4 of Our Favorite Denim Trends

What’s not to love about stylist denim pieces?

Denim happens to be a material that is completely versatile. Pieces made of denim can easily be dressed up or for casual relaxation.

Let’s talk basics.

You should own at least one pair of skinny jeans, a pair of high waist jeans, and your go-to embellished denim. However, it never hurts to expand your denim collection, beyond the surface. We’re bringing you our personal denim fav’s to rock for fall.

Momma Knows Best

We love to get inspiration from things we’re familiar with…

Right?

These babies are no exception.

We all strive to be just like Mom… Even in her denim selects!

The vintage inspired style, known as mom jeans are quickly on the rise. Doesn’t matter if you’re into pure denim, or care for a little bleaching… Mom Jean’s are hitting the scene with emphasis. Channeling to 90s vibe, these jeans feature a high, cinched waist. Usually worn to harp on the physique, these jeans focus on the curves. We’ve been peeping a ton of these at local thrift shops, making it easy for you to snag your pair. They look great with a tucked blouse and cuffed at the ankles.

Trench Coats on Deck!

It’s about to get really chilly in here.

We’re digging the latest spin on the trench coat.

These denim overcoats are everything. Perfect addition to your closet due to their warmth and fashion edge. A denim overcoat can be layered on top of denim or rocked with your favorite colored slacks.

You’ve got options!

The fabric is the new-age neutral and can complete any look.

Denim Mini Skirt

The denim mini is pushing it’s way out of summer fashion and straight into fall. It’s also a trend that is defying fashion rules- It refuses to leave quietly.

By accentuating your legs and your favorite pair of shoes, this wardrobe staple is an keeper. From frayed distressing to full embroidering, denim skirts are being spotted at all of the best retailers.

Although most are under the impression that denim skirts are only for summer, we beg to differ. Pairing your denim skirt with a cowl neck sweater and over the knee boots brings this trend into season.

Denim Jackets

Baggy equals better.

Oversized denim jackets are more of a necessity than ever. These chic jackets are usually pulled from vintage menswear and work so well with most pieces in your closet.

Worried about keeping your jacket exclusive?

Give the jacket a little personal touch by adding embroidery, cutting the sleeves, layering, or even releasing the hem.

Denim is the new wardrobe essential these days.

You can remain casual for a day running errands, or add details that will dress it up for your next night out with the girls.

The proper denim style and item remains versatile and can fit any body type.

Since the summer is over, you’d better rack up before it’s too late!

Alexis Ross

4 of Our Favorite Denim Trends

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture

There are still fashion killers out there who live for ultra glam…

You know those looks that make heads swivel… The looks that go down in history for decades?

Vauthier happens to be one of them.

With the showcasing of the body of a woman through sensual draping, accentuating cuts and an innate idea for how one should come dressed for the party…

I’d say Alexandre Vauthier has managed to recycle old glam ideas and refreshingly bring them into the ‘now’.

Models gawked across the runway, which zig zagged throughout the venue with various twists and turns. Surrounded by a small audience, the runway was lit with lavender and purple hues and was topped off with a disco ball.

Add a disco ball to just about anything, and we can expect one hell of a party.

The walking mannequins bounced around in high spirits to upbeat disco tunes, passing each other with confident looks and sensual smiles.

Ending the runway, there stood a mirror…

In case the models were feeling vain.

We watched ruffles take over the runway through variations of cocktail dresses, statement midi skirts and upscale blouses.

Being produced with soft leather, sheer lace, and silky ribbon, ruffles added an effortless touch to many runway looks that will be replicated for months on end.

Serving as a continuous fashion trend throughout 2017, I’d say the ruffle accents throughout the runway show were touches of modish glam that we couldn’t live without.

Taking the runway show to the next level, Vauthier reveals a showstopper- the lavender, feathered minidress…

Talk about turning up the volume.

The sweetheart neckline was quickly engulfed by a swarm of lavender feathers that trailed down to her ankles in an asymmetrical order.

The mini dress slowly cruised up the models’ thigh, giving the dress some an amp of dimension and most importantly- Sex appeal.

I’d call this the number one stunna’.

