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Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Instagram Selfie in Your Leather Jacket


August 25, 2018

Do you ever feel as though you can’t quite take a great selfie? When sporting a great Denver leather jacket and accessories, you want to make sure you take a great photo to showcase your look! Luckily, taking a great selfie isn’t too hard at all. Once you know your lighting, have the right angle and positioning, you’ll be on your way to becoming a selfie pro.

Lighting


When taking photos in general, natural lighting is ideal. This will be the light coming in from outdoors as opposed to interior lights. This also goes for camera flashes. Turn off your flash and let outside light take over. You will notice a difference in the quality of photo depending on where the light is hitting you. As you take your selfie, have the source of the light behind the camera. For instance, when standing in front of a window, shoot the selfie with the window in front of you so the light is shining on you and not behind you. If you do not have natural lighting to work with, keep away from super bright fluorescent lights. Use a soft light that shines on you. This will really help bring out the beauty of your leather jacket.


Angle


Posture and camera angle can make a huge difference when taking a selfie. Many prefer to have the camera angled up to help elongate the face. To accomplish this, hold your phone slightly above your head. Test putting your chin down or up to see which you like best. This will also help to capture more of your leather jacket. But many people forget you can take great selfies with your phone evenly leveled with your face. Hold your phone closer to your face and not far away and rest it so your head has equal space above and below your head. Don’t forget to stand in the right lighting to complement your angle. Holding your hand on your hip and putting your shoulders back will also provide for a better shot.

Rule of Thirds


Whether you are taking a selfie or a regular photo, a great way to mix things up is to use the rule of thirds. This is a part of photography to create a balanced shot, different from a standard centered photo. Any camera shot can be divided three ways: left, center and right. Try shooting your photo on the left or right side, as opposed to in the center. It is an especially great way to showcase something behind you. There’s much to learn about when it comes to the rule of thirds that will make your photos interesting and unique.

Now that you know how to take the perfect selfie, make sure you learn the top three things to do with your Denver leather jackets. It does not take much to mix up an outfit, while repurposing pieces. To find new leathers, we hope you will stop by Jonval Leathers and Furs. Our selection will not only complement your closet but also for your photos too. Stop in and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave. to browse through our selection.
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Ways to Mix Up Your Style Including Custom Leather Ideas


August 8, 2018

If you feel like your closet is a little stale, you can make a few changes using some of the things you already have to mix things up! Whether you are looking to try some of the latest trends, or liven up your style, there’s plenty you can do. From using or buying versatile pieces and color coordination to layering and custom leather pieces—use some of these tips and techniques to breathe new life into your closet.  

Find Versatile PiecesIf you feel like your closet is a little stale, you can make a few changes using some of the things you already have to mix things up! Whether you are looking to try some of the latest trends, or liven up your style, there’s plenty you can do. From using or buying versatile pieces and color coordination, to layering and custom leather pieces—use some of these tips and techniques to breathe new life into your closet.  

Find Versatile Pieces


One way to save money is to have a few go-to, versatile pieces of clothing that you can mix and match. These will be the staples that you can wear during an afternoon shopping along the 16th Street Mall, or for a romantic dinner date at the Bistro Vendome. Don’t underestimate the power of the following pieces:
 
  • Black or brown leather jacket: Sleek and timeless, the leather jacket can be worn with a pair of blue, skinny jeans and sneakers, or as an accent with a dress and heels.
  • White tank top: A great white tee is a perfect undershirt (…possibly under that black leather jacket or bright-colored blazer), or great on its own with a statement necklace.
  • Striped shirt: A plain, black and white (or any color combination of your preference) will literally go with anything. Use it under a jacket, stand alone in black pants and heels, or with a casual, flowy skirt!

Color Coordinating and Schemes


Don’t feel like you aren’t the best at matching colors? Use this simple trick: use colors that are the opposite of each other on the color wheel.  For instance, mix blue and orange, purple and yellow, or red and green.

Layering Basics


Another important way to mix up your style is through layering. This isn’t the same as layering before going on a hike in the winter. This is layering that strategically uses different pieces to create a look. Start your layer with a base, such as a solid color tee. Keep your color scheme in mind for the layers you will put on top. Add your next layer and do not be afraid to mix up the fabric. Use jewelry that will accent your pieces. Don’t forget how important it can be to rock a great belt. In some situations, especially with a dress, you can pair a plain, flowy dress with an eccentric belt and statement necklace.

Custom Leather    

If you have a leather jacket that needs some attention, did you know you can visit a local leather shop to customize it? This is first a good way to make sure your jacket fits you. Up your fashion game and make sure you have a fitted jacket that complements you. Next, talk with them about ways to make it shine if it is looking dull. Add new buttons, zipper, and/or accents throughout that will bring it back to life.

