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3 Ways To Distress Your Cut-Off Shorts This Summer


So you’ve got a gorgeous new pair of cut-off shorts (or maybe you hacked them off yourself, or used our expert denim cut-off service) but they’re just not quite distressed enough for you? There are several easy ways you can make your brand new shorts look extremely well-worn, from physical abuse to bleach and beyond. Check out a few of our favorites below.

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1. Sandpaper, scissors & razors. Tools like scissors, X-Acto knives, sandpaper, cheese graters, and other potentially abrasive objects are amazing tools for making your jeans look vintage. When using these items, be sure to slip a piece of cardboard or a protective layer inside the pocket and the actual jean, so you are only distressing one surface as a time.

Distress where it’s natural! You’ll see natural wear and tear in places like pocket tops, hems, and anywhere whiskers form (usually around the crotch and the top of the thigh). We recommend starting out by cutting some light slashes, and then sanding and tearing at the fibers surrounding the cut/hem/etc.

How far you go with this is entirely up to you.

2. Bleach & dye.

Another great way to achieve a vintage look is to include a few inconspicuous splatters of bleach, or use a desaturated dye in colors like peach, brown, or even pale yellow. You can check out our bleaching tutorial here. Fabric dye instructions range from product to product, but you’ll get better results if the fibers are 100% cotton.

3. Let the elements do the work.

This is probably one of our favorites. It takes time and patience, and also willingness to accept whatever random things may happen to your jeans. Tie them to your fire escape, pin them to your roof, hang them out your window, or find some other place where they can be stationary in the elements of nature. Running water, summer storms, intense wind, and even wild animals will all contribute to the worn in look of your denim.

Overall tips:

+ Distress jeans that are 100% cotton sans-stretch fibers, or else you risk some major shape change after you’ve made your scissor holes & razor marks.

+ Get creative! Cut a slash in the thigh of your shorts and pull the pocket through, or cut out a design in the back pocket and reinforce with stitching. The possibilities are endless.

+ Safety first! Always use the proper precautions when using power tools, chemical dyes, etc. Read the warnings on all packages and wear goggles/gloves if necessary.

Don’t forget, if you need help making your favorite jeans into perfect cut-offs, you can use our expert denim cut-off service.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jun 13 2014 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

J Brand’s Neon & Pastel Colored Denim Summer Styles


J Brand‘s latest releases include pastel and neon colored jeans, as well as medium-wash blue jean shorts and destroyed white denim cut-offs. The combination of colors and textures add up to equal fresh summer style! Their denim legging capris come in hot pink and lemon yellow, featuring a side zip. The subdued light wash skinny jean is a summer basic that translates from work to leisure with ease. Finally, their cut-off shorts are fun and versatile. The only problem with this collection will be selecting which pieces to buy!

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All styles currently available at J Brand.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted May 01 2013 in Denim Fashion

Right On-Trend: M2F Introduces Star Printed Colored Denim


The artisanal fades and beautiful hues of M2F Denim have gotten an upgrade this spring. They now offer jean shorts, skinny jeans, and denim vests in star printed colored denim. Muted reds, pale blues and sherbet pastels make up this relaxed palette—perfect for spring and summer wear with your favorite tee and a whole lot of arm candy. Obviously, a good pick for the July 4th BBQ too! See the full lookbook below.

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—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Apr 17 2013 in Denim Fashion » Lookbooks

Black Orchid Printed Denim Shorts Are A Tropical Escape


We stopped by the Black Orchid Denim showroom yesterday to preview their latest, and were immediately drawn to the refreshing resort wear quality of their tropical and floral printed denim shorts. Visions of sailing on a summer afternoon in a breezy tank and a pair of these cut-offs completely took over, despite the slushy, snowy conditions right outside the window. We’d say that means these shorts achieved their desired impact! Scroll to grab a pair for yourself.

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Above, the Tropical Cut-Off Short in Brick Wash

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Above, the Tropical Cut-Off Short in Limbo Bimbo Wash

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Above, the Asian Cut-Off Short in Blue Rapsody Wash

See details of the prints below and shop all Black Orchid Denim shorts here.

 

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Mar 20 2013 in Denim Fashion » Trend Alert

Get The Look! We Break Down White On White Summer Denim Style


One thing’s certain, denim lovers: leaving the house in August wearing head-to-toe black is sure to make a statement, but it could also result in a not-so-stylish heat stroke. Wearing white denim, a white blazer, and a fresh white t-shirt however, will keep you a few degrees cooler and will amp up your tan. Below, we break down one style blogger’s look piece by piece.

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Street style image via Victoria T.

