Are you getting a little bit nervous about what to get your loved ones for the holidays? You don’t want to get them just anything, right? No need to fret. We’ve rounded up a several trusted denim-centric brands and retailers for your convenience. Save time and save money where you can. While this is not an exhaustive list, we hope this holiday shopping guide will help get you started. The next thing you have to worry about is whether you’re going to gift wrap them or gift bag them. Oh the conundrum.
What happens when top style bloggers are brought together from all over the world in order to convene in sunny Ibiza for a week? You better expect a fun denim DIY project in there, all thanks to fashion retail giant Mango. Somewhere between drooling over their major swag bag of Mango clothing and MANGO TOUCH jewelry; recharging via morning yoga and getting a fabulous hotel massage, the gals did roll up their proverbial sleeves for a major denim jacket DIY session. Check out their jeans jacket creations on the Mango blog, or shop a few cute denim jackets (even a drool-worthy moto jeans jacket) we picked for you!
1. Billabong Denim Jacket 2. Forever21 Acid Wash Denim Jacket 3. Washed Denim Biker Jacket
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: Aimee Song, Andy Torres, Chiara Ferragni, Cup of Couple, denim jackets, diy denim, Gala Gonzalez, jeans jackets, Mango, Sincerely Jules, Song of Style, Style Scrapbook, The Blonde Salad
Kate Moss is nearing forty, but still has what it takes to keep us captivated (the sign of a true supermodel!). She’s in the new spring/summer 2012 Mango campaign, with smoky eyes, slick hair, and simple-yet-sublime style. While the only denim shown from the collection are a pair of blue jeans and pale denim shorts, we’re fans of the light, springtime styling. Because, um, pastel sweaters and airy white tees? Totally game. Especially when Ms. Moss is involved.
Check out a close-up shot of Kate Moss in jeans below!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue and Denimology
Tags: blue jeans, denim cut off shorts, Kate Moss, Mango, mango jeans
Welcome to your morning dose of denim news, links, sales, and inside info! Catch up on what’s happening and browse our personal picks for the most interesting what-not that turns up during our morning web crawl. 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. Amsterdam-based DENHAM launches February 10 in the U.S. at American Rag in Los Angeles; with a special presentation and installation, the event will showcase an entirely hand-assembled and handsewn men’s “Skinner” jean as well as innovative Denham signatures such as the “Duty” M65 style jacket. A full men’s and women’s line, including premium denim will be offered.
2. If you’re looking for cheap jeans that don’t look cheap, then check out Mango‘s current denim sale, where you can find a large assortment of skinny to flared jeans for less than $40.00.
3. William Rast is having a two-day warehouse sale starting Thursday, February 9 in Los Angeles. Save up to 80% off! Location: 136 E. 32nd Street, Los Angeles. Cash/Credit Card only. All sales are final.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: denham, Denham The Jeanmaker, denim deals, denim news, jeans on sale, Mango, William Rast
Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you have to change your entire wardrobe–it just means you have to make some adjustments! By pairing your favorite cut-off jean shorts with a cozy warm sweater, you can combine the best of both worlds. The sweater and cut-off duo is a fun way to make your summer clothes last all year long and also lets you show off your cutest denim but with a new spin on it. So if you’re ever wondering if those pair of shorts are really worth the buy, all you need is a fun chunky sweater to know that they are.
1. Mango Shine Sweater ($66) — buy it at Mango.
2. Siwy Jeans Alexa Cut Off Short ($195) — buy it at American Rag.
3. Topshop Knitted Chunky Stitch Jumper ($80) — buy it at Topshop.
4. American Eagle Tumble Shortie ($39.50) — buy it at American Eagle.
5. Topshop Knitted Sequin Yoke Jumper ($92) buy it at Topshop.
6. J Brand Cut-Off Rigid-Denim Shorts ( $115.50) buy it at Net-A-Porter.
7. Insight All Meshed Up Mesh Sweater ($64.99) buy it at Revolve Clothing.
8. Siwy Jeans Camilla Shorts ($195) buy it at Revolve Clothing.
Tags: American Eagle, american rag, chunky sweaters, cut off shorts, insight, J Brand, Mango, Net-A-Porter, Revolve Clothing, Siwy Jeans, Topshop
Timeless and classic beauty Constance Jablonski graces the pages of Spanish Harper’s Bazaar April 2011 looking ever-so gorgeous. She’s featured in a perfectly styled editorial wearing the latest in spring denim by Stella McCartney, Christian Dior, Mango and D&G. We are really loving everything from the denim apron and the boxy denim dress to the paper bag waist jeans. With it’s overall understated neutral allure and subtle sex appeal that keeps it chic, we can’t help but to wonder one thing: is denim the new black? We’ll leave that for you to ponder about! Meanwhile, be sure to infuse your spring wardrobe with a dose of spring denim.
