Rocker Chic Fashion Tips

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Rocker chic basically refers to the style of clothing worn by members of modern day rock bands. Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Madonna are just a couple of women who are prime example of the rocker chic look.

As opposed to traditional outfits and attire, rocker chic tends to go away from designer and name brand clothing and places more emphasis on unique pieces. Remember, most fashionable rockers don’t wear polo shirts with a pair of khakis. While there’s nothing wrong with wearing this, it’s pretty far from the ideal rocker chic look.

Worn Jeans

Worn and slightly faded jeans are an excellent choice for the rocker chic look. Not only are they stylish, but a pair of worn-in jeans are comfortable as well. You don’t have to go ripping them to shreds, but instead wash them about half a dozen times until they begin to fade and look worn. If you don’t have the time or energy necessary to wash your jeans this many times, you can purchase worn jeans from certain stores.

T-Shirt

Find a unique t-shirt that expresses your personality or likes in one way or another. If you’re having trouble coming up with something, think about what rock members wear and try to find something similar. There’s really no right or wrong way to choose a rocker chic t-shirt. Just stay away from plain designs and choose more unique looks. When in doubt, you can always wear a t-shirt with the name or logo of your favorite band on it.

Accessorize

Accessorizing is an important step in achieving the perfect rocker chic look. Avoid wearing expensive diamonds or gold jewelry and focus more on rocker-style accessories. Leather wristbands and beaded necklaces are just a couple of accessories which go hand-in-hand with rocker chic attire.

Go Vintage

You probably haven’t seen too many rockers wear an outfit made of entirely new clothes. Most rockers opt for vintage and slightly worn clothes to create a rocker chic look. This is good news for you, as you can do some bargain shopping at local thrift stores to come up with some rocker chic outfits.

The Scoop on High-Waisted Jeans

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Many women automatically turn their head at the thought of wearing high-waisted jeans. After all, these jeans are commonly associated with the late 80s style that’s long gone by now. While they were certainly popular during this time period, high-waisted jeans are seeing a comeback throughout the country with women of all ages choosing to wear them. They create a unique appearance that gives your outfit a stylish edge, setting you apart from the rest. If you are interested in wearing them, keep reading and we’ll reveal some tips for making your high-waisted jeans look the best.

Generally speaking, high-wasited jeans work best on tall women with flat stomachs. Because they sit much higher than regular jeans, they can be somewhat uncomfortable unless they fit just right. For this reason, it’s recommended that you take the time to try on several pairs of high-waisted jeans to find the ones designed for your body shape. Chances are you’ll have to wear a size or two larger than what you normally wear in pants or jeans, but this is necessary to allow the jeans to sit higher up around your waist.

You’ll want to pay close attention to the footwear worn with high-waisted jeans. Typically, these jeans come up to around the ankle area, leaving portions of the feet exposed. This can either be a good or bad thing depending on your footwear. So, what types of shoes should you wear with high-waisted jeans? Contrary to what some women may believe, you can wear just about any type of footwear, including high-heeled shoes, ballet flats, open-toes heels, sandals and even boat shoes. With that said, the key thing to remember is that your footwear needs to flow cohesively with the rest of your outfit (jeans included). Don’t be afraid to wear bold colored shoes to give your outfit a vibrant appearance. As long as matches and flows with the rest of your clothes, it’s a suitable choice to wear.

Something else you’ll want to be aware of when wearing high-waisted jeans is how tight they fit. It’s a common mistake for women to choose jeans that fit too tight; therefore, taking away from their natural beauty. It may not seem like an issue at first, but after washing the jeans a couple of times, you might be forced to retire them due to them no longer fitting. When you are shopping for high-waisted jeans, try to find ones that have a little bit of “give” room in them. In addition, you should consider either line-drying them or using a sweater dryer to help reduce the chance of shrinkage.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Denim Jeans

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Americans Love Jeans

Denim has become a staple fashion item for Americans. Whether you’re a man, woman, young or old, you probably own at least one pair of jeans, if not several. According to a recent presentation made by Amir Akhtar, CEO of Arvind Lifestyle Fabrics, North America accounts for 39% of the global denim market, which is far more than any other region. The second biggest consumer of denim is Western Europe (20%), followed by Japan & Korea (10%), and the rest of the world (31%). This presentation attests to the time-honored American traditional of wearing denim.

