Denim has long evolved from just a casual weekend fabric, it is truly the fabric of our lives. We are wearing denim day and night to work, dine, shop and play. We now have textured denim, coated denim and lots of amazing hues and styles that include skinny, wide leg and boot cut. Finding the right jeans that work for your body used to be quite the task. But, because denim is now made with lycra and designed to give you a more custom fit and for your curves, this has become less challenging. I’d like to take a stylish stroll through your day, night and weekend and give you some styling tips to wear denim day and night.
DENIM AT THE OFFICE
When wearing denim to work, always opt for a fitted pair of jeans, not tight or slouchy but neatly fitted. The silhouette can be boot cut, skinny, wide leg or even a denim pencil skirt. For the office I love pairing denim with a beautiful blouse, a crisp white shirt with a well tailored blazer or a soft t-shirt topped with a boucle’ jacket. Black jeans, medium or dark hued blue jeans are most appropriate for the office because they will give you a more refined appearance in a professional environment. If you work in a creative environment where there are no rules regarding office attire I suggest that you amp it up from time to time with jeans in jewel or pastel tones, but always keep the neat fit in mind. Feel free to embellish your work denim look with multiple strands of pearls or chains, a great wrist watch and give yourself a lift with a classic pointy stiletto or a kitten heel pair of shoes.
DATE NIGHT DENIM
For a less conventional date night look, try a sexy pair of coated jeans or a tone on tone printed jean. I love tonal prints because it’s on trend without being overstated. You can wear these jeans with a fabulous tunic in a sheer solid, a print with a dominant color if you dare or an open weave oversized tunic. A tunic is an elegant wardrobe staple. Look for tunics in refined fabrics and strategic draping for this sexy timeless ensemble. A platform or wedged pair of booties will give you the demure lift to finish this look. Regarding accessories, I say pile them on. Load up the bangles, get your favorite long pendant necklace and a great pair of hoop earrings or studs to enhance your shine.
Gone are the days of throwing on any old t-shirt and a pair of sloppy jeans. Lets get weekend chic and go for effortless glam. Grab a pair of your favorite ripped jeans, washed out hues, or a pair of dark jeans in a rich hue. Wear them with your favorite turtleneck, an embellished sweatshirt or a hi-lo t-shirt. This pairing will give you a comfortable urban chic look that’s uber comfortable and perfect for shopping or brunching with friends. If you opt for a more tonal look, wear your jeans with a chambre shirt, with a fitted tank top underneath. Top your weekend denim with your favorite knit hat and slip on a pair of low heeled boots for extra comfort. Now you’re ready for an effortlessly stylish weekend.
Denim so comfy and versatile it can be worn all day and well into the night. The style options are infinite just waiting for you to create your own modern masterpiece.