Whenever I feel like I have nothing to wear I go with one of two options. The first option is a t-shirt with jeans and a leather jacket. The second option is denim on denim, as seen here in this look.
SHOP THE LOOK: Jeans | Chambray Shirt | Suede Heels (linked a less expensive version here) | Belt is old from H&M (similar one linked here) | Chanel Bag (similar, more affordable version linked here) | Rose Gold Necklace courtesy of Fossil
I wore these medium blue jeans in my last post and I can’t stop wearing them. They’re a perfect shade of blue; not too light but not too dark. I also love the silhouette on them. As I’m getting older I’m realizing how much a love a high rise, and these hit me at the perfect spot on my waist. As much as I love skinny jeans, a straight, cropped style allows you to show off fabulous shoes. These are such a great length. I’m 5’4” and they required zero cutting or hemming. (I mentioned this in the other post, but go up a size on these because they have very little stretch.)
When it comes to denim tops, Madewell is always my go-to shopping destination. They always have the classic button up style in this beautiful light wash, but each season they also add in some unique styles in denim fabric.
The thing I love about this blue on blue look is that it goes with any accessory color palette you choose. Basically, denim is a neutral and you can wear it with whatever you want. For this look, I chose black, but could wear the same denim pieces with brown for a completely different vibe. Or red, or blue, or… you get the point. Denim on denim sets the canvas to give you freedom for everything else you want to wear. It’s really a no-fail combination.
I splurged on these black suede pumps last year because I loved how they look on my foot. I’d gone through black pump after black pump and never found the right ones. I probably spent more money trying to get numerous knock-off of these than if I had just saved up to get these in the first place. As far as heels go, these are one of my best purchases. Obviously after hours and hours on your feet, they’re going to hurt, but these are by far the most comfortable pair of heels I’ve ever owned.
STYLE TIP: I always like to make sure that my denim is always a deliberately different color. If the shades are too close it looks like you were trying to match, then failed miserably. Typically I reserve the darker denim for the bottom (no reason) and the lighter denim on top. Maybe next time I’ll reverse it! We’ll see. What’s your no-fail outfit combination?
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