One of our favorite style-based denim blogs to follow is Eat Sleep Denim, and they just posted up a personal encounter of one blogger’s awakening to the world of investing in designer jeans and upgrading their wardrobe with what was perhaps a previously looked-over textile. Sure, wearing denim can be an adventure in precise care, street cred, limited edition jeans hunting, and other complex sub-sports the varied textile offers consumers, but it’s also about scoring a pair of jeans in the name of style. Really, really good style.
“So I don’t know about you guys, but I always spend the last days of the year cleaning out my closet, throwing things in bags to sell or donate, and generally having a think about what I need (and what sartorial mistakes not to repeat in the coming year).
In 2011, I started writing for Eat Sleep Denim, and since then the denim stylings of Jennine, Taylor and the many featured bloggers has deepened my love for all things jean – but to be honest, it’s also opened my eyes to investing in designer denim. For 2012, I’ve decided I’m going to stick to the basic silhouettes and styles in my “core” denim wardrobe (as shown above) – but I’m going to stop buying jeans I’m not totally in love with and start saving up.
Too many not-quite-right pairs went in my giveaway bin this year – and with all the sales going on right now, it would actually be more sensible for me to spend a little more for a pair I’ll wear non-stop. (This is true of the rest of my wardrobe too … I really had to stop and think if I’ve even worn any of my cheap “trendy” mall pieces more than once)…”
Read the full article at Eat Sleep Denim.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and everything else we couldn’t help but share. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. 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. We can’t get enough of denim wedding inspiration… here’s a montage of ideas, from wrapping drinks with denim & twine, to accenting your wedding party with your favorite blue textile. Love is in the air!
2. Dad’s got designer jeans, slightly destroyed, with whiskers! This Tide detergent commercial is kind of adorable (from Denim Debutante).
3. These up-close shots of denim scraps being woven into a rug have us feeling super-crafty…
4. Molly King kept the 4th of July spirit alive from the waist down in her Topshop American flag shorts.
5. Alexa Chung on the other hand… was sporting the highly questionable (read: unattractive) rectangle shape. You win some, you lose some.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Alexa Chung, denim links, denim news, denim wedding inspiration, designer jeans, molly king, tide commercial, topshop american flag shorts, woven denim rug
With the excitement of fireworks and BBQs comes the inevitable desire to refresh summer wardrobes with new denim & jeans—patrioitcally, no less, stimulating the nation’s economy with each purchase! …Yes, we’re justifying every swipe of our card and dip into our purse this weekend with the promise of being better citizens as we pull on our brand new 7FAM skinny jeans or tie up our 80%20 denim shoes. We’ve rounded up a bunch of fun online sales for you to browse while you’re waiting for the bon fire to get roarin’! And we wish you all a safe, happy holiday weekend.
Opening Ceremony – Mark-downs on thousands of items, including shoes, jewelry, and clothing. Our pick: Alexander Wang denim foil pant. Was $395, now $158.
Urban Outfitters – Special selection of men’s red, white & blue tops, canvas & denim shoes, accessories, and more. Our pick: Van’s American Era sneaker. $60.
Tobi – Up to 70% off men’s and women’s jeans and fashion. Brands like MM6, 9 in the morning, J Brand, Current/Elliott, Hudson Jeans, and more! Our pick: J Brand Midrise 11″ Skinny Jeans in Royal Blue. $176.
Swirl - Some of them are sold out, and yes, we ARE to blame… but Swirl is hosting a sale on 80%20 shoes until Tuesday at up to 50% off. They have some amazing denim & blue canvas styles to pick from. Our pick: Flora Cutout Bootie in Chambray. $49.
Nasty Gal - Women’s fashion on-sale, take an extra 20% off already marked down items until July 4th! Our pick: MinkPink Lonely Hearts Denim Shorts (was $78, now $43.68) or the Charley 5.0 Tied Chambray Pants (was $130, now $72.80).
Hudson Jeans – Special selection of red, white, and blue shorts and denim, including new arrivals. Free shipping on orders of $150 or more. Our pick: Hampton Cuffed Short in red. $143.
Siwy - Get 25% off site-wide this weekend only, using the promo code 4TH25 at checkout. Our pick: Hannah cropped skinny jean. $182.
Joe’s Jeans – Grab a pair of their coveted red & blue Chelsea skinny jeans! Get 25% off your purchase AND free ground shipping when you use the code YankeeDoodle at checkout.
7 For All Mankind – Also hosting a red, white, and blue themed week, with no notable sales (but their prices are reasonable as usual). Our pick: The Skinny second skin legging jean in Garnet wash. $79.
Madewell - Extra 30% Off final sale items (already marked down) & get free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Use code SALEAWAY at checkout. Our pick: Earnest sewn harlan.290 jeans in kalma. Was $195, now $154.99.
Modnique – 4th of July Weekend apparel blowout, up to 78% off denim and apparel. Our pick: Current/Elliott distressed denim skinny jeans. Was $280, now $60.
Bloomingdales - Up to 40% off select apparel and jewelry until July 4th. Brands like True Religion, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Hudson Ferris, & more. Our pick: Citizens of Humanity Manic Cheeky Denim Shorts in Love Potion Wash. Was $168, now $117.60.
Shopbop - Up to 70% off apparel & summer fashion (all your favorite brands are here—they have everything.) Our pick: Patterson J. Kincaid chambray Crystal Jersey Tunic Dress. Was $148, now $44.40.
J.Crew - “Final sale” sale, featuring everything from outerwear to denim, jewelry, and summer apparel. Also score free shipping on orders over $150 when you use the code SHIP150 at checkout. Our pick: Bootcut jean in faded blues. Was $125, now $79.99.
The Outnet – Take an extra 20% off everything site-wide on July 4th Weekend on merch already marked down up to 75% off, by entering code SUMMER20 at checkout. Our pick: Twenty8Twelve Peg Painter mid-rise skinny jeans. Was $325, now $81.25.
Net-A-Porter - Huge site-wide sale ends on Sunday, so jump on it! Up to 70% off your favorite designer labels. Our pick: Theyskens’ Theory Peps low-rise flared jeans. Was $265, now $84.80.
Happy Shopping, denim-addicts!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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