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How to Take Care of Your Jeans

Posted on: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

I receive a lot of questions from clients on how to take care of your jeans so I thought I would give some quick and easy tips for you.

Wondering how to best care for your denim? Wardrobe Stylist Conni Jespersen shares how to care for your jeans with a few quick tips. style tips | how to wash jeans | denim care | jean care | how to take care of jeans | womens jeans | denim | art in the find

Wondering how to best care for your denim? Wardrobe Stylist Conni Jespersen shares how to care for your jeans with a few quick tips. style tips | how to wash jeans | denim care | jean care | how to take care of jeans | womens jeans | denim | art in the find

How to Take Care of Your Jeans

Your jeans can last a whole lot longer if you take care of them right away.  Here are some tips for taking care of your jeans from the get-go, as well as long term.  It doesn’t take a lot, which is the best part of jean care.  Overall, denim can be one of the best investments and

1 | Rarely Wash Your Jeans |

Wash after 10 or more wears if necessary.  Denim is a workhorse fabric and can be best cleaned with spot treatment.  A little soap and water to get out the deep stains will do over time.   Although, after a while jeans can begin to smell. So to freshen them up, throw them in the dryer with a dryer sheet on the fluff setting (no heat/low heat) for a couple of minutes.

2 | Wash in Cold Water |

When washing, turn your jeans inside out and wash in cold water.  Wash denim together in one load and use eco-friendly or gentle laundry detergent such as The Laundress.

3 | Air Dry or Lay Flat to Try |

Laying your denim flat or hanging to dry will allow your jeans to maintain their shape & wear a whole lot longer.  If you want to soften them just a bit, throw them in the dryer on low/no heat (fluff setting) for 5-15 minutes.  Then finish off by laying flat to air dry.

4 | Store Your Jeans In Whichever Way That Works for Your Lifestyle |

There is not right or wrong way to store denim.  As a personal choice, I fold mine (hellooo KonMari) up in one drawer by style (boyfriend/wide leg on one side, skinny/dark wash on the other side).  If drawer storage is something that interests you, go for it.  I have a small closet therefore, drawer storage was a better option.  As an alternative, you can hang your jeans alongside your pants and skirts using felt hangers.  Or you can use “S” hooks (check out this post) as well.

 

Eco-Conscious Purchases when Investing in New Denim

Both Madewell and H&M at the Westfield UTC Mall have programs to donate your used clothing to contribute towards the discount on a new piece of clothing.  If you’re in the market for new jeans, consider checking out these programs which are perfect for those of you who want new pieces and want to still be eco conscious.

Madewell – Denim Recycling Program – Bring in a pair of used denim to any Madewell store, they will give you $20 off a new pair!  Read more about it here.

H&M – Recycle Your Clothes – The H&M group has a clothing recycling program that allows you to bring in a bag of clothing to receive at least 10% off of your purchase.  Read more about it here.

 

How to Take Care of Your Jeans on YouTube

If you don’t already follow me on Youtube, I have a channel where I feature style tips and I’m going to be posting quick one-to-two minute tutorials, starting with How to Take Care of Your Jeans.  Be sure to subscribe to my channel here.   You can watch the video below!

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