Oh wait, that was a different trend. We’ll just stick to the Blue Jean bit of that song. And as there are so many options with denim, we really will just stick with the blue jean bit…for today anyway. Jeans are such a versatile wardrobe staple. I’m sure I mentioned earlier that I could gladly wear “jeans” everyday. Especially a well cut, beautiful fitting pair.
Classic Boyfriend – In a way, these really are boyfriend jeans. Or husband jeans anyway. They belong to the Fashion Mister. But sometimes they belong to me! He’s already done all the hard work and broken them in! Luckily, he is taller than me, which is impressive since I am about 176 cm (5’9″) – pretty sure I used to be 5’10”, but age must have me shrinking – anyway, it allows me to do the rolled-up cuff on his relaxed fit jeans. Rather than pair them up with the standard white t-shirt, I have gone for a grey ribbed shirt. I love that this shirt is very fitted but because of the ribbing it hides some of the figure “flaws”. It’s autumn here so layering the faux fur vest and adding a scarf mean I’m ready to face the ever-changing weather but still look relaxed and cool (not as in temperature either)! I could have gone with flats for this look as is often done but you know me…I like a little of the unexpected…so the fierce black leather wedges finished off this look.
70s Bell – These are my beloved J-Brand high-waisted jeans I went on and on about in an earlier post. If you missed that post – these are my favourite jeans! Yes, I think I love them! I purchased them from the 70% off section of Shopbop.com which made them reasonably priced and as they are my go-to jeans the “per-wear” cost has been LOW! I’ve paired my little lovelies up with a red plaid shirt, leather biker jacket and red cowboy boots. I think the old handbag plays up the side-saddle look required to give this a little of a modern cowgirl vibe.
Skinny Double Dipping – I had to try the oh so popular double denim look. Really just to see if I could and to see wha you all think of it! These dark indigo blue skinnies are also a pair of J-Brands found at a great price. I figured I liked the first pair so much I’d try another style from them. As skinnies go, these are pretty tops. The shirt is from Target, so reasonably priced. I wanted to make sure there was some major distinction in the two shades of denim as I thought trying to go too matchy-matchy would go very wrong. The contrast makes it more natural to me. I have added in a stack of bangles, a couple of blue based necklaces (including a vintage owl, originally from my mum’s jewelry box). The nude/beige colored scarf and suede wedges finish off the look without making themselves the statement.
Tomorrow will be all about coloured denim.
- J is for Jeans: I Think Therefore I Am a Blue Denim Purist (#atozchallenge) (raisingthecurtain.net)
- Blue Jeans (knockedupfabulous.wordpress.com)
- Blue Jean Baby (mossyfrog.wordpress.com)