For all of your custom fur and leather design in Denver, CO, be sure to stop in Jonval! Our team of experts will show you some of the best pieces in our showroom to add to your wardrobe. Also, we can help you customize your existing leather jacket to make it feel new. Stop by and see us today at 6880 E. Evans Ave


One way to save money is to have a few go-to, versatile pieces of clothing that you can mix and match. These will be the staples that you can wear during an afternoon shopping along the 16th Street Mall, or for a romantic dinner date at the Bistro Vendome. Don’t underestimate the power of the following pieces:
 
  • Black or brown leather jacket: Sleek and timeless, the leather jacket can be worn with a pair of blue, skinny jeans and sneakers, or as an accent with a dress and heels.
  • White tank top: A great white tee is a perfect undershirt (…possibly under that black leather jacket or bright-colored blazer), or great on its own with a statement necklace.
  • Striped shirt: A plain, black and white (or any color combination of your preference) will literally go with anything. Use it under a jacket, stand alone in black pants and heels, or with a casual, flowy skirt!

Color Coordinating and Schemes


Don’t feel like you aren’t the best at matching colors? Use this simple trick: use colors that are the opposite of each other on the color wheel.  For instance, mix blue and orange, purple and yellow, or red and green.

Layering Basics


Another important way to mix up your style is through layering. This isn’t the same as layering before going on a hike in the winter. This is layering that strategically uses different pieces to create a look. Start your layer with a base, such as a solid color tee. Keep your color scheme in mind for the layers you will put on top. Add your next layer and do not be afraid to mix up the fabric. Use jewelry that will accent your pieces. Don’t forget how important it can be to rock a great belt. In some situations, especially with a dress, you can pair a plain, flowy dress with an eccentric belt and statement necklace.

Custom Leather

If you have a leather jacket that needs some attention, did you know you can visit a local leather shop to customize it? This is first a good way to make sure your jacket fits you. Up your fashion game and make sure you have a fitted jacket that complements you. Next, talk with them about ways to make it shine if it is looking dull. Add new buttons, zipper, and/or accents throughout that will bring it back to life.

For all of your custom fur and leather design in Denver, CO, be sure to stop in Jonval! Our team of experts will show you some of the best pieces in our showroom to add to your wardrobe. Also, we can help you customize your existing leather jacket to make it feel new. Stop by and see us today at 6880 E. Evans Ave.
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Keeping Your Denver Leather Jacket Safe During Summer Outdoor Events


August 1, 2018

Your Denver leather jacket is perfect for all your warm-weather outdoor events! Leather jackets are incredibly breathable, so you will be kept warm on cooler evenings but will not overheat when going indoors or changing temperatures. When cared for right, leather can last for decades. As you plan your summer events, use these tips to keep your leather healthy.

Handling Spills and Rain


When it comes to water and your leather jacket, you never want to let it sit too long. Water is detrimental to leather, so the longer it sits, it can ruin its natural quality. Long term, it will actually dry your leather jacket out, causing it to wear at a drastically faster rate. This includes being left in humid environments. If you find yourself at an outdoor event or are enjoying a nice hike and experience a downpour, get indoors as soon as possible. If your jacket is just slightly damp, take a towel and pat it down. If it is soaking wet, do not put it in the dryer. That will ruin the leather. Hang it to dry and contact your local leather repair as they have methods to fix the jacket for you. For drink spills, immediately grab a towel and dab up the spill. From there, put a very small amount of warm water on the towel and gently wipe off to remove the stain.

Avoiding Sun Damage


Plan on spending all day in the sun? Even if the temperatures are cooler outside, you will need to be cautious about wearing your leather in direct sunlight for too long. When leather is exposed to the sun’s rays for extended periods of time, it can cause it to age and dry more quickly than normal. Why? The sun will soak in the UV coming down, causing it to run the oils it needs to stay healthy. Even if you condition and clean your leather quickly, it can be ruined. To be safe, save your leather jacket for the evening and put on something that can handle the sun. Plus, it will be a great way to switch from daywear to something chic for late afternoon and evening fun. Explore more about how sunlight affects leather to keep your belongings safe!

Cleaning Tips


Leather jackets are incredibly easy to clean and do not require much maintenance. You only need to wipe down your leather if there has been a spill. Purchase cleaning supplies specific to leather to ensure it keeps its quality. Work with your local leather store on a bi-annual schedule to have your jacket cleaned and conditioned. This will take the pressure off you to ensure your jacket is handled properly. From there, conditioning it will help restore any of the natural oils that have been lost. For anything on your own, always look at the care label. It is easy to forget and could determine the fate of your jacket!

