Thursday, December 31, 2009

Not Your Grandma's Wrap...

Over the years, grannies have given the wrap a bad wrap...sorry about the pun! When we think of a wrap, we think of a multi-colored crocheted top, slung on the shoulders or our elderly great aunt. Today's wraps, however, are denim friendly and more figure flattering than the ones of yesterday.

The new wraps have sleeves and seams that are more fitted to your body. This slims you and avoids a bulky, unflattering look. It is made more feminine by the extra wrap fabric drapes in the front. Details like fringe and trendy fabrics are what really separate these from the old school wraps because they give them a young and trendy personality.

One tip to make the most out of this look, is to watch out for styles that are short in the back and long on the sides. If you are comfortable with your behind then these are fine, but if you prefer to camouflage your rear, avoid this shape. This style tends to draw a frame around your behind which is great if you want to show off your denim, but not if your want to minimize the size of your behind. I came to this realization standing behind a plus size woman at the grocery store.

Grab a new wrap when you go to the movie theater or a chilly restaurant. Wear with denim and your favorite tee or try a long tee, jeggings and boots for a chic look.

For more wrap selections, follow this link.

Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Twist on !iT Jean's Diva Jean!

One of our all time, best selling jeans is the Diva Jean by !iT Jeans. The fantastic curvy fit has been a customer favorite for years now because it not only accommodates your curves, it makes them look even better! Over the years !iT has developed a few fashion versions of the Diva Jean like the La Diva Trouser and the Diva capris.

This season they've added the Diva Chic which is a flap pocket version. Anytime a company adds a well designed flap to the back of a pair of jeans, it's a huge hit. We're just wondering why they didn't think of this perfect combination sooner!

The flap pockets are squared off with a flap that is slightly darker than the rest of the denim. They are embroidered with the classic !iT Jeans design. They compliment a curvy behind because they have more room in the seat and a contoured waist that gives you a higher back and more coverage.

If you want to add a new Diva Jean to your wardrobe or are looking for a jean that will respect your curves and give you style, you'll love the new Diva Chic!

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Vintage Mickey Mouse Tees From Junkfood!

Junkfood is constantly searching for the hottest new licenses for their famous brand. Just think of all of their past licenses - Little Miss & Mister, Felix the Cat, Where the Wild Things Are, NFL, and Alice in Wonderland to name a few. Most of these have been huge successes due to the Junkfood's careful selection and unique take on each of them.

One of their newest editions is vintage Mickey Mouse collection. Think back to The Mickey Mouse Club, not the Britney Spears & Justin Timberlake version, but back to the days Annette and Cubby and the Mouseketeers. The artwork has the simple look of the true hand drawn Mickey and Minnie that has been lost with today's digital versions.

The tees also have a washed down, aged look with distressed graphics and heathered fabrics. New body styles like the raglan sleeve and vintage sweatshirt only add to the appeal. Junkfood's new Mickey Mouse tees and NFL tees are available for both men and women so stock up now before it's too late!

New Lola Jeggin' by !iT Jeans

Jeggings continue to be an extremely hot trend at The Denim Shop! They're the perfect merging of two fashion staples, leggings and denim, so they were an instant hit. We've quickly sold out of each style we're received, so we're constantly looking for new types of jeggings.

Our newest version is the Lola Jeggin' by !iT Jeans. Many premium denim companies have added jeggings to their lines, to give women a better quality, higher end choice. !iT jeans gives you a great compromise with an affordable price and top of the line denim.

Unlike cheaper jeggings, the Lola is made with real denim and not a denim like fabric. The fact that they are 32% polyester means that they will hold their shape well and won't start sagging half way through the day. It also allows the jegging to grip your skin while providing enough structure to camouflage any cellulite. With 4% elastin (stretch), you have 3% more than most regular jeans. This may not seem like a lot, but it's what gives you the sleek legging fit.

We really like the simplicity of this true jean legging. The darker wash is slimming and forgiving. The pockets stay close to your body so you don't have to worry about added bulk. Your tops will lay flawlessly over the Lola.

Wear these with your favorite long tee, tunic top or dress. Try adding a pair of flats, BCBGirl boots or Classic Talls from Ugg Australia. Whether your body is perfectly sculpted or a little less than perfect, you'll love the look and feel of the easy to wear Lola Jeggin' from !iT Jeans!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Simple Designs With Funky Prints Have Made Aryeh Dresses a Customer Favorite!

