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DT Loves: Nasty Gal Destroyed Denim Cut-Off Shorts


Not all cut-off shorts are created equal. Sometimes a pair of denim shorts comes along that literally makes us dive for our cred cards… and one such pair has arrived in the form of destroyed denim cut-offs. The Nasty Gal Denim “The Wreckage” Splash Shorts are everything we love about super-short summer shorts. They feature a splatter of bleach and unique light wash, exposed pockets, frayed edges, and a whole lot of attitude.

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Image via Nasty Gal.

We want to see your favorite shorts this summer! Follow us on Instagram, and hashtag #DenimTherapy so we can check you out.

—DT Staff

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Posted Jul 10 2015 in Denim Buys

Summer Denim Style: Perfect Cut-Off Shorts


Ah, cut-off shorts. How we love them. There’s no other item in our denim wardrobe that says “SUMMER!” like a pair of perfectly frayed jean shorts. We love how this week’s showcased stylist on FP Me (Free People’s interactive customer platform) brings the essence of summer and boho-chic to her favorite cut-off’s too. Take a visual vacation and get some inspiration here, and some some of our favorite cut-off’s below.

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Image via FP Me.

1. Rag & bone Mila distressed cut-off denim shorts 2. Madewell Rip & Repair distressed denim shorts 3. Saint Laurent Cut-off denim shorts

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—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 11 2015 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

How To Pack For Your Next Trip (Denim Favs Included)


It’s a myth that traveling light has to equal rolled-up sun dresses and whatever denim staples you can layer on when you get on the plane. A Pair & A Spare has demystified the “How To Pack!?” formula this season, working in a capsule wardrobe that includes your favorite denim jacket, chambray romper, and cut-off shorts (not to mention other must-have staples). Check out the full guide, and get packing!

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Image via A Pair & A Spare

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 11 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Chic Denim Shorts For Summer


Ready for summer? Unless you’ve stocked up on the latest options in chic denim shorts, you’ve got some (fun) work to do. We’ve rounded up our favorites, from pastel hues to prints and relaxed chambray options.

1. Siwy Camilla Cutoff Shorts 2. DL1961 Ivy Shorts 3. Splendid Chambray Pull On Shorts

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4. Vince Belted Chambray Shorts 5. Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Rolled Shorts 6. James Jeans Olivia Trouser Shorts

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—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 05 2015 in Denim Buys

Festival Style: Embroidered Denim


It’s almost festival style season, which means it’s time to compile your festival wardrobe with a bit of boho and a dose of DIY. Free People highlights one of our favorite ways to accent your jeans: subtle hand embroidery. Your favorite jeans could see new life with cool motifs like the ones you see below. With very little effort, you’ll create something unique that you can wear all season long, and even change up as you go.

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Images via Free People Blog.

What’s your favorite denim DIY for festival season? Let us know on twitter.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 11 2015 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

6 Spring Denim Essentials


Ah, spring. We adore strolls through the city sans-snow and sleet, cleaning out our apartments for a brand new season, and all of the other lovely things associated with it. Our favorite thing, however, is shopping for fresh spring denim essentials! Renewing your closet for spring? Think beyond the skinny jean! Here are 6 super chic options you should consider…

1. MONROW Denim Washed French Terry Sweatpants 2. Rachel Comey Titan Denim Crop Top 3. LA’t by L’AGENCE Deep V Tunic Dress

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4. MINKPINK Slasher Flick Shorts 5. Raquel Allegra Combo Pullover 6. Current/Elliott The Prep School Dress

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Which is your favorite? We’re pretty sure we’re picking more than one…

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 05 2015 in Denim Buys

Street Style: Denim Overalls


Go beyond your favorite cut-off shorts this summer with a pair of denim overalls! One of our favorite style blogs, A Pair & A Spare, shows us how she DIY’d a pair and she’s wearing them like a second skin. Here they’re paired with an epic silver tribal-style necklace and some simple strappy sandals. Would you take this look for a spin?

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See the full looks below and more here.

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Images via A Pair & A Spare.

