We’re always looking for ways to make our favorite style cues feel fresh, and we love when we stumble across a trend-setter who is doing exactl that. Style blogger Aimee of SwellMayde pairs her Levi’s Women’s 501 Jeans (grab a similar pair here) with a chambray button-down top and lace tank, creating a double denim look with a bit of elegance. In another look, she switches out the chambray for a super seasonal plaid shirt. See both looks below, and check out the original post for more images.
Ripped jeans, leather and denim combos, general badassery in the wardrobe… that has it’s place, and we love it. But when you want to wear your favorite jeans or workshirt and maintain some serious feminine charm, there are a few tips to keep in mind for keeping it cute. Sometimes a few pleats there or a bow here can make all the difference, and you don’t have to go totally Minnie Mouse on yourself to achieve the look. See what we mean below, with these three ultra-pretty street style outfits.
1. Denim and lace. As Amy of Wolf & Wood demonstrates, there’s nothing more feminine than a crocheted or lace dress below a white wash denim jacket. This look can be achieved throughout the fall with tights and botos, and in the summer as shown. Don’t forget to cuff your jacket sleeves, and throw in a simple metallic accessory!
2. An impossibly cute ensemble by Bestie K, this look mixes a medium-wash denim workshirt with a bright red pleated skirt, knee length (length is a key player in this look!). She also wears an oversized necklace and some chunky boots to balance out her silhouette.
3. Chloe of Chloe Ting does double denim with a pair of black cut-off shorts and a medium-wash denim workshirt, tied up in the front, accented with a bowtie. Her sheer black polka-dot tights and preppy leather satchel emit a back-to-school vibe that has timeless appeal, and in this case, a little lolita appeal too.
Check out their outfits below!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: blogger style, bowtie, cut off shorts, cute outfit, denim and lace, Denim On Denim, denim workshirt, pleated skirt, Street Style
Opposites attract! Wanna show off your casual side (or totally rock’n'roll side, depending on what your denim looks like)? Pair up your dark wash denim jacket with a lace or crocheted skirt in off-white for a look that sends mixed signals of the best variety. Extra points for bold lipstick and a black fedora or some other statement-making hat. French blogger Valentine demonstrates below.
Images via Hello It’s Valentine.
Tags: dark wash denim, denim and lace, denim jacket, denim styling tip, denim trends fall 2011, how to wear denim this fall
Nasty Gal posted a sneak peek of their newest lookbook online, and we were immediately enamored with the opening image of light wash rolled denim shorts with lace inserts. In fact, that is pretty much the only thing we can think about. We feel a DIY coming on. Need a pair now? They sell a darker wash version of these for $78.
Image via Nasty Gal.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cut off shorts, denim and lace, denim shorts, nasty gal, rolled shorts, summer lookbook