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
Tags: denim style, Designer Denim, designer jeans, Eat Sleep Denim, what to buy, what to wear
Top three reasons why we love the 70’s era: Jimi Hendrix, 8 track tapes, and the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. It was an era that transformed peace loving hippies into rocking trendsetters of the 80’s. Believe it or not, the 1970s also perpetually inspired our style, with key pieces such as macrame, fringe, floppy hats, and feathered jewelry. Denim pieces such as, wide leg pants, and button up skirts were essentially must have items. Combine these two elements and you have the effortlessly chic style of the 70s. So it’s easy to see why the trend has come back into play, Bohemian “boho chic” (seen below) is a modern 70s flair that screams sexy and powerful but not to overdone. After all, who wouldn’t want to kick butt (think Charlie Angels) in a pair of wide leg high rise pants? We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Images via eat, sleep, denim
— Ashlee Mellowes
Tags: 1970s Fashion, Bohemian style, boho-chic, denim shorts, Eat Sleep Denim, Isabel Marrant, Rachel Zoe, Stevie Nicks
Need your denim-obsession fix (as if you can’t get it at this blog)? No worries. We’ve got a quick cure if you’re feeling like you need some blue jeans with your breakfast today. The denim tag stream on Webstagram is a non-stop cascade of washes, fits, finishes, and… well, denim porn! See shots from popular blogs like Eat Sleep Denim and regular folks all over the world, just trying to snag their jeans a few minutes of fame. Enjoy—just don’t get addicted.
Tags: denim finishes, denim fits, denim photos, denim pics, denim porn, Denim Washes, Eat Sleep Denim, webstagram
Starving for Denim today? Can’t wait for our next blog post? You’re in luck! We’ve rounded up a few fantastic links to keep you busy in the mean time, from online shopping tips to new denim lookbooks. Absorb some eye candy, pick out some gifts for the upcoming holiday, or find yourself the perfect pair of jeans. Enjoy!
? Check one blogger’s tips for buying (all of your) jeans online, via Eat Sleep Denim. Sound impossible? This blogger begs to differ.
? Denim Debutante lists upcoming sample sales for your on-site shopping ease, most of which begin today. Jump on it!
? The Urban Industry fall 2010 menswear lookbook is unveiled via Denim Geek, featuring rugged outdoor photography and some good looking streetwear for the jeans enthusiasts out there in the great outdoors.
? Denim Hunt presents a Lee Jeans collaboration with the band XX—a special edition denim jacket especially for their fall tour. We love the super-modern utilitarian look and X-details.
? The Hunting and Collecting fall 2010 menswear lookbook offered up by DENIMANIAC is an artistic, hazy collection of tumblr-worthy shots and forward thinking denim.
? And when you’re done with all of that, find out how you can win a pair of Charley 5.0 zipper leggings via DenimBlog!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: DENIM, Denim Geek, Denimaniac, Eat Sleep Denim, links, look book, resources, round up, Shopping tips, XX