Levi Strauss and The Gold Rush

Born February 26, 1829 in Buttenheim, Germany, Levi Strauss, is said to be the inventor of the blue jeans. The truthfulness of this statement, however, remains up for debate. What we do know about the iconic and influential founder of the renowned denim company Levi Strauss & Co. is that he started out selling clothes to hopeful prospectors during the California Gold Rush of 1848. The Strauss family moved out to west to open a dry goods store, which was an immediate hit among the locals and travelers alike. But the Strauss’ business took off when thousands of people from across the world began pouring in to California in hopes of finding gold. Levi and his family produced denim jeans, purses, combs, handkerchiefs and other dry goods which he sold to the prospectors during this time.

Jean-Gabriel Eynard Helped Coined The Term ‘Blue Jeans’

The term “blue jeans” has roots dating back more than two centuries. In the late 1700s, a Swiss banker named Jean-Gabriel Eynard traveled to Genoa, where he was entrusted with providing supplies to the Messena troops. Among other things, he cut up blue cloth to create make-shift uniforms for the soldiers, which Jean-Gabriel referred to as “”bleu de Genes.” I think it’s safe to say the term stuck, as denim pants are now known throughout the world as the derivative “blue jeans.”

It Takes a Lot of Water To Make Denim

It’s estimated that a standard pair of denim jeans requires approximately 900 gallons of water to produce. The denim fibers must be washed, re-washed, and re-re-washed several times to make it soft and pliable for use in jeans. Several companies, however, have begun to adapt new production techniques in an effort to reduce the amount of water required.

Dry vs Washed Denim: What’s The Difference?

While there are dozens of different styles of denim, they can all be broken down into one of two categories: dry (also known as raw) or washed. Whether you’re looking for a new pair of jeans, a jacket, or any other denim garment, you should familiarize yourself with these two types and their respective characteristics. Only then will you be able to decide which denim is right for you.

Dry Denim

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The term “dry denim” refers to any jeans or garment comprised of unwashed denim. It’s not uncommon for companies to wash their denim to create a slightly worn-in look, which is preferable to many men and women. Dry denim, however, features a more even color and tone throughout the fabric. This makes it a popular choice for people who are looking to achieve a more formal attire.

It’s important to note that dry denim is still dyed to achieve its characteristic blue coloring. Just because a pair of jeans is labeled raw/dry doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s dye-free. Even dry denim must be dyed to create its distinct color.

We at MakeYourOwnJeans sell 2 types of Dry Denim.

1) Selvedge Denim Jeans

2) Raw Unwashed Jeans (Non Selvedge)

Washed Denim

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Photo of washed denim jeans

On the other side of the fence is “washed denim,” which as the name suggests refers to any jeans or garment comprised of denim that’s been washed. Most denim garments are machine washed to make them softer, reduce shrinkage, and to create a more desirable look. When denim jeans are washed, it creates the artificially distressed appearance. This includes fading in areas such as the thighs, ankles, and knees.

The easiest way to identify washed denim is by looking for changes in the fabric’s color. If you notice variations in the color/tone of the fabric, then it’s probably washed denim. If the color is uniform throughout the fabric with no visible signs of fading or distress, then it’s probably dry denim.

Which One Should I Choose?

The truth is that both dry/raw and washed denim have their own unique advantages, so there’s no single best type. Rather than worrying about the type of denim, focus more on its visual appeal and overall quality. Whether it’s dry or washed, a good pair of premium jeans can last a lifetime. With that said, a pair of low-quality jeans may only last for a couple of washes before they begin to fall apart.

