We’re always looking for ways to make our favorite style cues feel fresh, and we love when we stumble across a trend-setter who is doing exactl that. Style blogger Aimee of SwellMayde pairs her Levi’s Women’s 501 Jeans (grab a similar pair here) with a chambray button-down top and lace tank, creating a double denim look with a bit of elegance. In another look, she switches out the chambray for a super seasonal plaid shirt. See both looks below, and check out the original post for more images.
We’re all about the sweet florals and darling pastels of the spring season (heck, we’ve already ordered up a slew of sherbet colored separates for May), but once in a while you just wanna leave the house looking like a legitimate badass. Luckily, there’s FRESH.i.AM—a company certified to increase your level of badassery… stylishly. One of our favorite pieces from their current line is the Tribe Biker Jacket, featuring hand-painted cross motif and a quilted lining. Since this is a unisex line, want to show you—male or female—how to rock it.
For the ladies… Below: 1. FRESH.i.AM Tribe Biker Jacket 2. Topshop Drop Back Dress by Unique 3. Nasty Gal Sharp Angles Necklace 4. ASOS PARTED High Heels
For the gents… Below: 1. FRESH.i.AM Tribe Biker Jacket 2. Topman Mid Indigo Blue Wash Vintage Slim Jeans 3. Mishka NYC Ghost World Keep Watch New Era Baseball Cap 4. Dr Martens Original 8-Eye Boots
Let us know how you’d wear this rad jacket by tweeting us @DenimTherapy
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After a long, snowy winter of bundling up and layering-on, the most refreshing thing about impending spring is the transition from stuffy to easy-breezy. A simple but effective (and always chic) combo? Skinny jeans and a luxe-yet-simple top, like a silk-modal tank or a crisp cotton button-down. You take care of the top, but we’ll provide the jeans. Have a browse through our favorite 6 pairs of skinny jeans for spring.
Below: 1. MiH Jeans Vienna low-rise skinny jeans 2. [blanknyc] x madewell skinny jeans in polka dot 3. Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra Skinny in Violet Blue
Below: 4. Topshop Moto Indigo Baxter skinny jeans 5. James Jeans Twiggy Faux Pocket Legging Jeans 6. Current/Elliott The Stiletto cropped low-rise skinny jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Denim veteran Tobias Levine teamed up with the founders of Public School—Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne—to put together a line of men’s denim jeans that are every bit as badass as New York City itself, where all the garments are made. The team works closely with the finest production facilities in the garment district to offer this rare component to their line.
The collection offers washes developed and produced exclusively by Wonderland concepts (a wash house in Kentucky owned by Dick Gaines). They also offer entirely un-washed, raw denim variations that allow the consumer to experience the fabric and customize their own pair through repeated wear. Fits include Skinny, Slim and Straight: PS 13, PS 14, and PS 16 respectively. The numbers represent the ankle opening, creating a clear distinction for the wearer as to which fit is best suited to their body. See our favorite four picks below.
Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Gray Scale wash. A gray-black vintage wash with hand-sand, hand-staining and minor fabric hand-administered vintage treatment on the knee and hem. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.
Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Noir wash. A black crinoline waxed jean with body heat activated fit and wear acceleration. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.
Below, the PS 13 Skinny fit in Black Pig wash. A black pigment spray-over white base jean by hand-application. 13″ leg opening with a 9.5″ rise. Fabrication is 10.50 oz cotton spandex cone denim.
Below, the PS 14 Slim fit in Blue Blood. A midnight navy garment-dyed jean with hand 3D natural wear in front pocket entry and behind wearers knee. 14″ leg opening with a 10″ rise. Fabrication is 11.25 oz cotton-poly-spandex selvedge cone white oak denim.
The line is now available at Odin and select Bloomingdale’s locations. Visit Public School online for more.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras.
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Ever pull your jeans on so hard that the belt loop rips clean off? What if it takes some of the denim attached to it with it and makes a messy hole? It’s the worst! Luckily Denim Therapy has the know-how to repair your jeans right around those problem areas and make them good as new again. Check out this recent belt loop repair we did for a customer.
Learn more about Denim Therapy’s expert repair services and send us your jeans for alteration, hole fixing, or hardware replacement. We do it all, so your favorite jeans never have to expire.
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More spring outfit inspiration coming your way today with a stunning look by blogger Viva Luxury. She combined a pair of destroyed vintage-inspired boyfriend jeans with some sleek separates and accessories in mint green and coral. We’re loving the results, which you can shop below.
Get the look! 1. Bellatrix Fuzzy Eyelet Sweater 2. Alice + Olivia Leather Biker Jacket 3. G-Star 3301 Boyfriend Jeans 4. Coral suede shoes 5. Rebecca Minkoff Metal Corner Clutch 6. Pastel Resin Bib Necklace
Love this look? Let us know on the Denim Therapy facebook.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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de Chemin Jeans is new on the scene, but their philosophy stems from a problem women have had since the beginning of skin-tight garments: making their butts look better. Whether you’re aiming for more lift, smaller size, or any other magic transformation, this brand says they have what it takes.
“Born from the son of ’70s label Chemin de Fer, the collection is engineered to enhance the appearance of your bottom. Each pair is constructed employing more than twelve pattern pieces of engineered stretch fabrication. On the back of the jeans, there are strategically placed reverse yokes. The waistband is sculpted to frame your shape, and the detailing on the hips is inspired by aeyodynamic design to lengthen the legs.”
We’re intrigued further by their vintage style lines and high-waisted options… so intrigued that we’re going to try on a pair next week and let you know what we think.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Last time we linked up with Kuro, they showed us a gradient of denim washed, aged, and treated for different lengths of time, and told us the best way to wear distressed vintage jeans was with a tailored blazer and a crisp, clean button-down. Sound advice that doesn’t expire, it turns out, since we ran into them this week and they were keeping with their vintage meets tailored aesthetic. “Denim for the Yohji fan,” they explained, showing us a dapper mannequin outfitted in the customer image. Selvedge trimmed back pockets, top-stitching, and other details characterize this impressive Japanese brand. Check them out online for more on their philosophy and products.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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We found a few Japanese fashion labels that seem to share their own idea of what spring and summer should be about. And boy, are the perspectives different! First, Christian Dada suggests writing poetry and spending late nights out with your punk attitude in check, and don’t mind the occasional snags caused by your spiked denim jacket. On a lighter note, Labrat reminds us of California summers out by Venice Beach where Hipsters and Hippies both hang in their vintage jeans and cut-offs; and finally, Revionnet wants us to think of simpler times while sporting “little girl dresses” or relaxed denim shirts made completely in denim. We sense Alexa Chung may have played a role as a muse in the girly feel of this collection.
Images via We Are Selecters (Christian Dada,Revionnet), and Labrat online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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