This is denim like we’ve never quite seen it. While many designers have put a romantic twist on our favorite fabric, Dubai’s quirky multi-concept brand Sauce presented something fresh with their floral embroidered chambray collection, featuring a range of skirts and dresses that read as hyper-modern, while still kind of making you go “aaaww.” We knew Dubai was a little bit ahead of the fashion curve, but this Sauce constantly drives this point home. Our favorites from the collection are below—and yes, they’ll ship to the states!
It’s almost festival style season, which means it’s time to compile your festival wardrobe with a bit of boho and a dose of DIY. Free People highlights one of our favorite ways to accent your jeans: subtle hand embroidery. Your favorite jeans could see new life with cool motifs like the ones you see below. With very little effort, you’ll create something unique that you can wear all season long, and even change up as you go.
Images via Free People Blog.
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—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cut off shorts, denim shorts, embroidered denim, embroidered jeans, embroidered shorts, festival chic, festival style, free people, levi's shorts, vintage Levi's
What’s better than a pair of perfectly worn-in vintage jeans? Bliss & Mischief has the answer to that: just add embroidery. While “embroidered vintage denim” may call to mind images of haphazard hippie stitching from the 70s (which is also kind of awesome, admit it!) Bliss & Mischief has taken this concept to level of grade-A stylish. Their vintage Levi’s collection of jeans and jackets have been treated with inspired embroidery that is both precious to behold and instantly bad ass when styled with basics like crisp white button-downs and understated gold jewelry. Check them out and shop online.
Images via Honestly WTF.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: bliss & mischief, embroidered denim, embroidered vintage denim, Hillary Justin, Just Say Native, vintage denim, vintage jeans, vintage Levi's
This Paul Smith embroidered denim workshirt is a fresh take on the fall releases of denim shirts pouring into the market right now. By forgoing chest pockets and adding some almost-tribal, but super quirky embroidery, this denim shirt hits the next level. If you’re looking for something beyond the traditional wardrobe staple this fall, this might be it (and dare we say it’s looking pretty unisex to us!). This medium-weight must-have retails at about $248 and it’s 100% cotton. You can grab yours at Goodhood.
Images via Selectism.
Tags: denim shirt, embroidered denim, fall fashion, Paul Smith
We’re DIY-obsessed here at DT, but one thing that really lights a fire under us is vintage inspiration from denim-days gone by. One such exciting example is one we found at this crafty blog, featuring magazine pages of embroidered denim from the 1970s. The colorful bohemian designs root from the ethnic influences that becoming massively popular at the time (and have made a serious comeback now). The images are from a contest the magazine (New Ingenue) was holding, titled “Decorate Your Denim”. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Check out some of the winners below, and get inspired!
Images via Knitsquirrel—click through for more!
Tags: 1970s denim, 70s trends, Bohemian style, embroidered denim, New Ingenue, vintage denim