For my styling post this week, I chose the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny in Axel for my weekend look. They are a clean pair with a great fit and are pitch black, the darkest that I have owned. I would say that the color palette of this look was inspired by the mood the cloudy weather has been making me feel. I have always been a fan of layered looks that look like you just threw everything on and can easily pair any bag with, whether it be a satchel or backpack.
I paired the jeans with an R13 leather vest, Saint Laurent belt, Brian Lichtenberg sweater and a pair of Nike Dunks. With every piece being virtually black, I wanted to break it up a bit with the silver in the belt and the blues in the shoes. When I thought of this outfit, I had the casual “borrowed boyfriend” vibe in mind. The juxtaposition of wearing the sweater slouchy and vest oversized with the fitted jeans helps keep the look tough without sacrificing a feminine feel. How many of you girls would wear a look like this?
I’ve been a fan of flares and I wanted to switch it up and style a pair for my weekend going out look. I chose Goldsign Sissi Flares in Focus because I like the higher rise and black wash. I chose this silk striped blouse from Zara to go with it because I like that it’s a slouchier silhouette and would look nice with it partially tucked into the jeans.
I accessorized with these striped shoes from Zara as well because I think the pointed stripes would look really nice underneath the wide leg of the jeans and they would contrast well with the shirt. I accessorized with this gold leaf necklace from Dorothy Perkins to complement the lower neckline and this Alexander Wang beige bag.
I wanted to choose a pair of classic blue jeans for this styling post. So why not choose a pair by one of the most iconic denim brands, 7 For All Mankind? I chose their Skinny in Aggressive Siren to be styled three different ways, ranging from the usual casual to something more classic. See the looks below.
My first thought when I was styling this look is that I wanted to work with different lengths. This is a dress (also by Sevens), but I think it works just as well as a shirt for the look that I was going for here. I always love the breezy feel of pairing a long tunic that hits mid-thigh with a skinny pair of pants and ankle boots.
This look is perfectly fine without the blazer, but I feel the addition of this Saint Laurent jacket keeps the look smarter because of the slim shape. When I was choosing a shoe to pair with these I instantly thought of something graphic and bold that wouldn’t take away from the look and enhances the overall feel. So there was no other choice than these Chanel boots from the Spring 2012 collection. What is great about this look is that it would work on girls of different heights.
The outfit would look just as great if the jeans are cropped for someone taller or cuffed for someone on the shorter side. That is always an idea when I do these posts, something that works on various body types.
This is another one of those looks that works for various heights and shapes. I wanted something simple, easy, and with structure. The red leather jacket from Zara creates a statement while adding structure. With the jacket being so bold, and even stronger when paired with these jeans, I wanted to keep everything else minimal. This Helmut Lang t shirt has a nice drape to it and grey t shirts go with every color under the sun. The Marant boots add more ease to the feel and adds a bit more femininity to the overall look. Then to give it a more casual feel, I chose to finish off the look with this Rick Owens beanie.
This is a look that was inspired by the women of Paris. The way they just throw on a statement jacket over classic pieces is always inspiring to me. For the statement piece I chose a jacket by Etro. The backdrop to the jacket is a classic white t shirt by James Perse and the Rag & Bone Newbury boots. To round out the overall boho feel, I wanted to choose a braided belt. It’s an accessory that gives a casual statement of its own.
I got the opportunity to style some of J Brand’s white jeans, which is not just for the Spring or Summer, but can be worn during any season. They are so versatile and can serve as a blank slate for an outfit or add a crisp finish to a look.
The first pair that I styled was the Valentina Flares in Blanc. These jeans have a great high waist and wide legs, both elements I love. I styled them with a silky patterned blouse from Tucker, tucked in to show off the high waist cut. To highlight the flare leg, I paired them with a pair of gold pointy pumps from J Crew. I paired these pieces with a tan leather motorcycle jacket from Marc Jacobs and a bright purple bag from Proenza Schouler.
Next I styled the Aidan in White Destruct. I wanted a more relaxed look for these jeans since they’re a slouchy boy fit. I also chose a more neutral color palette. The Aidan’s went well with a slouchy light weight gray sweater from TopShop, a piece for the transition to warmer weather. I chose these Converse Chuck Taylor high tops, a simple gold necklace from American Apparel and finished the look with these pale pink sunglasses from Warby Parker.
The last pair was the 811 Mid-Rise Skinny in Arctic White. I love the look of white on white, so I chose this white blouse with a black peter pan collar from Oscar de la Renta. I like that the detailing on the blouse adds some texture to the look. I accessorized with pops of color, like these Sam Edelman cobalt heels, Cole Haan blue clutch and Kenneth Jay Lane coral ring.