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I often hear friends say that they can't wear denim overalls because they'll look like a toddler and my typical response is "YES YOU CAN!! You just have to style them right" So check out below and let me know your thoughts!
Outfit 1. Monochromatic
Generally anything in black or white becomes quickly chic and elevated. You could also easily reverse this look with black denim overalls here and here and a white tee but continue to keep the accessories black.
2. Hamptons Chic
This look will help you pretend you're in the Hamptons, even if you're not! A soft blouse or button down (AYR have the best one here) paired with looser fitting overalls and topped off with a straw hat and super comfy Birkenstocks; Gives you an ultra chic - "I've just been tending to my rose bushes" look that you'll want to wear all summer.
3. Denim Dress
Ok so this one is cheating but for those of you who like the style but can't quite handle the whole look try an denim overalls dress. This one (below) by See by Chloe is awesome as it's a midi length which gives the look a more elevated feel. Pair with everything from platforms to espadrilles.
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Uber chic line Ayr have a new jean called 'The Form' - high rise, cropped and in a super shade of 'worn-out to perfection' blue, they look fantastic, but they also have a secret U.S.P. (unique selling point); They literally make your bottom look unbelievable, and who doesn't want that?!
Here's how: Now as a vertically challenged person, at 5'1", I'm a huge fan of the high rise silhouette. A higher waist line = an optical illusion of lengthening ones limbs, but what you may not know is that they also emphasise the smallest part of your waist, and as a result, naturally makes your hips and backside appear curvier. 'The Form' not only ticks this box but adds to it, with a close body fit and stiffer fabric that holds your derriere up and out to peachy perfection. Errr SOLD!!
Your weekend style should be all about feeling comfortable and cool — that's what I usually hope to achieve when getting dressed in the morning. Right? High-waisted jeans provide just that; they're versatile and the silhouette is super flattering. This style should be your new denim go-to. So here's how to wear them and make a statement with minimal effort (and lots of comfort).
The statement sweater: if there's one thing that never seems to go out of style, it's a graphic sweatshirt or t-shirt. It's no wonder people have been wearing them for decades, they're an effortless way to look cool without even trying. And you know what works perfectly with them high-waisted denim!! It will immediately take your dressed down look to the next level So, for the days when putting together an outfit that's perfectly polished just isn't a priority, throw on one of these bad boys and let the shirt do the talking for you.
Wide legged jeans - I know that most of us can't give up our skinnies BUT trust me these jeans are not only stylish they ARE COMFORTABLE, and who doesn't want to be trendy AND comfortable?! RIght?! In fact, every time I put mine on they make me feel happy. I believe it is for these four reasons:
1. High waisted, so they hold you in.
2. The wide leg cut feels rather liberating on the legs and thighs.
3. They are the tailored trousers of the denim world.
4. The swing of the pant leg has a hard to put into words feel-good sensation. I know that sounds weird ladies but honestly give it a go and you won't regret it.
Outfit 1. Wide leg weekend
Pair with a casual sneaker but make sure you tuck your shirt in. Wide leg pants need to show your waist in order to give you shape. A cropped cardi also helps draw the eye.
Outfit 2. Edgy Wide Leg
Try a darker wash for a rock n roll take. The moto jacket is the perfect partner for your wide leg jeans and the ankle boot works great with the crop.
Outfit 3. Everyday Wide leg
A fitted top is especially figure flattering with high waisted wide leg denim. Pair with a classic camel coat for an easy every day/every where look.
Outfit 4. Work Appropriate Wide Leg
A white blouse (tucked in) as with all jeans, works perfectly. Add tailored pieces in winter hues for a chic and sophisticated style.
Double denim or Canadian Tuxedo, as it's affectionately called, is a wonder weekend no-brainer favourite of mine! Check out 3 new ways to wear this classic look below:
I love how the sherpa denim jacket is now an 'it' piece as it's one of those rare fashion items that's also functional! It's also such a cool item that it will literally work (and add cool points) with anything from to double denim to a ballgown.
Try mixing things up and replacing your jeans with a retro inspired denim a-line mini skirt - great with 70s style ankle boots or old skool sneakers. Try to keep the denim shirt fitted for a more flattering silhouette and make sure you tuck it in.
Ok so this maybe slightly cheating but it still head to toe denim! It's no secret I love overalls and the jumpsuit is no exception. Layer with a thin and fitted turtle neck and boots for a more winter appropriate look - and add a pop of color with a bright bag, to break up the blue.
Patchwork, Two tone denim, Reworked Jeans or Contrast panels - whatever you wish to call the trend, it's everywhere in the denim world. But, as the multiple names suggest, there are also plenty of ways to embrace it - so whether you prefer a wide-leg cut, straight legged, frayed asymmetric edges or a kick flare (as I'm wearing above), working the look is your next-level alternative to your tried and trusted indigo blues. I suggest pairing them with retro prints (snakeskin is a fave), vintage tees or a cosy cable knit sweater or if in doubt a plain white t. Shoes: Anything goes from a chunky heeled bootie or platform sandal to a loafer or sneakers.
I love denim overalls, like REALLY love them! I would wear them everyday if I could. Number one reason being they are super stylish but number two reason being that they are incredibly COMFORTABLE (bonus: expanding waist) and number three reason, well they're just really cool in a 70s french girl cool kind of way. And who doesn't want to look like a cool French girl?!
Not everyone shares this enthusiasm I realise, but honestly you need to give them a try. The key to wearing them, as with most trickier items, is to keep the other pieces classic and simple: White t shirt, white blouse, striped top, turtlenecks.. you get the idea. Shoe wise anything goes from sneakers to an ankle boot. Think french girl does denim et voila!
Please see some outfit ideas below: