1 pair of jeans, 3 looks: How to style your jeans?
With this blog entry I want to demonstrate how much you can get out of just a few well selected items. I am sharing my style wisdom with you and showing you how I styled one pair of mom jeans* in three different ways.
As a result I have three different looks that will take me to work, relaxed lunches and casual get-togethers. Here in The Netherlands I could probably get away with wearing one of these for going out. But I am not sure if I like the idea of wearing denim to a party. After all, just a while back, I was encouraging you to dress up more. I must admit that denim is handy on the bike though!
*Read more about the rise of mom jeans on this article by The Atlantic
1 pair of jeans, 3 different looks
Look 1: Lace top, Chanel-inspired knitted jacket and black ankle boots
This is a classic chic combination that works for many occasions. You can easily elevate the look by wearing a metallic heel and dangly earrings for a night out.
Look 2: Oversized floral top with high neck and fantasy leopard print sock-boots
This is such a happy combo. That top is getting loads of compliments. Those hydrangeas really pop! The cobalt blue colour is beautiful and make an energetic style statement.
Look 3: Leopard print top with dangling earrings (a birthday gift from my sister) and black basic ankle boots
Can you imagine that the top is a DIY? I made it myself of a dress that was too tight around my hips. I just cut the skirt part out and hemmed it. The work was done in maybe 15 minutes. I am known for last minute style DIY’s because I do this quite often. It’s fun and it gives a new life to an item that was otherwise doomed to recycling bin. Do you customize your fashion?
Less items, more style
See, real style doesn’t have to mean having a second apartment to store your clothes. That quirky lifestyle feature is reserved for fashion journalist at large Anna Dello Russo. You can get quite far with just one really good pair of jeans and a few well-selected tops.
To decide collectively which look is a winner, I ran a vote on Instagram and you can see the results below. You are still welcome to chime in and tell in the comments of this Instagram post. Tell me which one is your favorite and why. You can also leave a comment on this post. I would love to hear your style insights!
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You can also save I on Image’s style pics in your Instagram collections. I have started to use Instagram collections for saving style inspiration. There’s a collection for everything nowadays: Food, home, accessories, career inspiration, blogging tips -and of course fashion.
You can save a post on Instagram by clicking the little flag icon at the bottom right of the photo. Then you can name your collections as you like and refer to them whenever you want.
The collections are private, even if your account is public. It’s a great way to save all your favorite looks in one place and to keep a style journal for your everyday inspiration. Really handy feature, isn’t it?
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Read also my guest blog for I Love Jeans: How to Wear Denim to The Office?
Enjoy your smart casual denim looks!
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*This post was originally published on 12th December 2019 and updated with new photos and links on 1st November 2019