If someone were to ever ask me, “What is one article of clothing you CANNOT live without?”. The answer to that question would be my jeans! I LOVE denim. I would wear them all day, every day if I could. It’s my go to “comfort clothes” when I feel like kicking back or running errands. It’s my second skin. The versatility of dressing it up and down are endless.
Denim has always been a casual fabric used for “hard labor” back in the Gold Rush days, created by Levi Strauss & Co. These days it’s worn in all occasions and has become a staple in closets. I’ve even found a way to dress it up, perhaps even enough to wear it to the office. That sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? How can you wear denim to work?
I have on a denim button down shirt with a self-tie that creates a feminine bow. It’s not a combination you see often in the denim world, but the trend is definitely happening. This silhouette traditionally is made in a softer drapier fabric. Although, I love how a silhouette is made in an unexpected fabric making it fresh and new. The cut of the top is slimming and long enough for me to tuck in.
I paired it back to a super high waist jean that was tailored perfectly to fit me (like a glove!). The pocket and details were constructed as if it was a pair of trousers, making it look dressy. The length of the pant was a wee bit long. I had to hem them for my 5′ 4.5″ frame. However, the high waist plus the longer pant length, proportionately makes me look taller than I really am. That’s a nice little trick!
The Sergio Rossi animal print velour stilettos added novelty to the monochromatic colors. I’ve had these shoes for a few seasons now. Animal patterns are a classic, so if you want to invest in a pair, look for a pump in subtle colors.
To look like a real boss lady, I have this 80’s oversized vintage Gucci clutch I inherited (or stole) from my mom. Yes she was that cool, before Tom Ford made it cool. It’s in super good shape and I love the size of this bag. It holds everything, even an iPad! The colors are classic and makes any outfit look elevated! Thanks mom!
Overall, I felt put together and ready for the day. These denim pieces are well tailored and look so polished when worn together. Give it a try and tell me all about it on the comments below.
- The darker the denim color the more “formal” it looks, especially raw denim.
- Look for tailored details like zipper pocket finish, pressed leg cuffs, or bow details.
All photos by Jason Tang
Denim Button Down Shirt
Wide Leg Denim Trousers
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