STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Denim for Days

In 1969, a writer for American Fabrics Magazine declared, “Denim is one of the world’s oldest fabrics, yet it remains eternally young.” Denim is a versatile fabric that has been made into countless styles of pants, jackets and the ever so trendy button-up for every age, young and old.

Denim is durable and has been adapted to fit the lifestyles and personalities of many different Fashionistas. The abundance of fits, cuts and colors can transform a look from day to evening, retro to modern or even punk to glam.

The spring/summer 2015 denim on denim trend can easily be transformed into a fall/winter staple by mixing colors and layers. Since denim on denim can be seen as a risky venture for some, it is best to start out small. Try working with denims from the same brand and wash so that you can avoid clashing shades, or work with two completely different washes to create contrast.

When working with a winter denim on denim ensemble, it is never wrong to incorporate neutrals. By rocking a denim skinny jean in black, as seen modeled by my Fashionista, you can create a pop of color in your look without the risk of clashing.

Another neutral that pairs well with the dark wash denim button-up my Fashionista is wearing is cream. By adding a lighter shade into the color mix, the dark winter shades are able to pop. Layering is essential in the winter time, and the simple crewneck sweater pairs easily with the button-up in a way that truly highlights the denim accent.

Layering a sweater or a vest over a denim on denim outfit helps to break up the color scheme and add a contrasting texture. Accessories such as over-the-shoulder handbags or statement necklaces can also help to create focal points within the look. Finish off the outfit with some ankle booties and soft curls, and you’ll be sure to turn some heads on the street!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’m not one to take a lot of risks when it comes to fashion, but I like staying on trend. I like denim on denim, but I didn’t want to risk clashing. I always opt to wear black denim jeans with my denim button-up so that I don’t have to worry about matching washes. And, since it’s winter and I’m always cold, adding a neutral sweater to the outfit was a must!”

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