Summer is THE season for white denim, but there’s always ample amounts of anxiety about how to wear the clean (and must-be-kept-clean) hue. Our friends at Raven Denim have passed along two excellent styling tips that result in “a less predictable look” than your chic-but-expected blue denim or chambray pairings, and we’re eager to try them on for size. Which look suits you?
Soft & Feminine: For a vibe that’s ultra-sweet and classically girly, pair white denim pieces with soft pastels and neutrals.
Hard & Bold: On the flip side, wear crisp white denim with bold primary colors–they’ll definitely pop! (Even if you’re not poolside.)
We’re all about versatility (the very nature of denim, right?), especially when you can re-purpose a look over and over again, to very different results. We’ve picked Hudson’s ‘Chelsea’ Jean and this Dion Lee Cutout Blouse as our starting point, and put together three looks for very different occasions: casual, work, and going out in the evening. Check them out below!
Last week we shared our photoshoot with Brooklyn DJ and fashion minx Haruka Salt. Now watch to see what her favorite denim brands are and get an even closer look into her Bed Stuy apartment (and closet). We showed her how to pair pastels with zebra print jeans and neon tank tops with vintage acid wash and now you can learn the tricks of the trade, too!
With one foot into summer, we’re ready to pull out our swinging chiffon skirts and twirl like mad. Take a cue from Ashley Madekwe and add a denim shirt and nude platform heels for a slightly girly vibe, toughened up (just a tad) with a grommet belt, men’s style watch, and hard metal accessories.
Even though monochromatic looks are fun, don’t shy away from pairing colored jeans with other strong colors! Take a hint from Bloomingdale’s and do this: “Boldly layer rich swaths of color to reach saturation point in standout style.” Bet you hadn’t thought about color-blocking with your denim, huh? Here’s one way you can do it–this combination of royal blue jeans and punchy orange top is striking, for sure.
Coachella starts this weekend, folks, and it’s time to get pumped! If you’re lucky enough to make it down to Indio, California to check out this rad music festival, then you’ve gotta make sure that you’re dressed to a) keep cool in sunny Southern California and b) rock out to great music. We’ve got you covered, with five denim looks that you can take straight to the stage, no matter what your style.
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Based on these photos from the fall/winter 2012 women’s collection shown at Diesel’s showroom, colored jeans are here to stay–admittedly, in more muted tones.
2. Via Welsh brand Hiut Denim Co., pick your raw denim type and fit, then track other Hiut owners and post about your pair using your unique registration number. Raw denim social networking FTW.
3. Racked LA stopped by Soho House West Hollywood to check out AG Jeans’ selection–prints and neon galore!
This one’s for the dudes (but ladies with tomboy taste can take advantage of it too). Every Guyed has posted a guide to wearing denim jackets for men, including tips on how to look more rugged, which shirts and fabrics to pair them with, how to slim down the look (hint: no shearling lining), and finding one that fits. Our two cents? It’s really hard to go wrong with this timeless staple.
Feel like your jeans are wearing you? Want to make your denim pop but aren’t sure how to style your jeans or denim separates with the stuff in your closet? Never fear! We have a few quick tricks to get your look whipped into shape in no time. Just follow the styling points of these three best-dressed celebs and people will be wondering if you’ve hired a stylist to help you get ready in the morning.
Check out our quick tips below, and let us know how you like them by posting pics and leaving feedback on our facebook page! We love hearing from you!
The stylish celeb: Whitney Port
The styling tips: Whitney Port rocks a pair of grey destroyed Current/Elliott jeans with a plain white tank and hair flying in the breeze. So what makes this outfit glam? Pop color flats! In this case, the grey jeans look fit for rockstar royalty with the simple inclusion of red ballerina flats. It’s so simple it hurts.
The stylish celeb: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
The styling tips: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wears a pair of medium-wash R13 jeans like it’s her job. She’s a stunning beauty already, but her look is all about the fur vest she paired with her top and jeans. This season, dramatic jewel toned fur is in—and you can find it at almost any major department store. Try it for a bit of socialite glam that will work everywhere from the Upper East Side to Soho!
The stylish celeb: Heidi Klum
The styling tips: She simply doesn’t age, so that’s a plus. But how does Heidi take her colored denim and turn it into a bonafide goddess uniform? She paired her Paige Premium Jeans in a neutral hue with a top of a similar hue. Monotone outfits with one overall color scheme (varied slightly from top to bottom) are one way of wearing colored denim effortlessly, and if you add a few metallic accessories to the mix, it’s a recipe for no-fail luxe. If you’re feeling bold, a contrast color shoe works well with this tip too.
Just because its fall doesn’t mean you have to throw color completely out the window! In fact, this season is all about color but with a big twist. Besides, with so many colored denim selections out there, how could you not get yourself into some bright hues? Okay, so we know you’ve heard of pattern clashing, but now its time to get into color clashing! Star by pairing two colors that normally wouldn’t “go” together, echo one of them in an accessory or a non-focal garment to add a bit of cohesion, throw in a third color (make sure to make it bright) for an extra bit of interest and you’re set! Sound complicated? No worries! We’ve put together two looks to give you some outfit inspiration! The key is to not go overboard—stick to one or two brights and throw in some vivid neutrals (not black and white) to keep things colorful.
1. Topshop nutmeg boyfriend blazer ($130) — buy it at Topshop.
2. Ksubi super skinny jeans ($170) — buy it at American Rag.
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim chiffon back tee ($325) — buy it at La Garçconne.
4. L.A.M.B. Evelyn multi-color leather heels ($265) — buy it at Heels.com.
5. Topshop suede ruched clutch ($66) – buy it at Topshop.
1. MTWTFSS Weekday champ sweater in neone ($40) — buy it at Weekday.com.