Denim was a major hit on the runways this season. We saw styles ranging from colored and distressed to shirt dresses, accessories and more. If you’re seraching for the perfect one-stop shop, for all the latest denim trends, drop by The Denim Bar at Pentagon Row in Arlington,VA.
The Denim Bar was founded by owner, Mary Alexandre, and has been in business since 2005. Alexandre opened the store to create an atmosphere that would be comfortable for men and women, she said. “The sales staff is educated on all our denim lines so we know how the denim should wear and fit on our customers,” said Alexandre.
Some of the most popular denim trends are colored, wide leg, and skinny leg styles, said Alexandre. She is currently offering a trend favorite – red skinny jeans, and also said the flare is still going strong this season. Alexandre recommends pairing these trends with pretty blouses, tailored blazers, fun jewelry and chunky wedges or boots.
Denim Bar customers are trying all the current trends, said Alexandre. “We sell it all, and every day is different,” she said. Denim Bar clientele ranges from customers in their early 20s to clients in their 70s, Alexandre said, and each generation is looking for something different. “Whether it’s a high rise bootcut or straight leg, right on down to some of my guys asking for skinny or tapered legs,” she said.
Alexandre said she loves all the denim trends, but her personal favorite is the wide leg. “Put it on with a beautiful blouse, a fur vest with chunky jewelry, chunky shoes, and you’re out the door looking great,” she said.
Denim is a staple and should be in everyone’s closet, said Alexandre. “Denim will always be popular because its socially accepted everywhere,” she said. But what trends are here to stay, and what trends should be packed away? According to Alexandre, “Wide legs are back and will be around for a while, colored denim comes and goes, and the boyfriend fit has taken a back seat to the more tailored looks.” She also said, the skinny, straight, bootcut, trouser and flare will always be in because they offer a different look for any day of the week. Her recommendation, “If you’re going to wear it; wear it well.”
If denim trends are what you’re searching for, stop by The Denim Bar, located in Pentagon Row at 1101 South Joyce Street, Arlington, VA, 22202, or 703-414-8202. Store hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.