Get the look:

1. Riot Rage Tee by Boutique 2. Theory Washed Crepe Blazer 3. Moto Crochet Trim Denim Shorts

 

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Stay cool!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

 

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Posted Aug 03 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

5 Beach-Ready Bikini & Denim Shorts Combos


Getting ready for the epic August beach trip? So are we! And we’re  packing denim shorts, bikinis, and dry shampoo. Kaftans and cover-ups may be chic, but when you wear denim on the beach, it’s a non-stop party. Check out some of our favorite bathing suit and cut-off shorts combos below.

Below, Eda Bijou studded triangle bikini top; Moto acid wash high waisted dip-dye shorts

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Below, VIX Eriko bandeau bikini topCurrent/Elliott Boyfriend star-print low-rise denim shorts

yellow bikini star print american flag shorts

Below, Jets by Jessica Allen tropical halterneck bikini top; J Brand Low-Rise Denim Cut-Off Shorts

tropical bikini pastel denim shorts

Below, Black frilly bikini top; High-waisted striped denim shorts

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Below, J Crew Polka-Dot Bikini Top; Splendid Cut-Off Denim Shorts

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Remember to bring sunscreen! And let us know which combo is your favorite on our facebook!

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 27 2012 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It

6 Picks Of Perfect Summer Jeans From Net-A-Porter


Net-A-Porter never lets you down when it comes to style, and the same is true with its denim collection. We’ve plucked six jeans from the online retailer that are spot-on for summer. With warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to keep cool by wearing a wide-leg, boyfriend fit, or cropped jean. Try on the tuxedo jean trend, select a crowd-pleasing pair of punchy, printed jeans, or wear jeans in summery colors made for this season. Just let us know, what’s your pick?

MICHAEL Michael Kors Flared Jeans | J Brand Aiden Jeans | rag & bone JEAN neon-striped

Current/Elliott The Stiletto | MiH Jeans Paris Aviator | J. Crew Skinny Jeans

Brie Hiramine

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Posted Jul 17 2012 in Denim Buys

Summer Trend Textbook: 5 Style Ideas For Summer


School’s out and you’re probably ready to retire your academic textbooks, but no matter how studious you are (or were), it’s due time for a quick refresher on summer 2012 denim trends. We’re right on the cusp of summer. Are you stuck in a rut? We’ve got styling ideas to help you out. From cropped florals and pastel shorts to wide-leg, boyfriend, and printed jeans, all the major trends are represented here, with our suggestions. Get ready to learn—and don’t hesitate to refer back to this summer trend textbook, as needed!

1. Floral

MOTO Floral Jamie JeansTextile Elizabeth and James Jeans | Joe’s Jeans Floral Print Skinny

 

2. Pastel

Victoria Beckham Denim Shortsrag & bone Peach Jeans | The Row Ice-Blue Cropped Jeans

 

3. Wide leg jeans

Sandro wide-leg jeans | Lover wide-leg jeans | M Missoni wide-leg jeans

 

4. Boyfriend jeans

MOTO Light Wash Boyfriend JeansJ Brand Denim Aiden distressed boyfriend-fit jeans

 

5. Printed jeans

Current/Elliott Stiletto Jean | MOTO Jaguar Leigh Jeans | Versus Heart-Print Skinny Jeans

—Brie Hiramine

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Posted Jun 13 2012 in Denim Buys

Street Style: Current/Elliott Lime Green Jeans


With mint green jeans getting all the hype lately,we can’t forget about its close relative, the lime green jean. Style blogger Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel found the ideal pair to pull of her flawless evening-at-the-beach ensemble: Current/Elliott’s The Stiletto in Lime Green. A strong statement on their own, they need only be paired with a knit top and some cute shoes to feel complete.

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Love this look? Grab your Current/Elliott’s The Stiletto in Lime Green asap!

Street style images via Cheyenne Meets Chanel.

—DT Staff

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Posted Mar 29 2012 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

How To Wear White Denim! (Forget Labor Day)


First, pose like this… Just kidding!

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You’re running out of time to wear white denim if you believe in the “no white after labor day” rule (we don’t, actually). But whether or not your white jeans have an expiration date this season, it’s worth knowing how to rock them properly. White can be one of the most intense statements you can make in an outfit, giving an air of resort-wear and a bit of expensive taste. Tonya from Shopbop’s blog tells us how she pairs her white denim for a knock-out outfit:

For an easy take on bright separates, I’ll pair white skinny jeans with a punchy tank in turquoise, coral, or orange and balance the look with understated flat sandals in nude. Or I’ll take my cue from the Alexander Wang spring runway and play with white-on-white–a basic T by Alexander Wang tank and white Siwy shortswill feel unexpected while beating the summer heat. Though casual at first glance,white jeans can be dressed up. Pair flared white J Brand jeans with a tucked-in nude tank, a blush blazer, and wood-bottom shoes for a mixed-neutrals look that wouldn’t feel out of place on a lunch date.

–Tonya

Via Shopbop’s blog.

—DT Staff

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Posted Aug 30 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips
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