When spring is here-again, gone-again, figuring out what to wear in the morning is tricky. Staples like the denim jacket never let us down, providing a chic and easy layer that can be worn in a broad spectrum of temperatures. From light to dark wash, prints to bleached out textures, there are almost too many options to choose from. We’ve made it easier: here are 6 of our favorite denim jackets now:
Light wash jeans are going to be your best friend this spring. They pair perfectly with an oversize sweater on a chilly day and just as easily with a filmy tank and stacked jewelry when the weather gets warmer. They make a statement that is both edgy and feminine. Finding the right pair, however, isn’t always easy. Fashionista rounded up 17 pairs that they’re in love with. Perhaps you’ll find your light wash denim soulmate in there too?
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Citizens of Humanity released their summer 2014 lookbook, featuring a range of denims from light wash to black, with strategic-yet-natural looking distressing. The clothing is adequately laid back with a hint of rock’n'roll. Their new fit, the Emerson, is the star of the show: a slim fit boyfriend jean that is destined to be the ultimate style staple this season. We love to see styles that are easy to wear and pair with things we already have in our closets. Less is more in the summer, and CoH totally gets it.
Shop Citizens of Humanity for summer looks that make the grade.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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While resort season is generally known for clothing conducive to poolside lounging and exotic vacations, when denim is involved it tends to be in the form of super wear-able styles and a dominance of light wash. We also saw some trends pop up, like wide legs and printed boyfriend jeans. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite blue jean cameos in the resort 2013 collections.
Above, Derek Lam
Above, 10 Crosby by Derek Lam; Anna Sui; Band Of Outsiders
Above, Theysken’s Theory
Above, House Of Holland; Gucci; Givenchy
Above, Rachel Comey
Above, Jen Kao; Diesel Black Gold; Chanel
Above, Nina Ricci; Marc by Marc Resort; Proenza Schouler
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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The Fall 2011 Mens Collection from the Italian brand JFour has all the clothes you need for an edgy, but put together look. The denim is not limited to just their jeans, but a rich dark-wash chambray workshirt, and a great denim blazer that can casually dress up any outfit. Their long-sleeve knits portray Native American imagery, which is a definitely change from the usual print interpretation we see of this trend, but the graphics can be a bit loud. The jeans range from light to dark washes, so it is super easy to pair them with one of the work shirts or the blazer and rock the denim on denim look without matching too much. Next time we’re overseas, we know right where we’re headed.
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We are happy to report that after looking at the Denimocracy Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook, you will all be pleased! Brands don’t always cater to more than one type of customer, but by offering both jeggings and real denim in this line, what is not to love? While of course we’re big fans of the actual denim pieces (especially those light-wash flares!), we think the jeggings are the standout items for this collection. The paint-splattered design as well as the white jeggings with a colorful flower print really let you have fun while looking your best, and that is definitely always a nice thing to be able to do. Keep an eye out for it at Denimocracy.
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Keeping up with all the trends might seem overwhelming, but Krystal, a fashion blogger from California shows you how simple it can be. She brings some color into her look with warm cranberry colored corduroy pants from The Gap, and this doesn’t stop her from showing off her love of denim! Cords are a great option to pair with this light-wash denim workshirt, especially if you’re worried about not getting the denim-on-denim look right. To top it all off with the navy newsboy cap gives this outfit the extra touch to make it into a really casual pulled-together look. Check out below some options for you on how to get this great fall style.
Get the look…
1. Madewell Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt ($68) – buy it at Madewell
2. Bdg Cord Cigarette Mid-Rise Pant ($54) – buy it at Urban Outfitters.
3. Goomoo Navy Blue Corduroy Newsboy Ivy Hat ($15) – buy it at Goomoo.
Images via What Is Reality Anyway.
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Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and other irresistible tid bits of denim industry inside info & our personal picks after scanning the web. Check out what’s happening (and totally not happening) in the world of denim now. Got a tip you think we should include, a sale you want to share, or a style you just saw and can’t live without? Email us!
1. Check out the breakdown of the Levi’s Vintage Type II Jacket, in up-close and personal detail. Ladies & gents, this is what they call “denim porn“.
2. The Denim Guy says bleached-out denim washes are in the mix for spring 2012′s denim trends. We say, yes please!
3. Rihanna’s backstage tour photos reveal her denim addiction pretty clearly. She’s one of us, all right.
4. Eat Sleep Denim has a great round-up of affordable ways to rock the suede/denim trend.
5. Check out this big round-up of online denim sales from Denimology, and get your credit cards ready!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We love finding new and exciting ways of styling denim, especially when it comes together so effortlessly with something that’s totally new and unexpected. Take this amazing spring 2012 lookbook by Eighteenth, for example. The juxtaposition of ethereak, soft white sportswear with light wash denim in unique cuts and styles is perfection and so different that we can’t help but stare at how cool it looks. We love the exaggerated look of the denim jacket with cuffed sleeves over the oversized-sleeve crop top. And we’re totally crushing over the urban and fresh sensibility of the drop crotch oversized stove pipe jeans that have the aura of a full length denim skirt perfectly styled with a billowy sheer top.
Images via We Are Selecters.
Tags: denim jacket with cuffed sleeves, Eighteenth, Eighteenth Spring 2012 Lookbook, light wash denim, over sized stove pipe jeans
We are so happy to see SO much denim in the Damyller’s 2012 Spring Summer Campaign! What we really love is how they have more than just your average blue jean, but don’t have to take crazy risks to make their denim stand out. Take the extreme wide-leg light-wash jeans—so on trend right now and so comfortable (win-win!). Another great part about this collection is the mix of light-wash, dark-wash, and distressed denim that is available for both men and women. Any combination of these styles make for an easy way to rock the denim on denim trend, so putting an outfit together would be a no-brainer. This may be this Brazilian brand’s Spring Summer collection, but we’re super excited that their denim workshirts, flared jeans, and jean skirts are pieces you can wear all year round! Check out the Damyller Online Site to find the nearest store to you.
Images via Designer Denim Jeans Fashion.
Tags: Brazil, Brazilian fashion, Damyller, dark wash denim, Denim Menswear, Denim On Denim, denim workshirts, distressed denim, jean skirts, light wash denim, spring fashion, summer fashion, wide leg jeans