So Vogue has declared that low-rise jeans — those tight, hip-slung, crack-exposing disasters we all were stupid enough to wear back in the mid-’90s — are back. “We are in the midst of a denim renaissance!” Kelly Connor declares with grating enthusiasm. “The short zipper, the three-button fly, the nonexistent waistband . . . these low-rise jeans demand confidence, strategy—and… More »
Guys, I am in desperate need of new jeans. I don’t mean that in the “I have 40 pairs of jeans but OMG I just need one more pair or my life won’t be complete!!!” sort of way. I mean it in the “I have a couple pairs of jeans, but I primarily only wear… More »
Ready your body for the return of JNCOs the preferred jean of dirtbags everywhere. According to The FADER, a Chinese investor has given them a bunch of cash that’ll allow them to come back strong and powerful and wider-legged in 2015. For those of you unfamiliar, JNCOs are those wide-legged, high-waisted denim nightmares, sold at… More »
I just had a denim skirt I bought at a sample sale tailored so that it’s now a narrower pencil skirt length, and I’m jazzed about wearing it ASAP. Hmm, but what to wear it with …? For some inspiration, I found some street style pics (you may recognize some of the poses) that show… More »
I recently scored an awesome button-front denim skirt at a sample sale, but after trying it on, realized that the A-line cut wasn’t quite as flattering as I’d hoped. So I took it to a tailor and had the bottom hem taken in and a slit cut up the back, transforming it into a curve-hugging… More »
Ever since I posted about how to steal Ashley Madekwe’s outfit this weekend, I’ve been obsessing over all the ways to wear a crisp white shirt, faded denim and, for a dose of glam, leopard print shoes. Let’s play some Fashion Math… … More »
The Mineko Club, a volunteer group in Hitachi City, Japan, is selling jeans personally shredded by animals to raise money for wildlife conservation. Lions, tigers and bears at the Kamine Zoo were given toys covered in the denim to tear into, creating a “worn-in” look. The denim was then sewn to create the pants, Zoo Jeans,… More »
Olivia Palermo, professional pretty person who shops and attends parties for a living, has done it again! I mean, I guess it isn’t hard when nailing a perfect outfit is basically your reason for existence. But still! I love a Canadian tuxedo — aka denim on denim — but it can go so badly. Olivia’s rocking it well,… More »
Theory: Khloe Kardashian is a messy eater and frequently drops food on her lap, so she bought these jeans with GAPING HOLES between her kneecaps and upper thighs, aka the spill zone, so they wouldn’t stain. If you have the same problem, you can buy a similar pair from Urban Outfitters. This egregiously destroyed denim… More »
I have never been a huge fan of denim on denim, but Zendaya Coleman is working it. By keeping the blues uniform, she creates the illusion of a jumpsuit. The high rise fitted skimmers meet the jacket at the natural waist, elongating and flattering her legs. The slightly faded denim cuffed at the ankles and… More »
Boyfriend jeans, wrote a song about it. Like to hear it? Here it go.
Free your leeeeeeggggggs / and the waist will follow / loose and tattered / you done been swallowed / free your leeeeeeegggggggs / and the knees will follow / holes are shredded / no need to wallow.
That’s as far… More »
When I was a preteen, I made a purse out of an old pair of jeans and thought I was just too cool. Artist Ian Berry took things a big step further, using denim as a medium to make beautiful “paintings.” In a report by the BBC, Berry shows off his art. The designs look almost… More »
Denim is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. How do I know? I’ve got a denim jacket on right now — mostly to stave off the ridiculously cold air conditioning in The Frisky’s bizarrely tempered offices.
This is really my first foray into denim jackets in a long while, mostly because I’ve… More »
A denim skirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you’ll ever own. Wear it with flip-flops and a T-shirt to the grocery store, or dress it up with heels and a pretty blouse for a night out. Dark denim pencil skirts totally work at casual offices, while a light wash denim mini… More »
Jorts. Jean shorts. They’re a ubiquitous style in the summer time–and whether your wear them high-waisted like Alexa Chung, or frayed beyond belief, like Selena Gomez, they’re a warm weather staple. The key to jort-wearing is keeping it super casual, so don’t try and dress up your jorts with heels or some kind of overly… More »
Celebs: They’re just like us! I mean, they own jeans, too. And sometimes, occasionally, they wear them in public and stuff. Over the past couple of days, Jennifer Garner, Hayden Panettiere, Sienna Miller, Jessica Biel and Alessandra Ambrosio have all been spotted out in their fave denim looks. While Hayden and Jessica stuck to a… More »
“I’m a woman with love handles. I’m 5’11” and a size 10 but even when I was a size 6, my (definitely smaller) love handles were still be a problem. Could you recommend good jeans for someone with this issue? I have two styles of jeans from The Gap and it has to be a… More »
Julie and I agree that these weird, confusing, totally real denim sandal boots most likely came into existence as the result of someone making a pair of cutoff jean shorts (or “jorts,” if you’re an asshole) and trying to find a way to use the rest of the fabric. Here, I wrote a haiku to… More »