perfect look with an understated edge. Are you in love yet? A few glances through their lookbook and we’re certain you will be.
Images via Gestuz.com.
Tags: Campaings, denim dresses, denim separates, gestuz, Lookbooks, sculptural silhouettes, Spring Summer 2011, understated edge
Minimal, chic, classic, cool and ever so luxe, the latest collection by Derek Lam hits us with a heavy dose of denim separates that is everything we need to embrace fashion’s denim craze—and then some! From trendy high-waisted wide-leg denim trousers to the perfect summer trench coat and easy-to-wear denim dresses all in an array of light washes there’s definitely something here for every wardrobe. Here are our top 5 denim picks from this delectably luxurious collection:
1. Stretch Denim Wide Leg Trouser ($550)
2. Short Sleeve Belted Denim Dress (about $790)
3. Stretch Denim Trench Coat (about $1,450)
4. Stitch-detailed Denim Shift Dress ($790)
5. Abstract Sleeveless Denim Blouse (about $750)
Shop these looks and more on the Derek Lam website!
Tags: Denim Buys, denim dresses, denim fashion, denim separates, denim trench coat, Derek Lam, high-waisted denim, luxury denim, Spring Summer 2011, Wide-leg denim trousers
When it comes to supplying good style, we know we can always count on Refinery29 to pack a day full of delectable clothes, balanced, chic outfits, and shop links to boot into a day of blog posts. Today is no exception. When our tired eyes spotted this gem of a style resource for festival fashion this morning, Monday got a little bit brighter. In the R29 Coachella street style roundup, you’ll spot everything from denim dresses to destroyed cut-offs. Get clicking—inspiration awaits!
Photos via Refinery29.
Tags: coachella, denim dresses, destroyed denim, festival fashion, Kate Bosworth
Have you checked out Desigual lately? The lookbook pamphlet they’ve been handing out in front of their SoHo store is chocked full of innovative bohemian summer denim picks,with an inspiring variety of textures and approaches. From color blocked pockets achieved with a mix of washes, to plaids and stripes being mixed with tiered, pieced-together jean material, the look is festive and fun for sure. Check out these and other looks in the newest Desigual line, including men’s and children’s. And remember—denim ‘aint just jeans!
—Denim Therapy Staff
Tags: contrast denim wash, dark denim, denim dresses, desigual, light denim, LookBook, quilted denim, summer denim trends, tiered dress, tiered skirt