Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Hey there! For this week’s blog post, I decided to have a little fun and put my own spin on a staple in everyone’s wardrobe, denim!

Denim has been used in the United States since the mid 19th century. It initially gained popularity in 1873 and was mainly popular among the people in the heavy-duty job field due to the durability of the fabric. Today, denim is worn as everyday wear and the demand for it is growing by 5% annually. It might have started as a basic wear, but in the world of fashion, we can find denim in all styles now. And yes, denim earned its spotlight again for spring 2018. That’s why you will see (or might have already seen) many different styles of denim collection in stores now.

In this blog post, I will go over a few different ways you can easily spice up your everyday denim pieces to achieve different looks. So here we go!

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim
Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Girl Next Door Look

Growing up, I remember wearing overalls that were very baggy and loose fitting. Now, the new style is the pants part of the overalls are more fitted like skinny jeans, and many times they come with different distressed details. Whether you like or not, it’s definitely a very “in” look for this spring that you might want to check out.

Here, I’m wearing an overall from BLANKNYC. Instead of wearing a tee or button down shirt, I wore a lace see-through top to make it a bit more girly. For colder weather, you can wear a pair of ankle boots with it. But for this look, I paired it with lacing sandals to keep it more feminine.

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim
Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Sexy & Cool Girl Look

Okay, we all own at least one pair of denim shorts, right? If not, get a pair right away! 🙂 It’s one of the best shorts to put on during spring/summer time. It’s easy to wear, and is sexy. Especially for you girls who are blessed with killer legs, why not embrace them with a pair of these denim shorts?!

In this outfit, I’m wearing a pair of ripped denim shorts (old, similar here, here). The frayed edges and the torn details of the denim have been very popular for a while now. With the ragged look of the shorts, I decided to balanced the top with a lace blouse and layered it with a loose-fit Victorian style denim shirt to bring back some elegance. And to add a bit more spice, I wore my gladiator heeled sandals! Alternatively, you can just wear a pair of ankle boots for a simpler, yet still sexy look.

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Girly Girl Look

Wearing denim doesn’t mean you can’t be girly. There are so many different types of denim dresses available for us to choose from.

For this look, I’m wearing an off-shoulder ruffle tiered denim dress from Michael Kors (old, similar here, here). To add more detail, I wore a belt to break up the dress, and also to cover the smocking part. The best thing about wearing a denim dress is that you can easily dress it up or down. You really can’t go wrong either way. If the weather isn’t too warm, you can pair it with high-thigh boots (like I did here) or simply wear it with some flip-flops for a more casual look in warmer weather.

Spice Up Your Everyday Denim
Spice Up Your Everyday Denim

Sophisticated & Independent Girl Look

Last but certainly not least, jeans! Denim jeans are the type of pants we probably wear the most. A big thanks to Diesel who popularized denim jeans as something we not only wear casually, but can also be part of a dress-up look for a date night. However, the revolution of denim jeans goes back to as early as the 19th century with Levi Strauss & Co.

In this final outfit, I’m wearing a pair of dark jeans with a regular cold shoulder blouse (very basic). What spices up this look are the suspenders (here’s another blog post I did with suspenders). I love when a girl wears suspenders because I’m all about mixing masculinity with femininity in styling. So if you’re like me, give this look a try. I also wore a handkerchief scarf to balance out the look and a pair of cowboy boots to make the whole outfit more interesting. It’s simple, but not boring.

So there you have it, four different looks with denim. I hope this blog post has inspired you in some way to spice up your everyday denim!

Let me know which look you like the best. 🙂

Thank you for reading and happy Friday!

Always with LOVE,

 

Ming

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