Being as obsessed with denim as I am, and having reviewed denim for Denimology and this blog since 2014, I have many denim styles. Of course, the classic blue jean takes up most of them since it’s the most common (and let me say, there’s still a ton of variety), as well as my all time absolute favorite wash, faded black. However, sometimes it’s fun to shake it up a little with a statement piece! Usually the thought of a chunky piece of sparkly jewelry pops up when thinking of such a thing, or maybe some eye catching heels. For me though, I often opt for a fun pair of printed jeans as something different to spice up an outfit when I feel like I’m in a style rut!
Every Spring, many brands release new lines of printed denim, and sometimes they’re something you kind of have to dig for. Sometimes it ends up being more like a Fall release. Either way, they are such a fun way to effortlessly get a little more creative in your everyday look. I am not a big fan of mixing patterns, so usually I’ll wear a pair of printed jeans with a solid colored blouse or maybe a casual tee, and the same for the jacket and footwear. As far as jewelry goes though, I say go to town! Keeping everything else simple and having fun with jewelry kind of compliments the design of the jeans, in my opinion, and the solid top is separating the design of your jewelry from the jeans so they compliment each other instead of clashing. Either way, fashion is all about doing as you please to express yourself, and breaking all the rules! If you’ve been stuck in a styling mental block or are tired of rushing out of the house every morning too quickly to put in much thought in your look, here are 17 printed jeans from Shopbop to spice up your wardrobe and make the job a whole lot easier!
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I remember when colored denim first popped up in the premium market, somewhere in the mid to late 2000s. It definitely seemed like a reasonable next step in a trendy sense, but this was still in the relatively early stages of the days of premium denim, when skinny jeans were still working on grasping a hold on the market. The super stretchy fabric technologies used widely today weren’t quite around yet and bootcut styles were still pretty darn popular. At the time, it seemed consumers were more interested in what brand insignia was displayed across their behinds rather than fit, feel or wash, but that’s not to say those weren’t important selling points. From my memory, when celebrities were first seen wearing colored denim, a lot of people weren’t quite ready for it yet. Nowadays, more and more people crave simplicity and well fitting pants regardless of the brand, and seem to be more willing to have fun with color, especially now that a lot of style influences from the ’90s have returned, thanks in part to the booming festival fashion market with the younger crowd.
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Hello all! For those of you who celebrate, I hope everyone had a great holiday season. I’m not sure how many of you follow my Facebook page, but I had mentioned taking a bit of time off to enjoy family, friends, and a few adventures. I apologize for going MIA for anyone who didn’t get the message!
Anyway, I am so happy that California is FINALLY feeling like winter again…we are getting a lot more rain already than our supposed El Niño last year. When this happens, sometimes my attention shifts away from jeans (at least just a little) and more towards cute, unique, durable jackets and boots! During the holidays, I had my eyes on all the big sales from my favorite brands (of course), and One Teaspoon was one that had my attention. I always get excited when this brand releases new items, and this time it was their new and completely awesome outerwear designs. One thing that pops out to me with One Teaspoon is their use of luxurious faux fur, sherpa and suede. These pieces are totally made for rock stars, or rock stars at heart (as I often like to say)! After all, the brand’s founder and creative director Jamie Blakey states the best description of the label came from a fan years ago: “Fantastically rebellious, sex-infused old school rock & roll glamour.”
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New Festival Inspired Pieces from One Teaspoon
I am not usually into following the influx of “festival fashion” articles and newsletters that bombard my inbox and blogs everywhere during this time of year, mainly because I follow a more alternative style apart from the mainstream boho vibe. I often find there really isn’t a whole lot of difference between all of the reports of what should or should not be worn at music festivals (which pretty much defeats the purpose of individual style and freedom of expression at festivals to begin with) and I bore quickly with most of them. Although I guess, to be fair, my festival tastes are of the transformational sense (Lucidity, Lightning In a Bottle, etc) rather than the Coachella type. All in all though I love seeing people happy and finding a break from the mundane and all the crap in the news everyday by attending whatever festival they choose and wearing whatever they please, and so I don’t completely tune myself out of it!
One Teaspoon, if you haven’t yet noticed from reading my blog on the regular, is a latest obsession of mine. I’ve never seen any brand rule the destroyed and trashed jeans as much as they have, even though some of them still have some growing to do on me. This brand manages to throw vintage, upscale, sexy, swanky, boho, trashed, casual, and even date-nite vibes all in one, and I freaking love them for it. They recently put together their own little collection as a suggestion for festival attire, and I absolutely adore it. I figured I’d break my anti-festival-attire mood here and feature some of my favorite pieces from One Teaspoon that I’d definitely wear to a party or two! How adorable are those fringy One Teaspoon. Vintage Western Bandits shorts? I totally dig those Moleskin Camel Marines too.
Shop more from One Teaspoon’s festival collection here!
My first impression of One Teaspoon was pretty “meh,” I’ll admit…when festival season rolled around last year and those high-waisted, super short crotch hugging shorts became the norm, I noticed many coming from the brand along with boyfriend jeans so distressed that exposed almost the entire length of the legs of whoever wore them. Definitely not at all my cup of tea, although I was secretly kind of impressed on how many pieces the brand could carry while staying creative and holding such a huge part of the market, which was helped in part, I think, by the huge success of vintage denim. The brand started to grow on me a bit as I took the time to check out what else they offered (I mean what a sin to work in the denim industry and not at least get to know them a bit right?), and of course, my denim obsession expanded even further and I began to kind of peruse a distressed and destructed piece from One Teaspoon for myself to see what the hubbub was about.
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