Anyone that knows me knows I love white denim jeans. I love how crisp and fresh they look. They are the perfect summer jean. Not only can you wear them with anything but you look effortlessly chicer. You can wear a loud color top, muted color top, or even go monochromatic white. Pair that outfit with a hot pair of shoes and accessories and you're ready to go! White jeans make me feel classy and that I could totally rock/own it in the Hamptons. Luckily Marc Nelson Denim is coming out with white jeans for women, regular and distressed. When the samples came to the warehouse I about died. They are not just white jeans they are an off-white which is a plus because stark white is hard for a lot of people to wear because of their skin tone. But not these, they have a creamy look to them that is just so beautiful. Yes I just called a pair of jeans beautiful... but they are! That's the beauty of white denim, its just mesmerizing. At least that's how I feel. For me when I wear white jeans, I feel instantly classier and sophisticated. I hope when you ladies wear white jeans you feel like this too!
So here at Marc Nelson we don't just make blue jeans. We have a variety of other products we make but out of those one of my favorites is the men's Settler pant. The original Settler is tan but we just got new samples in! And guess what, we have other colors! We will add navy, grey, black and brown into the mix. Let me just tell you these pants are killer! They are cut like our men's slim straight and with all the new colors men will have plenty of options for any occasion. We just had a photo shoot to get pictures of all the new product and lets just say the model in the Settler pant made me swoon a little. Don't get me wrong I really love the way a pair of jeans look on a man but something about the Settler instantly made him look chicer without even trying. So guys take a note from my love of the Settler because I'm sure your lady or potential ladies will love you in it just as much as me.
Today’s blog post comes from Kate, a member of our marketing department here at Marc Nelson Denim. Recently engaged, she has weddings on the brain and wanted to share some ideas for how to use denim and chambray for a wedding.
Summer is wedding season and there’s nothing quite as grand as a traditional southern wedding. What used to be a simple ceremony followed by cake and punch in the church basement has evolved into huge affairs with even bigger budgets. But every bride wants to stay true to her style (and let the groom express some style of his own).
Since I’ve been scouring lots of wedding magazines and blogs, I have come across lots of unique things that have inspired me. And since there is no shortage of style inspiration that comes from working with Marc Nelson Denim, I thought I would try to combine the two!
Chambray and denim are timeless fabrics, but even so they are really popular right now. Both make a great choice for a wedding, when done correctly. It doesn’t matter if your wedding is rustic southern elegant or traditional and classic, there are ways you can incorporate denim and chambray into the event.
1) Bridesmaids Attire – I’m not saying that you could go all crazy with denim dresses, but what about skirts? Marc Nelson Denim chambray skirt is an option to consider since it’s something unique. You could pair it with a gorgeous silk blouse and elegant accessories for a really incredible statement. Finally a bridesmaid ‘dress’ you can and will wear again (and again!).
2) Chambray Pants for Guys – For a while linen was the style du jour for groomsmen and grooms. But chambray has burst onto the scene. This lightweight fabric is perfect for the south’s warmer weather, but is also polished and tailored. The Chambray Nelson is a great option. Plus, since brides and grooms traditionally give members of their wedding party a gift, why not make it a fashion item they can wear for years? Nobody wants to rent another ill-fitting tuxedo.
3) Custom Denim for Groom – Marc Nelson Denim has created many pairs of custom denim for grooms. Not only does this give the groom something perfectly tailored that fits his style to wear for the big day, it can also serve as a traditional bride’s gift. Presented on the day of the wedding in our signature gift box, it will make an unforgettable element to your wedding day.
4) Denim Décor – You don’t have to stop at fashion when it comes to denim and chambray. What about chambray tablecloths for the wedding reception? Burlap is way overused and chambray would add an unexpected element. You could also create custom denim garlands or bunting using denim scraps.
5) Denim Flowers & Boutonnieres – Fresh flowers are great, but they can get pretty expensive. Why not stretch your budget with some beautifully crafted denim floral creations? Sites like Etsy have options you can buy and if you’re crafty, check Pinterest for options you can recreate. I’m loving these simple denim boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen.
These are just a few ways you can incorporate denim and chambray into your wedding. I’m sure there are brides out there who have other great ideas and we’d love to hear from you! If you had a denim element in your wedding, what was it? If you’re planning a wedding and feeling stuck on certain things, we hope this post inspired you.
And if you need custom denim or chambray for the groom or groomsmen, we can definitely help! Treat them to a fitting and let our team dress them up in style for your big day!
So I couldn't be more excited that denim jackets are back in style! I love a good denim jacket. In the summer its the perfect accessory to throw on on one of those starry summer nights. A nice tailored denim jacket over a flowy sundress for the girls and a looser fitted jacket over a v-neck or button up for the guys. Denim jackets can go with pretty much anything for a tailored casual look. They are the perfect jacket accessory for the summer because they can come in a variety of shades from white denim to black denim with all the blue hues in between. You can find a denim jacket to fit your personality too, whether it be a crop jacket, denim vest, distressed, or a classic fit. During the summer months you really can't go wrong with such a classic look, I don't know why they didn't come back sooner!
