There is nothing more classic, comfortable and stylish then a good pair of jeans. Denim has always been a go-to wardrobe staple worn by literally every Fashionista and Fashionisto. However, more recently denim has taken a more fashion forward turn. Spring 2012 collections from Theyskens' Theory, Balmain and 3.1 Phillip Lim and many others showcased a lot of dressed up denim. From jeans to vests, jackets, maxi-skirts, and even overalls; wearing different variations of denim is a huge trend this season as noted by this week's Fashionista.
This Fashionista keeps her look simple yet stylish by pairing monochromatic accessories with a white camisole, all the while ensuring her distressed denim jeans are the main focal of her outfit. She also adds to her casual appeal by cuffing her jeans. The end result is an outfit that is cool and casual yet versatile enough to be worn to school or out to lunch with friends.
Name: Tara Conrad
Campus: Humber College
CollegeFashionista: What inspires you and your personal style?
Tara Conrad: Anything and everything inspires me; from my mood in the morning, to different street styles and also New York and Paris fashion week.
CF: What is your favorite trend of spring/summer 2012?
TC: I would have to say the whole bra-less and side boob trend going on. However, I must say I really do love the south Asian inspired trend as well. I have such an obsession for turban's and bold prints worn head to toe!
CF: What are three wardrobe staples that you can't live without?
TC: I'd have to say my black Diesel booties! I think you can never go wrong with an edgy pair of boots. I can never hold on to a pair of jeans, jacket, dress or shirt. Im always changing my wardrobe so I have no staple pieces in my closet. However, my Diesel boots are the only item that will stay in my closet forever! They go well with everything and are versatile between seasons.
How To: It is no secret that denim can be worn with virtually everything but there is a certain way to achieve this Fashionista's look. The most important element is your choice of denim. Opt for distressed denim like this Fashionista for a more laid-back vibe, or a dark washed pair for a more classic look. Pair your denim with simple tops in neutral colours and don't be afraid to dress it up with heels and/or a blazer for a more fashion-forward appearance. Overall, you should be left with an extremely versatile, effortlessly stylish and on trend outfit that will have heads turning. For more ideas about different ways to wear denim inspired by street style, check out this website: www.eatsleepdenim.com.