Since November, we endured snow, we endured the hail and we endured the gloom. We eagerly checked our mobile weather apps to discover when the sun will finally come out to play. Well, these past few weeks the sun has done more than play; it has outright danced its way out from behind the clouds. We’ve managed to skip spring all together and jump straight into 80 degree summer weather (or so we think). This weekend the app says we are in the 60s and 70s again, so this bipolar weather leaves us Fashionistas/os in a predicament — what do we wear?
I recently received the Bloomingdale’s spring collection catalogue in the mail, and I noticed that a top fashion trend for men and women is to pair light, distressed jeans with a jet black shirt or jacket. This look is perfect for our confused and bipolar world since the light tone pairs well with the dim black. I actually wore this look over Easter weekend when it was a beautiful day in the high 60s, and I was going to brunch with some friends in Georgetown. I decided that a lusty sun and a crisp breeze was the perfect opportunity to bust out my J Brand ripped jeans, Zara black trench and wedged sneakers. This way, I was ready for whatever the weather threw at me that day, in style too!
Therefore, in this unpredictable climate one way to manage wearing light denim is to add some layers with it. At a campus party I was lucky to spot this Fashionisto wearing his G-Star jeans, ZAK leather jacket, a Zara cashmere sweater underneath and distressed combat leather boots from Berlin. I know I said blazers were my favorite “on the go” pick, but leather bomber jackets just might be tied in my lookbook. They are so versatile since they can be worn during the day at a BBQ, in class or at night at a bar.
Hint: Looking to dress up distressed denim for a fancier occasion? Wearing a neon or pastel colored button-down, thin tie and a blazer adds a spunky twist to the traditional blazer and dockers. So Fashionistos, enjoy your ripped jeans while you can this spring or summer.