Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Controversial White Jeans

The controversial White Jeans

White Jeans: Many of us stay away from them because they are not slimming, they attract dirt, they have been deemed only appropriate to wear during the spring and summer seasons and they almost seem to cause spills of various colorful drinks, yet when we see someone wearing the heck out of a hot pair, it almost makes us reconsider.

I say take the plunge and get a pair this spring or pull out the ones that you wrapped in the dry cleaners bag and pushed to the back of your closet. Fashion is all about being fearless and if that means carefully picking your choice of beverage for the day, then so be it. It is definitely worth the sacrifice.

I personally love wearing white because I like the way it looks against my skin but when I do, I take extra precautions: That is the only day that I wear a napkin across my lap when I eat (no girlie girl here). I am careful not to brush up against walls and cars when I walk,
I keep uncovered pens and markers away from my jeans and I carry a plastic supermarket bag in my purse in case I decide to sit on a bench at lunch time.

Look Irresistible In Your White Jeans:

1. Always wear white jeans with flesh colored undies.

2. If you are not a tall, slim, model type consider wearing them with a longer flowing top or babydoll top that skims the top of your thighs.

2. In the summer time, pair them with cute flip flops or sexy sandals that draw some of the attention away from your hips.

3. Wear them with your favorite eye catching jewelry.


Wear White Jeans In Any Season.

Don't ever be a slave to arbitrary fashion rules. White jeans look great when worn with a blazer and boots in autumn or winter.

The key to white pants as with every other article of clothing is to try them on. Especially with the top that you plan to wear them with. The mirror doesn't lie and if you like the way you look in an outfit, you will have the confidence to pull it off in a big way.

I like James Jeans in Ice White. They are made with dry aged , the front pockets are shallower than usual, avoiding the bunched up effect, they have angled back pockets which seem to lift the backside and they have a design on the pocket, leaving a little to the imagination.

Caution: men seem to have an serious attraction to women wearing white. Take note of the increase in head turning that you get when you wear your white jeans.


Is it the color white or is it the confidence?

I bet it's a little bit of both.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Caring For Your Premium Denim

Caring For Your Premium Denim

After making such a big investment it only makes sense to properly care for your premium denim and have your perfect fitting jeans last as long as possible.


WASHING YOUR JEANS

Washing them is a different story. Some denim lovers insist on dry cleaning all of their jeans. Others claim that they don't wash their denim at all (yikes). For the rest of us, who fall somewhere in the middle of those two extremes, here are my suggestions for caring and preserving your premium denim:

- First, always read the label on your jeans in case the designer knows something that we don't know regarding preserving that particular pair of jeans. If the jeans has some complicated embellishments and the label reads "Dry Clean Only", I suggest that you only dry clean. If the wash is a deep Indigo and the label reads "wash with like colors only", then you should follow those directions also.

-Always wash your jeans inside out to minimize fading.

-Use a relatively mild detergent.

-Wash them in cold water.

To Dry Or Not To Dry

Many denim lovers refuse to throw their jeans in a dryer because they believe that the dryer weakens the fabric and causes shrinkage, however, air drying causes the jeans to feel stiff. To combat this problem, jeans can be thrown in the dryer for about ten minutes and then air dried.

I personally, throw my jeans in the dryer after they have been washed and I have had much success caring for them in this manner.

STORING

Thankfully, as amazing as the denim fabric, washes and the craftsmanship are, your jeans do not require any special storage methods. You can fold and stack them, hang them up or even drape them over a chair.

In a nut shell, I recommend following any special instructions on the label, otherwise washing cold, inside out and drying however you like.