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Kuro Denim Stays True To Their Tailored x Vintage Aesthetic

Last time we linked up with Kuro, they showed us a gradient of denim washed, aged, and treated for different lengths of time, and told us the best way to wear distressed vintage jeans was with a tailored blazer and a crisp, clean button-down. Sound advice that doesn’t expire, it turns out, since we ran into them this week and they were keeping with their vintage meets tailored aesthetic. “Denim for the Yohji fan,” they explained, showing us a dapper mannequin outfitted in the customer image. Selvedge trimmed back pockets, top-stitching, and other details characterize this impressive Japanese brand. Check them out online for more on their philosophy and products.







—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 22 2013 in Denim Fashion » Denim Menswear » How to Wear It

Summer Style 101: How To Wear Tuxedo Jeans

Tuxedo jeans are one of those trends that can seem both exciting and intimidating. How do you wear them without getting dangerously close to the “track pants” look? What’s the best color to buy them in? What kind of shoes do they look good with? Plenty of celebs have taken them on as a wardrobe staple, like Kendall Jenner, who was snapped recently in her Rag & Bone tuxedo jeans. If you’re intrigued by this trend, scroll below for your complete guide to tuxedo jeans shopping & styling.


Above: Rag & Bone tuxedo jeans in white; Hudson Jeans tuxedo jeans in Man-MansonRag & Bone tuxedo jeans in khaki.

8 Ways To Wear The  Tuxedo Jeans Trend!

Classic-Neutral Top x Neon ShoesHudson Jeans tuxedo jeans in Cho-ChopinElizabeth & James Adrienne silk-crepe topLita Platform Boot in Lime MeshASOS Slot Through Envelope Clutch


Color-blockingRag & Bone tuxedo jeans in khakiTHE ROW Wembley wool and cashmere-blend topCommon Projects Creme open back wedgesASOS Aeroplane Stud Earrings


Smart BlazerRag & Bone tuxedo jeans in white; ; Nine West Platform PumpsTopshop Ponte rolled sleeve blazerBrett Mustard Yellow TopBurberry Gold Bracelet Watch


Go boldHudson Jeans tuxedo jeans in Man-MansonDiane Von Furstenberg Silk Blend TopBrian Atwood Maniac neon pumps;Topshop jelly sunglasses


Nautical Stripes:  Rag & Bone tuxedo jeans in khakiChinti & Parker Contrast-stripe organic cotton topAsos Ferry Flat SandalsForever21 Double Link Chain Necklace


Luxe Fresh Summer Hues x MetallicsRag & Bone tuxedo jeans in whiteMiH Jeans Safari cotton-voile shirtTopshop Chain Heeled SandalsASOS Locksmith Chain Linked Rings


Mono-chromaticHudson Jeans tuxedo jeans in Man-MansonJ.Crew Silk Crepe TopVectra4 Canvas Studded Slippers; Bauble Bar Molotov Hoops


Graphic PrintsHudson Jeans tuxedo jeans in Cho-Chopin; Topshop Floral Drop-Back ShirtPALMA Leather Mary Jane Platforms; Multi-strand Gold Necklace


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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 12 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Keep Cool, Cover Up With Denim Shorts & Sheer Blouses

As the temperature rises, so do the hemlines. And while the prospect of wearing short shorts and tank tops is welcome in the summertime humidity and heat, sometimes you want (or need!) to feel a bit more covered-up. The solution? Add a sheer, blouse-y top when wearing your favorite pair of denim shorts. Buy over-sized and tuck it in to tone down the volume. For a lot more coverage, it won’t add that much bulk or cause you to break out into heat palpitations. Win-win.

Hummingbird Whispers Sheer Top | J Brand Denim Cutoffs

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted May 30 2012 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

5 Ways To Wear Topshop’s Moto Denim Hotpants

Hot pants fill a pretty specific niche in your wardrobe: the smallest, sexiest denim item you can wear out in public without something layered over it. We love Topshop’s pink denim Moto hotpants, and their latest styling feature provides 5 ways to wear these babies in case you’re debating whether you can rock them this summer (hint: you can).


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Check out the full styling guide here, and shop our 9 favorite pairs of Moto hotpants below.

