When I first saw Jonathan’s post on this Rag & Bone Monterey Denim jacket, I loved it! I love the distressing along the bottom hem and the wash is so versatile, so I chose it for my weekend going out look. Since summer is in full swing and I am trying to get as much pool and beach time in as possible, I thought I’d style a look that could transition from pool side to a night out.
For day, the denim jacket would make a great layer worn open over this bikini top from Billabong, paired with this blue P.A.R.O.S.H skirt. These suede wrap sandals from Ancient Greek are casual but have a nice feminine touch. The embellished clutch from ASOS adds a bit of texture and more color to the look, and I always love how polished clutches make a more casual outfit dressy. To transition the look to night, I would style the jacket more as a denim shirt, wearing it buttoned up with the skirt and the sleeves pushed up to show off this sleek gold cuff from Alexis Bittar.
My obsession with grey jeans is still going strong and this time I chose a clean cropped pair by GOLDSIGN to style. I opted for their Frontier Cropped in Braylon mainly for its wash, but the cut has a strong Kate Moss feel to it that made me decide on three looks that were all inspired by her.
Ms. Moss had a moment a few years back when she lived in her cardigans and cowboy boots, this look was inspired by that time. I paired the jeans with boots by Dingo for the contrast that the worn deep red adds. I then wanted to add a model signature, a muscle t by Isabel Marant. If I were to say there was a perfect muscle t shirt, this would be it. It wouldn’t be a look of that time without the cardigan and I chose this simple and clean one by Margiela. Then, it couldn’t be a Moss look without some funky accessory. I chose this one by Luv AJ for its slightly organic worn western vibe.
Nothing screams Moss more than the a shrunken blazer, graphic t shirt and some ankle boots. This R13 t shirt is something I can definitely see her wearing because it is just cool. I chose a blazer from TOPSHOP as she is a fan of the high-street store herself. This one is less classic from the ones she typically wears, but still feels as smart. Ankle boots was a no brainer to choose as she has been wearing them with everything since before it was a trend. I chose these by Toga for the details on them and the way it compliments the wash of the jeans. I then wanted to finish the look off with something that wasn’t typically of the style icon, but has a fun vibe like her personality. This Valentino bag, I find, to be one of the best bags of the season. There is great charm to it that takes any look to a more fun level.
Now for the boho Moss look. One thing that I appreciate about her style is that she really is versatile with the pieces she wears, but styles them in her own way, which is very strong. Stripes are quintessential when doing any post inspired by her and this t shirt by R13 is just the perfect one. Once again, ankle boots, but they are not just the ordinary ankle boots. I chose this reptile skinned pair by Saint Laurent to add some texture and help contrast the smoothness of the suede jacket from her collaboration from TOPSHOP. As skinny scarves are her thing right now, this one from her collaboration just only fits the bill for the eclectic mix of clothing.
- How many of you get inspired by Kate Moss when choosing grey jeans for the day?
With America’s Independence day at the forefront of the month, everyone always seems to get re-inspired by Americana style around July. It encourages everyone to bring out their best red, white and blue, and wear it proud. My favorite way to embrace the trend is usually through vintage items, but you can also get the look without having to ditch your closet for some retail therapy. We can thank brands like Ralph Lauren and Levi’s for being the founding fathers of this iconic style and also for encouraging us to always have a great pair of denim in our wardrobe. With that being said, here are a few ways to bring the style from day to night for those fun BBQs and Pool days, and also some inspiring Americana items that you can use in or outside of the holiday month. Read More >
The frayed hem has to be one of my favorite trends at the moment as it has been something that I have been doing myself for years. MOTHER Denim did a variety of washes in their Looker Ankle Fray, but I decided on their Hooked wash (similar) for its classic medium tone.
This look is no different from my other approaches for easy casual weekend attire. I paired the jeans with a star printed shirt by Equipment to add a bit of fun to the look. As a casual outfit is not casual without some flat sandals, I choose a wrap pair by Tibi. I find frayed styles work really well with wrapped styles. I then finished it off with some classics, a Givenchy bag and a Rolex, to help polish the look. How many of you are looking forward to the weekend?