Which type of denim do you prefer? Raw or washed?

Brazilian Haute Denim

For many, Brazil’s body culture, eternal summer, and supermodels- not to mention its successful bids to host both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games- make it the sexiest of all the BRIC countries.

Brazillian Denim

At MakeYourOwnJeans, we admire Brazilian styling sensibility. We have a whole range of Brazilian denim to suit your mood and add spunk to your mundane denim wears.

Brazilian Denim is low hung with a wider belt. The zip is shorter and metal buttoned with extra large button holes for a great look. MakeYourOwnJeans custom made denim wear is always exciting. Our Brazilian styling expert helps us tailor such unique denim features for our great customers. So basically, you pick up any denim fabric, provide your measurements, add a nominal fee and enjoy the oh-so-Brazilian-look. To get a hang of our designs and product, check our wardrobe. A simple tee and Brazilian denim is all you need to don in that perfect bohemian look.

OUR DAILY DENIM

Have you been thinking of late that what does all these denim jargon mean; on labels, on product branding and tickets? Here is a happy collection of terms you might find useful for your knowledge and help you in selecting the no-nonsense perfect fit denim for you.

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DENIM SHRINKAGE: To prevent natural denim shrinkage, wash your denim at a low temperature and dry it in the clothesline.

CROCKING: Release color when rubbed, of badly dyed fabric.

CAST: Depending on the mixture of dye, Indigo can be green cast or a red cast. Red is the traditionally recognized pure indigo denim.

RING SPUN: In case of premium denim the yarn used is in weaving is twisted to render the denim greater strength and durability.

SELVAGE DENIM: Denim woven in heritage machines at a much calculated pace. Selvage – the edge of denim that is woven so that it will not ravel or fray the clean edge of fabric. These are high quality denim.

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RESIN: to prevent fading and colour was off, resin is a kind of chemical used in the process.

SLUB CHARACTER: is the texture of the denim created by weaving denim with uneven yarns. This kind of texture can be vertical or horizontal or both.

RAW DENIM: Fashion purists prefer raw denim directly from the mill as it takes on a worn-in look with continuous wear.

CHINO FOR EVERY SEASON

Here we are in summer finally; a great time to take off for style no matter if you are at the beach, boat, or simply walking to the office. Chinos are great staple for your daily fashion and they can be worn year round. From tee-shirt, sneakers to sports coat and all, you can wear chinos with absolutely everything. There are endless possibilities that you can dabble with.
Chinos never interfere with age. In fact chinos are usually classic and render a classic feel.

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Just any shade is the best shade.

At MakeYourOwnJeans we offer variety in colour for chinos and the ones in in lighter shade are much promising and in demand. Darker shades of blue, brown, beige are often common color to own.

Well, no matter what you wear, perfection is something everyone would vie for and accessories can only complement that perfection. With a dark blue shade of chino complete your look with a sport coat and remember to include a pocket square. As a rule of thumb, a sport coat and a square, both go hand in hand. But you literally have your entire wardrobe at your disposal when it comes to pairing them with chinos. If shirts become boring, try your polos.

Be a fashionista with back-to-school denim fashion tips!

Denims can be as basic or as snazzy as your heart desires. A great pair of denims can really pull together an outfit, while a bad one can ruin the look of even a designer tee. So ladies, as you head out to shop for your back-to-school outfits, read our blog first to know what’s hot and what’s not this year.

1. Boyfriend Jeans - The boyfriend look is the hottest in school hallways this year. Choose from distressed, rolled up, or with some bling on it – rock this style in your own way. Oversized slouchy jeans with cropped or rolled up ends look great with fitted tees as well as boyfriend shirts. You can even go for shorts in the same style.

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2. Skinny Jeans - Skinny jeans will never truly go out of fashion. What better way to show off your summer-fit figure than in a pair of dark body-hugging skinny jeans? Team it up with buttoned shirts for a casual look, or a nice blouse for a dressy look.

