We’ve been daydreaming about spring here in NYC as the temp dips from teasingly-medium to absolutely frigid. We’re looking forward to breezing out the door in nothing but our favorite spring dress and the perfect denim jacket—there’s nothing quite as functional and stylish! While we wait for that moment of bliss we’re shopping around for our favorites, and we’ve saved you the trouble of doing the same by rounding up the best below.
Naked & Famous‘ Mens Spring/Summer 2012 line is sticking to its roots with authentic, top-quality, raw denim, but while increasing the options you have to get your hands on it. They have taken their skinny, mid-rise, and tapered cuts and released them in new colors such as red and wine, constructions, and surfaces. So now you can really find the pair of jeans that is best and most comfortable for your body, and still know that you’re wearing some of the most rare and unique denim, straight from Japan. What we’re really jealous of are the raspberry scented low-rise jeans—we mean, amazing denim that smells amazing too? Yes please. Besides the colored denim, they also are offering slim-fitted button downs to patch their red denim palette, along with a crisp, dark-wash jean jacket which is a definite must-have if your guy still hasn’t caught on to this classic trend yet.
Images via DenimHunt.
Tags: colored denim, dark wash denim, Denim Menswear, Japanese denim, jean jacket, Naked & Famous, raw denim, scented denim, spring fashion, summer fashion
Need a warm denim jacket for winter that’s stylish and budget-friendly? We found one for you! It’s the Dakota dark-wash denim jacket, available now at Nasty Gal—and it’s on sale for $54.60. Slightly distressed, it features faux shearling collar and trim. It also has a quilted poly lining, so you can keep the cold out, and still look totally rock’n'roll.
Tags: dark-wash denim jacket, distressed denim, fall jacket, jean jacket, nasty gal, what to buy, what to wear, winter jacket
Jeans are the epitome of model off-duty style, not only for their ease and capability to rough it through casting calls, but also because they are the perfect clean sartorial palette. New Australian magazine Stonefox captures that casual cool with this striking black-and-white editorial. Donning simple tees (or none at all), ripped and ragged cutoffs, denim jumpsuits, jean jackets, and more, Dempsey Stewart looks fresh-faced and subtly sexy–always a winning combination.
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue
Tags: acid wash jeans, denim cutoffs, denim jumpsuit, jean jacket, model off-duty style, stonefox magazine
There’s something about the holidays that makes us want to grab–or find!–that very special boy or girl to frolic in the snow and kiss in the street (thanks, Love Actually). Whatever your relationship status, we wholeheartedly approve breaking out denim as you spend time with loved ones or look for new ones. A black denim dress, sexy pin-thin jeans, or a chill denim jacket are all date-worthy separates. Check out how we incorporated them into three different–and totally cold weather-approved–looks below.
+J Wool 3Way Coat ($199.90) — buy it at Uniqlo
McQ Alexander McQueen Denim and cotton mesh dress ($288) — buy it at The Outnet
Topshop Wheel Locket Necklace ($20) — buy it at Topshop
Giuseppe Zanotti Velvet Veronica Booties ($556) — buy it at SSENSE
A|wear Leopard Swing Coat ($136.35) — buy it at ASOS
Nasty Gal Dallas Earings ($18) — buy it at Nasty Gal
Vince Camuto Maari Pump ($129) — buy it at Shoebox
Nasty Gal Elektra Mesh Bodysuit ($68) — buy it at Nasty Gal
Lot78 Ankle-zip mid-rise skinny jeans ($315) — buy it at Net-A-Porter
Urban Renewal Lace Inset Denim Jacket ($69) — buy it at Urban Outfitters
Steve Madden Thuunder in Tan Leather ($99.95) — buy it at Steve Madden
Forever 21 Floral Lace Dress ($24.80) — buy at Forever 21
Marc by Marc Jacobs Floral Scarf ($232) — buy it at Farfetch
Smoothies 3 Flowers Thin Headband ($7.50) — buy it at Smoothies Hair Accessories
Tags: black denim dress, black skinny jeans, jean jacket, jeans to wear on a date, outfits to wear on a date, winter outfits
Where can you find amazing brands like G-Star, Plein Sud, Hudson, Just Cavalli, One Teaspoon, Isabel Marant, and Dsquared2 all in one place? Right here in this beautiful editorial from Vogue Paris! It features Natasha Poly and Sasha Pivovarova and was styled by Emmanuelle Alt. Due to the great variety of brands that are featured, you are able to see a ton of hot looks that you can takeaway as inspiration for your own wardrobe, no matter what your personal style is. Our favorite item from the shoot was the Isabel Marant jean shearling lined jacket, and in a close second came the printed Just Cavalli jeans. Take a look at the complete editorial and become just as envious as we are (trust us, it’s going to happen!).