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1. Moto high-waisted denim hotpants in purple

2. Moto hotpants in neon peach

3. Moto petit hotpants in washed out cerulean

topshop spring pastel denim shorts

4. Moto high-waisted denim hotpants in blush stripe

5. Moto high-waisted denim hotpants in flamingo tie-dye

6. Moto hotpants in neon mint green

topshop spring pastel denim shorts

7.  Moto high-waisted denim hotpants in peach acid wash

8. Moto mid-rise denim hotpants in floral

9. Moto high-waisted denim hotpants in grape acid wash

—Michelle Christina larsen



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Posted Apr 10 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Denim Therapy Is On Tumblr!

If you think this blog is an overwhelming display of denim eye candy, you’re right. But on Denim Therapy’s Tumblr, we’ve outdone ourselves. Check us out, follow us, re-blog us, and get inspired by everything from denim DIY to perfect outfits and more!


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—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 12 2012 in Denim Therapy

How To Style J Brand’s Zipper Jean

We immediately got the rockabilly vibes from these J Brand 821 Zoey ($224) black zipper jeans, but your styling options aren’t just limited to pompadours and bowling shirts. In fact, these pants are perfect for a night out on the town, with a tight fit, but just the right amount of stretch. Here are three different ways to integrate this pair of jeans into your life.

H&M Gold Sweater ($9.95) — buy it at H&M

Nadri Pave Open Diamond Leverback Earrings ($100) — buy it at Bloomingdale’s

J. Crew Biennial satchel ($348) — buy it at J. Crew

Brian Atwood Maniac Polka-Dot Platform Pump ($812) — buy it at Bergdorf Goodman

Topshop Sleeveless Stripe Shirt ($60) — buy it at Topshop

Charlotte Russe Zizgag-Inset Cutout Wedge Bootie ($40) — buy it at Charlotte Russe

Jc De Castelbajac Vintage Belted Coat ($775) — buy it at farfetch

Jennifer Zeuner Hanging Love Necklace ($239) — buy it at TheTrendBoutique


Forever 21 Sheer Panels Top ($15.80) — buy it at Forever 21

Nicholas Kirkwood Bird of Paradise Platform Pump ($695) — buy it at Bergdorf Goodman

ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Belt ($10.74) — buy it at ASOS

AllSaints Utility Trenchcoat ($395) — buy it at AllSaints

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Feb 10 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

How To Wear Bleulab Reversible Denim’s New Spring Styles

We’ve already shown you Bleulab Reversible Denim‘s latest range of styles for spring, and while we love how the denim is reversible–and therefore doubly awesome–if you’re like us, perhaps your first thought is, “How can I fit slick snakeskin jeans and metallic crocodile shorts into my casual wardrobe?” Well, we’ve got your back. As promised, here are five styles that we love, and how to work them into your everyday life.

Featured: Bleulab Reversible Denim Snakeskin skinny jeans

BLK DNM Shirt 19 ($190) — buy it at BLK DNM

La Mer Pyramid Stud Black Leather Wrap Watch ($223.81) — buy it at ASOS

Dr. Martens Serena 8-Eye Boot ($120) — buy it at Zappos


Featured: Bluelab Reversible Denim coated pink jeans

ZOE KARSSEN Love printed cotton-blend sweater ($155) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

Jeffrey Campbell Lita in Neon Yellow ($159) – buy it at Sole Struck.

ASOS Retro Style Digital Watch ($39.39) – buy it at ASOS.



Featured: Bleulab Reversible Denim metallic lace-motif blue shorts

LOT78 Cotton-jersey biker jacket ($200.75) – buy it at The Outnet.

Rebel Yell Life’s A Beach Boyfriend Tank in Black ($69) – buy it at The Trend Boutique.

Rock & Candy Boatie Glitter Boat Shoe ($29.95) – buy it at DSW.

Karen Walker Eyewear Bunny – Crystal Fuchsia ($180) – buy it at Gargyle.



Featured: Bleulab Reversible Denim metallic croc-skin purple shorts

Topshop Cleopatra Tee by Unique ($60) – buy it at Topshop.

ASH Virgin Starlight Trainers ($205) – buy it at Coggles.

Alyssa Norton 14-karat gold-plated and braided silk necklace ($405) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.

