Are you guys getting tired of me styling jeans already? It's only day three and I feel like I boxed myself in a bit by limiting my wardrobe to a couple of pairs of blue jeans and one of white for the duration of this series. I don't know but I just might throw in a dress or two before this is over just to break it up a bit.
I'm styling a T-shirt and blue jeans again today but this time it's a pair of relaxed fitting boyfriend jeans. It's important when you wear looser fitting jeans (like boyfriend or even straight leg) that you balance it with a top that has a more fitted shape. Otherwise the overall look can be a bit boxy and unflattering.
I've paired mine with a fitted navy blue T-shirt from Old Navy, another great statement necklace
(again to draw the eye upward and elongate my frame) plus a wedge heeled sandal (same) (similar with a low heel). I also did a front tuck of the tee into my jeans to accentuate my waistline just a bit.
Don't be afraid to wear a necklace with a bit of bling to it with an otherwise casual outfit. It steps of the style ratio and is right on trend. Without the statement accessories this outfit is just jeans and a tee that I seemed to throw on before running out the door but with them I look polished and put together. And truly the extra effort was really minimal. I added my favorite cross body bag from Nordstroms (similar) and I'm ready to go.
This is something I would definitely wear for everyday errands and shopping. I would even feel comfortable picking up my eight year old grandson from school in it and not feel "too fancy" as he cautions me about.
I love the comfort of this style of jean and because they are a bit looser, I think they keep you cooler when the weather heats up.
Are you a fan of boyfriend jeans or do you prefer something a bit more fitted?
I think both can be great as long as you remember the rule of proportion, if the bottom is loose wear something fitted up top and if the bottom is tight, wear a looser top to keep it balanced. Makes sense, right? And always wear a scarf or necklace to pull it all together.
The important thing is to find the fit and style that makes you feel good about how you look.
That's my word of encouragement for you today. Take the time to find out what you feel best in, are you not a jean girl but love dresses, or shorts or capris. Then go on pinterest or your favorite fashion blogs and learn how to up the style of whatever it is that you love to wear. You'll never feel good about what you're wearing if you aren't being true to yourself and confidence is the best accessory.
That's it for day three. I hope to see your back here tomorrow.
You can find the complete summer fashion series here.