We discovered this flirty brand at our August Market trip and fell in love! Aryeh filled a gap that we had for a simple dress line that fit well, looked awesome and was easy on the wallet. With prices under $50, most of our customers are able to buy more than one dress. Once you slip an Aryeh dress on, you'll understand why they can't stop at just one!

Aryeh dresses are made from super soft fabrics. Some are fuzzy, almost fleece like knits while others have more of a soft chamois feel. There are even a few true sweater tunics as well. The Aryeh experience is similar to wearing your guy's favorite tee- no clinging, bunching or binding, just comfort. The patterns are definitely retro, reminiscent of the shift dresses of the 70's, but updated with this season's color palette. You'll notice a lot of polka dots, but you'll also find stripes and zigzag prints.

Because of the retro look of the Aryeh dresses, you may want to go easy on the 70's looking accessories, like plastic jewlery, white gogo boots and patent leather platforms, to avoid taking the look too far. Most of these dresses actually mix really well with tights or leggings and flats or boots. Add a Vintage Wool Tulle Jacket and you'll have a stylish, yet simple look.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Perfect Skinny Jean for the Curvy Body!

Are you tired of skinny jeans that sit super low on your hips or are so tight that you have to buy them 2 sizes bigger to keep the circulation flowing through your thighs? The buyers at The Denim Shop share in your desire for a more comfortable skinny jean since we too are shaped like real women and not fit models!

We have tried many styles, but it wasn't until we discovered the Suki Slim by Silver Jeans that we finally had a solution! It is based on one of Silver's best selling fits, the Suki, which has a higher rise and more relaxed thigh, designed for the woman with curves. The 8.5" rise is perfect for providing tummy control and preventing muffin top, one of the hazards of low rise jeans. Curvier women will also appreciate having a little more room in the rear and thigh. This is important because it allows you to find a jean that fits well in the thighs AND the waist without the gapping waist that occurs with most slimmer cuts.

The Suki Slim tapers in from the knee to the ankle to give you the skinny (but not super skinny) fit. Their skinny leg is perfect for tucking into boots, but also have just enough room to slip down over a pair of high heels or flats.

Silver Jeans Co. has been designing affordable, great fitting jeans for women for decades so they know what works with women's bodies and what doesn't. One of the best things about Silver Jeans is that their most popular styles are updated each season to reflect the current trends in the denim industry. That way you can stock up on your favorite fit without looking like you're wearing the same jean over and over!

For more information about Silver Jeans, call us at 888-952-2251

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rebel Spirit Clothing Arrives on Scene!

Surpassing the limited vision of mainstream fashion, Rebel Spirit Clothing has taken the hottest urban inspired trends and added their own unique flavor. Their original graphics are bolder and edgier than the other styles in the current market due to real attention being given to even the finest details.

Most of their tees and hoodies start with a darker background like steel gray, black or green, but they also use crisp whites and a few fashion colors. Their edgy designs play well off of these backgrounds with graphics grounded in black, gray, cream, or white that incorporate pops of red, gold, yellow, gray and blue. With graphic designs like skulls, angel wings, crosses, mythical creatures and crowns, Rebel Spirit tees are definitely on the cutting edge of fashion. Bold rhinestones and foiling add dimension, texture and the all important bling!

Layering Rebel Spirit tops is super easy when you put them with an inexpensive tee or tank from Tresics or LA Made. You could also wear them with a boyfriend style blazer for a trendier look. No matter what tops you wear with your Rebel Spirit tee, you definitely want to wear your t-shirt with denim! The brands we like the most with these tees are MEK Denim, Rock Revival, Vintage Big Star and Anoname Jeans. They all have a more vintage, broken in feel that captures the casual, laid back attitude of Rebel Spirit Clothing!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Urban Behavior Arrives at The Denim Shop!

The Denim Shop is pleased to announce the arrival of the popular Canadian brand, Urban Behavior! With over 20 years of experience in fashion and retail, the Urban Behavior Brand has developed into a leader in the Canadian fashion industry. Recently, they began expanding their wildly popular brand to the United States with extraordinary success.

Their story started in 1989 with the introduction of their first fashion forward store opening in Toronto. It had a more urban, edgier look and feel than other retail stores which gained them instant popularity. They continued to grow and open new stores over the next few years in spite of the recession by anticipating fashion trends and providing the most trend-right product.

