Tuesday, January 22, 2013

jeanius

One of my favorite trends over the past year or so has got to be all the incredibly fun denim.  I mean, sure, that true blue pair that look perfect with sassy heels for a night out, tucked into boots or worn with favorite sneakers--will always have a place in my closet.  Like a basic white tees, cashmere sweaters, and riding boots--they are must haves that never go out of style.
But holy cow, never before has there been so many fun choices in denim.  Colored denim hit the streets a couple of years ago, and it was fun to show your attitude in a pair of cherry red Current Elliott jeans, and that sapphire color that was everywhere was the perfect pop of color for those who wanted to stay true blue, sort of.
When I bought my JBrand coated wax denim in venom two years ago they were a fairly new concept as well.  I loved that they were not leather but still had a rock and roll attitude, even for this mother of two.  Now I have wax denim in gray, metallic copper and dark wine.  Did someone say I was 50? ;) Ha!
This spring you can bet you will see more girls on the street in floral denim, from in your face flowers to more demure shy daisies, animal prints, geographics, checks, and lots of solids in green, orange, yellow and peach.  This floral pair from RVCA would look great with a white tee and a bright motorcycle jacket. 
One of the most interesting denim to date is from Hudson Jeans, who are using Photoreal images to make digitally printed jeans.  They were all over everyone's radar this fall but could be dangerously close to a cheesy print jean you'd buy on one of the Hawaiian islands gift shops if you aren't careful, let's just say they have to be styled and worn by a fearless chick who can make it cool even though its crazy.
This time of year, I think everyone is craving a little pop of color to go with their uniform of neutrals, grays, blacks & tan. Spring may be a bit far away on the calendar, but adding some green, coral, or even printed denim is a great way to chase away those winter blues.


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