The Limited Basic Opaque Tights in Grey ($9.99) — buy it at The Limited


We’ll let you know when these style shit retail, but until them, shop Bleulab Reversible denim online and keep up with them on facebook!

—Brie Hiramine & Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Feb 10 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

4 Ways To Style Topshop’s Denim Tie Front Shirt

If you grew up in school uniforms and now shudder at the thought of polo shirts and khaki slacks, it might be time for you to reconsider the power and styling fun of a well-placed classic. A crisp prepster shirt or a pair of boat shoes can bring a super-wild outfit down to earth or add an extra dose of polish and Audrey Hepburn panache. Still wary? Topshop’s Denim Tie Front Shirt is a good middle ground. For $50, we love its laid-back preppiness and general versatility. In fact, we’ve come up with four ways to wear this piece–and you can surely think up more!

Look 1:

Rag & Bone The Jean Jacket Perfect Wash ($265) — buy it at Rag & Bone

Banana Republic Saffiano leather skinny belt ($17.99) — buy it at Banana Republic

Steve Madden Pammy Pump ($99.95) — buy it at Steve Madden

Court Shop High Waist Bell Bottom ($145) — buy it at farfetch

Look 2:

Antonio Marras Floral Skirt ($1141) — buy it at farfetch

ASOS Oversized Retro Sunglasses ($21.49) — buy it at ASOS

Moda Spana Pippy Pump ($59.95) — buy it at DSW

AllSaints Finsbury Trenchcoat ($118.50) — buy it at AllSaints

Look 3:

Oscar de la Renta Link Earring ($175) — buy it at Oscar de la Renta

ModCloth The Bright Way Skirt ($57.99) — buy it at ModCloth

3.1 Phillip Lim Cognac Motorcycle Leather Jacket ($759) — buy it at My-Wardrobe

Topshop Lenny Wedge Heel Sandal ($130) — buy it at Topshop

Look 4:

Easton Pearson Syriam flag-print silk-crepe pants ($595) — buy it at Net-A-Porter

AllSaints Marquis Cardigan ($60) — buy it at AllSaints

Miss Me? Mooz Flats ($25.99) — buy it at 6pm

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Feb 06 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

How To Wear Mother Denim’s “A Day In Paradise” Printed Jeans

Colored and printed denim is the standard now, ladies, and it’s only increasing in presence across the market. For those not opposed to straying from the more traditional blue jean, it’s time to figure out how to wear some of these exciting new styles. We figure we might as well cut to the chase and bring into question Mother Denim‘s “A Day In Paradise” printed jeans ($250). Below are three different ways to adapt these into your wardrobe for spring.


Look 1:

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren LS Button-down White Shirt ($63) – buy it at Coggles.

Jeffrey Campbell Leather Zup Wedges ($108) – buy it at Ssense.

MARNI Apricot Horizontal Striped Bangle ($395) – buy it at Barney’s New York.



Look 2:

Topshop Knitted Rib Stretch Top ($64) – buy it at Topshop.

Michael by Michael Kors Jada Ankle Boot ($139) – buy it at Zappos.

Forever21 Double Feather Earrings ($4.80) – buy it at Forever21.



Look 3:

AllSaints Jagger Godiva Jumper ($135) – buy it at AllSaints.

Steve Madden Pammyy Blue Wedge Heel ($100) – buy it at Steve Madden.

Max & Chloe Ettika Multicolor Braided Bracelet ($55) – buy it at Max & Chloe.


New Mother Denim printed jeans are coming soon to Curve. Stay tuned!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Feb 01 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Jak & Jil Dishes Out Denim Styling Inspiration

We love the photography blog Jak & Jil—it’s a perfect example of how “street style” photography has evolved into something both more authentic (sans-posed photos and preconceived outfits), and more intense (the shots are full of models post-show with crazy hair, and many feature European fashion week go-ers who can afford some pretty epic attire). While trends like pastel hair and gem-covered shoes may come and go as you scroll through the pages, one thing keeps popping up over and over: great ways to style denim. All cameos by this dash of instant cool spark a host of ideas about layering, cuffing, distressing, and pairing. We recommend bookmarking.

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Some  of our favorites below:

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Images via Jak & Jil.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Dec 19 2011 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch
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