After 10 years of growth from following a proven model of success, the Urban Behavior Company foresaw a huge change in the buying behavior of the general population. Customers were shifting from pricey designer labels to more stylish, yet budget friendly items. In order to best serve their customers, Urban Behavior left their designer labels behind and began designing their own high quality, affordable, fashion forward brands- UB Jeans and Urban Behavior. Having control over design and manufacturing allowed them to control prices and to present only the most current styles. This new model has helped them to continue to expand to this day.

The keys to Urban Behavior's success lie in their ability to take a concept from the runway to the retail sales floor in 4 weeks while keeping the quality high and the price low. Because they are constantly looking for the freshest trends, the designers at Urban Behavior, travel the world, attending key runway shows and taking in global fashions. Their design and manufacturing sectors are integrated so well that they can easily send their finds to the sales floor at just the right time.

We are thrilled to be adding this contemporary brand of denim and sportswear. Their sister brand Costa Blanca is another one to watch with less of an emphasis on denim and more on sportswear. Upcoming spring arrivals promise to be fresh and bright!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Sophie from Big Star's Vintage Limited Edition Collection

The Vintage, Limited Edition Big Star Jeans continue to be some of the hottest jeans at The Denim Shop! They have the level of detail and quality that is similar to brands like True Religion, but without the $200+ price tag! Multi-tone stitching, aged denim and vintage looking hardware are all premium details that make these jeans extra special.

Sophie is the newest addition to the Vintage, Limited Edition Big Star Collection. The Sophie has a low rise with a slightly smaller leg opening than the Liv. It is also a little more relaxed through the knee to accommodate a slightly bigger thigh. Although the Sophie is not a straight leg jean, you do get a straighter look with the larger knee and smaller leg opening.

Shown here in the 6 year wash, this Sophie is a medium blue with fading and whiskers. It has grinding on the thighs and pockets, but does not have any holes. The most outstanding feature is the use of bright orange and yellow stitching. You'll love the "pop" this gives to the denim!

All of the whiskering and fading definitely make this version of Sophie a more casual jean that can be worn with your favorite tees and flats. You could also throw a pair of boots and boyfriend jacket for a sportier look! No matter how you rock it, one thing is certain. The Sophie will easily become one of your favorite jeans! Look for more styles and colors to arrive soon at The Denim Shop!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tulle's plaid military jacket combines two hot looks!

Two of this season's hottest trends combine to create this chic, plaid military jacket from Tulle. Three quarter length sleeves update the traditional fit to give it a more contemporary look. Two rows of shiny black buttons compliment the colors and style. You'll get a bright splash of color from the satiny gold lining inside. Even though very few people will see it, you'll feel a lot sassier knowing that it's there!

The simple black and gray plaid can be dressed up for a business meeting with a wide leg pant and camisole or can be given a more casual look with a tank, dark skinny jeans and tall boots. With such a classic color combination, the possibilities are pretty endless. We love the idea of layering this over a feminine top like a satin or a silk. It would soften the strong lines of the jacket and bring in a little color as well.

As with most Tulle jackets, their military jacket is medium to light weight. What this means is that it can be worn as a winter coat here in the south, but is more of a layering piece or spring/fall jacket in colder climates. No matter what your temperatures are, you are bound to love this unique Tulle jacket!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Slip into something comfortable... house shoes by Ugg Australia!

Few things are more comforting at the end of a long day or the start of a new day than the feel of Ugg Australia's plush sheepskin on your toes! You'll wrap your feet in warmth when you slip on a pair of Ugg Australia's super soft house shoes! Ugg Australia uses grade A twin faced sheepskin on all of their sheepskin styles while knit house shoe styles have sheepskin lining.

Some the bestselling styles include the always popular Scuff for men and Scuffette for women which are easy to wear slip on styles with semi hard bottoms. You can wear them out to check the mail or visit with your neighbor, but we would suggest not wearing them to grocery store. They have been so popular that this season, they added a sweater knit version which is too cute! The men's Ascot, available in leather or suede, is more of a driving moc that can be worn indoors or outdoors due to a rubber sole. Dakota is the women's version which is similar to the Ascot.

Once you try a pair of house shoes from Ugg Australia, you will want to get a pair for everyone on your list! They make the perfect birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah or Valentine's Day! Your loved will be thrilled that you thought they were special enough to give them such a luxurious gift!

To learn more about shoes and boots from Ugg Australia, click here.

