It’s Memorial Day Weekend and there’s nothing more exciting than a 3-day weekend. We’ve rounded up some summer staples that you should pack up and bring along on your next weekend getaway. From suits to shorts make sure your summer getaway plans are relaxing while you remain stylish. What will you pack?
Let’s face it: men also need options when it comes to jeans. While we agree that not every man should wear skinny jeans, some men can really rock a pair. And, for the slimmer men out there, a pair of skinnies are the only ones that will fit properly on their bodies. So, without further adieu, we rounded up nine pairs of skinny jeans that caught our eyes, both for the washes and treatments, and for the potential to flatter the various shapes of the male form. You’ll be surprised how good you look in them. Whether you’re a musician or a college professor, we think you’ll find a wearable pair of jeans to wear this season.
1. Ksubi Van Winkle in Dull Metal ($245) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Levi’s 511 Dark Indigo skinny ($90) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. Right: ASOS Carrot Fit skinny jeans in Khaki ($90) – buy it at ASOS.
1. Chambers Waxed Overdye Slim Straight Leg jeans in ($132) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Edwin Sen Japanese Red Selvage skinny jeans ($168.58) – buy it at ASOS.
3. Unbranded Skinny Selvedge jean ($78) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
1. THEM Atelier Magma Distressed Skinny Jeans ($121) – buy it at REVOLVE Clothing.
2. Nudie Thin Finn Blue ($250) – buy it at SSENSE.
3. 1969 Skinny Fit Jeans in red ($69.95) – buy it at Gap.
What, red jeans? Read Denim Therapy staffer Eric Schmidt’s review of his slim fit OPENMARKET jeans in red.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Just because its fall doesn’t mean you have to throw color completely out the window! In fact, this season is all about color but with a big twist. Besides, with so many colored denim selections out there, how could you not get yourself into some bright hues? Okay, so we know you’ve heard of pattern clashing, but now its time to get into color clashing! Star by pairing two colors that normally wouldn’t “go” together, echo one of them in an accessory or a non-focal garment to add a bit of cohesion, throw in a third color (make sure to make it bright) for an extra bit of interest and you’re set! Sound complicated? No worries! We’ve put together two looks to give you some outfit inspiration! The key is to not go overboard—stick to one or two brights and throw in some vivid neutrals (not black and white) to keep things colorful.
1. Topshop nutmeg boyfriend blazer ($130) — buy it at Topshop.
2. Ksubi super skinny jeans ($170) — buy it at American Rag.
3. 3.1 Phillip Lim chiffon back tee ($325) — buy it at La Garçconne.
4. L.A.M.B. Evelyn multi-color leather heels ($265) — buy it at Heels.com.
5. Topshop suede ruched clutch ($66) — buy it at Topshop.
1. MTWTFSS Weekday champ sweater in neone ($40) — buy it at Weekday.com.
2. Miss Selfridge green dropback skirt ($56) — buy it at Miss Selfridge.
3. Modekungen denim vest ($100) — buy it at Modekungen.
4. ASOS suede belt ($35) — buy it at ASOS.
5. Ego & Greed Svan Lake two-tone wedge ($115) — buy it at Sole Struck.
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Ethnic and tribal-inspired prints are at the forefront of what’s in right now. From Mayan and Incan to Aztec and Navajo (sometimes even a cool hybrid of all of them) there’s totally something for everyone. We know things can get a bit tricky when it comes to prints, so we’ve put together a couple of looks to give you some outfit direction. The key is to take one bold statement piece and style it with simple and updated basics like cropped tees and a good dose of denim for a bit of cool edge. Keep things fully on-trend by throwing in some western bits into the mix like a cool modern boot and accessories with an earthy bohemian flare.
1. H&M Navajo print poncho ($28) — buy it at H&M.
2. Vanessa Mooney Ayasha woven bead leather necklace ($62) — buy it at Pink Mascara.
3. T by Alexander Wang cropped pullover ($92) — buy it at Barney’s.
4. KSUBI Alberceque cut-off denim shorts ($200) — buy it at Net -A-Porter.
5. Jeffrey Campbell Detention platform boot ($220) — buy it at Sole Struck.
1. Topshop Aztec print cropped tee ($36) — buy it at Topshop.
2. James Perse drawstring cotton-jersey maxi skirt ($165) — buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. Mode Kungen acid wash denim jacket ($120) — buy it at Mode Kungen.
4. Alexander Wang Anabel ankle boot ($275) — buy it at Yoox.
5. Vanessa Mooney pixie brass leaf bracelet ($57) — buy it at Boutique To You.
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We’ll be honest, we wear denim cut-off’s all year round. With a cute pair of tights and some fresh kicks, you have no excuse to push your jean shorts into a “summer” box and stuff them under your bed. But it’s true that there’s a certain magic that comes with the season of Daisy Duke‘s, and while there are still a few humid, sunny days left in the August-to-September transition, it’s a good idea to get the most out of them. We’ve put together three outfits we adore for some summer denim inspiration. Go forth, and wear denim shorts!
Check out these three denim-shorts-loving looks below…
Look 1: Bohemian Babe
1. Zadig & Voltaire Cream Drama racer tank ($105) – buy it at My Wardrobe.
2. Willow under-wired corset ($495) – buy it at Net-A-Porter.
3. Siwy Alexa cut-off shorts ($195) – buy them at American Rag.
4. Kate Spade ‘Cut To The Chase’ bib necklace ($148) – buy it at Kate Spade.
5. Mia Limited Edition Spartan Sandal ($119.95) – buy them at DSW.
Look 2: Cafe Crawler
1. Helmut Lang cotton-blend chambray shorts ($110 on sale) – buy them at The Outnet.
2. Karen Walker Eyewear ‘Patsy’ sunglasses ($180) – buy them at La Garconne.
3. Coral pearl embellished crop top ($69) – buy it at Miss Selfridge.
4. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Mariel’ wedge sandal ($110) – buy them at Nordstrom.
