Denim. According to Webster’s dictionary, denim is defined as a “strong usually blue cotton cloth that is used especially to make jeans.” Skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, flared jeans, jean jackets, jean shorts, denim skirts, jean shirts, and so on. It would be hard to imagine the world without denim or our favorite pair of jeans (you know ladies that pair you have in your dresser that’s your go to and make you feel confident and have people staring). When I was thinking of a post to write I wanted to put away my camera and focus on some fashion history because after all, fashion history is my favorite kind of history. I thought there had to be something cool that happened today and thanks to Google I learned that on this day, June 6, 1850 fashion designer Levi Strauss made his first pair of blue jeans. It’s mind blowing to learn that blue jeans have been around for over 150 years. Not only is Levi Strauss responsible for the birth of blue jeans, he also founded Levi Strauss & Co., the first company to manufacture blue jeans. Over the years Levi Strauss & Co. has become one of the most…

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We all know the popular combos like oil and vinegar, peanut butter and jelly, fire and ice, milk and cookies, and so on. In the fashion world, I have discovered some combos that work so well together, including denim and leopard, hence the name of this post. The denim trend is so hot this season. Lately, head to toe denim is the way to dress, which is why I love my denim dress from Forever 21. It has easily become my summer staple because of the endless ways to style this dress. It’s a simple dress with stitching and faux pocket detailing, and it’s the simplicity that makes it special. With this dress denim is no longer just your favorite pair of jeans. So now with the first part, the denim part, of the fashion combo complete, let’s move on to the leopard. Leopard is easily my favorite print. It can never go out of style. Any pop of leopard can instantly transform your outfit from boring to spectacular and that is just what my Sam Edelman leopard print high tops do. These shoes certainly make a statement and paired with a simple denim piece they really pop. Any type…

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Shop Now: Summer Must Haves Summer might not officially start for another month, but the heat has got us excited about all the upcoming adventures and holiday getaways.  The traveling, the beach, the parties, makes summer arguably everyone’s favorite season, and we love all the lightweight clothing that come with it.  Although all the accessories of winter and spring might be fun to pile on, let’s face it: as Travel Republic iterates, we long for the days that we can leave the layers behind. We all have our own summer essentials and favorites, but we’re curious as to what the experts are recommending.  The editors of Lyst have compiled several useful collections to inspire our summer wardrobe, with one suggesting that you “embrace the freedom of endless summer days and nights and go for sexy Off-The-Shoulder tops, Baywatch style swimsuits and micro mini shorts,” from brands such as Nasty Gal, TopShop, Free People and more. No matter which brands you shop for, just be sure that you have the following items to survive the season. A cotton jumpsuit Some women seem to be under the impression that you need to have legs for days to pull off a one-piece like…

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