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Pick Your Poison: Urban Outfitters Fall Jeans Glossary Makes Denim Shopping Easy!


Ready to get your denim shopping on for fall? Urban Outfitters is ready to make it painless (and maybe even fun!) with their denim glossary, divided by styles like flare-leg, skinny, high-rise, and jegging. They’re stocked with the ultimate spectrum of autumn color story denim, from maroons to pinks and deep blue-washes. You’ll find brands like Levi’s, Silence & Noise, Diesel, and Cheap Monday—an all-star lineup! We especially love the BDG Repaired Straight-Leg Jean and the understated Silence & Noise High-Rise Flare Jean in light blue. Want a pop of color? You’ll turn heads with the Diesel Matic Skinny Low-Rise Jean in hot pink. Whether you go inconspicuous-stylish or saturated this fall, you’ll find the denim staples you need to build your wardrobe off of here.

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For some inspiration, check out a video lookbooks of their newly arrived jeans.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Aug 01 2011 in Denim Buys

Weapons of Mass Construction – Denim and the Military Trend


Military jackets, camouflage, combat boots, and indestructible denim, are amongst the explosive looks for this spring’s military inspired trend. Here’s a look at some great items to give yourself a fighting start with your spring wardrobe.  So get down on the floor and give me twenty, soldier!

Denim Look2Military Look1: (Siwy cut-off Denim Shorts – $163 and Juicy Couture Military Shirt Jacket – $198)

Go sexy with cut-off denim shorts with a frayed hem paired with a twill military jacket and heels.

Denim LookMilitary Look2: (Forever21 Tori Frayed Denim Jeans – $29.80, Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00)

This casual look with torn jeans paired with studded combat boots are all the rage without overdoing it.



J Crew Rip stop Cargo Pants

J. Crew Ripstop Cargo pant,  39.99 & $69.99

Supersoft cargo in authentic cotton ripstop fabric that’s been garment-dyed and washed for over 300 minutes to get the most broken-in shades. The ultra-flattering fit is amped up with boyish details. For a boyishly sweet look, pair these up with heels, a denim jacket and sparkling jewelry.

Shop J. Crew

Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket

Vila Sasa Denim Military Jacket, $42.74

Vamp it up a bit with a cute cropped version of a military inspired denim jacket pair with a pencil skirt and long boots.

Shop Vila Sasa at ASOS


Aqua Leather Military Jacket

Aqua Leather Military Jacket, $179.00

The iconic military jacket in buttery soft leather is an anchor to the utility feel paired with dark skinny jeans and leather booties.

Shop Aqua @ Bloomingdales

Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket

Smythe Multi-pocketed linen-blend jacket, $650

Take a regimented approach to weekend dressing with Smythe’s olive linen-blend multi-pocketed jacket. Wear it with skinny jeans, a tank and towering heels for military chic.

Shop Smythe @ net-a-porter

Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket

Superfine Nighttime Denim Jacket, $487.00

This denim jacket  with a mandarin collar and contrast canvas and knit panels add military chic to a modern sihoutte.  Pair these with boyfriend jeans or harem pants and mile high booties.

Shop Superfine @ Shopbop

Frye Bleach Black Combat Boot

Bleach Black Boot by Frye, $338.00

Distressed leather combat boots with a white wash finish featuring antique brass or antique silver studs along the inner tongue adds a bad-ass touch to a pair of skinny denim jeans

Shop Frye @ Free People

Bess Studded Rollover combat Boots

Bess Studded Boots, $460.00

Bess’ black leather combat boots with gold and silver-tone studs are the cool-girl’s footwear of choice.

Shop Bess @ net-a-porter

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystail-skull canvas ballerina flats

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal-skull Canvas Ballerina Flats,$550.00

Step into this season’s military trend in Giuseppe Zanotti’s camouflage-print khaki canvas ballerina flats with crystal-sprayed skull embellishment. Wear them off-duty to bring a touch of tough to a simple tank and jeans.

Shop Guiseppe Zanotti @ net-a-porter

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Mar 19 2010 in Denim News » Trend Alert

For A Limited Time: All Women’s Jeans, $39 at UrbanOutfitters!


Jeans for $39, time to stock up!  Go get ‘em while they last!

Silence&Noise Side Zip Twig Jean

A must have, Silence & Noise Side Zip Twig Jean, $39 (originally $68)

Get skintight in these 5-pocket Silence & Noise jeans cut in a seriously skinny fit with some spandex for movement. Tapered through the skinny leg with a high rise with faux jean seaming throughout -including a faux fly and pockets. Finished with exposed zippers at the side of the leg. Exclusive to Urban Outfitters.

Silence & Noise

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Dec 28 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim Desires: Glam Rock with a Sequin Jacket!


For this season’s holiday parties, or just to put a little sparkle into your wardrobe, try a sequined blazer for some dazzling added pop!  There are plenty to choose from for all budgets.  

