So Spring is just around the corner and then it will soon be Summer, saying goodbye to the cold wet weather and hello to the hot and sunny months. What’s your favorite summer denim style? I love the denim shorts and tank top look myself. Unfortunately for me, over here in England it barely stays warm enough to even wear shorts or skirts for more than a week… but for those of you lucky enough to have a hot long summer, what are you ready to break out from your closets this summer?
Ksubi designers Dan Single (far left) and George Gorrow with model Whitney wearing the brightly painted jeans they made.
What You’ll Need
- one pair each of white and black jeans in identical styles
- white and primary-color oil-based paint
- a palette for mixing
- a flat, wide paintbrush
- x-acto knife, needle, and strong black thread
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It went on my list of reasons why it’s great to be a chick (partially because, these days, you do see guys in skinny jeans…), and they’re in my denim closet. You don’t own a pair, and you’ve been debating on it for some time now. Why would you get them, how would you wear them, and are they really for you?
High-Waisted Denim (or, HWD) is a great look for a lot of women, but honestly, there are some who just can’t pull it off. This isn’t your fault, and, most of the time, it’s the girls who can wear low-cut jeans better than the hourglass girls like me who can’t wear these… so it really does even out in the end. I’ve decided that’s the reason why me and Frankie B. jeans just aren’t friends… my butt doesn’t want all that design on it. It gets confused.
HWDs look best on girls with hourglass, apple and banana figures, while pear-shaped ladies are better off with a lower cut style, as the HWD emphasizes the butt a bit more than most of you would like.
For those of you looking to give yourself a silhouette that elongates the look of your legs, HWD that is fitted more like a skinny jean is the best bet for you. The Rich and Skinny HWD on RTC is going to be a great way to try out this new style fashionably, but without breaking the bank. It’s a dark denim (flattering in its own right), with a slim fit that, when added to a pair of black stilettos and a sexy, tucked in blouse, can be the best look out there for a Friday night party. You’ll look sexy without looking slutty, classy without looking snotty, and everyone will be in awe of how tiny your waist looks.
The other end of the HWD is the wide legged style. This is comfort defined. For starters, any bit of muffin top that you may encounter with your other jeans is nonexistent in this style, and is my answer for the boyfriend jean that I refuse to buy. Paired with some espadrilles, flip-flops, or loafers (mine seem to always end up being worn with my Tod’s cream-colored loafers, but I’m not sure why… probably just the balance of comfort all over) and either a snugly fit tank top or loose t-shirt, this is your “Sure honey, I’ll make the guacamole, let’s just chill out and watch football today!” outfit, as well as your stylish, beach-boho friendly look that works coast-to-coast.
In fact, all this talk has made me decide that it’s a HWD day for me. My flared Ever HWD, gray Vince Ribbed Tank, black Aude hoodie (just in case I actually go outside!) and Jessica Simpson espadrilles… sounds like a kickass outfit to me!
Now, if only it were 68 degrees here in Denver…”
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I shot these photos at a denim factory in Kentucky that specializes in distressing high-end jeans for a few top designers. I used to scoff at paying a premium for jeans that come with holes in them already. Then I saw just how much work goes into distressing jeans, and I realized that these people are artists. You can’t just have any loose threads, you have to have the right loose threads. They can’t just be faded. They have to be the right color. A lot of work goes into making these jeans look just right.”
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