Denim has been an all time favorite from season to season. The big three denim brands used to be Levi’s, Lee and Wrangler. Now there are so many different and trendy brands such as J Brand, Rag & Bone/JEAN, Citizens of Humanity and Current/Elliott just to name a few.
Denim became popular with the youth in the 1950s as a symbol of teenage rebellion, in movies such as The Wild One. Jeans were not the “good girl good boy” style back in the day. Currently called jeans, earlier known as dungarees, are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe.
Some schools in the United States banned students from wearing denim fabric. Until the 1960s, “waist overalls” was the traditional term used for denim pants. In the 1950s, however, teenage wearers were calling them jeans, so Levi Strauss officially began using the name, too.
Denim has made a strong comeback in every possible form. Studded denim jackets are one of my favorite comebacks. I recently purchased a denim vest and plan to wear it from spring to summer with some of my favorite blouses from Equipment and BOULEE.
I love having a fantastic statement piece, which I can add to one of my casual and simple outfits. Having a statement piece that fits my personality really makes my outfits pop! Jeans, long jean skirts, jean shirts and pleated minis were heavily featured on the runways of Dolce and Gabbana, John Galliano and Prada to name a few.
Currently hot on Rachel’s Radar is black denim because it makes you look fabulous, skinnier and tends to be dressier than average blue jeans. Citizens of Humanity are my ultimate go-to jean when I want to run errands or meet a friend for a casual lunch. The cut of this skinny jean is so soft and comfortable. These jeans are very stylish and can be worn super casual or dressed up with a feminine heel. When sporting them casually, I recommend flats, Superga’s or flip-flops.
To me “JEANS” stand for something that is Just Easy And Nothing Stressful! When you are getting ready to go out, how many times do you feel more comfortable in your favorite jeans opposed to those uncomfortable pantyhose you remember being forced to wear with party dresses when you were in your pre-teen years?
I guess times have changed and it is no longer the 1980s where jeans can take you to more places than thought imaginable. On that note, girls, still keep it classy! There are still those places that the “no denim” rule still applies like weddings, engagement parties or your own birthday celebration (just kidding) but you know what I mean.
Stay tuned for my next post!