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3. Overalls/ Dungarees - Go retro with a pair of denim overalls, paired with a comfy tee. Overalls this season have a very lived-in, 90s look. Choose distressed denim for the lumberjack look, or go jazzy and ultra-chic with stones, embellishments and embroidery.

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4. Skirts – Can’t get over the hangover of summer? You don’t need to! Layer your miniskirts with tights and wear your summer favorites to school. Its great for a sporty and flirty look.

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Distressed denims continue to be hot and fashionable this season. Another hot style is patchwork denims. Pair them with a shirt or blouse depending on whether you want a rugged or casual look.

Skinny, distressed, boyfriend, or patchwork – what is your back-to-school denim fashion pick? Find your personal style with custom denims at www.MakeYourOwnJeans.com

Dress Like A Star with MakeYouOwnJeans Celebrity Jackets!

Iron Man, Max Payne, Wolverine or Ethan Hawke. Wish you could look like your favorite movie character? MakeYourOwnJeans brings you Celebrity Jackets in the styles of famous stars and movie characters. Go retro with the Elvis Presley look, or dress like the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Ladies, there is no need to feel left out! There are cool options for you too. Dress savvy as Bella from Breaking Dawn or go rugged as Katnis from The Hunger Games.

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Indiana Jones Leather Jacket

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The jackets are true replicas of the styles and designs made popular by movie stars. Made out of Pure Napa Sheep Skin Soft Leather, they are sure to make you feel like a star as well as look like one! With up to 50 colors and textures available for each jacket, you are sure to find one that suits your own personal style. Choose from our preset sizes, or get one custom-made just for you.

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Katniss from The Hunger Games

Combine any jacket with your favorite pair Khakis or Jeans and you’ll be ready to wow the world with your dashing looks and style. Luxuriate in the feel of soft leather and make an impression on the world with Celebrity Leather Jackets from MakeYourOwnJeans!

Skirt all attention!

Skirts are feminine. They are essential clothing for women’s wardrobes. Skirts can be worn in any occasion. Skirts can be paired up with tees, tops, blouses, jackets etc. It depends on what the occasion calls for. So, if a particular style of skirt does not suit your liking, you can select from the below styles. And all these are available for easy purchase. When selecting skirts, just remember that if you go for neutral shades, you have much more options of elegant dressing than if you go for bright and jazzy ones. Colorful or patterned skirts are fun but the subtle colors are always show stealers.

1. A-Line Skirt

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A- line skirts are smaller at the waist and widen evenly as they fall in length. Both at the hemline and the waistline, they are wider. There’s no specific length of A-line skirts as they are available in knee length, calf length and ankle length. These skirts appear are usually casual or semi-dressy. These skirts are ideal option for non-formal events.

2. Bubble Skirt

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Bubble skirts have a playful look. These skirts are fitted with elastic at the waistline and are always measured above the knees.  The elastic fitting is done to give the skirts, a scrunched up look. Some bubble skirts can be dressy. The fabric chosen for making these skirts enhance its bubble appearance.

3. Flared Skirt

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Depending on the materials used, flared skirts can be semi-dressy, dressy, or formal. Similar to A-line skirts however these skirts flare out towards the bottom. These skirts can be stitched calf length, knee length, or above the knees.

4. Flounced Skirt

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These skirts flare from the waistline. In most cases, depending on the fabric, tailors cut out cloth in triangular fashion with the narrower part intended for the waistline. Then cuts are stitched together for a natural flair without pleats. If the fabric is supportive, the flair is natural. Flounced skirts can be extremely sassy, if dressed up with proper accessories.

5. Straight Skirt

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Straight skirts are loose at the knees and fitted to the waist. Straight skirts are extremely comfortable and comparatively less tight than a pencil skirt. These skirts can be anything from casual to dressy, or formal depending on its fabric.

And the interesting thing is that, with MakeYourOwnJeans, all these skirts are available in leather fabric and denim as well. So check out our wardrobe today!