I feel like for most people think that buying a pair of jeans shouldn't be that involved. You find a brand you like you get what you think is your size and wear them till they start to get holes or the trends change. But see buying a pair of jeans should be more involved. Denim is the only clothing you can get away with wearing the same pair several days in a row. So don't you want them to make you look as good as possible? Now I am guilty of buying jeans that didn't fit properly but I have been re-educated on denim fit since I've been with Marc Nelson Denim. Basically when you first try on a pair of jeans you want them to be tight. Not too tight where you can't breath but tight enough that you can tell they're tight. Most people buy jeans that fit comfortably in the store but that does nothing for you, you know why? Denim is made out of cotton and cotton stretches as you wear it. I bet you notice you constantly have to wash and dry you jeans (which is a huge NO NO we've already discussed last week) to get them to fit the way they did in the store. Well eventually they will stop shrinking and you'll be left with a pair of ill-fitting jeans, which no one wants. If you buy them tight they will loosen up to the proper fit and you don't have to constantly dry them to get them to shrink because they won't need to shrink. So next time you buy a pair of jeans, come to Marc Nelson and we'll fit you properly. Just kidding, not really! But seriously next time you go buy a pair of jeans try the next size down than what you're used to buying and enjoy a better fitting jean!
So there are a lot of misconceptions about how to take care of your jeans. Most people treat them like regular clothing. Wash them after they wear them a few times and throw them in the dryer. That's what you do with pretty much any other type of clothing besides something that's dry clean only. See the beauty of denim is the more you wear it the better they look. That means not washing them all the time. Actually washing them all the time can ruin your jeans. Washing and drying a raw denim can make them shrink inches to where the jeans won't even be wearable. The dryer is pretty much a jeans worst enemy. After all denim is made out of cotton and cotton can only take so much heat until is starts to thin out. Basically the dryer is the place where denim goes to die a slow death. Especially a pair of raw denim jeans, those are meant to just be worn, never machine washed. Some of you are probably thinking that's disgusting; hardly ever washing your jeans. Well I'm here to tell you, you're wrong. Yes it is ok to wash them in cold water and hang dry them if needed but the more you wear a jean the better they look. They start to form to your body. Even the natural oils form your skin condition the cotton to make it softer. No dryer sheets necessary for that softness! Just look at these pair that were worn 75 days straight. They look like a pair pre-washed jeans when they haven't been washed at all.
So here at Marc Nelson Denim we have a very relaxed vibe in the workplace. I mean we are a denim company so jeans are totally appropriate at work. But more and more companies are allowing jeans at work or having a casual Friday. Of course when wearing jeans to work you do have to dress up a tad so your don't look too casual. Pairing a pair of well tailored jeans like our Marc Nelson Denim men's slim straight fit, or a women's washed skinny with a clean cut blazer is a simple but classic casual work look. For men you can also pair these jeans with a nice fitted button up as your pop of color with a v-neck sweater. Ladies you can also choose a fitted pattern blouse with a statement necklace. As long as you have a nice pair of tailored jeans that are well made, you will look professional in your jeans at work. The color, cut and fit are key to making your denim look work appropriate!
A new trend that has resurfaced is the denim on denim look. Now if I don't know about you but when I hear that I think of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake circa 2001 at the American Music Awards.....
Not to fear, this is not what I am talking about. This new trend is not about literal head to toe denim, aka no denim hats or denim purses. When you do the denim on denim look start with variations in your denim shades. For example, a light denim button up and dark denim jean or skirt. This shade variation can be swapped with dark color on top light color on bottom. You can't really go wrong with a good mix and match! Just stay away from mid-blue tones. The best way to pull off this look is to go on each end of the blue spectrum. Real light and real dark, or else you run the risk of looking like Britney and Justin up there. But if you really want to be bold in your denim on denim look, go for all one shade. Jeans with a jean jacket and a neutral colored shirt. A neutral colored top is important because a denim on denim look is already a statement so you don't need a pop of color. So now you know how to pull of this look successfully try it out!
Now guys, I've already talked to the girls about sprucing up their wardrobes with color. I tend to notice that guys, especially in the South typically don't wear a lot of color or print. Well let me tell you it's 2014 and colors and prints make you look confident and sexy . Besides you can always tame a vibrant color or print with a great pair of fitted jeans. Our new Marc Nelson Denim Chambray mens slim fit jean would go perfectly because they are light in terms of weight and light colored which makes them the perfect jean to go with bright colorful spring shirts. When pairing jeans with a vibrant color you want your jeans to be subtle and classic. These jeans will make you feel manly while you are rocking a new color you're not used to. Not only will you feel like you look great but the ladies will too and they'll think you are super fashion forward.
Ladies spring is upon us and the unpredictable weather flip flop is about to cease and bring a constant stream of warm sunny weather. That means it's time to bring out the vibrant colors, loud prints and of course loads of Marc Nelson spring denim. This can be anywhere from a relaxed fit, distressed boyfriend fit, a light washed skinny, or my personal fave our new high waisted denim skirt. Any of these denim pieces can be paired with a fitted printed button up and a blazer for a casual work or day-to-day look or dressed up with a statement necklace, off-the-shoulder blouse and a pair of pumps for a night out on the town. During the spring it is important to show of your fun side so spruce up your denim looks! Don't be afraid of trying a new wash or a new cut; spring is the perfect time to try something new. So shed those dark winter blues and slip into some fun spring shads!