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Perfecting Summer Style: Denim x Boho Jewelry


You can’t get more summery (and stylish) than the combination of denim and boho jewelry. We’re taking inspiration from And That‘s lookbook, featuring their spring/summer collection–a series of pieces awash in feathers, fringe, Navajo influences and, yes, even denim–paired with hippie flares and worn-down, washed-out shorts from Siwy. Check out the full lookbook below, plus our recommendations on how to channel this chill, SoCal vibe!

 

1. And That Asymmetrical Cross and Chain Earring 2. Siwy Jeans Anita Flare in Spirited

 

1. And That Navajo Landing Necklace 2. Siwy Jeans Camilla Shorts in Loveless

 

1. And That Denim Leaf & Feather Hairclip 2. Siwy Jeans Alex Cut Off Shorts in Love Song

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 27 2012 in Denim Fashion

9 Pairs Of Light Wash Jeans For Spring


Hey, we love our dark denim washes too, but sometimes when the weather gets warmer we just start craving sunnier, lighter washes in our jeans selection. We’ve come up with nine pairs of light wash jeans that are pitch-perfect for spring. From cropped jeans to skinnies to flares, take your pick! In every style possible, they’re made to be worn with simple white tees, floaty floral tops, and sandals. Sounds good, huh?

1. Notify Jeans Hellebora Straight Leg Denim in Light Blue

2. Chloe Light Blue Flared Jeans

3. Free People FP HIgh Rise Skinny – Paley Blue

4. 7 For All Mankind The Skinny in Light Blue Lustre Denim

5. Venus Mid-rise tapered jeans

6. Levi’s Vintage Flare Jean

7. MiH Marrakesh mid-rise flared jeans

8. Diesel Light Wash High Waisted Skinny Jean

9. Citizens of Humanity Ava low-rise straight-leg jeans

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Apr 19 2012 in Denim Buys

How To Stay Warm In Flare Jeans This Winter


Flare jeans are making a comeback, but what do you wear them with in the colder months? Check out what this ShopBop stylist recommends to make sure you looking cool and cozy.

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Q: It’s officially winter, and I go nowhere without a heavy coat. How can I pair parkas and flares without looking too bulky?


A: Again, keep things minimal and linear. Try a longer jacket with clean lines, hitting at the mid-thigh or knee. A wool trench coat is great, especially belted!

 

Image via Chictopia.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Dec 23 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

John John’s Spring 2012 Video Campaign


Brazilian denim line John John’s spring 2012 line offers bleached and studded denim vests, casually cuffed threads, distressed denim shorts, and flared jeans, complete with a devil-may-care attitude. But it’s always best to see these looks in action! Part I of John John’s most recent video campaign takes us along on a road trip through the dusty desert, ending with a pool party of epic proportions, while Part II is a Venice Beach paradise of surf, sun, and skateboarding. And all these fun times happen while wearing jeans (that’s just how we roll too).

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Oct 28 2011 in Campaigns » Denim News

An Exclusive Q&A with Doctrine Jeans


A doctrine is something learned or taught–We couldn’t ask for a greater mentor than designer Teresa Sung of Doctrine Jeans. She manages to show us just the way American premium Men’s and Women’s denim should be done through her unique washes and details in a hand-made jeans. Their range is wide, from slim jeans, to gaucho pants and capris. Doctrine’s jeans all have a unique but subtle signature back pocket detail derived from their arrow logo. We showed you five ways to wear your Doctrine denim, and now you can read our exclusive interview below…

 

Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning.  How did you know you wanted to be a designer?

Doctrine: I realized that I wanted to design after many years of working at product development and different technical aspects of the industry.  As I became more involved in design and development of the denim category, I knew in my heart that I had the strongest desire to find out more about the markets, trends, fabric, silhouettes, etc… it was then that I knew then I wanted to design.

DT: Are there other denim brands you consider your immediate competition? How do you differentiate yourself from the hundreds of popular denim brands afloat right now?

Doctrine: At Doctrine Jeans we truly believe that patience is a virtue and this is what separates our brand from the others. We start our designs with thorough market research and carefully select our fabrications.  With patience, we strive to get the most out of each chosen fabric after numerous tests and processes here at some of L.A.’s best laundry houses.  It is important to determine the best fit for each particular fabric and then be meticulous about the design process.  We feel this extra effort is essential to keep consistency in our fits and comfort, which ultimately is the most important thing!

DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?

Doctrine: We have a great design team where we put our teamwork first before anyone or anything.  This allows us to work in cohesive environment where our creativeness comes about. We have our own conventional ways to prepare designs.  We start out by researching the trends, concepts, colors, details, fabrics, and treatments then proceed, with precise and effective planning.

DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.

Doctrine: My ideal customers are people who want to look and feel great in a pair of denim but also understand the value of good design, great fabrics, superior wash techniques, and excellent workmanship with attention to detail.

DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next?