Gothic and Urban Influences on Men's Streetwear

Goth and urban influences are combined in this year's hottest looks for men. Skulls, ornate scroll work, crosses and fleur de lis designs contribute to the Gothic feel, especially when black and dark gray inks are used. The urban influence comes from bleach marks, paint splatters and the overall tattooed look.

With all of the designers who have jumped onto the bandwagon, you can achieve this look at a variety of prices based on the level of bling you you desire. Brands like Ed Hardy add tons of foil, studs, rhinestones, etc... to their tees to really set them apart. Affliction is more middle of the road and has a heavier Goth influence than Ed Hardy. Affliction often uses foils and flocking to give their tees more dimension. Archaic and Xtreme Couture are made by the same company as Affliction, but are less expensive because they use a little less bling. You get the same overall look without the higher price tag.

While we love the tees, some of our favorite items include hoodies and thermals because they lend themselves to layering and as we all know, layering is a big trend for both men and women. These brands are perfect for wearing with Mek Denim, Big Star Vintage Jeans, Rock Revival or Silver Jeans.

These styles are also available for women from Ed Hardy and Archaic! You get the same urban/Goth look with feminine colors and designs.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Back to basics with classic tees and hoodies from Tresics!

Layering continues to be a huge trend this season, partly because of all of the vests, jackets and revealing silhouettes available. The other reason is that it is just fun to layer! You can mix and match solids and prints to create dozens of unique looks out of just a few pieces.

The important thing when layering is to have a variety of basics in different colors and shapes. Everyone needs a basic short sleeve tee, long sleeve tee, and tank in black or white, but beyond that it's a matter of personal preference. You might start by taking a look at your wardrobe and seeing what colors will compliment your existing items. By compliment, I don't necessarily mean "match" since a lot of the fun with layering is adding pops of color. For example, if most of your wardrobe consists of black, gray and other neutrals, you might want to consider adding reds, pinks, purples and bright blues.

My favorite brand for inexpensive basics is Tresics. They offer tanks, tees, hoodies, camis, cardigans, tunics and more in enough colors to make your head spin! Because they are so inexpensive, you can stock up and really add some energy to your wardrobe. With Tresics light weight tops, layering a breeze year round and their soft cotton spandex blends are figure flattering. My favorites are their long sleeve tees which I can layer under graphic tees, tanks and hoodies!

Click here to find out more about Tresics.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Why buy real UGG® boots?

'Tis the season for one of our fastest selling holiday items- classic boots from UGG® Australia! Just imagine your loved ones expression when they slip into a luxurious pair of sheepskin UGG® boots! They'll know that you took the time to pick out a gift that is comfortable, personal and incredibly thoughtful.

When your friend or family member puts a pair of UGG® boots on their Christmas list, you may be wondering if they are really worth the expense. Why not just buy a pair of knock off UGG® boots since they look about the same? Here are a few reasons why genuine UGG® boots are so worth it:
  1. Twin- faced, grade A sheepskin. This means that the sheepskin is a single piece of material with the sheepskin on one side and the sheep fur on the other. Cheap knockoffs are usually two pieces of substandard sheepskin or synthetic materials that are joined together to look like one piece. These imitations will not be as soft or as durable as the high quality used by UGG® Australia.
  2. Moisture control. The genuine sheepskin also wicks moisture away from your feet to keep you warmer in cold weather and cooler in warm temperatures. With fake boots you will just feel wet and sticky and will probably stink.
  3. Attention to details. The UGG® Australia company takes great pride in all of the tiny details that go into their boots, like precise stitching, straight seams and a flawless finish. Counterfeiters and imitators have a much lower standard in an effort to churn out the cheapest and fastest product possible.
  4. The UGG® Australia warranty. Other companies selling fake or knockoff boots most likely won't be offering you a 1 year limited warranty. UGG® Australia guarantees their product for defects not caused by normal wear and tear. You can make your purchase with confidence!
Whether you are looking for a Classic Tall, a Bailey Button boot, a Scuff or Scuffette slipper, you will be able to find your size and color at The Denim Shop! Feel free to give us a call at 888-952-2251 or email us at with any questions about your purchase!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Tees Are Starting to Arive

Alice in Disney's animated versionImage via Wikipedia

One of the most anticipated movies of 2010 is Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland starring the incredibly talented Johnny Depp! This version depicts Alice's return to Wonderland 10 years after her first trip through the rabbit hole. She doesn't remember being there the first time, but while she in Wonderland, she will learn that her true destiny is to defeat the Red Queen who has a moat filled with the heads of her subjects!