When it comes to all of your leather-fur alterations, repairs and cleaning in Denver, CO, Jonval has you covered. Our team has the knowledge and expertise to help your jacket last all year long, for years to come. If you have any questions or need help with your jacket after any of your summer functions, give us a call at 720-377-1555 to see how we can help.
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What to Do With Your Vintage Fur Coats


July 18, 2018

If you are a Denver gal who as have been lucky enough to be the recipient of one or more vintage fur coats, you probably feel a mix of excitement and confusion. After all, the word vintage also implies that the fur coat may well be out of date. Even if the fur brings back memories because it belonged to a beloved family member, your inner stylish self probably doesn’t want to be seen in a coat that isn’t fashionable—regardless of the memories it evokes.
The good news is that you don’t have to relinquish this vintage beauty to a permanent spot in your closet (although when you do store, don’t miss this blog post on how to store it correctly: Tips for Storing Your Fur Coat from Denver’s Fur Coat Store). Give us a call and we can restyle your vintage coat into something that you will be proud to wear today. Here are just some of the ways we can transform your fur.

Make Fur Accessories

Just because a fur started out as a coat doesn’t mean it has to stay as a coat. We can turn a vintage fur into several different pieces, such as a hat, scarf, or handbag.

Shorten the Coat

If your vintage fur is long, sometimes just shortening it can bring it up to date. (You can also use the portion of the coat that is removed to create some of the accessories we just mentioned!)

Take Off the Sleeves

Remove the sleeves from vintage fur coat and you have a brand-new trendy vest. Another idea is to turn the coat into a shawl.

Think About Sheering

Most fur coats can be cut back to give the fur an entirely new look. Removing the long fur and leaving only the soft under layer can create a much more appealing look; the new piece will also be a lighter garment, so you can get more use out of it during cool weather rather than just frigid days.

Take Apart the Entire Coat

Depending on the style and size of your vintage fur, it might be possible to take it apart completely and create an entire new piece from the pieces of fur. You can create an entirely new piece for your wardrobe this way.
Regardless of how you end up remaking your vintage fur, make sure you know how to take care of it. Here’s an article that tells you exactly that: How to Care for Natural Fur Coats.

Do you have a vintage fur you would like to transform? Jonval Leathers and Furs can help! We can provide the care and detail you are looking for to create a new piece from an old one. When you are ready to repurpose your fur, let us help. We also have a large selection of leathers, furs, shearlings, and accessories for you to incorporate into your day-to-day wardrobe. We are located at 6880 E. Evans Ave. in Denver. We look forward to seeing you!
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Ways to Mix Up Your Style Including Custom Leather Ideas


July 11, 2018

If you feel like your closet is a little stale, you can make a few changes using some of the things you already have to mix things up! Whether you are looking to try some of the latest trends, or liven up your style, there’s plenty you can do. From using or buying versatile pieces and color coordination, to layering and custom leather pieces—use some of these tips and techniques to breathe new life into your closet. 
 

Find Versatile Pieces

One way to save money is to have a few go-to, versatile pieces of clothing that you can mix and match. These will be the staples that you can wear during an afternoon shopping along the 16th Street Mall, or for a romantic dinner date at the Bistro Vendome. Don’t underestimate the power of the following pieces:
 
● Black or brown leather jacket: Sleek and timeless, the leather jacket can be worn with a pair of blue, skinny jeans and sneakers, or as an accent with a dress and heels.
● White tank top: A great white tee is a perfect undershirt (…possibly under that black leather jacket or bright-colored blazer), or great on its own with a statement necklace.
● Striped shirt: A plain, black and white (or any color combination of your preference) will literally go with anything. Use it under a jacket, stand alone in black pants and heels, or with a casual, flowy skirt!

 
Color Coordinating and Schemes

Don’t feel like you aren’t the best at matching colors? Use this simple trick: use colors that are the opposite of each other on the color wheel.  For instance, mix blue and orange, purple and yellow, or red and green.

 
Layering Basics

Another important way to mix up your style is through layering. This isn’t the same as layering before going on a hike in the winter. This is layering that strategically uses different pieces to create a look. Start your layer with a base, such as a solid color tee. Keep your color scheme in mind for the layers you will put on top. Add your next layer and do not be afraid to mix up the fabric. Use jewelry that will accent your pieces. Don’t forget how important it can be to rock a great belt. In some situations, especially with a dress, you can pair a plain, flowy dress with an eccentric belt and statement necklace.
 

Custom Leather              

If you have a leather jacket that needs some attention, did you know you can visit a local leather shop to customize it? This is first a good way to make sure your jacket fits you. Up your fashion game and make sure you have a fitted jacket that complements you. Next, talk with them about ways to make it shine if it is looking dull. Add new buttons, zipper, and/or accents throughout that will bring it back to life.
 
For all of your custom fur and leather design in Denver, CO, be sure to stop in Jonval! Our team of experts will show you some of the best pieces in our showroom to add to your wardrobe. Also, we can help you customize your existing leather jacket to make it feel new. Stop by and see us today at 6880 E. Evans Ave.
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