As fashion week is now upon us and Fall is knocking on our door, I wanted to do a look that was glam and perfect for the runway shows coming up. I chose to use the Topshop button front denim skirt as the base for this look as I think it’s so easy to style and affordable. I paired it with a cropped white shirt and then layered on this Topshop cape to glam it up. This look almost has a mix of New York and Parisian chic since I added in the knee high boots from Ralph Lauren.
Getting to the accessories, as the outfit is very retro, I wanted to add a little flare so I chose this Rebecca Minkoff fringe bag to give it that appearance. For the jewellery, I kept it simple with this elegant gold bracelet and these burgundy earrings as I didn’t want anything too over the top. Finally, just like so many do during fashion week, you need some sunglasses to finish it off. I opted for these Marc Jacobs sunglasses as I love the 70’s vibe the frames have. Do you like it?
The ankle fray is a look that I have been a fan of and have been wearing it many years before it even became a staple for many brands. It is a great way to freshen up your old pair of jeans or just to add a casual edge to a new pair with a simple DIY. Though popular, it doesn’t mean that labels will be coming out with a secondary style of every wash with a frayed hem each season. Which is why I decided to change it up a bit and do a styling post on a customized pair of the J Brand Maria High Rise in Graphite. I love the worn black wash of them, but they don’t come with a frayed hem and with this being an easy DIY, it is just as easy for you to have the exact pair for yourself.
I wanted to do a look that had a classic sense, but with a little flare. When I first saw this RtA shirt, I knew it was the perfect piece to bring that type of look to life. The fringe in the back somehow makes the look feel more freeing. As a frayed hem and fringed t shirt can feel like a lot at once, I wanted to bring it down with timeless pieces, like these Toga Pulla boots and Saint Laurent bag. They add structure to the look without taking away that free spirit vibe that is given off.
I am such a fan of the way the fringe of a distressed hem falls against a pair of fresh white sneakers, like these Nike Roshes. There is a different type of chicness to it that even a cropped pair of frays just won’t give off. It’s a perfect pairing with staple pieces like this green Equipment shirt and a leather jacket by R13. Then to finish off the look, I chose a hat by Janessa Leon to give this look a more Rosie Huntington-Whiteley vibe.
As everyone is trying to hold onto the last leg of the Summer, I wanted to do a look that was breezy and something for nights at the beach hanging around a bonfire. I paired the jeans with a printed shirt by Saint Laurent (similar here) for its lightweight feel and it helps bring that easy beach attitude when paired with these Valia Gabriel sandals. As the pairing of the shirt and sandals also give an ethnic vibe, I wanted to carry that on some more with a Shashi bag to help complete the look.
-How many of you are thinking about giving some of your jeans the frayed treatment?
You can’t beat the classic combination of a white t shirt and jeans. It is timeless and can be dressed up with any type of accessory to take it up a notch. Not to mention that you can wear it to pretty much any occasion because you’ll always looked put together.
I chose the Ella High Rise in Kyle from Big Star for their classic appeal. Not only is the wash timeless, but the fit as well which makes them perfect to pair with this R13 t shirt. I then chose a pair of Kenzo boots to add a bit of a downtown vibe to the overall look when paired with the accessories. To carry on that feel, I added a Natalie B cuff and a bag from Elizabeth and James. This is a look that I can see any girl wearing whether it be a picnic at the park or just strolling around town. It’s easy and put together, which I think is a look that every girl is for.
Let’s face it, the best part about going back to school is your first week of outfits. Chances are your mom/grandma took you shopping, or you went with your friends, and your outfit game is strong for your first day back. If you ran out of time this year or maybe you weren’t inspired, the crew at Denim Blog has got you covered. Below are 5 outfits you can recreate within your closet or with the new set of clothes you got for the new school year, but don’t limit yourself to the first day, you can wear these outfits all year long. What’s your style on the first day?