For this weeks Weekend Going Out Look, I chose a pair of Acne’s Needle High Rise Skinny jeans. I picked these because I really liked the high rise style and blue wash. Since these have such a great high waist, I chose this cropped leather blouse from Tibi to pair them with. I think this is a fun way to wear the crop top trend without letting too much skin show and the detailing on the back is a nice touch.
Because the blouse is such a great blank slate, I added a bright necklace from Lulu Frost for J Crew, these L.A.M.B Oxley Pumps in Wine, and finished the look with this simple black Alexander Wang Clutch.
Metallic was a big trend for Fall, so why not show how they can work for Winter as well? I chose the Joe’s Ankle Skinny Jeans in Silver (click here to buy) for this styling post. These are a pair of jeans that are bold on their own, but when styled a certain way, you can either have them as the base of a look or as the stand out piece. You can see my cold weather ready looks below.
For the first look I went for a minimal approach by pairing them with neutrals so the jeans stand out. I styled them with the Topshop Borg Biker Jacket, T by Alexander Wang T Shirt, Bottega Veneta Belt, and Celine Sandals. I wanted to break up the look a bit with the red belt. That little pop of color keeps the upper body from looking like a marshmallow. Just like the belt, the sandals help the look as well. When there is this much lack of color going on at the top, a shoe like this helps keep the outfit look modern with its barely there style.
Silver is a color that I find works really well with neutrals, but when styled with the right colors and pieces, it can work as a base just like every other pair of jeans. For this look, I decided to pair the jeans with the J Brand Daria Shirt, a Topshop Puffer Vest, Marant Lazio Boots, and a Diesel Belt. I could not think of any other style denim shirt to pair with these pants. I think one that is patched with different shades and slightly oversized works best with the silver. I would suggest tucking the shirt in and roll the sleeves up as wearing it this way dresses down the smart aspect that silver jeans tend to give off.
For this months styling post for SSENSE, I wanted to change it around and do something for the guys. I usually style a lot of ladies looks, but I love men’s fashion just as much as I do women’s, so I had fun creating this casual look around a pair of Nudie Tight Long John jeans. I chose these jeans for the base of the outfit as they are such a classic raw denim colour which goes with anything and Nudie always provide a great fit, in my opinion.
I decided to pair the jeans with a Marc by Marc Jacobs Heather Grey Leather Trimmed Thompson Sweatshirt, some Common Project Low Tops in Burgundy, a Neil Barrett Burgundy Wool Knit Beanie and a Maison Martin Margiela Brass Spiral Ring.
Burgundy is always my favourite colour for Winter and I think it looks just as good on men as it does on women, if not better, so that’s why I added some colour to the look with the sneakers and beanie. The sweatshirt is also another favourite of mine, when I saw it I could definitely envision many outfits as it’s such a simple yet beautiful piece of clothing. Grey marl is very versatile and I think the black leather detailing makes it that little bit more structured so it looks more smart than casual. I added the ring in just as a finishing touch, but I know male jewellery is great for some and not for others, so of course it’s optional. Would you wear a look like this?
It’s my turn this week to style the weekend going out look and I have been really excited for this post! One of my favourite jeans are these Koral Los Angeles skinny jeans in Merlot that I got a few months ago as I find them so versatile and gorgeous! I dress them up or down and they work either way, so that’s why I wanted to include them in this weeks look.
This outfit is very much my style as it’s something that I would wear out. I always love adding colour and stand out pieces to my outfits as I find that dressing in dull colours or an outfit that’s mostly the same shade can get quite boring. This is just how my personality is though as people like Kate Moss can get away with the monochrome look day after day and make it work!
So, for this outfit, I paired the Koral jeans with a black blazer from River Island, a pewter/silver cami top from Mango, some Miss KG Arctic black suede ankle booties and an Anya Hindmarch pewter glitter clutch. I kept most of these pieces affordable from the high street as I know not everyone (myself included) can afford to splash out on expensive clothes that you would only wear a couple of times or less, so I tend to do a lot of my shopping (jeans not included) in places like Topshop and Zara which is much cheaper than designer, but still of better quality than most.
Overall though, I really love this look and am inspired to wear an outfit like this next time I go out to dinner or something similar. What do you think of the look? I feel like it’s really dressy, but it’s still a statement as the jeans are burgundy and you have elements of sparkle! I also much prefer pewter over silver as I feel it’s more classic, silver can be too bright and tacky sometimes when it comes to glitter, so pewter is a better shade to wear to keep it smart. You can also read my review on these jeans here.