Everybody loves denim. I don’t think that there is any man, woman or child who does not have a pair of jeans is there? There are classic denim jackets of course, but there are other ways to incorporate denim into your everyday looks. This week I collaborated with local Milwaukee fashion blogger Riva Treasure.
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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A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the history of denim exhibition I saw when I was in NYC this past February. (Click here to read The Denim Story blog.) The exhibit illustrated the importance of denim and the way the fabric literally became a mainstay in the fashion world. Denim is such a sturdy fabric and, quite possibly, the easiest to care for as well. One of the things I always do when I shop at Goodwill for clients who want to freshen up their look (or when I’m working on editorials) is to look for unique-and-stylish denim pieces that can be incorporated into the daily wardrobe. This week, I want to show you a few choice denim items that I picked up at two Goodwill stores near my home…
Denim is possibly the most-loved fabric in the world isn’t it? How many of us out there have a favorite pair of jeans, or a great denim piece that we just can’t live without? The answer to that question is literally millions! While in New York for Fashion Week in February, I stopped by The Museum at F.I.T. (Fashion Institute of Technology) to take in their Denim Exhibition, which celebrates the use of this sturdy fabric in everything from work clothes to swim suits. The Museum at F.I.T. is FREE and open to the public, and should be a must-see for any fashion lover visiting the Big Apple. The exhibits are beautifully curated and, of course, present us with stunning displays to peruse and photograph (without flash of course). Included in the exhibition were high-end designer names like Tom Ford, as well as lesser-known American designers like Claire McCardell, who created sportswear for women in the 1940s.
Ask any parent what the most important back to school clothing item for their kids are and they’ll tell you “jeans.” I have firsthand knowledge that this is the case. While out scouting my local Goodwill stores for some upcoming Back-to-School (BTS) fashion shows and photo shoots, I ran into a good friend and her daughter who were already shopping for back-to-school wardrobe items. Her tall, willowy grade-school age daughter was trying on jeans in the fitting room. She emerged all smiles, as mom approved of the fit of the dark wash skinny jeans she had on. That day they bought several pairs in different styles, as well as lots of button down shirts and tee shirts for her older brother to layer over his own jeans! Denim is the ultimate workhorse of BTS fashion without question. It holds up to lots of rough and tough wear from kids and adults alike, but it’s especially great because of the style potential it gives those who wear it. There are tons of items made from this sturdy cotton (sometimes cotton blend for stretch) fabric. So keep your eye out for the items I mention below as you shop for BTS bargains at Goodwill!