As long as I’ve been working in the fashion and styling business, skinny jeans have reigned supreme. No matter how good the new and unique denim styles are (and there are many!), you ladies sure do love your skinnies.
Before we dig into this post, can I totally cheese out for a minute and say:
“All white is ALRIGHT for fall!”
Ok, glad that’s out of my system. I’m a sucker for a good pun. Lest we forget about all of our awesome fitting pairs of white denim we’ve acquired over the past few warm weather seasons, let’s reignite our passion for all white with this seasonally appropriate take on the non-traditional fall color.
Now, remember YESTERDAY’S POST about those awesome under $100 coats? Throw on any one of those neutral coats right on top and you’ve got yourself a head-turning and unexpected all white look that’s sure to be on repeat this season.
I think I may have spoken too soon yesterday when I said that I was ready to “start thinking Spring.” Mother Nature just shook her head at me and gave me a smack down in the form of 6-8 inches of snow forecasted for today. Really!? Again!? It’s MARCH 12th!!! Just plain ridiculous. The silver lining to this dumping of snow, is that it’s a perfect time to talk denim. The one clothing staple that is seasonless and knows no geographic boundaries.
I’ve had many questions come my way about denim over the past year: What color? What length? What style? Just to name a few. There are many factors to consider when purchasing denim, however once you master FIT, everything else is buttah’! Unfortunately, finding a good fit is totally individual and varies person to person and body shape to body shape. The only thing I can say is that aside from “carpenter” style boxy denim (I cringe at the thought of those hammer loops!), everything else is fair game. You need to take a few hours, go to the denim department of your favorite store and just try on all of the different styles until you find those that suit your frame best. No muffin tops, no plumber’s crack, enough room to breathe and appropriate length- i.e. no shorter than lower calf. Anything less, will cut your legs visually and make you look shorter and heavier than you are. Trust me.
Once you have your favorite CUTS of denim in check, we can move on to the next step: COLOR. Specifically, the 3 denim color variations I believe that every woman’s closet should contain.
1) Dark wash denim
This is a “dressier” version of denim. The dark wash is both slimming and classic. There should be little to no fading, whiskering or distress marks. Even paired with a simple white t-shirt, these jeans can be easily dressed up with a few key accessories. A statement necklace, a great pair of heels, a little blazer/jacket and you’re ready to hit the town!
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, this selection should not surprise you. I love me some distressed boyfriend jeans (see HERE or HERE!). The roughed up look is not for everyone, but I love the bit of edge it gives even the most conservative outfits! I’m a big advocate of incorporating unexpected elements into an outfit and these jeans are my secret styling weapon. I can think of nothing chicer than distressed boyfriend jeans paired with a soft cashmere sweater, pearls and classic high heels.
A pair of great fitting white jeans is one of the most versatile pieces in any woman’s closet. With a few switches of tops and accessories, this crisp denim wash can easily transition from beach to bridal shower, preppy to edgy, summer to winter. Yes, I said winter. I declared my advocacy of year-round white denim HERE.