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Denim Care: How to make your jeans last longer!

August 30, 2016 • By

A good pair of jeans is a staple in every woman’s closet. And while finding your perfect pair can be a long process, when you do, you’ll want the jeans to last for as long as possible.

There is actually a right way to clean your jeans if you’d like to maintain their color and quality. Here are 7 tips to help you preserve and care for your cherished pairs:

1. Washing them too often will make the color fade faster

When it comes to a good pair of jeans, you can wear one for 5 to 10 times before having to wash them. If you can’t see the dirt, they’re probably not really dirty

2. Spot clean

Use a laundry stain remover, leave it on for a few minutes, then use a damp cloth to wet the area and scrub the stain

3. Try the steam clean approach

Hang them in the bathroom while you’re taking a shower so the steam and scents from your soap permeate your jeans, making them smell nice and fresh.

4. When it comes time to wash them, it’s best to do so in cold water

Turn the jeans inside out and make sure to either hang them outside to dry if it’s a nice day (keeping them out of the sun), or put them on a drying rack. When washing for the first time, toss in two spoonfuls of salt to help set the dye.

5. For darker washes – add distilled vinegar

While doing laundry, add half a cup so the darker hued denim will retain its color after washing.

6. Washing by hand is always better than machine-wash

Start by filling the sink with cold water, add half a teaspoon of detergent. Turn your jeans inside out, plop them in the water and walk away. Come back in an hour and rise with cold water.

7. Hold off on bleach

Not only will it mess with the color, but it could also deteriorate the yarns in the denim fabric.

 

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How to Style the Shirt Dress

August 5, 2016 • By

One of the hottest trends happening right now is the “shirt dress.” The “must have” closet item that transcends seasons. So what actually IS a “shirt dress”? It’s simply a longer version of a shirt – almost any shirt: long sleeve, sleeveless, short sleeve, rolled sleeves, button down, pop-over, and with collar choices and hem lengths galore. There’s a shirt dress out there perfect for everybody … and every body type, and when styled right, a shirt dress can look chic, cool and totally #OOTD worthy.

Here are 6 style tips on how to wear a shirt dress to get you inspired:

  1. To achieve a smart, yet summery style, pair with your favorite summer shoes and/or a woven hat to capture the spirit of summer.

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Or for a simple summer twist..wear as a topper with shorts.

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2.  Belt it. If you’re looking for a simple way to spruce up your dress, why not try adding a belt?  It’ll give you more definition and a flattering silhouette. We love this simple trick!

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3. Keep it casual with a pair of slip-on sneakers or slides. Add a leather jacket to toughen up the look.

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4. For a more professional look, try adding a blazer and flats or heels.

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5. Make a shirt dress look elegant with strappy heels and an accent purse.

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6. Transition into fall by layering. Add a sweater on top or a turtleneck shirt underneath. Pair with leggings or pants and other cold weather accessories.

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5 Festival Trends To Try

March 17, 2016 • By

 

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Festival season is upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to rock one of our favorite trends: Boho! To save you the stress we’ve picked out some great key spring trends for you to wear while rocking out to your favorite band!

  1. The Romper – Chic, easy and will keep you comfortable all throughout the day, add your favorite accessories.

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2. The Denim Shirt – A classic, wear as a jacket or tie around the waist for an effortless look.

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3. The Plaid Shirt – Edge up your look with a little plaid, mix with different prints and fabrics.

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4. The Denim Flare – One of this season’s hottest trends. Become an instant boho goddess with a pair of flared denim, wear with your favorite crop top or band tee.

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5. Tribal Print – You can never go wrong with a little tribal print. Pair with sandals or ankle boots.

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Styles and Trends for Today

Denim Style

January 18, 2016 • By

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Lately I’ve been getting a lot of use out of my chambray shirts. My go to outfit is one paired with a darker shade of denim or black pants.

Personally, I have two chambray shirts that I can’t live without: one in a darker wash, and one in a lighter wash. I would recommend getting both, because they are so great to have and can go with almost anything.

Here are also a few tips on wearing this classic piece:

1. Instead of a cardigan, wear a chambray shirt over your dress

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2. Pair with colored or printed pants. Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color

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3. On colder days wear under a sweater

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4. For a classic look, tuck it into your favorite skirt

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5. Wear it under a blazer for a professional look

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When all else fails… check out these amazing ideas as a guide

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