STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Blue Jeans, James Dean

Typically, the temperature in Los Angeles hardly ever dips below a breezy 60-degrees, or so I’ve been told. Although coming from the “Windy City,” where the winter wind chill can bring the temperature down to a cozy subzero, 50-degrees in January is a walk in the park. I have come to find, however, a staple for LA and Chicago winter-wardrobes is great denim.

On a rather sunny day (shocker!) this Fashionisto nailed a head to toe denim outfit, otherwise known as a “Canadian Tuxedo.” In order to make this look more James Dean and less rodeo rider, this Fashionisto was smart and layered with a crisp, white button-down shirt, creating the perfect color contrast.

He completed his denim ensemble with a neutral-printed scarf, aged loafers and thick, black-rimmed glasses. While these pieces carry individual appeal, they become suddenly cohesive when paired with the denim separates.

Denim is renowned as a closet essential and should be treated as such. Here are a few realizations I have had about buying, owning and wearing denim; a denim epiphany if you will. First, quality denim does NOT come cheap. Thus, if you want those suckers to last, you better treat them right. Secondly, an individual cannot and should not own just a single pair of denim, at least two (black and dark blue are my recommendations). Lastly, just as any other piece in your wardrobe, your denim should express your personality. According to Giorgio Armani, “jeans represent democracy in fashion.”

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Blue, black, white or tie-dye; denim never goes out of style, ever.”