Ah, spring. We adore strolls through the city sans-snow and sleet, cleaning out our apartments for a brand new season, and all of the other lovely things associated with it. Our favorite thing, however, is shopping for fresh spring denim essentials! Renewing your closet for spring? Think beyond the skinny jean! Here are 6 super chic options you should consider…
1. MONROW Denim Washed French Terry Sweatpants 2. Rachel Comey Titan Denim Crop Top 3. LA’t by L’AGENCE Deep V Tunic Dress
4. MINKPINK Slasher Flick Shorts 5. Raquel Allegra Combo Pullover 6. Current/Elliott The Prep School Dress
Which is your favorite? We’re pretty sure we’re picking more than one…
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Stella McCartney‘s latest denim release is worth ooh-ing and aah-ing over, but if you haven’t seen it yet, don’t fret. We’ve gone through the collection and picked out our favorite styles to transition from summer to fall. From printed boyfriend jeans to denim pencil skirts and classic skinny jeans, there’s something for everyone.
Below: Stella McCartney The Skinny Ankle Grazer Jeans, Stella McCartney The Pencil Skirt
Below: Stella McCartney Star Skinny Boyfriend Jeans, Stella McCartney The Skinny Long Jeans
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Now that the stubborn New York spring weather is hitting somewhere between 60 and 80 on the regular, the guys of DT have pretty much had it with their full length jeans. From work to brunch to a weekend at the beach, you need men’s denim shorts (and excellent shorts cut in a few other materials) to keep you on the move. Here are our top picks for men’s shorts.
Below: 1. A.P.C. Army Shorts 2. Baldwin Denim Venice Short in Rinsed Chambray 3. Jean Shop Twill Cut Offs
Below: 4. The Real McCoy’s Utility Shorts 5. J.Crew Chambray Sideline Short 6. Rag & Bone Thomson Swim Short
—Raffael Flores-Contreras & Michelle Christina Larsen
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When it comes to completing (or growing, if you never plan to “complete” it, as in our case!) a denim wardrobe, it’s best to think outside of the jean. Denim and chambray are two amazing fabrics that can create not only classic jean silhouettes, but must-have pieces like denim vests, dresses, and even shoes. Some of our favorite denim pieces on the market right now, aren’t jeans at all! Check out these 9 denim essentials below, and prepare to amp up your denim game this week.
Below: 1. See by Chloé Belted denim mini dress 2. Pierre Hardy Denim point-toe flats 3. Rag & bone Burney denim vest
Below: 4. Victoria Beckham Denim Cotton-chambray shirt 5. SEA Embroidered cotton-chambray mini skirt 6. Marni Cropped denim top
Below: 7. J.W.Anderson Pleated denim skirt 8. Tibi Marled cotton-blend sweater 9. 3.1 Phillip Lim Bonded-chambray shorts
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If you’re not already aching to jet off on a summer getaway, Siwy Denim’s newest lookbook will definitely ignite that desire. The spring 2014 shoot has an aviation theme, with models sporting Siwy styles inside, outside, and all over airplanes. The aviation theme is perfect, because the collection lends itself so well to packing for travel. Great denim basics, like acid wash ankle length skinnies, pair with statement pieces, like a sheer ombre top that would be killer for an international night out.
See the full lookbook below:
Shop Siwy’s newest styles for spring.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Vogue, pioneer of fashion trends and fresh perspectives, has a great denim feature on their web edition that shows some new, fresh ways to pair denim this spring. Forget about your classic combos, and get ready for painted treatments, layering, pencil skirts and new silhouettes. A quick browse through this shoot and you’ll be rethinking your own ensembles, guaranteed. Shredded and patchwork? It’s in. Extreme wide leg? You bet. The days of boring jeans are over. But don’t take our word for it! See for yourself.
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It-girl Erin Wasson looks amazing in the latest campaign from Madewell, featuring spring styles we’re coveting hard. Fashion Gone Rogue reports:
“American model Erin Wasson lands the spring-summer 2014 campaign from Madewell, looking the very picture of casual elegance in the shoot photographed on location in the island nation of Malta. Benny Horne captures the blonde beauty in the brand’s denim-rooted designs with a laid-back attitude. Erin also brought her bohemian style to Free People’s March catalogue where she got “married” in a Las Vegas style wedding.”
See the full campaign below—images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
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Trend alert! Just having a bit of interesting distressing or a cool wash isn’t cutting it for the fashion crowd when it comes to spring denim. Embellished jeans are a hot item right now, and the interpretations are vast: sequins, chains, crystals, patches and more. Check out some of the coolest over at Elle, and then grab the contents of your junk drawer for an on-trend DIY project.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Spring is coming, which means it’s almost ankle-baring season! We can’t stress how important it is to have the perfect cuff at the bottom of your jeans. We even made a denim-cuffing video for you a few years back. But we could all brush up a bit on this warm weather skill, so we’re looking to Madewell to set the record straight.
“There’s an art to this relaxed cuff thing, so we asked our denim team to explain how to get our roll on, so to speak.
1. Start with gently wrinkled denim, which holds its shape better than an ironed-flat pair. (It’s the same idea as unwashed, next-day hair being better at holding a curl.)
2. Depending on how much skin you’d like to show, fold the jeans up once, approximately two inches. Make sure this cuff is a bit larger than your ideal final roll—the extra fabric keeps the look loose, rather than starched and precise (à la Happy Days).
3. For your last and final move, gently roll the jeans another time and—attention, please—lightly tug the cuff downward. This creates an anchor effect so that the jeans hang stylishly straight. Done and done.” (Source)
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