I like projects. I’m always doing something to change or enhance things in my home and wardrobe. Have you noticed the distressed look for denim is making a return? It’s definitely showing up in stores and runways this spring. If you, like me, remember all the different washes of denim that were available in the 1980s, and then the grunge look of the 1990s, you’ll see where I’m going with this post. Denim is that rare fabric which has lent itself to so many incarnations in fashion over the years because of its resilience and strength. On its own, our favorite pair of jeans begins to wear in all the places we put stress on it. Eventually the jeans take on a lighter color, and maybe even get a hole in the knee or back pocket. This gave me the idea to research different ways to distress denim at home, and perhaps even come up with my own ideas! All you’ll need for your own DIY denim project are a few simple items you may already have in your tool box and laundry room. For my project this week, I’m using a western-style denim shirt with pearl snaps down the front. The details in the yoke and placket were what I liked best about it, but it was a little on the dull side. So, using a gray knit shirt that I already had as an inspiration, I decided to distress and detail it in a unique way.
Goodwill Fashion Expert—Bjorn Nasett
Wisconsin farm boy, Bjorn Nasett has a career that spans 30 years. He enjoys being a writer, wardrobe stylist, vintage and resale clothing expert, hair stylist, makeup artist and photographer! In his spare time he adopts senior dogs and strongly believes in pet adoption. Check out his website www.fashionfarmboy.com!
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When I was very little, I got my first pair of prescription eyeglasses. They were bifocals and unfortunately looked a lot like my grandfather’s glasses. From that moment on, I thought I would never be as cool as the people I saw who were able to wear great sunglasses. Movie stars, it seemed, wore them all the time to protect their precious peepers from UV rays as well as the prying eyes of the public. They lent an air of mystery and excitement to the people who wore them, but that was something I would never know…
The minute the mercury rises above freezing, some people automatically reach for the athletic shorts, t-shirts and flip flops right? We’ve seen them out on the street, in the grocery store, and all around town. But, I beg to ask you, do they look fashionable? Sporting your summer fashion looks prematurely isn’t always a good thing. The importance of putting a little more thought and consideration into what you wear is what I have dedicated many years of my life to helping people understand. I know we all want to collectively strut our stuff when the sunshine makes an appearance again, but be aware that somewhere someone (like me) is watching and taking note. Herewith, the first installment of my do’s and don’ts for summertime fashion success! All photos were taken by me at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC.