Five outfits I am looooving that somehow all involve denim but I swear it wasn’t planned! Still, right now, I’d not want to wear anything else.
It’s been pretty mild here over the last few weeks (considering it is currently mid-winter) and I have been loving it! Though my office is cold, I regularly go for walks down at my favourite park, or work in the living room and soak in a bit of sun. Let’s just say, I am not complaining. Actually, I am stoked! It even possibly influenced my recent sale orders which consisted of two mini skirts, two bikini tops, and three crop tops. Mid-winter. I mean, this is silly really, but I actually bought bikini tops mid-winter.
AN OFF-SEASON SALE SHOPPING TIP (A MONEY-SAVING HACK)
There is a bit of a shopping tip in there. If you aren’t so concerned with having the latest piece from your favourite brand or designer, shop the sales off-season. As in, buy a reduced ‘summer’ item in winter or vice versa. It’s a great way to snatch up something on your wish-list without breaking the bank. Since things like swimwear don’t phase me to be in the latest print from a brand, buying them on mega sale is more a priority for me.
Sales in the off-season are a good way to find staples at a good price. Last week, I bought a white cotton top and skirt set for $58 instead of $170. Both of those pieces I can wear separately with other items creating a ton of outfit options. I call that a win. In summer I often buy winter coats in the sales so I don’t have to pay full price for them when I find I need them in winter.
5 DENIM OUTFITS FOR RIGHT NOW
Without further ado, here are five denim outfits that I’ve been wearing that are perfect for right now. Right now being mild winter to warm weather.
CREAM KNIT + DENIM MINI SKIRT
This denim mini skirt and cream knit combo has to have been one of my favourite looks lately. I’d stalked this Acne Studios luxe knit since last summer after seeing it in-store. Finally, it came back in stock in my size on sale so I ordered and haven’t taken it off much since. Believe it or not, a thicker cream knit wasn’t something I really had. Beige yes, but cream, no. It’s a cosy and chic staple that I had on my wish-list for a long time.
Perfect to pair with a classic denim mini skirt. This one from Grlfrnd Denim is by far the best I have ever worn. I ordered it in my regular Levi’s size 25 and could possibly go down a size but like it feeling less tight.
WEARING: ACNE STUDIOS KNIT, GRLFRND DENIM MINI SKIRT, BY FAR SANDALS, GIVENCHY BAG, LUCY FOLK EARRINGS
CUTE CROP TOP + HIGH WAISTED JEANS
The number of crop tops I used to own was: one. Though, after the first pair of high waisted mom-style jeans that I fell for, that number was bound to increase. So it has. To twelve. Wearing them with jeans or a high waisted midi skirt quickly became one of my favourite outfits. Namely for those days that I just simply don’t want to wear yet another t-shirt.
WEARING: L’ACADEMIE CROP TOP, GRLFRND BOBBI JEANS, CULT GAIA BAG, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE, WANDERLUST & CO CHARM BRACELET, LUCY FOLK EARRINGS, LOVESHACKFANCY x SUPERGRA SNEAKERS
PAPER-BAG WAIST SKIRT + ANKLE BOOTS
Not straying from the high waist, I love a paper-bag waist skirt or pants. A key style this year, the paper-bag waist is everywhere. It is a chic option for showing off your waistline. The high waist generally has extra fabric which is then belted often with a matching fabric belt. With this outfit, I wanted to pair the waist detail with a statement boot. It bounces the eye from the boot to the waist belt and necklace layers while not being too overdone.
WEARING: JAC + JACK TEE, FREE PEOPLE SKIRT, RAYE SNAKE BOOTS, POLO RALPH LAUREN BAG, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE, WANDERLUST & CO CHARM BRACELET, LUCY FOLK EARRINGS, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE
PUFF SLEEVE TOP + JEANS
I can not get enough of puff sleeves! My eye is drawn to them without fail! One way to dress them back down again if you feel a bit too feminine is to pair them with jeans. It’s simple, comfortable and just a bit cute!
WEARING: LOVERS & FRIENDS TOP, GRLFRND BOBBI JEANS, BY FAR SANDALS, SHRIMPS BEADED BAG, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE, WANDERLUST & CO CHARM BRACELET, LUCY FOLK EARRINGS, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE
THE BLAZER TOP
There had to be one blazer look in this series of five right? This is one blazer I couldn’t stop thinking about. It’s utility style belt detail and army green colour had my attention! I’ve not really worn blazers as a top much though, so this was new for me. What do you guys think? Let me know below.
WEARING: L’ACADEMIE BLAZER, UNIQLO JEANS, CHLOE BOOTS, POLO RALPH LAUREN BAG, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE, WANDERLUST & CO CHARM BRACELET, LUCY FOLK EARRINGS, ASTLEY CLARKE BANGLE