Wednesday, July 22, 2009
How to Dress Up and Accessorize Denim
Every fashionista worth her Choos knows that a girl's go-to wardrobe staple is a fabulous pair of denim jeans. Denim is so amazingly versatile - the same pair of slouchy comfortable boyfriend jeans that you wore to the family barbecue last weekend can also make a chic fashion statement at this weekend's rock concert! So how does a girl take her denim from casual to killer in no time flat?
The first step is to add a gorgeous top - something feminine and flirty will completely offset the casualness of the denim, especially if you go with ultra feminine fabrics like silk and lace, or something with a little shine.
Next, there is nothing like a great pair of skyscrapers to give that denim the added kick it needs. I love the look of a strappy pair of metallic sandals with slouchy rolled denim. Another option would be one of the au courant shootie styles, in a killer platform.
And don't forget the power of a little bling. Accessorize with a funky chunky necklace and a stack of bangles. Finish with a chic little handbag and you are good to go!
Another great denim style that moves from day to night with style and ease is the skinny jean. Or, if skinnies aren't your style, a straightleg or bootleg style works equally well. You can dress up any of these styles with a few wardrobe basics that you probably already have in your closet!
You are going for a classic, timeless look here. Start with a basic button-down blouse or fitted white tee. Next, add a classic blazer and a pair of platform pumps - perhaps a stacked heel pump or an open-toe stiletto (patent leather works really well here). Word of caution: stay away from wedge heels as they are just a tad too casual for the look you are aiming for.
Finish with a sleek necklace, a statement cuff bracelet or bangle and a great shoulder bag and you are ready to dance the night away.
Well, there you go girls. From zero to ninety in expert style!