When you hear the words denim or jeans, most people automatically think of their favourite pair of comfy pants. However, there is so much versatility when it comes to denim - but the key is not to 'over-do' it - you don't want to go 'jean crazy' wearing it head to toe (although, with the right mix of denim shades and other materials layered in, I have seen this look work very well). I like classic styles and I wanted to pay a little tribute to the various ways you can add demin to your wardbrobe:
The jean shirt is such a classic American look - I love it!!! I purchased a jean shirt from the GAP about a year ago and its such a staple in my closet - I love wearing it open with a white top underneath or layered under a navy sweater with the denim cuffs exposed - its my go to preppy-look!!!
Sienna Miller apparently likes her jean shirt too - I love how she'swearing it with a grey top underneath and with a similar grey-denim pant. I think that when you layer various denim shades, the look is casual but not overdone!
The spring/summer months is when you want to pull out that jean shirt, especially if its got the 3/4 sleeves - one of my favourite looks for the warmer months is a 3/4 sleeve jean shirt with white jeans or pants - its such a chic look and if you pair it with a classic pair of silver hoop earings, you look turns from casual into casual-chic!!! I also really like the look of a classic white shirt with a jean blazer layered on top - again, its casual/classic, but add those extra accessories and details and you've just created a really urban-chic style!
The thing that I love about jean shirts and dresses is that you can just throw them on or layer them with something uber-casual and it gives your look such a classic feel! I often glance through magazines to see how celebrities are wearing certain looks. I love how Blake Lively is wearing your little jean dress with a pair of black pumps - its so casual-classic, yet sexy all at the same time. Having a pair of killer legs definitely helps!!!!!!!!
The jean shirt layered with shorts is the perfect for a fresh summer day - when its not too hot and not too cool. I also 'love' white jeans for summer - they are so classic and you can really play them up or play them down - accessories and how you choose to wear them can really be asset when you're wearing denim - it can take your look from everyday-sloppy to classic to bohemian to sexy - its all up to you and how you choose to express your style!!!
I love shirt-dresses - they are so feminine and pretty. The jean shirt-dress is equally as feminine! I love the whole notion of combining the romantic-appeal of a dress with a more casual material like denim! I especially like this particular picture because it shows just how essential the belt is for this look to work - I Love it - the look is so pretty and cheerfull !!!
Here is another example of how to work the jean-dress - this looks seems to take it up a notch - I love the silver studded belt and the detail on the cuff - this look is still classic, but it has that extra edge and sassiness!!!
Finally, I had to add something about the jean blazer because its another classic way to add denim. I particularily like when the jean blazer is darker, almost desguised as a navy blazer. I thinks its a great way to add demin in a more sophisticated way - blazers are always classic and be layered with pants, shirts or dresses.
Jeans are great and the best part is, denim and jeans go way beyond pants and jean shorts - I love the look of jean shirts, jean dresses and blazers - they add that balance of casual-chic. Denim can really be played up and accessorized, so don't be afraid to 'play up' your jean look and most importantly, make it work for you!!!