All of us at The Ruby Slipper take this denim game very seriously. I was doing some calculating the other day, and we have over 26 years (yes you read that correctly) of experience, fitting the best denim to your booty.
So with this number comes great responsibility, and I want you to know that I just spent the last two hours on the "googles" trying to update myself on the latest fibers and cuts and causes and celebrities and fits and washes and ways to wear, of every brand that we have coming in for fall! Holy Lord, fix me a cocktail!
Here's what I know. Every brand is known for something. And every body is made for a different type of denim. It is our responsibility to find the perfect jean that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Whether it be Paige Denim, with their comfort waistband and the first woman founder of a premium denim line, or Adriano Goldschmied with their socially responsible production and sourcing guidelines, or Joe's Jeans with their resilience and material improvements to rise to the top again, or DL1961 with their fast track stardom and 4-way stretch, or Blank NYC as they're flipping you off yelling, "we have just as good of denim at a much lower price".....The Ruby Slipper has a jean for you.
We have skinnies, straights, boyfriends, flares, boots, greys, blacks, distressed, and blues all delivering this month. Our staff educates themselves on the rise, the inseam, the leg opening, and the knee width....all to make YOUR life easier!
Now we understand that the quest for that perfect pair of jeans can be daunting, and it takes a real commitment once you take the plunge (bras and swimsuits rank right up there in the same catagory of fun). But guess what, the girls at The Ruby Slipper are going to save you from drowning! Hooray!!! So come see us, or call us, or even set up a personal fitting when the store is normally closed.....we are at your disposal. The last thing we want, is for you to have the denim blues! :)
For all of us that worship at the altar of the ever flattering, ever versatile skinny jean (myself included), what I am about to tell you may come as a bit of a shock. The fashion forecast for 2015 has a markedly retro look, a 70’s inspired revival of sorts. And with that in mind, fashions newest ‘IT’ jean has a distinctly retro feel as well. Witness the rebirth of that Partridge Family favorite: the FLARE!
Ok, deep breath, now that you have overcome the initial shock, let’s talk about styling. When styled incorrectly, flares can have a tendency to look costume-y. Proportion is everything, and the key here is balance. So to keep your look updated, I recommend pairing your flares with some of springs other big fashion trends:
Cropped Tops: Wait! Don’t tune out just yet. You can wear a cropped top with flares without the aid of a personal trainer. This season’s flared denim has a much higher rise, so that ideally, your top should hit just at the waistband of your flares, meaning you don’t need six-pack abs to rock a cropped silhouette. Both fitted and boxier shapes work well, just be sure that your top doesn’t hit too far below the waist to avoid looking sloppy or adding too much volume.
Wedges: Flared jeans look best when styled with high-soled shoes, they just don’t hold the same fashion-girl appeal when paired with flats, and this is where platform shoes or wedges come into play. When pairing your flares with a chunky wedge shoe, make sure that the hem of your flares ends a bit above the soles of your shoes to avoid looks sloppy, or worse, footless! Ideally, your shoes should be peeking out just a smidge from the hem of your flares. An added bonus of this trend is that the combination of higher-waist pants and chunky heels will give the illusion of legs that go on for miles, which is something that this short-legged girl can definitely get on board with!
So go ahead, and give your skinnies a well-deserved break. And if you need some more inspiration before you make the leap into flares, look no further than the supermarket check-out line. Celebs like Victoria Beckham, Eva Longoria, and Katie Holmes are all are seen regularly rocking some flared denim. So dare to flare, you won’t be sorry you did! This is definitely a fashion trend that has legs.