A lot of our denim-obsessed customers and fashion lovers get hung up on how to wear a denim skirt.The truth is, isn’t not all that different from styling a pair of jeans. Style them with a tucked-in scoop neck and sleek bag for work, or an oversize sweater and clean kicks for the weekend. Some of our favorites are below.
FP Me, Free People‘s mini social media universe and style sharing site, unearths some seriously stylish babes. One recent style star is Courtney Scott, Senior Editor at Travelocity, who was featured on the Free People blog for her on the go outfits and boho-chic fall style. She’s featured in a basic semi-sheer white top, some destroyed boyfriend jeans, and quirky accessories like an oversize scarf and leopard print shoes. Read up on her adventures and her favorite ways to wear denim.
Craving some destroyed denim perfection in your closet? Shop some of our favorite picks for destroyed denim jeans below…
1. Current/Elliott The Rigid Fling Jeans 2. Frame Denim Le Garcon distressed slim boyfriend jeans 3. Genetic Los Angeles Shya Skinny Jeans
Will you be wearing the destroyed denim look for fall?
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Wildfox has a serious talent for creating lifestyle lookbooks that emit an ethereal, youthful quality in line with their cozy and carefree clothing. A spectrum of pastels, flowers, layers of knitwear and mermaid hair are never far behind when you see the brand name on your screen, and this new fall lookbook is no different. Dubbed Sense & Eccentricity, this newest collection is styled with classic denim overalls and printed denim jackets. Stove pipe jeans and flare leg destroyed denim also make appearances. See some of our favorite shots from the series below.
A twist of humor is added too—the lookbook includes recipes for the perfect fried egg and homemade hot cocoa. And aren’t those the exact things you would want if you were snowed in with your BFFs in a mansion on a cold winter afternoon? We think yes.
See the full lookbook at Wildfox.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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To tap into some cool & casual fall denim style inspiration, look no further than Mango‘s fall 2014 lookbook. The set of tranquil, effortless shots feature outfits that emphasize layered knits, destroyed denim in relaxed fits, and an earthy color palette—just to name a few of our favorite trends. See the full lookbook, and go get that grandpa sweater, darlin’. It might be a warm and rainy day in NYC at the moment, but the temperature is steadily dropping.
Check out the full lookbook here.
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Destroyed denim is one trend that takes well-worn to another level. We typically wear our favorite jeans until they fall right off (though that rarely happens, as you know, thanks to Denim Therapy’s denim repair experts). But we also go for manufactured shredding when we want a particular look, stat. Done correctly, pre-destroyed jeans can be styled into a perfect outfit for early fall. And you’re in luck, because there are a few amazing options for sale on Nasty Gal right now. Quick! Grab these destroyed denim styles before the cold really sets in.
1. Reverse Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans 2. Line and Dot Blonde Ambition Soft Trench Coat
3. Hole New Game Jean 4. All Torn Up Boyfriend Jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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No lie, we love clean cut skinny jeans and crisp, tailored raw denim… but when it comes to summer living in NYC, we’re always down for a little extra AC in the jeans department. Distressed denim adds edge to any look, whether in light wash boyfriend style or in a punk-inspired black skinny cut. Here are some our favorite pairs of distressed jeans this summer.
Below: 1. Citizens of Humanity Emerson Jeans 2. Joe’s Jeans Slouched Slim Jean 3. Rag & Bone/JEAN Ripped Skinny Jeans
Below: 4. One Teaspoon Mustang Awesome Baggie Jeans 5. FRAME Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans 6. NSF Beck Jeans
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So you’ve got a gorgeous new pair of cut-off shorts (or maybe you hacked them off yourself, or used our expert denim cut-off service) but they’re just not quite distressed enough for you? There are several easy ways you can make your brand new shorts look extremely well-worn, from physical abuse to bleach and beyond. Check out a few of our favorites below.
1. Sandpaper, scissors & razors. Tools like scissors, X-Acto knives, sandpaper, cheese graters, and other potentially abrasive objects are amazing tools for making your jeans look vintage. When using these items, be sure to slip a piece of cardboard or a protective layer inside the pocket and the actual jean, so you are only distressing one surface as a time.
Distress where it’s natural! You’ll see natural wear and tear in places like pocket tops, hems, and anywhere whiskers form (usually around the crotch and the top of the thigh). We recommend starting out by cutting some light slashes, and then sanding and tearing at the fibers surrounding the cut/hem/etc.
How far you go with this is entirely up to you.
2. Bleach & dye.
Another great way to achieve a vintage look is to include a few inconspicuous splatters of bleach, or use a desaturated dye in colors like peach, brown, or even pale yellow. You can check out our bleaching tutorial here. Fabric dye instructions range from product to product, but you’ll get better results if the fibers are 100% cotton.
3. Let the elements do the work.
This is probably one of our favorites. It takes time and patience, and also willingness to accept whatever random things may happen to your jeans. Tie them to your fire escape, pin them to your roof, hang them out your window, or find some other place where they can be stationary in the elements of nature. Running water, summer storms, intense wind, and even wild animals will all contribute to the worn in look of your denim.
+ Distress jeans that are 100% cotton sans-stretch fibers, or else you risk some major shape change after you’ve made your scissor holes & razor marks.
+ Get creative! Cut a slash in the thigh of your shorts and pull the pocket through, or cut out a design in the back pocket and reinforce with stitching. The possibilities are endless.
+ Safety first! Always use the proper precautions when using power tools, chemical dyes, etc. Read the warnings on all packages and wear goggles/gloves if necessary.
Don’t forget, if you need help making your favorite jeans into perfect cut-offs, you can use our expert denim cut-off service.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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When it comes to summer denim essentials, we immediately think of our favorite cut-off shorts. But even we have to admit, as tempting as it is to wear those babies daily, it’s better to mix up your style and throw some variation into the mix. One stop at Nasty Gal proved us right. There are endless ways to stay cool and look hot in denim this summer, and we took the liberty of picking a few out for ya.
1. Cactus Life Denim Vest 2. Courtshop Drew Overall Shorts
3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt
5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform
Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?
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