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!