 

Today’s Denim Picks:

 

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Anlo

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Current/Elliott

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Forever 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Anlo Ella Studded Skinny Jeans, $242.00

A great pair of jeans with edgy studs on the back pockets.  A little added embellishment under a great sequined blazer.

Shop Anlo @ Shopbop

2) Current Elliott Denim Legging in Jet Black, $176.00

The perfect partner to the sequined jacket for a sleek sexy look.

Shop Current/Elliott @ Singer22

3) Forever21 Elastic Waist Skinny Jeans, $15.50

Simple chic and cheap!  Enough said.

Shop Forever21

 

7-for-all-mankind-plated-sequin-jacket7 For All Mankind Plated Sequin Blazer, $495.00 

7 For all Mankind has proven that not only do they do denim superbly, they also have a fantastic collection of apparel, shoes and bags. his plated sequin blazer will add some glam rock to a pair of skinny jeans, a body-con dress or a short-full skirt.

Shop 7 For All Mankind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

isabel-lu-sequin-blazerIsabel Lu Sequin Blazer, $253.00

This fresh take on a tuxedo style sequined blazer has a modern loose silhouette with a shawl-lapel and peaked hem. Pair them up with sleek fitting jeans, leggings or mini-skirt.

Shop Isabel Lu @ Nordstrom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


sequin-lapel-tweed-blazerAKA New York Sequin Lapel Tweed Blazer, $309.00   

If full on sequins are not for you, here’s a more sophisticated take on a black and white tweed blazer. It gets roughed up with unraveling along its sleeve cuffs and bottom hem and charcoal sequins along its wide lapel gives it a bit of shine.  Try them with skinny black jeans, leggings or for a more lady-like look, a black tweed pencil skirt.

Shop AKA New York @ Intermix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

silence-noise-sequin-blazerSilence & Noise Sequin Blazer, $98.00

Silence & Noise continue to offer affordable and chic apparel that makes any gal look good.  This fitted blazer is cut long and trimmed with a single button closure. Topped with allover sequins for tons of pizzazz. 

Shop Silence & Noise @ UrbanOutfitters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hm-sequin-jacketH&M Sequin Jacket, $40.00

Who says you need a lot of money to be fashionably fabulous? This great cropped sequin jacket is both chic and a bargain!

Shop H&M

 

 

 

 

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

 


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Posted Nov 17 2009 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

Denim Desires: Major!


A few finds that will add some flash and dash to your denim wardrobe.  Add these key pieces to mix and match with your fall fashion ensembles and you will instantly update old and new pieces.  

Current/Elliott Majorette Denim Jacket

Current/Elliott Majorette Denim Jacket

 

 

Current/Elliott Denim Majorette Jacket, $350.00

Give your weekend wardrobe an update with Current/Elliott’s majorette-style washed indigo denim jacket.  

Work the High/Low combination: Wear it over a Forever21 tiered crinkle dress, black tights and Marc Fisher’s “Louis” leather ankle boots for a high/low combination.

Buy Current/Elliott at Net-a-Porter

 

 

 

 

 

 

forever21-crinkle-dressmarc-fisher-louis-boot1Forever21 Tiered Crinkle Dress, $24.80

Buy it at Forever21

 

Marc Fisher “Louis” Ankle Boot, $99.00

Buy Marc Fisher at Macy’s

 

 

 

Batwing Denim Jacket by KTZ

Batwing Denim Jacket by KTZ

Batwing Denim Jacket by KTZ for Topshop, $360.00

This denim oversized batwing jacket with quilted pattern and side pockets is a great take on the 80′s style jacket.  

Work the High/Low Combination: Pump up the style (and not the volume) by wearing this over a sleek and simple belted one shoulder dress by Silence & Noise, zippered leggings by Hilary Duff for DKNY and sky high pumps by Wet Seal.

Buy KTZ at TopShop  

 

 


 

silence-noise-one-shoulder-dressforever21-distressed-ruffle-beltSilence & Noise One Shoulder Dress, $39.99

Buy Silence & Noise at UrbanOutfitters

Forever21 Distressed Ruffle Belt, $9.80

Buy at Forever21

 

 

 

hilary-duff-for-dknywet-seal-studded-pumpHilary Duff, Femme for DKNY JEANS zippered leggings, $63.00

Buy Hilary Duff for DKNY at Zappos

 

Wet Seal Studded Pumps, $22.50

Buy at Wet Seal

 


 

–Nikki Cho Russo


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Posted Oct 06 2009 in Uncategorized

Denim under $100!


Today’s featured jeans are from labels: Levi’s, Kill City, Silence & Noise and Jolt.  These four labels are high in fashion, but low in price. Now, that’s real nice!

 

Levi’s gets bleached out, straightened up and the boot!

