All of us remember the classic overalls from our childhood years, even if you weren’t someone who owned a pair. I did! At the time I didn’t care at all about fashion, and wore them mostly for the convenience and comfort. I still remember my short pair. As we all know, trends seem to pop up from nostalgic times of the past—just look at all the styles that have re-emerged from the ’80s and early ’90s over the last few years! In 2014, the overall made a huge comeback, and although its popularity wavered since then, it appears it’s still going pretty strong. However, it’s evolved a lot since that re-emergence, now coming in more refined, skinny and fashionable options rather than the typical frumpy outdoorsy workwear look. I’ll admit I do not own a pair, as it’s one of those trends that I’m not sure about personally. That doesn’t matter to me much though, because it’s still awesome to me to watch what gets released every season, and I will say that there are some people who truly can rock them (I’m looking at you, Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr)!
It’s obvious I pretty much live in denim…the review for Sonas yoga leggings I did last week was definitely something new for me (although I’m just about always wearing leggings at festivals). When summer comes around and it’s the usual time for weeks-long heat waves here in California, wearing jeans is not always practical. For work hours, I usually opt for knee-length bermuda shorts to satisfy my denim preferences. However, the cool thing about denim is that it comes in so many different forms, and I’ve been seeing some super cute options in the form of denim dresses! Shopbop recently ran a denim dress campaign, and I also found myself swooning over several varieties from Revolve. I’m definitely loving the black denim dresses from Etienne Marcel (above) and DENIM x ALEXANDER WANG (below)! That patchwork number from GRLFRND (also below) is one to add to the wish list as well. I don’t yet have any denim dresses (I know, a surprise) as I usually just prefer to wear denim below the belt, but these are making me think twice. I’m usually into the darker styles, but I tried to get more of a variety of washes and cuts here for everyone to enjoy. Which one is your favorite?
Here are several more styles of denim dresses to choose from:
Back in June, I wrote about GRLFRND, an in-house denim brand by the popular high-end contemporary apparel retailer Revolve. I’ve shopped there for so many years before I started blogging, so it was kind of exciting to see the debut of GRLFRND! I’m still eyeing and coveting several pieces, and I’m happy to see them keep several of their most popular items and expanding on the collection rather than replacing some of the ones I’ve been drooling over for awhile.
To make the GRLFRND line even more hip, Revolve has selected three pieces to make available for customization of the embroidery type! Last August, I wrote about the rising popularity of embroidered denim, and I had noticed throughout the year that the trend was not dying down anytime soon. Denim is art after all, and half the fun is being able to customize your favorite denim items and make them all your own. Whether you do it yourself or professionally through a retailer or seamstress, it’s still a whole lot of fun. Revolve has set aside the GRLFRND Daria Jacket in You & I, Karolina Skinny in Last Dance and Cindy Shorts in Nobody Does It Better as customizable items. Each of them ooze well-worn and loved vintage appeal, so I feel adding embroidery will fit in perfectly with them and add to the yesteryear-like charm!
Since I’m a decent fan of the GRLFRND brand, I figured I’d add in some of my other favorite pieces from them for those who may not be so much into the custom aspect and more curious about what they have to offer. It was hard to narrow it down, as usual. My favorites, just like last time I wrote about GRLFRND, are the Natalia High-Rise Skinny Jeans in My Heart Belongs To Me and Candice Mid-Rise Super Stretch Skinny Jean in Love Hangover. A very close third is the gorgeous washed black Natalia High-Rise Skinny Split Jean in Hot Stuff!
Shop GRLFRND denim (both customizable and the usual collection), here!
When shopping for black jeans in the past, I was always looking for the most jet black, dark and saturated (wash wise) pair I could find. I mean, it’s fair to say that’s a fundamental piece for anyone’s closet, and I do own a pair or two of those. However, I always end up saving those only for special occasions for fear of washing them and having them fade. Now, I know I have posted in the past about some pretty awesome fadeless black jeans from brands such as Level 99 and DSTLD in the past, but I haven’t owned any of those yet and still was afraid to wash the nice black pairs I have and love.
The New GRLFRND Denim Line by REVOLVE
Of all the shops I regularly visit for the best new premium denim, Shopbop and Revolve are at the top of the list. It’s not often a new brand pops up, but in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t really that infrequent, and it’s always so exciting to discover and write about new ones. What isn’t at all common though, or at least publicized often, is when retailers like these two develop their own in-house brands. Revolve has just released their own denim brand, GRLFRND, and I am seriously loving what I see!