Dina Mackney: Dog Days of Denim


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I’ve recently spied a new denim trend that’s giving me “the blues!” The Dina Mackney brand has a penchant for spotting fashion shifts early on and our suspicions for one of the season’s biggest trends was confirmed by the industry’s favorite fashion forecaster, Ken Downing. When we saw that the Fashion Director and Vice President of Stores at Neiman Marcus listed Denim as one of his favorite new trends, we were thrilled! I’ve always loved a classic pair of blue jeans, but have noticed everyone from style bloggers to celebrities wearing new interpretations of denim fabric. It looks great on unexpected items like clutches, wedge sandals, and jumpsuits. Many of the new arrivals to my website are in varying shades of blue that complement this season’s denim trend perfectly. To help you take the guess work out of this new craze, I’ve coordinated a few looks below that combine the best pieces from Neiman Marcus and Dina Mackney Designs. 

Cushnie-et-Ochs Jumpsuit and Dina Mackney Lapis Multi-strand Necklace

This jumpsuit is a true show-stopper, so what better way to top it off than with an equally stunning accessory? As the name implies, my multi-strand lapis necklace features five strands of cascading lapis beads affixed with an amethyst and rock crystal pendent. Along with the pop of 18k gold vermeil, this necklace offers the perfect amount of boldness to balance out the suit’s clean lines. 

Edie Parker Embroidered Clutch and Dina Mackney Kyanite Marquis Cuff and Kyanite Marquis Earrings

Denim on a clutch is completely untraditional and I can’t get enough! I’d love to take this bag for a spin during a weekend brunch with my girlfriends. The bag’s embroidery is extremely intricate and can easily get lost in a sea of accessories, but either of these two Dina Mackney pieces are great companions. The kyanite used in both the cuff and the earrings has a very soft hue which goes with any and all colors of denim. 


Roger Vivier Wedges, Butter London Polish, and Dina Mackney Australian Opal Ring

Wedge sandals are having a major moment in the fashion department and Roger Vivier’s interpretation offers the right dose of bohemian style. Pair them with a classic white shirtdress and a fresh manicure. Calm blue nails provide an excellent backdrop for one of my favorite fine jewelry pieces, the Australian opal band ring. This ring features 8 opals in iridescent shades of blue and green, all bezel set in 18K gold vermail. 

Veronica Beard Blazer and Dina Mackney Apatite Shanti Necklace

Denim suits are a great way to be both comfortable and professional during the warmer months. Pair a chambray jacket with a white cotton tank and one of my new Shanti necklaces. This particular one sees a blue-green shade of apatite beads with a white druzy accent and fun plum-colored tassel. 

So many blue hues to choose from!  Check out our entire selection HERE.  

Show me how you plan to rock the denim trend by tagging all your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram images with #dinamackney #mydina. I look forward to seeing your stylish best and hope you all enjoy a “denim day out” this season!

Love, Dina