We all have them folded in a drawer nestled under the darks and the skinnies. We only really pull them out on “fat days” or when we are busy being crafty, but what if I told you that your old denim beaters could have new life breathed in to them? It seems that every item I’ve pinned lately has had a denim base layer – and not just any denim, it’s the tried and true variety, wrought with sags, holes and faded patches. It’s time to unearth those old jeans you’ve held onto since high school and/or steal your better half’s denim duds, because I’m about to show you how to make these patina’d beauties into something very chic.
This is the perfect look for those abundant Hong Kong holidays when the city empties out and the mid afternoon lattes are in full force. While the fab females above mostly sport heels, I’ve decided to pair some Topshop Hayden jeans with chic flats from 3.1 Phillip Lim. After all, our feet deserve a holiday too! Go basic on top with an easy, breezy silk button down. This one is by Rag & Bone but I suggest you shop local and snag a few from Vaughan, and you may as well have them monogrammed while you’re at it!
CHANEL LE VERNIS Nail Colour, FOREVER 21 Blue Print Nail Polish, Rag & Bone Boyd Silk Shirt, ASOS Wide Brim Felt Fedora Hat, TOPSHOP MOTO Hayden Rip And Repair Jeans, Marc by Marc Jacobs Hail To The Queen Elizabeth textured-leather tote, 3.1 Phillip Lim Monochrome Devon D’Orsay Flats, Aurelie Bidermann Peace Ring, Gorjana Shimmer Disk Ring Set, Elizabeth and James Summa 4 Finger Ring
Top the look with a big black fedora, and while I’m all about more is more for jewellery, I love the delicate rings that have popped up this past season. The best part is that you can pile on a few without looking overdone – The9thMuse has loads in stock so you can try the trend with ease! Try these dainty dazzlers with a short dark mani – a blue hue will compliment your denim. You can go high end with Chanel or affordable with Forever 21, and either way you are right on trend. Now you have a no fuss look to take you to the flower market or maybe just down the road for another iced mocha!
As we all know, denim can take you just about everywhere. You can dress it up and down, but I prefer somewhere in between! This is a look that leaves you looking quite cool while still wandering around in total comfort… that is if you consider this shoe comfortable! These H&M jeans work as a blank slate to pile on the fun with!
ASOS iPhone 5 Case with Blah Blah Slogan, Clover Canyon Blue Geometric Print Blazer, Brian Lichtenberg Féline cotton T-shirt, MAC Dangerous, TOPSHOP 60s Oval Sunglasses, H&M Boyfriend Slim Jeans, kate spade new york “Sparkler Glow” Statement Necklace, 18″, Mila 3 Lattice Heels Sophia Webster, 3.1 Phillip Lim The Pashli medium leather trapeze bag
Start with a fashion forward shirt, which you can pick up at Lab Concept. Then top that with a statement jacket – I am head over heels for this Clover Canyon one! Stack on a few striking accessories and grab a tote that’s hearty enough to haul it all and you are set for a shop sesh’ with the girls. The glasses can be scored at Topshop or you can find a range of very cool, similar pairs at vintage hotspot Select 18 on Bridges Street. Pair this look with a great flat for day tripping and then lace up these killer Sophia Webster lattice heels for when happy hour comes a calling!
Date Night Denims
It is possible to make these babies into a date-worthy look! I picked the slimmer fit version to show off a little more of your lovely lady shape. Glam up the jeans with a relaxed but ritzy Donna Karen sequin blazer for a touch of pizazz. You can even just toss it over your shoulders if you want to show a little more skin! Now that the slip trend is back, after about a 10-year hiatus (welcome!), we can add this flirty little lingerie inspired cami to the mix. Plus, it’s in this year’s hottest shade – blush! Speaking of blush, Mac can perfect your rosy glow with just a sweep of pink powder…
Spring 2014 Shu Uemura Calligraph ink Collection, bastia hair clips | Oroton Luxury Accessories, Donna Karan Sequined jersey jacket, By Malene Birger Niharika stretch-silk and georgette camisole, ASOS Moon Long Medallion Necklace, PANDORA Charm – Sterling Silver Big Ben London, Links of London Sterling Silver Alphabet Charm, K, Pull & Bear Ripped Skinny Jeans, BCBG Romi Tiger Head Minaudiere Clutch, M·A·C ‘Mineralize’ Blush, Rupert Sanderson High Heel Pumps
For the eyes, allure him with a winged look that wows! Shu Uemura Caligriph:ink will perfect your point with ease (I am truly addicted!). While on the point… try these sexy snake pointed pumps from Rupert Sanderson on for size. Add a sweet and simple necklace made from charms that are special to you. This moon necklace from Asos is a great base! Then add charms that tell your story like this Big Ben one from Pandora or your initials from Links of London.
You can find boyfriend jeans in just about every shop in town and for every price point, so there’s no reason not to scoop up a pair for yourself! There are numerous styling options for these comfy keepers so let your imagination run wild. The best part is that these jeans just get better and better looking as they age – how I wish that was true for so many other things! Just remember to always roll up the cuff once or twice to perfect the look. Looking forward to seeing you around town wrapped in your new bf – boyfriend jeans that is!