“This season we wanted to create a collection that represents the technological nature and sleekness of our denim,” said Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director. “We continue our mission to create ‘the perfect fitting jeans’ and are excited to unveil our Fall/Winter fit collection, which captures the premium, effortless yet signature style that DL1961 has become known for.”
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
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
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
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Bohemian style, Boho style, cut off shorts, Denim Looks, denim outfits, denim shorts, denim style, denim trends, nasty gal, summer denim, what to wear in the summer, what to wear to the beach
Though we’re definitely not ready to get excited about cool weather fashion yet, we’re loving this fresh denim-centric editorial from Cosmo Australia, shot by Kane Skennar. Fall denim is layered and styled to an edgy, rock-n-roll inspired concept. Acid wash, deep blues, and destroyed denim all play a roll. Check out the full editorial below.
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue
Tags: 90s style, Cosmopolitan Australia, Denim & Co., denim style, fall denim, grunge style, Kane Skennar, rock-n-roll inspired
From the time denim hit the market as functional, industrial uniforms to the moment skinny jeans became a staple in every woman’s closet, denim has always been a must-have. No closet is complete without a pair of worn-in, comfy boyfriend jeans — nor a pair of fierce dark wash jeans for days when you want to turn heads and take numbers. But it’s the celebrity denim culture that also fuels our love of amazing jeans. Seeing women like Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Kate Upton rocking our favorite brands in new and exciting (and sometimes totally off-duty) ways keeps us craving denim in our wardrobes. Harpers Bazaar takes a look at some of the ultimate jean queens of our current culture.
Left to right: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Frame Denim, Miranda Kerr in J Brand, Kate Upton in black skinnies (brand unknown).
Images via Harpers Bazaar.
Tags: black jeans, celeb denim, celebrity denim, denim style, Frame Denim, J Brand, Kate Upton, miranda kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, skinny jeans
Pop quiz! What fabric can withstand the intensity of a factory worker’s day, but still be stylish enough to wear to Fashion Week? Which fabric was worn by both James Dean and Farrah Fawcett? Which fabric is literally the greatest ever made? If you guessed denim, you’re right. We’re loving a recent article by Cosmo detailing the 10 reasons denim is the greatest invention ever. You don’t even need 10 to convince us!
Read the full list of 10 reasons denim is the greatest invention ever at Cosmo.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: 10 reasons denim is the greatest invention ever, celebrity denim, denim dress, denim fabric, denim style, farrah fawcett, iconic denim, james dean
“True Blue–Denim takes the spotlight for our latest exclusive lensed by Dirk Merten. ModelHanne Bruning sports blue on blue looks from the likes of Levi’s, Cheap Monday and Wrangler styled by Nicole Schneider. For beauty, hair and makeup artist Carolin Jarchowcreates mussed tresses and a fresh face for a casually chic effect.” (Sourced from Fashion Gone Rogue)
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Tags: denim dress, denim for women, denim jacket, denim style, editorial, fashion gone rogue, spring denim trends, spring fashion, spring style, true blue
Varsity jackets and jeans are a classic Americana style combination that you can’t go wrong with. Reminiscing for your college days? We’re pretty sure a handful of the super stars rocking these looks in the images below have graduated, but they’re taking it right out of the classroom and into the arena of advanced personal style. Get some inspiration below, and more at Honestly…WTF.
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Tags: acid wash jeans, black jeans, denim style, models off duty, skinny jeans, Street Style, varsity jackets, womens jeans
Who doesn’t love The Outsiders? Too young to remember watching and/or reading this in school? Allow us to refresh your memory:
The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Jo Ellen Misakian, a librarian at Lone Star Elementary School in Fresno, California, and her students were responsible for inspiring Coppola to make the film. (Source)
In this gem of a flick you’ll meet Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop, Darrel (played by Patrick Swayze) and a hoard of denim-wearing greasers who are literally too cool for school. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll put on your favorite jeans and cut the sleeves off an old t-shirt.
What’s your favorite denim flashback film? Tell us on Facebook!
Tags: denim film, denim flashback, denim style, Francis Ford Coppola, greasers, mens denim, Patrick Swayze, the outsiders, the outsiders book, the outsiders film
No time to fuss over what you’re going to wear today? Try this super easy (and very chic) combination that’s perfect for fall. It’s the fail-proof denim x knit top x jacket equation, and it always = awesome.
Start with your favorite pair of jeans (we love a relaxed fit, perhaps with a bit of distressing, but skinny works too). For fall, we’ll start out with dark wash jeans. Add a scoop neck knit top, tucked in either fully with a belt or just half-tucked in the front. Over this, throw a soft tailored blazer and cuff the sleeves. Add some chic flats, and you’re out the door!
We spotted two on-trend ladies during NYFW who have this look down to a science.
Have you tried this look? Show us your photos on facebook!
Photos by Raffael-Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: boyfriend jeans, dark-wash jeans, denim style, New York Fashion Week, nyfw, skinny jeans, Street Style, tailored blazer, what to wear
To say goodbye to spring and officially launch into summer, we’re looking back on some of our best denim-crazed posts from March, April and May. If you missed out on some of the street style, how-to, or reviews, never fear! It’s all right here.
1. MC Reviews Henry & Belle Super Skinny Ankle in Onyx wash
2. Kathy Reviews The Paige Verdugo Ultra Skinny Legging in Paige Blue
3. Francine Reviews The Black Orchid Jewel Mid Rise Jegging
4. Raffa Reviews OPENMARKET Men’s Straight Leg Green Jeans
1. Get To Know Your Jeans! Warp VS. Weft
2. Must-Know Tips For Buying Women’s Jeans
3. The Most Flattering Jeans For Apple-Shaped Bodies
4. How To Ensure The Perfect Jean Hem Length
1. NYC’s DJ Haruka Salt & Her Re-Mixed Denim Style
2. Denim Street Style At Coachella 2012
3. 5 Ways to Wear Floral Denim
4. Score A Tropical Summer Ensemble With Pink Skinny Jeans
Showroom & Press Previews
1. Ombre Skinnies & Coated Denim At The Doctrine Jeans Fall Preview
2. Neon & Printed Denim At The American Eagle FW12 Preview
3. Artisanal Jeans At The Raleigh Denim FW12 Preview
4. Candy-Colored Denim At The Superdry SS12 In-Store Preview
1. 6 Perfect Denim Dresses For Spring
2. Spring Denim Round-Up: Pretty In Pink (And Purple) Skinny Jeans
3. 9 Pairs Of Light Wash Jeans For Spring
4. Summer Hues: The Ultimate Pastel Denim Round-Up
1. Colored Denim & Sunnies: Jessica Alba’s Spring Uniform
2. 5 Celeb Looks We Love For Spring
3. Ali Larter Wearing AG Adriano Goldschmied Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans
4. Kristen Bell In AG Adriano Goldschmied Neon Pink Jeans
Stay tuned for summer, because it’s only going to get better!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blog post, denim blog, denim review, denim style, Denim Therapy, denim trends, sexy jeans, spring 2012