We’re full blown ready for spring to arrive, and we’re stocking up our closets accordingly. One of our favorite things to do is search Etsy for vintage and pre-owned denim (one of our nyfw wardrobe staples was a vintage Levi’s orange tab jacket we got at Indian Vs. Indian), and it just happens that right now, the pickings are particularly amazing. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites so you can get clicking—but don’t hesitate, this stuff goes fast!
Note: Remember to check seller feedback and read all information before buying any used or vintage clothing on Etsy!
To anyone who questioned whether or not nasty gals really do it better, feast your eyes on this! With A sexy mix of lace bustiers and high waisted distressed denim short shorts along with a flirtatious attitude, its kinda hard to focus on the actual clothes in this lookbook…but with so many on-trend separates like gauzy sheer dresses and hints of Navajo prints we managed to regain focus! Want to make this look more fall friendly? Warm it up with a cozy fur coat, opaque tights, and thigh-high boots. Talk about hot stuff!
Images via Nasty Gal.
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As summer comes to a close, we’re having a hard time accepting the fact that we will soon have to retire our beloved denim cutoffs and midriff baring tops. On a brighter note, the fall season is fast approaching, and while we would love to bask in the sun all day, we must admit it feels good to welcome the crisp clean autumn air. Not to mention the return of trench coats, knit sweaters, boots and darker/richer color denim; key essentials that every fall wardrobe needs. But until the time comes for you to make the change, transition your beloved denim high-waisted shorts from summer to fall by pairing it with a pussy bow blouse (as shown below). For cooler days throw on a pair of opaque tights under shorts to keep your legs warm. And if shorts aren’t your thing dress up a pair of your favorite bell bottoms jeans with an ultra cool 70’s ruffled shirt for a retro-chic effect. Who knew seasonal changes could be this easy?!
Images via Eat, Sleep, Denim
— Ashlee Mellowes
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Pictorials such as this one that features Model Liza Golden donning sexy denim duds while drinking a Pepsi, remind us of how much we actually loved the 90s while slightly causing a temporary dementia of how much we despised it (remember mullets?!). So when we came across this little gem it was definitely a nostalgic moment. It seems like we fell in love all over again with the bedazzled denim shorts and the high waisted shorts paired with the leopard print tank top. Let’s not forget the big hair and sultry makeup that scream Cindy Crawford in her heyday. The look perpetrates a style that we all tried to mimic (we idolized Kelly Kapowski from Saved by the Bell) and whether or not we acheieved the look, we can all agree it was hot! Modernize this look for present day, by pairing high waisted shorts with wedges or motorcyle boots if you desire a rocker-chic look. Don’t forget the red lipstick and big hair for added oomph, just make sure you don’t get into a fight with your blowdryer the morning you decide to test this look out for a run.
Images via fashiongonerogue
— Ashlee Mellowes
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Let’s face it, none of us are quite ready to say goodbye to summer quite yet, but when its sweltering out one minute and chilly the next its definitely time to update your wardrobe. We know how tricky that can be, so we’ve picked out our favorite must-have summer-to-fall pieces to make this tricky transition a tad bit easier for you, including some killer denim duds! Check them out below!
1. A dark chocolate top with leather trim is the perfect way to get into fall hues—Improvd Tinsley Top, $125
2. Add a pop of color to any outfit with a pair of electric blue skinnies—J Brand Skinny Leg Jeans, $176
3. Keep things light with a pair of medium wash jeans—Adriano Goldschmied Stilt Roll-Up Dust Jean, $198
4. Bundle up! A loose knit sweater is perfect for those chilly nights—Ever Roatan Stripe Sweater, $128
5. Look hot while it gets cool! Show off your legs in a pair of high waisted denim shorts—Citizens Of Humanity Rebel High Rise Imagine Denim Shorts, $174
Shop all these and more on Atriumnyc.com!
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Fashion Gone Rogue takes us on a lazy summer vacation decked in neo-western looks perfect for the seasons hot hot heat in this exclusive editorial titled Heartbeats shot by Harper Smith. High waisted denim short shorts are paired with a barely there nude crochet swimsuit and vintage-inspired necklace with a hint a turquoise. And of course a new take on the majestic west would be nothing without a dose of fringe made of-the-moment in the form of an acid wash denim jacket over a vintage graphic tee and leopard hot pants. A leather buckaroo style hat and suede fringed ankle boots finish off the look (spurs totally optional).
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: crochet swimsuit, Denim Short Shorts, denim shorts, Fashion Editorals, fashion gone rogue, Fashion Gone Rogue Editorials, fringe boots, fringe denim jacket, Heartbeats, high waisted denim shorts, leather buckaroo style hat, Western Denim Looks, Western Influence, western style