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How To Pair A Spring Dress & A Denim Jacket

As the ice melts away and we greet spring (with huge, huge smiles, obviously), we’re all facing our closets with similar questions. It’s no easy task dressing for the in-between seasons, when it’s not warm enough to go bare legs, but not cold enough to wrap up in layers. Here’s one tip on pairing your favorites from both season into one great look, care of style blog Swellmayde, featured below.

This look includes a great medium wash denim jacket draped over a black floral dress (the color of the dress, or lack there of, makes it perfect for early spring), with a black leather bag and booties. Both of the accessories have a nice touch of metallic hardware, making this the ideal ensemble for between seasons. See more photos here.

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Images via Swellmayde.

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 —Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 12 2015 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Two Fresh Ways To Style White Denim

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.)

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Jul 02 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

1 Look, 3 Ways: Jeans x Cutout Blouse

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!


Daytime Casual Look:

1. Blouse 2. Jean 3. Prism Antwerp sunglasses 4. Thomas Paul Tote 5. AllSaints Damisi


Work Look:

1. Blouse 2. Jeans 3. Vanessa Bruno Jacket 4. Jean-Michel Cazabat Pumps 5. Alexander McQueen Tote


Evening Look:

1. Blouse 2. Jeans 3. Rafe New York Clutch 4. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen jacket 5. Christian Louboutin Asteroid

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted May 11 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Wanna Dress Like a Brooklyn DJ? We Do Too!

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!

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—Sarah Greene

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Posted Apr 26 2012 in Denim News » Interviews » Uncategorized

GTL: Denim Shirt & Swinging Skirt

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.

Get the look below!

Topshop Denim Fitted Shirt

Lodis Accessories All-Over Grommet Pant Belt

Rose Gold and White Leather Bangle Set

Steve Madden Dynemite Footwear in Taupe Suede

Michael Kors MK5384 Gold Watch

Forever 21 Accordion Pleated Skirt

Images via Ring My Bell

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 19 2012 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

How To Wear Colored Jeans: Color-Blocking

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.

Get the look with 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Silk Cutout Tank Top and  True Religion’s Women Serena Skinny In Royal Blue!

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 11 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

What To Wear To Coachella

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.

Pure Rock ‘n Roll

1. Free People Vintage Harley-Davidson “Rider by Choice” Graphic Tee

2. Tiffany Chou Silver Shark Tooth Necklace

3. Ray-Ban Classic Gunmetal Aviators

4. KSUBI Alberceque cut-off denim shorts

5. Frye Philip Harness Short Boot

Hip Hop

1. Topshop Gold Metallic Leggings

2. Levi’s Vintage Clothing Shrunken Trucker Jacket

3. SW Global Sunglasses Celebrity Fashion Sunglasses

4. Nine West Sneakers FH 200

5. LnA white cotton oversized thrashed t-shirt

Eclectic Boho

1. dELiA*s Quinn Neon Crochet Short Sleeve

2.RUNWAYDREAMZ Olivia Ethnic Printed Panel Studded Shorts

3. Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Hobo

4. Chan Luu Silver beaded bone and agate necklace

5. Miu Miu turquoise patent leather jute detail sandals


1. Topshop Ditsy Denim Bralet

2. Ancient Greek Sandals Melpomeni braided leather sandals

3. Ralph Lauren Black Label Fine-ribbed maxi skirt

4. Topshop Leather Scallop Cross Body Bag


1. Miu Miu Cat eye-frame glitter acetate and metal sunglasses

2. Miss Selfridge Black Tank Bodysuit

3. Modcloth And the Hare Necklace

4. Tripp NYC:The Split Leg Short in Black and White

5. Dr. Martens Cath 7-Tie Pixie Boot

–Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 11 2012 in Denim Fashion

Denim Dose: News & Links

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’ selectionprints and neon galore!

4. Winning combination: boyfriend jeans and bold-as-hell heels.

5. U.K. grocery store Sainsbury apparently sells jeans? They say their Miracle Jeans meld shapewear and denim, secretly lifting and supporting your booty. Bold statement from a supermarket chain.

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 05 2012 in Denim News

How To Wear A Denim Jacket

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.


Learn how to wear a menswear denim jacket, and report back with progress/questions!

—DT Staff

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Posted Feb 10 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

How To Wear Your Favorite Denim Like You’ve Got A Celebrity Stylist

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.

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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!

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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.

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Oct 07 2011 in Ask the Denim Stylist » Denim Therapy » Denim Tips
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