Images via DenimBlog.
Tags: Dsquared2, Emmanuelle Alt, G-Star, Hudson Jeans, Isabel Marant, jean jacket, Just Cavalli, Natasha Poly, Paris, Paris Fashion, Paris Vogue, Plein Sud, Sasha Pivovarova, Shearling Jacket, Vogue
This year we witnessed the comeback of the jean jacket, which is awesome because being able to look fashion forward while wearing classic pieces you probably already own is huge a plus. But, what happens when you go fishing your denim duds out from the back of the closet, only to find there was a mouse attack? Or worse, a scissor attack you perpetrated yourself a few years back when super-destroyed denim was the hot new trend? Answer: Bring it to Denim Therapy! Witness this rockin’ repair and become a DT believer.
Tags: Denim Repair, Denim Therapy, fall fashion trends, jean jacket, jean repair, menswear
Some guys might be weary to get in on the colored denim trend, but this fashion blogger from Poland shows all you doubters out there how well it can work! These dark teal jeans from Zara are a great option for a smooth transition away from your beloved blue jeans. The color is dark, warm, and versatile enough to be paired with a casual cotton t-shirt, knit sweater, or a jean jacket–or you can have a really put-together look like this guy does and combine all three! So guys, next time you pass by a pair of colored jeans in the store, don’t keep on walking, pick them up and make your style that much better!
Images via The Men’s Side.
Tags: colored denim, cotton t-shirt, Denim Menswear, fashion blogger, Graphic T-Shirt, jean jacket, knit sweater, messenger bag, Poland, red scarf, teal jeans, Zara
As if this cold weather wasn’t enough, the 7 For All Mankind Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook has us so ready to say goodbye to these winter temps! There are bursts of colored denim, which we are happy to see continued into next season, especially in the coral colored jean jacket. It is such a fun color to welcome in spring with, plus it matches well with a lot of other colors, so this can be as go-to a piece for you as your classic blue jean jacket is too. As far as jeans go, there are skinnies, flares, cropped, and colored styles, so you will never be stuck with one sort of look out of this line. The flares have a more laid-back feel to them, which immediately remind us of the lazy days of summer (ah, memories!). We really love the detailing on the pair with the four button closure instead of the usual zipper and little details like this throughout the whole collection ensure that you’re not buying just any old piece of denim. Keep an eye out for the release of the line at the 7 For All Mankind Online Shop.
Images via Denimology.
Tags: 7 for All Mankind, colored denim, colored jean jacket, cropped jeans, cuffed jeans, denim cut-offs, denim workshirt, flared jeans, jean jacket, skinny jeans, spring fashion, summer fashion
It’s no secret what big G-Star Raw fans we are, and as always, they do not disappoint us with their men’s and women’s line at the Bread & Butter Runway Show. They have staple pieces like denim workshirts, jean jackets and shorts, but what we love is how they put their own funky spin on them. This is best seen in the jean jacket that has side slits, making it resemble almost a poncho more than the common jean jacket. Most of the pieces in the collection have subtle but contrast stitching, giving the denim a structured and more polished look. Our favorite looks of the collection though were the ones that created sweet silhouettes, like the maxi denim skirt and and three-quarter sleeve A-line denim dress. The men’s pieces that really stood out to us were the printed denim coverall, light-wash denim blazer, and the denim jacket with contrasting washes. We are sad to say that the Bread & Butter line is never released for retail sale, but are definitely even more excited to see what G-Star Raw has in the future when we know that this is what they are capable of.
Images via G-Star Raw.
Tags: contrast stitching, Denim Menswear, denim workshirt, G-Star Raw, jean jacket, moulded denim, spring fashion, summer fashion