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With Love, From Sweden: Three Fresh Denim Street Style Looks


Some style bloggers hit the nail on the head about once a month by combining colors, textures, and style sensibility in a look that gets hype’d and turns heads. Some of them are consistently awesome. We love Swedish style blogger Frida‘s ensembles enough to merit her a Google Reader subscription and a glance in the morning when we don’t know what to wear. She rocks denim like a champ, and we wanted to share three of her recent looks that we love, with some pointers to help you achieve a similar level of chic.

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First look, faux fur x lace x hooded carigan.

Mixing a more casual garment (hooded cardigan) with a decidedly more formal garment (faux-fur vest and lace top), you get a look that meets luxury and everyday style somewhere in the happy medium. A pair of perfectly fitting medium-wash blue jeans and leather accessories make the look versatile and accessible, while the lace and fur combo always add a bit of bohemian charm. Keep that in mind if you’re going for boho.

 

Second look, leather cropped jacket x cut-off shorts x costume jewels.

“Biker babe meets princess” is a look we love, and it’s easy to achieve. One part cut-off denim shorts (wear them with tights when the weather is chilly), one part light-colored cropped leather jacket (the more buttery, the better), a plain grey tee, and a blingin’ costume jewelry bib necklace combine for a knock-out ensemble. Her silver studded bag and metallic ankle boots are great punctuation for the otherwise light hued fabrics. Some fringe on those shorts are a must, and you can rock thick mascara and pretty pink lips to balance out the “princess” factor.

 

Third look, classic plaid top x platform shoes x ankle length skinny jeans.

Here’s a super classic look that combines Americana plaid with ’70s boho.¬†Once again she wears medium-wash ankle-length jeans and her lace top, but she mixes those pieces with a boho fringe bag, a floppy hat, and big Jeffrey Campbell platform shoes. She layers a plaid top in red, white & blue and changes the course of the whole ensemble and ups the casual factor. Notice her color palette—and how much character the bag and hat add.

 

We hope you enjoy these three looks and have some fun trying them out. One of our favorite things about Frida is how often we see the same pieces popping up in her looks. She makes the most of a few key pieces and a great pair of jeans by switching out accessories and separates. You can do the same!

Stalk Frida’s style on her blog.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jan 10 2012 in Denim Fashion » Street Style Watch

Daily Denim Tip: Try A Thicker Cuff For A Different Jean Shorts Look


Swedish model & blogger Karin Bylund shows us a different way to rock acid wash shorts this summer—rather than frayed edges or a small cuff, she folds up her denim for a mega-cuff that creates a slimming effect on the legs (not that she needs it, but some of us do!) and a bit of a different, dramatic approach to summer dressing. We’re digging the wash, too.

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Image via Karin Bylund.

—Michelle Christina Larsen

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Posted Jul 13 2011 in Denim Therapy » Denim Tips

Swedish Model Shows Us How To Wear Denim on Denim


Swedish model and style blogger Karin Bylund shows us how to rock denim-on-denim and turn major heads (despite the fact that it’s a rampant trend and just about everyone has caught on). Her impeccably cuffed short-shorts (check that proportion!) are matched with a denim jacket and a magenta knit top, which divides up the blue-on-blue with fresh spring appeal. It helps that she’s a model and has the legs to rock these skimpy bottoms, but the point here is the pop color, and that’s one trick no one is restricted from using.

—DT Staff

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Posted May 16 2011 in Denim Fashion » How to Wear It
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