After seeing the trailer for this movie over the weekend, I am soooo disappointed that I have to wait until March to see it!

Until then, Junkfood has started the first in their release of a series of Alice in Wonderland tees featuring Alice, the White Rabbit and my favorite, the Cheshire Cat! This super fun tee has the infamous Cheshire Cat grin that is amusing, mystifying and just a little freaky.

While these tees are no substitute for actually seeing Johnny Depp as the Madhatter or watching Alice battle the terrifying Red Queen, grab a Junkfood tee to wear to the movie or to remember this incredible piece of cinematic history!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

In the Loop Jeans by !iT Jeans!

!iT Jeans continue to be one of our fast selling brands- a customer favorite as well as a staff favorite. Their tried and true fits like the Diva, Hottie, and Rising Starlet keep us all coming back for more.

!iT Jeans sister brand, In the Loop takes these fabulous fits and kicks them up a notch with rugged details like fading, holes, whiskers and unique pockets. This small collection denim is designed for the girl who loves the !iT Jeans fit, but wants something a little more fashion forward.

Shown here is In the Loop's Faith Jean which is based off of the extremely popular Hottie Jean by !iT. Faith has a premium look with heavy abrasions, whiskers and sanding on the legs. Adding to the premium look is the cotton/polyester blend of the denim which really gives the jean a great finish and durability. The flap pockets have a shape and style that is unique to the In the Loop jeans and are finished off with more rugged hardware.

These extra details add a few more dollars to the price tag, but they are still nicely priced just under $100. So, if you are looking for an !iT fit with extra flare, give In the Loop a try!

This Holiday Season is All About the Bling!

This holiday season is all about the bling with studs, rhinestones, glitter and more! I chalk a lot of it up to the need to bring some dazzle into our lives after a difficult and uncertain year. We all want to feel incredible at the holiday office parties, family gatherings and all of those other little occasions that come up during the holiday season, so here are a few of my favorite ways to add a little sparkle to your existing wardrobe:
  • Embellished Denim- In my opinion, embellished denim will give you the biggest bang for your buck. You can get away with wearing the same pair of jeans to 2 different parties, but you sure wouldn't wear the same top. Jeans like the Mia Jean shown here from Big Star have just a touch of sparkle on the pockets. Other brands with rhinestone embellishments include Miss Me, Rock Revival, & 7 for All Mankind.
  • Bold Jewelry- The best thing about jewelry is that you can spend as much or as little as you want to achieve your desired look. Layer up several necklaces in a variety of lengths or throw on a couple of rhinestone bangles and a cocktail ring. You may even be able to reinvent some jewelry that you already own.
  • Sparkly Tops- a great way to add shine, especially when you have a really important party. You may not have room in your budget for several new tops, but you can definitely indulge for your most special occasion. One of my favorites is the necklace trimmed tops by Vintage Havana and Unyx.
You can mix and match all of the ideas to create a look that really shines. So instead of buying more tinsel and Christmas lights this season, spend some of your holiday budget decorating yourself. Not only will you look amazing, you'll feel fantastic too!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Save money on your holiday look with built in accessories!

Jewelry is one of those accessories that takes an outfit from ordinary to extraordinary by adding shimmer and shine. However, we admit that buying jewelry for every outfit can get expensive when you're on a tight budget! Fortunately, this season, designers have come up with a solution that will give you the most bling for your buck!

They have found a way for you to get a stylish top and trendy matching jewelry for the price of one by attaching the jewelry to the top. We love these tops, like the one shown here by Unyx, because they jewelry is well-made, not the junky, cheap stuff that you find at discount stores. Keep them clean by using the handwash cycle on your washing machine.

You'll also enjoy the variety of styles you can get, from tanks to tees and with chains, chunky necklaces or fringe. We love the look of these tops layered under a leather moto jacket and paired with dark blue skinny jeans. You can also wear styles like the knit tanks from Vintage Havana over a long sleeve tee for added warmth.

However, you wear it, give it a dose of your own style and you can definitely rock this look!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Animal Prints Add Style to Winter Looks!

As the weather turns cooler and the first snowflakes of the season start to fall, our natural inclination is to reach for warm, cozy sweaters and jackets in dull, lifeless colors and prints. Unfortunately, while these do keep us warm, they also add to the blah feeling that comes with these colder days, so why not spice things up?