We saw a trend of lame´ draped dresses, where looks resembles burning metals- creating deepened necklines, everflowing leg slits and bussling sleeves.

The lame´ dresses were featured in bold metallic colours that ranged from cool silver to frosted magenta.

Models appeared on the runway in these serene looks- creating the facade that Vauthier draped each of them in his sleep.

Go figure.

Yes, we’ve seen the black turtleneck before, but not quite in this setting.

The sheer black turtleneck made a huge statement on the runway throughout this collection, while turning more heads than one.

Models were not only featuring the hottest pieces on the runway, but their hottest assets.

The sheerness of the turtlenecks added sensuality to the collection and brought the idealism of the collection full circle.

Women are powerful and can wear what the fuck they want.

There’s no shame in flaunting it if you have it…

Right?

Each turtleneck was topped off with power shoulders, giving the ladies a sense of authority over the party.

Styling them with a leather midi skirt or high waist culottes added to the suggestiveness seen throughout the collection.

Anyone acting orderly will be punished.

You’d better be invested in having some fun.

Knee high boots were added to almost every look, but they were featured in metallic colours to add that much more appeal.

The knee high’s varied in the classic black leather, black velvet, full lace, and metallic magenta and jade.

I can obviously see these boots inspiring thousands of bad ass looks throughout the street style culture in the months to come.

We all deserve a pair.

Need I say more?

The night ended in drama…

Predictible.

In the best way.

Vauthier designed a black party dress with a cinched waist- made completely sheer (of course). This number was decked out with a black veil to match and styled with the biggest chandelier earrings that one can locate. Adding black knee high boots took this look from lewd to excessive in .5 seconds.

We love the drama.

We always need the drama.

Whoever expressed that couture was dead needed a revelation…

This glamour provided just that for me.

But, who am I?

Signing off…

-SM

View the runway show for yourself by following the link below.

Enjoy 🙂

Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2017 Couture Collection

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture

Street Style Feels.

One of the greatest parts of cities that have established or evolving fashion scenes doesn’t only consist of the amazing fashion parties, runway shows and endless art filled events.. What about the people that attend them? After studying street style fashion from London’s Spring ’18 Menswear Shows and Pitti Uomo in Florence, I fell in love with the notion of street style all over again. What is street style? Self expression and identity displayed unapologetically. That’s my definition. A sense of style that is never created within design studios, but from the grassroots of the streets and the youth. Often times, we feel we are obligated to mirror a particular trend or celebrity’s sense of style… But, why? Is it because this is all that we see on social media, in magazines, and within society? Probably so. Looking through this collection of photographs, everyone seems to be within their own realm- within their own lane. It seems as if each person woke up that morning and decided to actually express themselves through their clothing- like they decided to defy society’s stencil of what they should look like.

Looking through photos of unique people in places that are far, far away from me- I’ve noticed something. Living in Cincinnati, a budding city with a ton of creative potential, I often see little to no individuality. There are a handful of creatives trying to work towards something here, something that will build a fashion scene- but it’s difficult because the masses don’t support individuality. As we are trained to remain conservative and repetitive in the careers we choose, the lives we live and the way that we look- Does this just become the cycle?

What is it going to take to gain more individuals who are comfortable in their own skin? Setting their own trends? Creating their own looks through research, fashion inspiration and more?

I guess I’m tired of seeing us all look alike and act alike. It’s like a city of robots.

But, who will break the cycle?

I think the lack of creativity blooms into a bigger picture that fashion- it grows into how we actually feel about ourselves, how we hold ourselves accountable within society, and how we lack positive change.

Unlike New York City or Los Angeles, Cincinnati is not necessarily a fashion capital of the world. So, we aren’t often handed the opportunities that creatives are given within those fashion capitals of the world. We have to work for them, build them. We have to start somewhere. But, us all looking alike and doing the same things won’t change that or open our eyes.

We have something thriving here, but we need to be different to impact the world.

I think we have a culture too.

We just haven’t tapped into it yet.

Street Style Feels.