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: Boxy Denim Dress, Christian Dior, Constance Jablonski, D&G, Denim Apron, Mango, Paper bag waist jeans, Spanish Harper's Bazaar April 2011, Spring Denim, Stella McCartney
Spring is here and before you know it summer will be right around the corner. So, there’s no better time than now to get those gams in catwalking shape. Need a little incentive? How about these sexy little denim skirts to show off the hard work.
How much more American can you get than with a denim miniskirt? Although most of us think of the classic cut-off denim mini, the new American standard is anything but a DIY frayed number. Denim has come a long way, from florals to pleats and even a cross-over tulip, denim skirts are back in high style!
Thakoon Addition Floral Seamed Mini Skirt, $390.00
Get in full bloom with this ultra-lightweight denim mini skirt with asymmetric seaming in a floral print.
Shop Thakoon @ LaGarconne
Boy By Band of Outsiders Pleated Denim Skirt, $260.00
A chic modern sack skirt in high waisted pleated denim with gathers & inverted pleats.
Shop Boy by Band of Outsiders @ LaGarconne
Wren Farrow Full Denim Skirt, $171.00
A cute denim skirt in a light wash and gold buttons for a 70s retro look.
Shop Wren @ Revolve Clothing
Mango Skirt L-M Querelle, $59.90
The pleated draped denim tulip skirt goes mini. Edgy, flirtatious and very sexy.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Boy By Band of Outsiders, Mango, Thakoon, Wren
Get an early start with your spring wardrobe with some great denim pieces. In the mix are great light washes, edgy jackets and vests, a continuing nod to the 80s and even a pair of denim brogues that just make me want to raise my arms and sing “Come on Eileen”…too-rye-HOOR-ay!
TopShop Waterfall Zip Waiscoat, $80.00
Minimalist, edgy with clean lines, this vest is a fresh addition to any wardrobe.
Gap Washed denim motorcycle jacket, $59.99
A cropped motorcycle denim jacket that can be worn casual or dressed up.
Mango Petrol Dress, $79.90
A sexy little number that Dolce & Gabbana would give a wink to.
Denim Shirt Dress, $14.99
Perfectly paired with boots or platforms, this Denim Shirt Dress is flirty and fun.
Shop Charlotte Russe
Gap Denim pencil skirt, $54.50
A chic, tailored silhouette sharp enough for work, yet cool enough for happy hour.
Forever21 80s Acid Wash Denim Skirt, $19.90
A throwback to the 80s, this acid wash denim skirt is sexy and bad-ass!
TopShop Kisco2 Denim Brogues, $90.00
Washed denim lace-up brogues, a modern classic. Perfect boyfriend shoes.
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Charlotte Russe, Forever21, Gap, Mango, Topshop
Nicky Hilton in Abercrombie & Fitch
Jean skirts are back in fashion this season. Update a typically bohemian or western look with a boyfriend jacket and ankle boots a la Nicky Hilton for a fresh, casual and edgy look.
D.I.Y. instructions to create your own Jean Skirt
(Source – Life & Style):
Tools needed: Scissors, tape measure, utility knife, sewing machine
Step 1: Cut jeans to desired skirt length
Step 2: Rip open the inseam (inside the legs) with a seam ripper or utility knife
Step 3: Use excess fabric (from the legs that were cut off) to make a patch insert.
Step 4: Sew patch onto inseams in front and back, then trim the hem so it’s even. Wash, dry and wear!
Tip: Jean skirts are great for showing off legs, so keep the length well above the knees. Skirts that are too long can look bulky and dowdy.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Elizabeth Light Destroy Denim Skirt, $60 (as seen on Nicky Hilton)
DKNY Denim Skirt, $59
Mango Denim Skirt RVM Rotos $28.99
–Nikki Cho Russo
Tags: Abercrombie & Fitch, Denim Skirts, DKNY, Mango, Nicky Hilton