I typically style my jeans for a super casual look. That means rolling up the bottoms and not bothering with heels, unless it’s for contrast (with destroyed denim, for example). Today’s OOTD is a bit dressier. I think I’d even wear it to an afternoon tea party…maybe.
Of course, I’m not knocking a laid back jeans outfit. While running errands around the city, sneakers are a godsend. Now and then, however, it’s fun to change it up.
These dark wash jeans are by Paige, a brand about which I’ve previously blogged. It’s the only one I know of that was founded by a woman. And she seems to know exactly how to make jeans fit a woman’s body! At least they totally fit yours truly. 😉
These navy skinnies practically beg to be dressed up. By keeping them long (not cuffing them), they make for one long, monochromatic silhouette. And for an extra dose of style, I wore Stella McCartney mules with sculptural heels.
The jeans fit and flatter so much that I wouldn’t even need to wear a tunic that covers my backside – a favorite trick! – although I fell in love with this lace bell-sleeved top as soon as I saw it on the rack. Lace has been trending for a few years now, but I never tire of its romantic feel.
To be completely honest, the tunic isn’t as well designed for this woman’s body. The lining fits snugly around the hips. But it’s not uncomfortably so. And the lace overlay is sort of bell-shaped at the bottom, like the sleeves.
Fashion analysts talk about this decade as being one of almost prudish character, with sleeves being such a focal point and midi skirt lengths. Even so, I think that current clothing trends admit subtly sensual styles, like the over-the-shoulder top, which I featured in MY LAST POST, as well as the peekaboo effect of this lace top.
This outfit is, admittedly, quite covering, but breathable with the lace. I took these shots in Capitola Village in California, by the way, where temperatures were in the low 80s. I was very comfortable, especially at the beach where it’s always a bit breezy. Hence, the sand in my mules.