Sara Jacalone - Pennsylvania Images of Sara Jacalone by Nadia O'Hara Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
As fall comes upon us quickly, thoughts of school are starting to creep back. Back to school brings much to be excited about; classes, books, backpacks, but most importantly, CLOTHES!
At Inspiring Teens, we are crazy for denim and can’t wait to see all the 2019 styles in action throughout the halls. This season, jeans will favor a baggy fit. As skinny jeans make their way out, styles like the "boyfriend" or "mom jean" will dominate denim.
Accompanying this relaxed look are plenty of rips and distressing. Wide legs are making their way back into style after a few dormant decades. The 70s inspired flared jean and its modernized counterpart—the cropped flare—are making fashion groovy again!
There are only so many pairs of jeans in the mall, avoid a first-day "twinning" mishap at school by adding a personal touch through accessories.
Now that our jeans are no longer skin-tight, we actually have a need for belts. Big, baggy jeans tend to swallow up their wearer. Slip on a cute belt and cinch the waist to bring some definition back to your figure. Thousands of belt styles are out there ready for you to try out. If you already consider yourself a true belt expert, level up by tying a silk scarf through your belt loops.
One last look, a challenge to the ultimate denim connoisseur: The Canadian Tuxedo. Celebrities have been pictured donning denim-on-denim looks recently, why shouldn’t you hop on the trend? Grab a pair of jeans and a jean jacket with the same wash, throw a white shirt underneath, and pop on some chic white sneakers. Boom. You just pulled off the coolest look of the season.
Denim is the most fundamental fashion staple. Hop on these fun trends to add some flavor to your fits!
Sara's article was featured in Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!
Article by Angela Santalo - California Images by & of Angela Santalo and Cristina Acevedo Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
In a world where vintage is the new “new,” upcycling denim is the perfect way to save money and be fashionable. According the Webster Dictionary, upcycle means to “recycle in such a way that the resulting product is of a higher value than the original item.”
I am a granddaughter of Cuban exiles. We were taught to appreciate everything and waste nothing. “It is a sin,” Abuela would say. Upcycling is simply a way of thinking differently. With upcycling, there is an endless list of things that can be made including hats, scarves, shoes, purses, shirts, and bracelets. My father is a collage artist and he specializes in reusing and repurposing to create something new and beautiful. He made beautiful artwork using what he could find. I guess you could say upcycling and repurposing is in my genes.
Recently, I created a cute purse from one of my old favorite jeans. From the same jeans, I also made a practical little lunch box. The process was simple and fun. I also love to take old denim jackets and make them new and fresh by adding fabric, fringes, or paint. My friend and I even started our own Instagram, She Be Boho, with some of our new looks. Don’t give up on situations, things, or even on your old jeans. Look at it as an opportunity to create something new and beautiful!
Angela's article was featured in Issue 24 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!