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Posted Jun 19 2014 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

3 Ways To Distress Your Cut-Off Shorts This Summer


So you’ve got a gorgeous new pair of cut-off shorts (or maybe you hacked them off yourself, or used our expert denim cut-off service) but they’re just not quite distressed enough for you? There are several easy ways you can make your brand new shorts look extremely well-worn, from physical abuse to bleach and beyond. Check out a few of our favorites below.

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1. Sandpaper, scissors & razors. Tools like scissors, X-Acto knives, sandpaper, cheese graters, and other potentially abrasive objects are amazing tools for making your jeans look vintage. When using these items, be sure to slip a piece of cardboard or a protective layer inside the pocket and the actual jean, so you are only distressing one surface as a time.

Distress where it’s natural! You’ll see natural wear and tear in places like pocket tops, hems, and anywhere whiskers form (usually around the crotch and the top of the thigh). We recommend starting out by cutting some light slashes, and then sanding and tearing at the fibers surrounding the cut/hem/etc.

How far you go with this is entirely up to you.

2. Bleach & dye.

Another great way to achieve a vintage look is to include a few inconspicuous splatters of bleach, or use a desaturated dye in colors like peach, brown, or even pale yellow. You can check out our bleaching tutorial here. Fabric dye instructions range from product to product, but you’ll get better results if the fibers are 100% cotton.

3. Let the elements do the work.

This is probably one of our favorites. It takes time and patience, and also willingness to accept whatever random things may happen to your jeans. Tie them to your fire escape, pin them to your roof, hang them out your window, or find some other place where they can be stationary in the elements of nature. Running water, summer storms, intense wind, and even wild animals will all contribute to the worn in look of your denim.

Overall tips:

+ Distress jeans that are 100% cotton sans-stretch fibers, or else you risk some major shape change after you’ve made your scissor holes & razor marks.

+ Get creative! Cut a slash in the thigh of your shorts and pull the pocket through, or cut out a design in the back pocket and reinforce with stitching. The possibilities are endless.

+ Safety first! Always use the proper precautions when using power tools, chemical dyes, etc. Read the warnings on all packages and wear goggles/gloves if necessary.

Don’t forget, if you need help making your favorite jeans into perfect cut-offs, you can use our expert denim cut-off service.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 13 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

3 Denim Looks To Wear To The Beach


Beach season has finally arrived, and we’re not wasting any time packing up our boho bags full of sun and sand essentials. But once the SPF and your portable iPod speakers are packed and ready to go, what about an awesome beach-ready outfit? Like many New Yorkers, we take the A train down to the Rockaways for our sea side fun, so it’s crucial to wear more than just a bikini! Here are 3 summer denim looks to wear to the beach (without looking like an exhibitionist on the train).

Below: 1. J Brand Low Rise Cutoff Shorts 2. Serefina Beaded Layer Tassel Necklace 3. The Row Thomaston Jersey Tank 4. Topshop Tropical Print Hat 5. Vix Embellished Triangle Bikini Top 6. Vix Embellished Bikini Briefs

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Below: 1. Vix Carioca Satin-Jersey Kaftan 2. Stella McCartney Thick Square Sunglasses 3. Eres Les Essentiels Show Bandeau Bikini Top 4. Isabel Marant Iza Embroidered Denim Shorts 5. TKEES Lily Patent-Leather Flip-flops

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Below: 1. Petals & Peacocks Beach Please Crop Sweatshirt 2. Rag & bone Mila Cut-Off Denim Shorts 3. Vix Ibi Embellished Printed Triangle Bikini Top 4. Vix Ibi Embellished Printed Bikini Briefs

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—Michelle Christina Larsen 

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Posted Jun 12 2014 in Denim Buys

6 Summer Denim Essentials


When it comes to summer denim essentials, we immediately think of our favorite cut-off shorts. But even we have to admit, as tempting as it is to wear those babies daily, it’s better to mix up your style and throw some variation into the mix. One stop at Nasty Gal proved us right. There are endless ways to stay cool and look hot in denim this summer, and we took the liberty of picking a few out for ya.

1. Cactus Life Denim Vest 2. Courtshop Drew Overall Shorts

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3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt

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5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform

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Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?

—DT Staff

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Posted Jun 05 2014 in Denim Buys
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