When it comes to completing (or growing, if you never plan to “complete” it, as in our case!) a denim wardrobe, it’s best to think outside of the jean. Denim and chambray are two amazing fabrics that can create not only classic jean silhouettes, but must-have pieces like denim vests, dresses, and even shoes. Some of our favorite denim pieces on the market right now, aren’t jeans at all! Check out these 9 denim essentials below, and prepare to amp up your denim game this week.
We’re loving destroyed denim this year, and it seems our options are more broad than ever. No longer are only cut-off shorts and boyfriend jeans getting the scissor and razor treatment before they land in stores, but now denim skirts, vests, and other styles are seeing some deliberate on-trend damage too. Shop some of our favorite styles of destroyed denim below.
Image via Jak & Jil Blog
1. Paige Reagan distressed stretch-denim vest 2. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise skinny jeans 3. Ksubi Alberceque distressed denim shorts
4. Moto Bleach Super Rip Hayden Jeans 5. MinkPink Slasher Flick Cutoff Short 6. Current/Elliott The Stiletto distressed stretch-denim pencil skirt
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For summer, the classic denim jacket goes sleeveless and is refashioned into a jeans vest. Oh, but not just any run-of-the-mill denim vest. Put in the hands of style influencers like Elin Kling and popular fashion brands who court them, you get a versatile and elegant layering piece. Or not. You may find that these denim tops are really the stars. Pair it with your favorite maxi dress or floral shorts for a classy and refreshing take.
Tibi Vintage Wash Vest / Rebecca Minkoff Floral Denim Vest / Elin Kling X Guess by Marciano
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Prints are a surefire way to make a bold statement, and brightly colored patterns ooze vibrant, summery freshness. For a look that can easily transition back-and-forth between day to night, throw a casual denim vest over a bodycon aztec print number. Instant dress-down! Even in platform shoes, with shiny gold wrist candy, you won’t look too overdone.
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1. MOTO Jacket 2. Carven Dress 3. Kenneth Cole Cuff 4. Ben-Amun Bracelet 5. Rosegold Suzanna 6. Marc Jacobs Bag
Images via The Walking Recessionista
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Nothing says summer like the smell of sunscreen, hot asphalt, and smoke from the barbeque. Maybe you’re not a fan of the first two scents, but the third? It’s the sign of good food, good company, and good times. For all the BBQs you’re sure to attend this summer—from now on through the Fourth of July to Labor Day—we have plenty of suggestions. Go for a relaxed look with loose-fitting cuffed jeans and a lightweight tee, wear an adorable floral dress for a pop of color underneath a denim vest, or pair your on-trend pastel denim shorts with equally sweet hues. Just don’t spill the ketchup.
1. Moto Bleach Vest 2. Alexander McQueen Sandals 3. Thread Social Dress 4. Giani Bernini Bag
1. Topshop Tank Top 2. Current/Elliott The Cowboy 3. Zoobug Sunglasses 4. Houpla Leather Strap Sandals
1. New Look Daisy Shirt 2. J Brand Denim Shorts 3. Ancient Greek Sandals 4. Tube Diamond Necklace
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There’s no stodgy styling in the spring/summer 2012 lookbook for Topshop’s denim line for ladies and we’re super-glad. The funky fresh outfits would be perfect for a summer music festival or a day-to-night beach look. Guess we’re not the only ones planning for summer already! Based on these images, we have an excellent variety to look forward to: floral, metallic, faded, and colored jeans galore. Plus, bedazzled shorts, highlighter-saturated jackets, and tie-dye denim vests. All of these pieces work together with a slightly hip-hop vibe, a colorful break in neutral toned monotony.
Images via Denimology
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Denim Therapy is welcoming a new office team member today! Meet Sophie and Sophie’s amazing denim vest, which she got from Swedish pop phenomenon, Lykke Li! Sarah’s also rocking some sweet BDG jeans and a wildly too summery tank thanks to the schizophrenic New York weather this week. What are you wearing to work today? Tell us on Facebook!
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Topman channels the retro vibe of the 50s for their fall 2011 campaign clad in smart silhouettes and classic light wash denim. Newness is added to nerdy tweed blazers and cool varsity jackets with on-trend knits in bold patterns from fairisle and Aztect to Navajo (and lets not forget a killer leopard tie) thrown into the mix. A cool denim vest and denim jacket give the otherwise dapper look a definite streetwear appeal. Guys, take a hint! Check out the full campaign bellow.
Images via BKRW Denim.
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The new G-Star x Kitson product line is an easy addition to most fall wardrobes and their $90 bag is a good example of the aesthetics our tote x denim appreciation post paid tribute to yesterday. The color story here is an easy one to follow: medium to dark wash denim and a moderate range in hues of beige. We’re seeing a lot more of these jean company sweatpant hybrids lately, from Diesel to d.brand and now G-star. But are you guys wearing ’em?… Check out our interview with Rosario Dawson from the launch event of the line and style snaps from the launch party as well.
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You know, one thing still on our summer to-do list is going on a spur of the moment road trip—windows down, tunes on blast, and looking casual-cool in our favorite denim get ups (obviously). This editorial out of the pages of H&M Magazine’s Summer 2011 issue shot by Daniel Jackson has definitely got our inspiration going with its perfect bold print-on-print and denim combos. Florals and animal print topped with a denim vest? Uh, yes please! All that’s left is a pair of oversized sunnies, a killer swim suit, and a pair of denim overalls (for easy wardrobe changes) and we’re set. Alright, who’s coming?
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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