Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Classy, Not Trashy: Denim on Denim


What I'm wearing: Forever 21 striped sweatshirt, J.Crew Outlet denim button-down, Gap Always Skinny jeans, Aldo tan boots, Urban Outfitters earrings, Vintage bracelet

I woke up this morning feeling cold and tired, wishing I had picked out an outfit the night before because all I really wanted was to stay in my pajamas. I always tell myself I'm going to start planning my outfits at the beginning of the week , but that pretty much never happens. While eating breakfast this morning, I was reading through some blogs (my morning routine), and I stumbled upon Sydney's post about 10 winter wardrobe staples. One of the items she had listed was a denim shirt. This got the wheels in my head turning, since I recently purchased a denim shirt at the J.Crew outlet and had yet to wear it. I wasn't quite ready to go full-out denim on denim, so I layered this striped sweater/sweatshirt over top. I wasn't sure how it was going to translate from my head onto my actual self, but I actually really like how it turned out. How do you wear your denim on denim so it looks classy, not trashy?



Mimi said...

i've actually never tried denim on denim because i really don't know how to make it work. thanks for this wonderful tip though!

p.s. i am a new follower. :)

<3, Mimi

Viktoria with a K said...

This is a win! Love the collar over the round neck. I've never tried denim on denim, but I would probably wear it like this.. Light over dark.

Rin said...

I've never done denim-on-denim, but I'd say that you nailed it. Looks good.

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

I am LOVING this outfit! Seriously so chic! You totally inspired my outfit for tomorrow! Hopefully, I'll be brave enough to get a picture - in the snow! Eeek!