We’re into artisanal approaches to style, from our favorite jeans to our accessories. The Japanese Shibori dye technique, which has become increasingly popular in mainstream fashion, creates a beautiful effect that we can’t get enough of. That’s why we fell hard for this Jean Shop Shibori Hand Dyed Bandana, exclusively sold through Free People. Worn with a classic tee or a simple dress, it adds another layer of texture and interest to a look without any effort at all.
When we think men’s summer style, we envision effortless and beach-ready (but also passable for the office). We’ve rounded up some of our favorite summer denim essentials, from white jeans to shades, beach towels and printed tees. Shop our favorite links below.
1. Acne Studios Ace Slim-Fit Stretch-Denim Jeans 2. OAMC Printed Cotton T-Shirt 3. Thierry Lasry Authority D-Frame Acetate Sunglasses 4. Frescobol Carioca Striped Linen Beach Towel 5. White Leather Fashion Trainers
What’s your summer style? Show us on Instagram and hashtag #denimtherapy.
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As the official fashion partner of the Budweiser Made in America festival, this Labor Day weekend American Eagle Outfitters will launch their latest Fall 2014 collection in conjunction with one of music’s most sought-after experiences. As part of the partnership, the brand will launch an exclusive festival tee for both men and women to complement fall’s new denim styles, including the debut of Denim X, the Sky High Jegging rises and the classic Festival Shortie.
The exclusive festival tees read “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Beer” and “Made in the USA,” for men and women respectively, and will be sold at the concert and in a limited run online. All proceeds will be donated to the United Way, a charitable organization that helps individuals and families achieve their greatest human potential through education, income stability and health initiatives.
Tees will be sold for $15 at the festival and $24.50 online at American Eagle Outfitters. See them up-close, below.
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Go beyond your favorite cut-off shorts this summer with a pair of denim overalls! One of our favorite style blogs, A Pair & A Spare, shows us how she DIY’d a pair and she’s wearing them like a second skin. Here they’re paired with an epic silver tribal-style necklace and some simple strappy sandals. Would you take this look for a spin?
See the full looks below and more here.
Images via A Pair & A Spare.
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DL1961 Premium Denim recently released its Spring/Summer 2014 marketing campaign, meaning anyone who wasn’t already staring out their NYC office window at the falling snow, dreaming of summer, will now proceed to do exactly that. The new campaign features a serene and ethereal beach photo session, exploring a range of expressive poses. Shot by Boo George, the release pays homage to the lazy New York summer. Some shots remind us of romantic summer films, and honestly, we can’t stop playing this one over and over in our heads.
DL1961’s latest offerings are designed using technologically-advanced, lightweight denim fabrics with immaculate cut and sew detailing, so in addition to longing for beach weather, we’re craving a pair of these jeans too. See the full campaign below.
“As a brand that calls New York home, we love to capture the lifestyle and essence of those who wear DL1961 in their everyday lives – including summertime when denim is more uncommon,” states Sarah Ahmed, DL1961’s Creative Director. “For Spring/Summer the collection embodies the effortless spirit and simplicity of summer through our innovative technologies that keep you cool and comfortable.”
How hard are you loving this? Tweet us at @denimtherapy and we’ll exchange longing sighs.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We ran into this stylish show-goer browsing menswear at Project NY and had to snap a pic of his put-together look. Summer or not, some guys layer on vintage-inspired style. Some of them, like this guy, really pull it off! He wore a light blue summer jacket with a muted plaid shirt, red polka-dot bow-tie and beige chinos with black loafers. Switch out this jacket with a chambray alternative for fall and you’re good to go.
Stay tuned for more coverage of brands, people, and products over the next two days!
Photo by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Denim cut-off shorts are a girl’s ultimate secret (or not-so-secret) weapon when it comes to summertime sex appeal, and no one demonstrates that better than Candice Swanepoel. The latest Vogue Spain features a spread of the Victoria’s Secret model in dangerously short destroyed denim cut-offs, showing them off with all kinds of come-hither. We dare you not to stare.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We’ve been talking a lot about shorts recently. Colored shorts, celebs wearing shorts, bikini and bathing suit top combos…the list goes on. (Hey, it’s hot!) But even in the worst oppressive heat, most of us have limits on what we’re willing to wear in public. For instance, when it comes to cut-offs, everyone’s comfort level is different. Need proof? Browse through some street style blogs. From upper-thigh to practically-underwear, we found denim cut-off shorts that run the length gamut in our search to answer the eternal cut-offs question: how short is too short? Is there even such a thing? Let us know what you think!
To help you reach your verdict, we’ve rounded up some stylish ladies wearing all different types of cut-offs:
Something else else to consider: how ripped, ragged, torn, or distressed are you willing to wear ’em?
Pssst, if you want to make your own cut-offs–of whatever length you fancy–we can help you out!
Images via Fashion by Elin, flattery, Lookbook, duochjag, See Creatures, chloe et sa boite à conserves, Nany’s Klozet
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Just because the weather has been unbearably hot, it doesn’t mean your summer fashion is reduced to wearing flip-flops and SPF one million. Maintain your studly appearance with some stylish men’s shoes that are suitable for garnering the right kind of attention when worn with your favorite pair of jeans. We found some great desert boots, boat shoes and other stylish must-have menswear shoes that will have everyone giving you the thumbs up this season. Tip: swap out your plain white shoes laces with ones that match the color of your selvage seam. Bam!
1. Cole Haan Air Grant Penny Moc 2. Calvin Klein Suede Buck Shoe 3. Steve Madden Ethin2 Wingtip
4. Sperry Top-Sider Bahama 2-Eye 5. Vans Boat Shoes 6. Clarks Desert Boots
—Denim Therapy Staff
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Recently, Denim Therapy asked Raven Denim Creative Director Yael Torbati about what she thought were some perfect denim fits this summer. “We are super into mid-rise and high waisted jeans…they hold that belly in, show off your waistline, and seam to just be universally flattering! We’ve all seen the pairing of high waists with crop tops but for a look that’s extra sleek and sophisticated, I suggest wearing it with a one-piece swimsuit or a unitard. This creates a sleek line, with no messy “untucking”. Also, many high waisted styles have really cute detailing at the waistline (since it’s often a focal point) so wearing a one piece is the best way to show it off.
GET THE LOOK…
You can shop the Raven Denim Orly jeans (pictured above), and pair it with our suggestions below!
1. Topshop Dropped Armhole Cropped Top 2. Turquoise Bib Necklace 3. Duo Turquoise Cuff
4. Joie Elvia Lace Scoop Top 5. Hyun Tribal Bib 6. Tough Brass Circle Necklace
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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