I have been asked by a few dedicated denim readers over time for my opinion on cheaper denim brands. I know here at DenimBlog we mainly only deal with premium denim as usually these are the brands which pay most attention to fit, details, denim and washes, however, I also understand that not everyone can afford the price tag that premium denim comes with. It is usually in the region of $180 and upwards, so it can be quite daunting to spend so much money on a pair of jeans.
This leaves you with two options, both of which I do myself. You can either buy your premium denim in the sale or on deal websites as outlined in my Cheap Designer Jeans post or you can opt for a cheaper denim option. When you do choose to go with the latter option, not all of the brands will have a good fit, a great quality denim or feel really nice to wear, so (like I have been asked) I am giving you my opinion on the jeans I wear and the jeans that I think are a great purchase for under $100! As you know, I am really fussy and particular when it comes to having great fitting jeans, so hopefully you will like this post as I am listing the cheaper brands that are definitely worth the money.
Georgia Salpa was spotted leaving Salon Caramelle at the Sandyford Beacon Plaza in Dublin, Ireland last week. It looks like she picked up some Redken hair products. I think she has gorgeous hair though!
Georgia wore a double denim outfit which consisted of a pair of Zara waxed black jeans and a light blue Wrangler denim shirt. I quite like this combination actually. The first time I saw these jeans was on Hayley Westenra, back in September of last year, and I thought they were beautiful. Pairing them with the light blue denim shirt finishes them off nicely!
Images courtesy of Wenn.com.
(photos via Style.com, DVF Spring ’12)
This Spring is all about color. I find this seasons trends to be interesting because both pastel and neon are huge despite them being on opposite sides of the tonal spectrum. Last season color blocking was all the rage and this season if you are wearing anything that has to do with color, you’re good. I’ll be going over 3 big trends for Spring to help you brighten up your wardrobe. Don’t worry, you won’t need to go shopping for a whole new closet, I find that if you invest in one color piece that you can mix and match around your closet, you will be just fine. All of the items below are great statement pieces to invest in.
Pastels have always been a Spring thing, but this season they are huge. I chose to highlight mint because I think it’s lovely. Mint is fresh, clean, elegant and very versatile, not to mention it screams Spring. You can be subtle with these mint accessories (the Melie Bianco bag, Forever21 necklace, H&M socks, or Sole Society platforms) or go big with these fab mint colored pants from Urban Outfitters or this elegant mint Gingham bathing suit from Topshop. Adding a little color to your nails with this great ncla color, Santa Monica Shore Thing, is the perfect brightening boost. Any of these items would be a great addition to anyone’s closet, perfect for adding that beautiful pop of color.
Neons can be really intense if you have too much of them on, that’s why for this section I’ve included some small accessories to brighten up your outfit without blinding people (i.e. green belt and pink watch from Asos, red clutch from Melie Bianco). These highlighter wedges on the other hand are for those of you who are a little more daring. I have these myself and my favorite outfit to wear it with is black slacks, a white tank and a navy lazy beanie. By keeping the rest of my outfit simple the shoes can really stand out and give you the neon you need, which is a great guide line to follow with any neon item.
Floral print is a great symbolism for spring which is why this trend is so fun. Floral is a little easier to mix and match with other prints and even a contrasting floral without it being overkill. Any of these items would amp up your print game. My favorite piece? This bustier from Topshop, that would look GREAT with some high waisted jean shorts. Want to tone it down? How about adding these beautiful floral wedges to your outfit for just the right amount of print.