Thursday, November 3, 2016

Double the Denim, Double the Fun


 Photos by Meredith Foley of This Lavender Life
Top  | Jeans |  ShoesHat ℅ | Purse (on sale)  | Necklace (5-in-1)  | Earrings (under $50!!!) 

Has this week flown by, or what? I don't know if it's because I had company in town, and have been playing catch up, or because I'm hosting three events this week, but I have no idea where the time has gone. Plus, it's already November! I'm still waiting for it to finally feel like fall here in Houston, so I can bust out my denim, blanket scarves, and coats. With temperatures still in the mid-to-upper 80's, it's hard to stop dressing in flowy sundresses, and realize that winter is just around the corner. 

This embellished chambray top from a new favorite, Roberta Roller Rabbit, is a great transitional piece that you can wear all season long. Pair it with denim or white shorts in warmer months, and when temperatures dip, swap it out and mix it with your favorite pair of denim. Another great look would be leggings, a boyfriend jean jacket, and Converse tennis shoes, creating casual chic look. 

Mixing denim with denim has been a trend I've been trying to perfect the last few seasons, and it's actually really easy to pull off. Here are a few of my fool proof tips to help you achieve this ultra cool look.

-Don't go for a monochromatic look. Be sure to mix different shades of denim together (i.e. lighter washes, with darker washes). 

-Utilize washes/colors to flatter your body. Darker washes, have a slimming effect, somewhat like the color black, and flatter every size and shape. Lighter washes draw more attention, so pairing a lighter colored top, with a darker wash bottom is always a safe bet. 

-Stay away from anything too Western, unless you're going to the rodeo. 

-Distressed denim is all the rage right now. Consider pairing a distressed pair of jeans with a button-up chambray top to give it just the right amount of juxtaposition. 

-Add the right accessories. Think something along the lines of a bold purse, like this Vera Bradley one, or top it off with a great seasonally appropriate hat, like this one from Hat Attack (both pictured above). If you're dressing up your denim look, or dressing it down, make sure your accessories make sense and add to your look, not take away from it.

And that's all there is too it! If you have any tips on wearing this combo, I'd love to hear it!

If you're in the Houston area, be sure to join me this Saturday, November 5th from 2-4pm, at Macy's Memorial City for the opening of "Vera Bradly World of Macy's." This unique store within a store will be opening at select Macy's stores across the country, and will feature all the pieces you've grown to love, as well as specialty pieces, like the Sidesaddle Crossbody pictured below. I'll be talking about trends, gifts ideas for the upcoming holiday season, and sharing all my favorite pieces with you. Hope to see you there! For more details, click here

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