Posts tagged #Coated Denim

Feminine Edge: How Kimberly Wear's Her Coated Denim


Take Time To Try Something New


The waxed denim look has been around for several years and I've put many clients in a sleek pair. It's a great way to add a little edge to your wardrobe and test the waters. Purchasing a pair for myself was bound to happen, but like some of my clients I just needed a little time to warm up to the idea. Honestly, it took a year (or two) and now there is no turning back!

Try Trends At A Lower Price Point

When investing in trends, I usually like to try to find them at a lower price point since I know they won't be long-term closet staples. I finally found the perfect fit at the right price and purchased a pair of Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom Rack (other colors).  I also loved the EMMA DL1961 Power Legging. Since I'm often leaning over adjusting client hems and cleaning out closets, the higher rise was more comfortable.

PRO TIP: Many of our clients ask about when to invest in trends and when to remove them from your closet. As a rule of thumb, basic trends have about 2-3 years to fully cycle through the market. Once lower priced brands knock off a style give it about 1 year until market saturation. 

Balancing Edge with Femininity

At the heart of my style is a strong pragmatic vein that keeps my wardrobe classic. However, I like to throw in modern or feminine pieces to keep things interesting. Waxed denim is a fun way to execute this and add a bit of texture to my wardrobe that I have been craving. A great coated denim plays off a winter sweater and adds a bit of structure (and insulation) that a skinny jean or legging can't.


Occasionally we strike GOLD at Canvas and I found the Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse pictured at Nordstrom Rack for $20--that's not a typo (it was originally $345).  I like how the flowy feminine blouse plays off the starkness of the waxed denim. It's a fun look for the holidays while still being comfortable.

How To Care For Waxed Denim?

Because coated denim has been treated it requires a little more care. Be aware that eventually the coating will break down. Instead of tossing these jeans into the wash, opt for an occasional dry cleaning like real leather pants. In between laundering, spot clean with a damp cloth to extend the wear and store inside out. For more information on caring for your coated denim, reference this article for best practices.   

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The Look: Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans,  Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse , Tried and True Animal Flats

The Look: Joe's Coated Skinny Jeans, Rachel Zoe Maeve Silk Blouse, Tried and True Animal Flats

Posted on November 9, 2017 and filed under Style Stories, Women.

Waxed Denim Done Three Ways


Tired of your blue jeans? The waxed denim trend is an easy way to freshen up your wardrobe this fall.

At Canvas, we decided to try out three different pairs that fit each of our personalities and body types for a three-part blog series.

First up, Megan is sharing the pair that made her love wearing denim again.

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What Is Waxed Denim?


Waxed denim, also referred to as coated denim, are jeans that have been coated with paint or a wax like material to create a shiny finish. They look like leather pants, but without the high price point and the use of animal products (making them friendly for our vegan friends).

A New Take on Denim

My love affair with waxed denim started five years ago when I found a pair of black waxed rag and bone jeans. I wore them endlessly, until one day it was time to finally retire them. In the two years since I've searched endlessly for a replacement pair but, couldn't find them.

I was so excited to see waxed denim make a huge comeback this fall! Everyone from Current Elliott, Paige, DL1961, NJDJ and J Brand is doing a version. I found love (again) with a pair of Blank NYC black waxed denim that has lacing down each side. I've had a blast not only incorporating them back into my wardrobe, but also styling clients in waxed denim this season.

Yes, Everyone Can Wear Waxed Denim

As stylists, we often hear people say "I love this trend, but I don't feel like I can't wear it." I have to say, waxed denim has been done so well this season that pretty much anyone can pull it off. It does have an element of edge, but can easily be softened with a feminine silk blouse and velvet flats. For my mature clients who are looking for an office-ready look, I've paired black waxed denim with a structured blazer and heels.

Waxed Denim At Every Price Point


So, with so many options which pair is right for you? Here are my go-to Brands with coated denim styles at every price point and cut:

Lafayette 148- Known for her classic cuts, this pair is perfect for the woman who wants to incorporate the trend, but also stick to a more conservative straight leg silhouette. This style is also less shiny then some of the other options out there and has a hint of stretch.

Karen Millen- Another straight leg option perfect for the gal who wants to add a hint of subtle trend to her wardrobe. This pair has a more matte finish with a slim, but not skinny, leg.

BlankNYC- If you like edge, this is your pair. They hit at the ankle, have a lower rise, plenty of shine and faux leather lacing down each leg.

DL1961- This style is a thicker fabric with plenty of stretch. It has a mid-rise, very skinny leg and lots of shine. It is the closest you'll get to leather pants without committing to actual leather!

Outfit Details:  Joie metallic silk blouse ,  BlankNYC lace up waxed jeans , BR Velvet Flats ( similar ), J.Crew lucite link necklace ( similar )

Outfit Details: Joie metallic silk blouse, BlankNYC lace up waxed jeans, BR Velvet Flats (similar), J.Crew lucite link necklace (similar)





Posted on October 25, 2017 and filed under Style Stories.