5. CC Skye ‘Natalie’ bracelet in neon pink & yellow ($105) – buy it at Stefani Bags.
Look 3: Festival-Chic
1. Sam & Lavi pink ‘Kelsie’ tank ($55) – buy it at Les Pomettes.
2. Ksubi ‘Alberceque’ cut-off shorts ($169) – buy them at American Rag.
3. G by GUESS ‘Bloom’ lace bandeau top ($13) – buy it at Guess.
4. Gold cross double ring ($11) – buy it at Dorothy Perkins.
5. Diesel ‘Exposure’ High-top denim sneakers ($140) – buy them at Ssense.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: denim cut off shorts, Diesel, G by Guess, Helmut Lang, Jean Shorts, jeffrey campbell, Karen Walker, Kate Spade, Ksubi, short shorts, Siwy Denim, summer denim, vintage denim
If you’re heading to Brooklyn this Sunday for the Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown on National Ice Cream Day (where you can taste icy treats from 25 amateur ice-cream makers and vote on your favorite), you’ll want to dress the part. We’ve rounded up our favorite tasty pastel & candy-colored denim for a day of summer fun. Just don’t let anyone mistake you for dessert!
1. Ksubi Midnight Runner Shorts ($125) – buy it at Shopbob.
2. J Brand Bright Turquoise Cut-Off Shorts ($205) – buy it at Stylebop.
1. Topshop Moto pink cut-off hot pants ($55) – buy it at Topshop.
2. CURRENT/ELLIOTT Boyfriend Shorts ($148) – buy it at 25Park.
1. River Island Pale Green Distressed Skinny Jean ($77.56) – buy it at ASOS.
2. DIY pink studded cut off shorts ($152) – buy it at Runwaydreamz.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: colored denim, Current Elliott, dyed denim, ice cream, J Brand, Ksubi, mint denim, pastel denim, sorbet, Topshop
Here Ye, Here Ye! We are gathered here today to introduce to you New York City based, Court Shop very own label, Court Denim. They offer a range of washes in blues, black, white and gray in high-waisted style jeans (and only high-waisted but not too high). The fits for the skinny, straight, boot and belle cut are amazing for all hip fashionistas to the everyday moms looking for a bit of clean extra coverage– think good riddance to muffin top. Read on for our exclusive interview and we will let you give us your verdict.
Denim Therapy: Lets start from the beginning. How did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Court Denim: I always wanted to be a designer. I have a degree in fashion design and a background as a juniors & denim designer. As retailers since 2004, with our downtown store Circa Now and Court, specializing in vintage & designer denim, we saw a void in the market for affordable designer denim with an emphasis on clean, classic, natural waist styles.
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?
CD: We consider our competition to be Ksubi, J Brand, Acne. We are different as we specialize in hi waist fits. Most brands offer one hi waist style per season. We offer natural waist fits in skinny straight bell or boot in tons of washes every season. In both 5-pocket and novelty fits. Also, because we are partnered with our manufacturer, we are able to offer premium, designer denim at about half the price of our above named competitors.
DT: Do you have any pre-designing rituals?
CD: We do a lot of travelling throughout the year and gather inspiration everywhere from the streets of nyc and paris, to vintage ads and jeans, art, music, design and it all finds its way on to our seasonal inspiration board.
DT: Describe the person who represents your ideal target customer—the customer you have in mind when you’re planning a collection.
CD: Cool, comfortable, confident. The downtown fashion girls love our hi waist styles, as do upper east side moms looking for a little more coverage.
DT: Can you give us hint about what’s next?
CD: For spring 12 we will continue our classic Americana feel with modern take on 60’s and 70’s influence. Think Jane Birkin.
DT: What would be your dream collaboration? Any plans of that in the future?
CD: Our dream collaboration is Alexander Wang! For current spring 11 collection, we collaborated with LIPS Jeans re-releasing their cult favorite Zoe jean. For fall 11, we are working with organic dyer Audrey Louise Reynolds to offer one of a kind hand dyed denim in limited runs.
DT: What are the most popular washes/fits in the line? What are your favorites, and how would you style them?
CD: Our staple piece is the HI waist skinny. Most popular washes are Black OD, Blue OD and indigo rinse. We love seeing them with a feminine vintage inspired blouse or your favorite tee, with lots of Pam Love jewelry. We also love and have done extremely will with our hi waist bell. Bells are great with this seasons wedges (and we cut them long specially for this reason).
DT: Do you have any favorite/least favorite denim trends right now?
CD: We don’t like over branding or too much “stuff” on our jeans. We like clean classic fits and washes. With us all the attention is in the fit and washes rather than any tricks. We are loving bells and straight legs, but always end up in our hi waist skinnies!
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?
CD: Very much so. NYC girls are a constant source of inspiration for design and style.
DT: How many pairs of denim do YOU own?
CD: Personally I own about 100 pairs of jeans. Lots of vintage archives, Judi Rosen, H&M, Deisel, J Brand, Grey Ant, Acne and lots of Court!
DT: Favorite celeb wearing your denim?
CD: Musician MNDR. She’s been buying up every wash for her tours with Mark Ronson!
You can “Like” their Facebook Page or visit the Court Boutique at 178 Mulberry St NY, NY
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