Gals, spruce up your spring wardrobe with three fresh takes on denim classics this spring, from a wide-collar patchwork denim jacket to a pair of printed high-waisted overall shorts. Feeling flirty? Grab a pair of scalloped edge medium-wash jean shorts and pair them with a simple white top. All of these items can be paired with basics you already have in your closet to achieve the perfect spring ensemble.
Nothing like inspiration from the New York’s twice-a-year fashion holiday! We’re in the midst of New York Fashion Week, and from Lincoln Center to Milk Studios, this style-obsessed city is positively crawling with amazing outfits. We snagged a few of our favorite snaps of denim street style from Oracle Fox to show you what we mean.
Images via Oracle Fox.
Which look is your favorite? Let us know on facebook or twitter!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Denim Therapy had the opportunity to interview Doctrine Jeans last year, when this denim brand was just starting out. Flash forward a year: Doctrine is still here, and they have matured and are offering innovative and covetable jeans with classic and trendy-setting washes that are certain to be on everyone’s wish list for the holidays, come Fall 2012. We caught up with Doctrine Jeans’ Head Designer Teresa Sung for a quick update on their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Read what’s new about Doctrine Jeans in their Sophomore year.
Denim Therapy: We love that Doctrine don’t jump on every denim trend in the industry. How do you get inspired each season during the design process?
Teresa Sung: Each season is different. But generally, I would start by seeing the runways for the season ahead and try to absorb trends and details first before starting on our seasonal collection. After the overview of all those information, I have to sort thru what works for our Doctrine and what doesn’t. Many times, I would have to look into our archives to see the particular era and icons to get more inspirations.
DT: What are some denim trends you DO love right now?
TS: I love the fact that denim is getting vibrant with its treatments not only with colors and prints, but in pieces like in patch works and embellishment as well as using novelty laundry techniques in discoloration and clouded effects.
DT: We love the one-piece looks in the fall (the denim overalls and jumpsuit). How do you envision women styling these pieces?
TS: Oh yes, overalls/jumpsuits tend to be made more vintage and work wear inspired. But I saw them from a different angle for this season. Why not sexy and sleek? You can style it with soft white blouses in overalls to maintain its chic look as styled in our Look book. It embodies sex appeal with its flare legs fitted through thigh, showcasing elongated leg shape. You don’t even need to style the jumpsuit except to wear it; flaunt it! And you may want to add a few of your favorite bangles.
DT: Do you have any favorite style bloggers or fashion influentials right now?
TS: The Sartorialist, Jack & Jil and Streetpeeper are just a few influentials that I’m obsessed with now. I really appreciate their keen eyes toward fashion reality from different parts of the world.
DT: What’s next for Doctrine Jeans?
TS: I would like Doctrine Jeans to grow not only in the States, but internationally as well.
Go to Doctrine Jeans online to stay update to date.
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It seems like the one piece is coming back strong this fall, and Doctrine Jeans is heading up the pack with two irresistible pieces that, with a little styling kn0w-how, could definitely become key players in your bold cold-weather wardrobe. They are introducing a denim jumpsuit and dark-wash denim overalls, both of which may only work on taller body types—but don’t get us wrong, you don’t have to be a 7 ft tall model to wear them well. Check them out below and stay tuned for styling tips!
Check out our full fall 2012 preview of the Doctrine line, and don’t forget to check out Doctrine Jeans online and keep up with their exciting releases!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim jumpsuit, Denim Overalls, denim trend, doctrine jeans, fall 2012, what to wear
Browsing lookbooks from designers the world over, from start-ups to established brands, a denim ensemble that we seriously love pops up now and again, resulting in a pressing need to pass on to you guys. While the brands don’t all specialize in denim, the inclusion of their quirky denim looks relay the versatility and universal appeal of our favorite textile. Below, five looks from five designers that will put a little spring into your warm-weather wardrobe.
1. Ostwald Helgason
An emerging design team (Susanne Ostwald and Ingvar Helgason) from London who specialize in combining modern technique with natural fabrics and applications. Beadwork and artistic bleaching/dying are common. We’re in love with this chambray cropped jacket from their latest resort collection.
2. EOTOTO (エオトト)
Known for an overload of tribal/ethnic prints and a tailored approach to free-spirited menswear, this Japanese brand released a spring 2012 collection with several denim pieces we’re coveting, most of all a denim patchwork shirt that stands out among its graphic counterparts.
The Swedish label responsible for this ethereal lookbook (which you can see more of here) is Anna Bengtsson. She creates her designs using natural materials and infuses a specific brand of Swedish culture into each look. She also plays with the balance of masculine and feminine elements in her designs. This utilitarian dress caught our eye because it is a perfect example of that balance.
Australian brand Gorman produced this super-cute collection ripe with prints, colors, and feminine silhouettes includes a pair of light-wash jeans printed in oversize polka-dot.
LA-based unisex brand 69 (pause here to reflect on the cleverness/audacity of the name) released a spring 2012 collection that utilizes large shapes and minimalist aesthetic (and lots of denim, which helps some of these more feminine pieces stay unisex, we think). Everything is made in LA.
Don’t forget to click through and learn more about each of these designers!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim dress, Denim Overalls, NYGÅRDSANNA, OSTWALD HELGASON, printed jeans, spring 2012, spring denim trends, spring style, what to wear
We’re full blown ready for spring to arrive, and we’re stocking up our closets accordingly. One of our favorite things to do is search Etsy for vintage and pre-owned denim (one of our nyfw wardrobe staples was a vintage Levi’s orange tab jacket we got at Indian Vs. Indian), and it just happens that right now, the pickings are particularly amazing. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites so you can get clicking—but don’t hesitate, this stuff goes fast!
1. 1980s LA Gear Jean Jacket ($75) – buy it at Zwzzy.
2. Vintage 80s Floral High-Waisted Denim Shorts ($33) – buy it at Spun Sugar Vintage.
3. Vintage J Crew Denim Jacket with Serape Back Patch ($69) – buy it at Indian Vs Indian.
4. Vintage high-waisted denim shorts in rainbow stripe ($32) – buy it at In The Hammock Vintage.
5. 70s HANG TEN vintage denim overalls ($72) – buy it at Passé Nouveau Vintage.
6. Vintage chambray soft denim shirt ($40) – buy it at Capricorne.
Note: Remember to check seller feedback and read all information before buying any used or vintage clothing on Etsy!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Levi’s isn’t just using vintage-inspired looks for its Spring/Summer collection this year, they’re literally copying and remaking pages from their previous collections — some as far back as the 1930s! They’ll be giving us all-denim ensembles, raw-looking, loose fits for men and women, and, of course, the ever-present denim trend of the season: overalls. So, guys, order some suspenders; girls, start looking on Etsy for handmade denim hair bows, because this is HAPPENING.
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