I’ve been living in jeans the last few months but I haven’t been motivated to give my outfit any attention. I miss the polish accessories bring to the table but am proceeding with caution. Too much effort seems silly at the moment, but I know I can do better in feeling more pulled together. This edited post from just a couple of months ago (seems more like a year!) continues as a source of inspiration on how to wear jeans moving forward.
Edited version previously post on La Dolce Vita blog:
Hello LDV readers. It’s Karima from A Note on Style with a post on jeans, a clothing item I think everyone can relate to. They’re the anchor of my wardrobe. Frankly, when I’m considering a new item to purchase, the first question I ask myself is how I’d wear it with jeans. And even though I love classic styling that has stood the test of time, I still like to consider options that feel fresh and introduce a modern note to my look.
I did a post a few weeks ago called “Jeans These Days” that highlighted some of the ways to style denim that feels the most current. With a variety of silhouettes in play, it’s ultimately the finishing details and wash that give a pair of jeans relevancy today. A gently worn finish that reads as authentic is where it’s at. A clean hem, void of excessive frayed edges or rips, welcomes jeans back to a classic state that’s been missing the last few seasons. With just these two details in check, styling a pair of jeans is a cinch.
I’m using the checklist below as a styling guide for the season highlighting the items I may want to purchase to successfully create a contemporary, classic look:
- Pair with a sharply tailored blazer
- Denim on denim is a good move
- Keep it tonal wearing shades of white
- Add an upscale luxe bag
- Add polish with classic gold jewelry
- Elevate with a beautiful belt
- White shoes with dark denim is a good thing
- Wear relaxed, straight or wide-leg jeans
- Pair with either loafers or sandals, in any heel height