Insert two fingers between your skin and the waistband. If you can fit two, it’s a good fit. If you can fit your whole hand, they’re too big. If you can’t even fit one, they’re not the right jeans.
Image by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
According to the Rachel Zoe report, contrasting colors are the hot trend in accessories and clothing this fall. From jewel tones at opposite ends of the spectrum to black contour trim on bright orange bags, you can’t go wrong when opposites attract. So how does this trend apply to shopping for jeans? Here are three ways to make it work.
1. Shop your closet. What’s in there already? If you have a ton of dark tops and cardigans, you can spring for a few gorgeous hues in denim (we love these Agatha Ruiz de la Prada mint green jeans) to mix and match with your darks this season. Half of the equation is already done!
2. Check the color wheel. What’s your favorite color? What’s the closest compliment? If you love royal blue, go for a rich burnt orange. If you love butter yellow, try a muted purple blazer. Be bold!
3. Dip-dye denim has all the contrast you need, right in one look! If you’re not into color this season, you can go for a dip-bleached denim piece instead. Or if you’re feeling crafty, you can DIY your own.
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Starving for Denim today? Can’t wait for our next blog post? You’re in luck! We’ve rounded up a few fantastic links to keep you busy in the mean time, from online shopping tips to new denim lookbooks. Absorb some eye candy, pick out some gifts for the upcoming holiday, or find yourself the perfect pair of jeans. Enjoy!
? Check one blogger’s tips for buying (all of your) jeans online, via Eat Sleep Denim. Sound impossible? This blogger begs to differ.
? Denim Debutante lists upcoming sample sales for your on-site shopping ease, most of which begin today. Jump on it!
? The Urban Industry fall 2010 menswear lookbook is unveiled via Denim Geek, featuring rugged outdoor photography and some good looking streetwear for the jeans enthusiasts out there in the great outdoors.
? Denim Hunt presents a Lee Jeans collaboration with the band XX—a special edition denim jacket especially for their fall tour. We love the super-modern utilitarian look and X-details.
? The Hunting and Collecting fall 2010 menswear lookbook offered up by DENIMANIAC is an artistic, hazy collection of tumblr-worthy shots and forward thinking denim.
? And when you’re done with all of that, find out how you can win a pair of Charley 5.0 zipper leggings via DenimBlog!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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