Yeezy 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Yeezy did it for the fans, he did it for the street walkers. Bringing street style to the forefront, Yeezy made an effort to pull his artistry to the looks that his followers have been sporting for years. Through a mixture of denim jumpsuits, oversized hoodies, camouflage parkas, and a few replicas of your dad’s favorite jacket, West was able to speak directly to the streets. 

Pieces resembled looks that thrifters and hipsters have always created. Jeans were tucked into knee high boots, full length coats dripped as layering pieces, and tops were bunched into high waist pants. With the use of his star power, Kanye has an unlikely advantage over other designers that hasn’t reached its fullest potential. Through his inspiration from his own personal style and the style of his fans, West defintely seems to be moving in the right direction to face a spike in sales overall. 

The people want every day looks and Yeezy gave them just that. Considering the fact that West didn’t do a walk through after the show was complete, I’d say that he is definitely taking a backseat with the antics and he’s allowing the work to speak for itself. Great move. Signing off.

-SM

Yeezy 2017 Ready-to-Wear

DKNY Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

A seamless and trend setting collection-

That’s what I feel DKNY presented for us in its Spring 2017 reveal.

Through the fusion of menswear, street style and sex appeal- designers have created a stylists dream.

I gawked at every model.

The men’s blazer was reincarnated in various ways throughout this collection with innovative design and styling techniques.

Women sported plunging necklines, boxy silhouettes, power shoulders and cinched waists.

The collection provided many familiar but remixed street style moments by taking inspiration from what’s happening within our closets right now.

There are lines being crossed in lifestyle fashion right now- 

There are no rules.

There were lightly branded pieces and accessories that added an urban touch to the forefront.

Elongated sweat shirts were paired with mid-length skirts, and track jackets were accompanied with high-waist trousers.

The smallest details are what made the collection so real and within arms reach for the normal street walkers.

From the frayed edges, to the leg slits- the DEETS took a front seat.

Many looks were accompanied with high knee socks and fanny packs to add a street layering effect.

The later parts of the collection were inspired by vintage trenches, the classic jumpsuit, and 90s tracksuits.

I thoroughly enjoyed the reinvention of many retail classics through the addition of new cuts, the addition of fabric, and the addition of embellishments.

Confort within high fashion was brought to a new level with this collection of pieces.

There seems to be a huge shift happening within fashion at this point.

Sportswear is taking a front seat in the inspiration of trends this year.

The rendition of chastity belt with sheer panels and extended thigh action was definitely the move for spring. 

The dressing and sexual freedom of women is something that is being expressed and changed right on the runway.

This collection is showcasing that women can remain powerful through the use of menswear, that they are able to show skin, that they are able to flex their curves.

The future of women’s fashion is the vibe that I got from this collection.

The potential from one piece to the next is ridiculous.

Everything remains interchangeable, but unique within it’s own right.

I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait to see more from new creative directors, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.

Signing off.

DKNY Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

SportyChic.

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I just want a balanced mixture of sporty and chic for my entire life.

I’m falling in love with creating looks that can incorporate various avenues of fashion that totally oppose each other.

Who wears silk with Converse kicks?

Yeah, I do.

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I heard that chokers are the new thing these days.

So, I grabbed a piece of white lace and created one this morning.

I’m all for turning lingerie into street wear in any way possible.

So, this thrifted Victoria’s Secret rob turned into the perfect busty blouse for the afternoon.

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I was running a ton of errands, and jotting down ideas for my next fashion move in the city.

So, jeans were a must for the day.

I snagged some ‘Mom Jeans’ from my local thrift shop, and I’m dying for them.

They’re oversized, slightly white washed and high-waisted.

Perfect match.

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I added a metallic gold belt to add a draping affect to the blouse and the garnish the jeans.

I wanted to feel put together and effortless at the same time today.

So, I just dressed how I felt.

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Adding the Converse to the equation just took it over the edge.

I just bought these for a late birthday present to myself.

All white, cool and crisp.

Nothing more, nothing less.

Adding a sporty feel to this look was probably against all the fashion rules…

But, I swear fashion is about breaking the rules.

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Signing off until next time.

Vibrate higher.

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Robe: Victoria’s Secret
Jeans: Levi
Sneakers: Converse
Belt: Vintage

SportyChic.