When it comes to summer denim essentials, we immediately think of our favorite cut-off shorts. But even we have to admit, as tempting as it is to wear those babies daily, it’s better to mix up your style and throw some variation into the mix. One stop at Nasty Gal proved us right. There are endless ways to stay cool and look hot in denim this summer, and we took the liberty of picking a few out for ya.
1. Cactus Life Denim Vest 2. Courtshop Drew Overall Shorts
3. Lazy Oaf Watermelon Denim Shorts 4. MinkPink Instinct Blues Skirt
5. Maurie and Eve Oh Boy! Jean in White 6. Jeffrey Campbell Oahu Platform
Which denim essentials are you going after this summer?
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We may fix jeans better than anyone, but we also love a well placed hole when it comes to wearing destroyed denim. From shorts to boyfriend jeans and overalls, here are 6 of our favorite ways to wear them.
1. Wear them boyfriend style: Madewell Destroyed Boy Jeans 2. Wear them as overalls: Current/Elliott The Shortalls 3. Wear them as cut-off shorts: Joe’s Jeans High Rise Cutoff Shorts
4. Wear them skinny: Genetic James Zipper Skinny Jeans 5. Wear them in white: Paige Denim Jimmy Jimmy Cropped Jeans 6. Wear them with drama: Siwy Hannah Distressed Skinny Jeans
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J.Crew are releasing their own line of U.S. made premium denim, called Point Sur Denim. Fans of J.Crew are gearing up to fill in their denim collections with this exciting release, which offers up options like Japanese selvedge denim that’s pre-broken in in a luxe white and classic blue jeans with handmade hardware.
Their vision for this endeavor? Their website reads, “You know those vintage jeans you go on an all-out search to find after you see them on some cool girl? Well, these are those jeans.” Color us intrigued.
So what’s the point of releasing an entirely new denim collection when J.Crew already does denim? Apparently, they are targeting denim-heads like us. As Tom Mora, Head of Women’s design at J.Crew, told Racked: ”We still love our J.Crew denim, but it definitely reaches a broader audience. [Point Sur] is going after those die-hard denim lovers… [We're] playing with proportion, playing with rise, to make it really unique and special.”
Images via Racked and J.Crew. Shop Point Sur Denim here.
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We’re loving destroyed denim this year, and it seems our options are more broad than ever. No longer are only cut-off shorts and boyfriend jeans getting the scissor and razor treatment before they land in stores, but now denim skirts, vests, and other styles are seeing some deliberate on-trend damage too. Shop some of our favorite styles of destroyed denim below.
Image via Jak & Jil Blog
1. Paige Reagan distressed stretch-denim vest 2. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne distressed mid-rise skinny jeans 3. Ksubi Alberceque distressed denim shorts
4. Moto Bleach Super Rip Hayden Jeans 5. MinkPink Slasher Flick Cutoff Short 6. Current/Elliott The Stiletto distressed stretch-denim pencil skirt
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You know the scenario… it’s mid-spring, you’re psyched for your first day in weather-appropriate spring attire, and you knock your latte over right in the lap of your new white jeans. Sound familiar? We know, we’re cringing too. That scenario is enough to make you swear off wearing white forever! But Joe’s Jeans has a solution: a stain-proof white denim collection dubbed Spotless. The collection tagline urges customers to “play dirty” but “stay spotless”. Elle did a good job getting us psyched, but we’re waiting for the video of models wearing the white skinnies, cut-off shorts and cropped pants, dousing themselves in coffee, soda, and wine.
Shop the entire collection here.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Whether you call it snow day camouflage, winter whites, or the ski bunny uniform: wearing white in the winter is a chic statement for sure. But how to mix things up and add some edge? We love this styling tip: Layer some white deconstructed denim jeans over a pair of pop color or patterned leggings. Aside from keeping you warm, this will add some serious depth to your look.
FRAME Denim Le Color Rip Skinny Jeans + Topshop Dark Floral Velvet Leggings
Of course, if you don’t want holes in your jeans but inconveniently find them there, we can repair them for you.
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The “no white after labor day” rule is definitely one fashion commandment we don’t give much thought to. After all, the most stylish among us can rock white pants right on into fall, winter, and back around to spring. So we’re thrilled Rag & Bone has such a sleek line of white jeans, available right now—some at a discount—for us to pair with the oversize sweaters, denim jackets, and cozy autumnal tops we’ve been pulling out of storage in preparation for impending fall. Join us, won’t you?
1. Rag & Bone JEAN Skinny Jeans in White Water 2. Rag & Bone JEAN Bowery 2 Jeans 3. Rag & Bone JEAN Rally Cargo Skinny Jeans
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Cue the romantic music and sunset ocean breeze! While we’re all for acid wash and medium-blue, a pair of beautiful pale, pastel skinny jeans might be the perfect touch to your summer evening ensemble this year. Pair any of these with a loose knit tank and bandeau or a chunky loose-knit sweater and wind-swept hair. Top it all off with white sandals and a beach bag.
1. J Brand 811 Mid Rise Luxe Twill Skinny Jeans 2. FRAME Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Jeans 3. Mother Denim The Looker Skinny Jeans
What’s your summer denim style?
—Michelle Christina Larsen
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Cut-off shorts are the ultimate staple, and you can throw a summer twist on this classic style by wearing them in white. Recently our blog editor MC received a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts, and so began a new denim love affair. Find out what she loves about them below.
What was your first thought when you tried them on?
I immediately thought, “wearing these out tonight!”
Where/when would you wear these?
I’ve already worn them to the beach, to run errands around my neighborhood in Brooklyn, for a few nightlife expeditions… basically everywhere/anywhere. I love the resort style of white denim and pairing them with different tops: neon tanks, a chambray shirt, etc. The only downside to these is that they’re white, and that means you can’t get away with wearing them day after day as you would with a medium wash.
How’s the fit?
They fit like a glove, with next to no stretch despite wearing them on long train rides and while busting a move. I seriously love these shorts.
Grab a pair of True Religion high-rise Cadence cut-off shorts for an instant summer denim upgrade.
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