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Levi's 631 Skinny Premium Jean, now $39!

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Levi's 424 Straight Jean, now $39!

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Levi's 422 Boot Jean, now $19.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP LEVI’S

 

Kill City does tie-dye like nobody’s business without the Balmain inspired price tag. Cool, comfortable and oh so trendy!

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Kill City Junkie Tie-Dye, $59

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Kill City Mens Junkie Tie-Dye, $39

Kill City Mod Rinse

Kill City Mens Mod Rinse, $90

Kill City Zip Junkie

Kill City Zip Junkie, $64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP KILL CITY

 

Silence & Noise, these jeans were made for walking, strutting, and shaking!

Silence & Noise Twig Jean, $39

Silence & Noise Twig Jean, $39

Silence & Noise Pull-On Jeans, $39.99

Silence & Noise Pull-On Jeans, $39.99

Silence & Noise Ripped Twig Jean, $68

Silence & Noise Ripped Twig Jean, $68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP SILENCE & NOISE

 

Get a Jolt of electrifying jeans without being burned in price.

 

Jolt ZigZag Pocket Stretch Jeans, $44

Jolt ZigZag Pocket Stretch Jeans, $44

Jolt Legging Pick Me Up, $39

Jolt Legging Pick Me Up, $39

Jolt Mend & Repair Jean, $44

Jolt Mend & Repair Jean, $44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP JOLT

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

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Posted Aug 28 2009 in Buys Under $100 » Denim Buys

Denim Trend: Denim and Leather, A Match Made in Heaven


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Alexander Wang sets the tone, two-tone that is, in faded denim with black goat skin leather sleeves for the coming season’s must have jacket.  Dress up washed out denim with black leather for a bad-ass combination of street chic that puts a little attitude into your swagger.  

The modern silhouette is a short full skirt or pleated pencil skirt in black leather topped with a faded denim jacket or vest.  Turn up the heat in some fun leather and denim two faced jeans and burn both ends in style. For a tough yet polished look pair some moto style jeans with a luxe black leather vest.  High/low fashion never looked better!

Buy It!

 

 

 

 

31-phillip-lim-leather-mini-ra-ra-skirthawks-by-geren-ford-moto-skirtLust (left): 3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Ra-Ra Skirt, $595

Buy It!

Hawks by Geren Ford Faux Leather Moto Skirt, $88

Buy It!

 

 

 

vintage1-exclusive-sturction-motorcycle-jeanblank-denim-motorcycle-skinny-jeans2Lust (left): Vintage 1 Exclusive Struction Ripped Motorcycle Jeans, $225

Buy It!

Must (right): Blank Denim Motorcycle Denim Jeans, $78  

Buy It!

 

 

 

rick-owens-crocodile-leather-vestsilence-noise-maxine-vestLust (left): Rick Owen Crocodile Leather Vest, $11,415

Buy It!

Must (right): Silence & Noise Faux Leather Maxine Vest

Buy It!

 

 

 

 

–Nikki Cho Ruso

 

 

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Posted Aug 12 2009 in Denim News » Trend Alert

Urban Outfitters In Store Only: Take An Extra 50% Off Sale Items! Ends 7.19.09


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Stop what you are doing and RUN to the nearest Urban Outfitters for this incredible sale! Take an extra 50% off all sale items! Let’s do the math, slash everything in half and what you will get is a pair of Cheap Monday Bright Tight Jeans for $15!  Take the other $15 and grab dinner afterwards.

 

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Cheap Monday Autobahn Steineren $19.99 (was $70)

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Cheap Monday Brights Tight Jeans, $29.99 (was $70)

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Silence & Noise Ankle Zip Twig Jean, $39.99 (was $58)

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Levis 511 Soft Skinny Rigid Jean, $39.99 (was $54)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.urbanoutfitters.com

 

–Nikki Cho Russo

 

 

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Posted Jul 16 2009 in Denim Buys » Sales

Trend Watch: Rinse Reversal


SILENCE & NOISE Bleach White Twig Jean, available at URBANOUTFITTERS.

SILENCE & NOISE Bleach White Twig Jean, available at URBANOUTFITTERS.

STELLA MCCARTNEY Degrade Skinny Jeans, available at NET-A-PORTER.

STELLA MCCARTNEY D?©grad?© Skinny Jeans, available at NET-A-PORTER.


























 

Am I seeing a negative film image, or are we on the cusp of a new denim trend?  Jeans are bleached out, creating positive conclusions: a new take on rinse degradation and rinse reversal looks.  Bleaching no longer means solely creating spots, cracks and tie-dye effects.  Bleaching is being outsourced to present alternative denim looks, competing with its more prominent indigo ally.  Is this the official weapon to win the war on extending the wearability of white denim beyond summer?

Kathy Ng Hassan

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Posted Jul 13 2009 in Denim News » Trend Alert
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