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28 Apr

How To Avoid A White Denim Disaster

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When I think of white jeans, images of Elizabeth Hurley and Heidi Pratt immediately spring to mind. The former in her too-tight boot cuts and cashmere sweaters, the latter in her drag queen shoes, white skinnies and cleavage-revealing tops. White jeans can be a sartorial saviour, especially in Ireland when early May feels more like October. Right now, the days are long and bright, so black jeans and those indigo denims you’ve been wearing all winter begin to feel a little stale, but the breeze will cut through you so the sturdiness of denim is still preferable to high summer’s lightweight linens. White denim, therefore, seems like the easy answer. But there are pitfalls. Anything white shouldn’t be too tight. The cut you...
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26 Apr

The Most On-Trend Denim For SS17

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It used to be enough to throw on a pair of skinnies and you were right on trend. Not this season. Denim offers a multitude of possibilities for spring/summer. These are the most on-trend looks of this season.

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Seventies-style flares have almost become a classic. If you love a wide leg, but want to keep your denim look elevated and utterly on trend, go super-wide. For the most flattering silhouette, choose high-waisted jeans and wear with wedges for an elongated leg.

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Eighties style If you remember Bananarama, then the eighties pop band is your inspiration here. A cropped jacket in a stone wash is just the thing to transform your outfit from meh to totally...
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19 Apr

Leave Jeans Alone

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I need someone to explain something to me. It is very confusing and I don't understand it. What is happening to jeans? Is there a conspiracy against jeans? As Racked pointed out, many sins have been committed against jeans in recent times. Wherefore? Whyfore? They are just a humble working pant!
You're a fashion-minded person. You've known for a while that all is not right in the world of denim. But if you think you knew just how not-right it has become, you are wrong. So, so wrong.

The stepped-hem jean

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Where were you when you first saw the stepped-hem jean? At home? At work? Serenely browsing the shelves? For some reason,...
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14 Apr

‘Bare Butt Jeans’ Are a Thing, and We Don’t Know How to Feel

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Just when it seemed like 2017's denim trends couldn't get any more out of control (looking at you, "clear knee" jeans), Vetements introduced the craziest new look yet: bare butt jeans. In case you were wondering, it is exactly what it sounds like — jeans that show off your butt or whatever cute underwear you have on underneath. On Wednesday, the French fashion brand shared a sneak peek at its upcoming Vetements x Levis collaboration by way of an Instagram picture of the questionable-looking denim pants. From the photo, it looks like there are zippers down the backs of the jeans's legs, as well as one smack-dab on the back-center seam, which leaves the wearer with a bare booty and a...
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13 Apr

Tommy Hilfiger’s New Launch is Giving Us Major Throwback Vibes

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Today marks an exciting new launch for Tommy Hilfiger as they release the Tommy Jeans 3.0 capsule collection. The line features men’s and women's denim along with tees, jackets, and sweatshirts that boast the iconic Tommy logo we love so much. Each piece has a style that feels quintessentially 90’s (which frankly, we can’t get enough of these days) with high-waisted fits, old-school logos, and athletic-inspired elements. "Looking back on this era reminds me of some incredible memories – from our first collaborations with musicians and celebrities to our continued passion to celebrate pop culture,” says Hilfiger of the line. You’ll find a selection of classic, slim fit jeans with other denim essentials among sporty bombers, sweatshirts, and basics that...
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12 Apr

Need Supply Co.’s New Denim Line Is ’90s Perfection—And Under $200

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Need Supply Co. might just be the fashion success story we need right now. What started as a tiny denim shop in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1996 has since grown into a cult-level website (plus a store in Japan) for men and women searching for indie designers, cool accessories, and updated basics. At a time when designer contracts are averaging three years (often fewer) and some of the world’s most well-known brands are struggling to keep the lights on, 21 years in business is truly a feat; the fact that Need Supply Co. still manages to fly under the radar is just a bonus. The key to the company's longevity is clearly in its ability to get ahead of trends and...
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10 Apr

Here’s Why Khloé Kardashian Created a Size-Inclusive Denim Line

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Khloé Kardashian, co-founder of Good American along with Emma Grede, shares why she started her own denim line when she couldn’t find the perfect pair. 352: the number of days I wore denim last year. 129: the number of pairs of jeans currently in my closet. 00-24: the range of sizes available in my Good American line. Denim is my uniform, my go-to, my comfort zone, and, if I’m honest, my addiction. Everyone looks amazing in jeans if they have the right pair. You can be 5 foot nothing with a petite frame or 5 foot 10 (like me) with a big ol’ booty (also like me). You can be curvy, slender, or athletic—it doesn’t matter. That’s why, about a year and...
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7 Apr

Go West! Vogue Celebrates Denim with a Venice Dinner

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There’s something about the laid-back history of Venice Beach that lends itself to a never-ending denim-staple wardrobe. An endless summer–feeling night at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney was the perfect setting for Vogue to celebrate all things denim yesterday. The likes of Amber Valletta, Jaime King, and Sasha Lane joined the ideal mix of designers, artists, and creatives that makes up the coolest of the denim-clad Angelenos. As guests gathered al fresco for a mid-spring toast, passed trays of mushroom toast, radishes, and prosciutto floated through the sea of blue jeans. “I can’t thank you all enough for being here and coming all the way to Venice,” toasted Vogue’s Sally Singer, who, along with Lisa Love, hosted the annual celebration of the...
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7 Apr

Boyfriend Jeans

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Unless you're a ninja-level closet cleanser, your racks likely have classics you've loved and left behind. Fashion hearts are fickle, so a piece you wear weekly one season may be relegated to the back corner the next. In this new series, ELLEvate Your Style, we're tackling said items. Up first: the boyfriend jean. Massively popular four or so years ago we're offering up new ways to wear the style that will get your heart beating fast again.

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When the term "boyfriend jean" first entered our fashion lexicon, it was in a dialog about dressed-down comfort. To elevate it now, mix it with your most fashion-forward pieces, including a tiered-sleeve, plunging white blouse (runway...
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5 Apr

5 Non-Denim Brands That Cut a Killer Pair of Jeans

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Oh, what a time to be alive and shopping for jeans! These days, along with countless labels catering to the most specific of dungaree needs—for instance, we particularly love the customization option on this line—there's tons of sneaky-good denim finds scattered throughout your favorite ready-to-wear brands. Not sure where to find them? Below, five foolproof places to start.

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1. BROCK COLLECTION

Known for its sophisticated take on wardrobe staples, the company has an equally elevated approach to basic blues: clean stone-washed straight legs that go with everything from statement tops to simple white Ts.
Available at Moda Operandi | $475

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2. RACHEL COMEY The downtown designer’s signature high-rise gauchos have been a fashion-girl favorite...
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