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).
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.
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).
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!
“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)
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.
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.
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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.
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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.