Doctrine: We just finished our fall line and in process of starting our SS2012.  I want to give a twist in our spring/summer with light colors and lighter weights. I’m just excited to see how it’s going to play out at the end.

DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?

Doctrine: It’s too early to tell right now since we are such a young company.  I just want to be focused on what is working.

DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?

Doctrine: Straights and slim straights are most popular fits for men’s.  And the popular washes are dark denims and dark stone washes with natural whiskers.  As for women’s, our “moto jeggings” is the most popular fit and we also offer super bellbottoms and gaucho which are drawing a lot of attention.

DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?

Doctrine: My favorite denim trend right now is flare jeans.  You can dress up and look hot in great blouses and blazers.  Also, I love wearing boyfriend fits.  It’s so relaxing and casual to wear!

DT: Street style and style blogs are huge in the industry right now as a source of inspiration, influencing the high-end labels rather than vice versa. How much does street style influence your designing?

Doctrine: Its influence is phenomenal and helpful when identifying new trends and developing the designs.  Eclectic styles from the streets and comments from knowledgeable bloggers are inspirational.  The fashion mix from an ever changing culture and the insights available by way of comment about their fashion tastes are refreshing and courageous as well as empirical.

DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?

Doctrine: Too many to count!

DT: Favorite celeb wearing your brand?

Doctrine: We have literally just had our first run of production for men’s  and many of the top celebrity stylists, representing the likes of Adrian Grenier, Jonas Bros, Ryan Seacrest and Zac Efron have all picked key styles.. As mentioned above – Doctrine Women’s is being eagerly awaited by many stylists and female celebrity notables.

Check out their website and their facebook page to share your thoughts.

—Jackie Racer

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Posted Jul 12 2011 in Denim News » Interviews

CJ by Cookie Johnson Fall 2011 Lookbook: Denim Fashion For The Everyday Woman


CJ by Cookie Johnson is a line that every woman out there should thank her lucky stars for. Not only is every piece made out of premium denim, but they are designed with all shapes and sizes in mind (that means for those of us that aren’t model size skinny). Their Fall 2011 Lookbook showcases their skinny, flare, bootcut styles and denim work shirts, ensuring that no matter what is going on in your day, if you are wearing CJ by Cookie Johnson you’ll feel beautiful, stylish AND comfortable—that’s something we know we’ll take any day of the week.

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Images via Designer Denim Jeans Fashion.

Elyssa Linden

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Posted Jul 08 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Guess Fall 2011 Delivers Modern Wide Leg Styles


There’s no doubt that wide leg jeans are generating a lot of attention right now, especially when you see celebrities styling their flared denim with trendy tops and arm candy.  Guess Jeans is giving us ladies some ideas on how to style our flared jeans for Fall 2011, but really, we could rock those looks right now (sans the fur vests, of course).  And, if you’re still on the fence about wearing loose-fit jeans, like the fab palazzo jeans (scroll to the bottom) featured in this lookbook, there are plenty of skinny jeans with cropped hems, perfect for showing off your latest shoe acquisition!  Guess continues to embrace color denim, and we’re so okay with that.


 

 

 

 

To stay updated on when the Fall 2011 collection is available, go to Guess.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Apr 29 2011 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Denim Review: Joe’s Jeans Skinny Micro Flare


There’s no doubt that Joe’s Jeans is amongst the world’s top denim brands, but when any brand ventures into new territory, such as new jeans fits, we become a bit skeptic (jean-fit finding nightmares abound).  It’s not that we have doubts about the brand, but we wonder if the silhouette looks just as good on “regular” people.  Inspired by the recent Joe’s Jeans Skinny Micro Flare campaign—which looks awesome, by the way—we decided to give this buzz-inducing skinny jean flare a go.

Here I try on the medium blue “Stephanie” wash in a size 27, which fit pretty true to size on me.  This silhouette is a great gateway between the skinny jean and a ’70s flare.  These high-waisted jeans are soft and didn’t pinch at all.  As a woman of average height, I could give these jeans an A+ if it were one inch shorter.  But, then again, I can always mail my jeans to Denim Therapy for a rad chain stitch hem job.

You can shop the Joe’s Jeans Skinny Micro Flare (retails for $174) online if you want to rock the jeans!

Don’t forget to check out our recent exclusive Q&A with Joe Dahan, Joe’s Jeans founder.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

 

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Posted Apr 05 2011 in Denim Therapy » Reviews: Brand

Flare Jeans, Street Style


One of the leading denim trends right now is the ’70s style flare leg jeans, but is anybody really wearing it off the pages of a magazine?  Who What Wear has documented a few stylish ladies from the Stockholm streets to New York City.  Note from WWW: do not go all-out and take the ’70s vibe literally.  You can look elegant and on-trend by pairing your fluid wide leg jeans with a structured blazer or a body skimming top to off-set the looseness of the jean.

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To read about suggested wide leg jeans (including the high-waisted variety!) and what else to wear with your flared jeans, go to Who What Wear online.

—Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Mar 31 2011 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch
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