As much as I like getting wild and creative in my closet, some days I simply don’t have the time or creative bandwidth. Having a “uniform” on hand in my closet is essential for those times when I need to simply get out the door to meet with a client, attend a work lunch, or any other commitment where I need to appear polished and professional. For days when I can go more on the casual side, a denim look is where it’s at for me. Seems easy, right? But many women have a difficult time, crossing the line from weekend denim to a professional and polished denim look.
Create a Classic Denim Look with 7 Key Pieces
1) Pick a dark wash or black bootcut jean (avoid embellishments, wiskering, bold stitching, distressing).
2) Long cardigan ( a length that works on you)
3) Investment tote (or one that looks $$)
4 ) A black streamlined bootie with a walkable heel
5) Necklace|bangle|earring|ring set (I like silver for fall)
6) A white tee or shirt you love
7) Statement sunnies
$39 – jcrew.com
Make the Investment
This set can be tweaked in any way that suits your style and budget – consider it a guide. The topper can be long or short; it could be a jacket or blazer. I would love to wear this look all fall/winter long. When it comes to classic pieces, consider buying the best your budget will allow. Not only will they look expensive, quality pieces last longer. Work-horse pieces need to fit and be comfortable – you are going to wear them a lot.
Invest in a Great Fitting Pair of Jeans
This is your “nice” pair of jeans. It’s not the pair you will be lounging around on the weekends or dropping your family off at the airport in. It is the pair to take your from work to date night – consider it the replacement of your favorite black trouser. After posting my live video on Facebook last week, I received many requests for a round-up of denim that is work appropriate. Here’s 10 pairs – at every price, in plus, petite, and regular sizing.
Do you wear denim for work and beyond?
I’d love to hear what your favorite “nice” pair of jeans is!
Drop me a line down below, I know we’d all love to hear!
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