This season we are really liking the all of funky animal prints that are available. Designers have taken some of their top selling silhouettes given them a wild spin with zebra, leopard and cheetah prints in both traditional and trendy color schemes. Some even have mixed patterns that flawlessly combine a variety of your favorite animals.

Styles like the scoop neck cardigan to the left show how easy it is to wear these looks no matter what size, shape or style you are! Choosing a pattern, like the one to the left by My Michelle, with a pop color woven into, makes accessorizing a no-brainer. Just add a bright, coordinating tank, jewelry or shoes to play up the fun.

Traditional animal prints, like the tunic to the right by Unyx, can be just as chic. Pair leopard tops with skinny jeans and boots or opt for a tunic and wear it with leggings. Add a touch of color with red flats or turquoise jewelry. Because their color pallets are neutral, you could accessorize them with a variety of hues.

If you are not a big family of animal prints, there are other ways to add just a touch of them to your wardrobe. Try a belt with a little faux zebra fur or a cheetah patterned scarf. We also like the animal print bangles that we've seen this season.

To find more animal prints, click here.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Tees Are Back in Stock!

I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival the movie "Where The Wild Things Are" for what seems like forever now. The postponement and remake of the film have only heightened my anticipation as it promises to be amazing.

Of course, I am not the only one who has been looking forward to the movie premier. Taking cues from this pop culture phenomena, Junkfood Clothing added 2 new additions to their funky assortment of Where The Wild Things Are tees. The raglan is a sporty top with gray burnout sleeves and a gray and red screen print. They also offer a light pink burnout thermal with a soft screen print. Both styles are lightweight, so they are perfect for any time of year. Layer them up with a vest or a jacket or keep it simple with a basic cuffed short.

Other licenses we will soon be adding from Junkfood include Nascar, Disney and NFL. You'll love the vintage touch that they add to Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and all of your favorite football teams. With their feminine fits, you won't have to worry about looking like one of the guys.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Jeans that make your legs look a mile long!

So many women are looking for a jean that will give them that gorgeous, slim, long legged look. Who doesn't want legs that look they just walked off the catwalk? There are a few ways to add a few inches to your look, and we'll share a few of our favorites.
  1. A higher waist- Jeans with higher waists like 7 FAM's High Waist Straight Leg Jean automatically trick your eye into thinking that your legs are longer. You could tuck a ruffled blouse into a high waisted pant to get the full effect. Throw on a jacket and you're set! (Avoid high waisted pants if you are naturally short waisted.)
  2. Add heels- Pick a slightly longer length and pair it with a heel for an instant boost. This season, knee high boots with a heel are a good option to add length to your skinny jeans, like the Rising Starlet by !iT Jeans. Just keep the color scheme dark so that your legs are not divided visually into several sections.
  3. Dark washes- Look for darker washes; they instantly slim you. A little fading on the thighs is ok, but washes with harsh differences visually widen your thighs.
  4. Experiment with different leg widths to see what looks best on your body shape. Long wide leg jeans (like the Dream Diva by !iT), worn with heels are a great way to slim and lengthen a curvy figure. Slimmer body types look nice in a straight leg jean.
Now that you have a few ideas, it's time to get out there and find a way to get those model legs without diet, exercise or surgery!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Military Jackets Are Essential for Fall

Open up the pages of any of your favorite fashion magazines and you are sure to find a style spread or a celebrity siting involving one of this season's key fashion pieces, the military jacket. Largely inspired by the death (and more importantly, fashion) of Michael Jackson, the military jacket reemerged this season in a variety of forms.

It is easy to go overboard and look like you just stepped off of the bandstand, but with the right jacket, you can go from band geek to super chic. First of all, if you are going vintage with an old military jacket, look for one with simple, clean lines. Too much fluff adds bulk to your body and honestly, is hard to look at. What will make the biggest difference is finding one that really fits or altering it if needed. Wearing a military jacket that is too big is just awkward looking.

If you're looking for a new military jacket, our favorite jacket is the Military Jacket by Dex. What's unique about it, is that it is a soft knit jacket. It's like slipping on a sweatshirt. It has just enough structure to give you a true military look, but is soft enough that you'll want to wear it all of the time. The grayish green color is perfect with denim, especially darker denim.

No matter what type of military jacket you choose, you can be sure that you'll be in style this season!