Runway shows happen once a season. But on the street, it’s showtime 365 days a year! Take style cues from these trendsetting fashion bloggers, who snapped themselves in their favorite denim looks. Here is the line up.
Denni Elias: The Vintage Take On Denim
“Wide-legged denim pants looked perfect a few decades ago, and I think they look even better now.” said Paris-based blogger Denni Elias. Though the jeans were brand new, Denni kept the vintage inspiration intact (“I found this beautiful Chloé shirt at my favorite vintage store in Paris.”) proving that timeworn pieces, whether authentic or not, are also a chic direction for denim.
New York-based blogger, Emily Schuman, recommends keeping things clean and classic with a dramatic jean: “With these high-waisted jeans, I keep other details simple. I have a thing for stripes! They add a fun, nautical vibe.” And the accessories should follow suit. On why she chose to finish the look with her Mulberry bag, she says: “it’s timeless but with a current feel.”
For a little less cowboy-factor, New York-based blogger Gabi Gregg starts her denim look with a super dark skinny jean and then layers it up with pretty, eye-catching pieces. She says: “I love the effect of layering a sheer top and toughening it up with my favorite faux-leather jacket. Platform wedges add height minus the pain of heels.” Denim, what denim? — Gabi Gregg, youngfatandfabulous.com.
DKNY Jeans jeans, $59,
Tamu McPherson: The Double Denim Done Right
Paris-based blogger Tamu McPherson’s love for denim inspires her to go all the way with it, “I’m a big proponent of double denim. It’s my everyday look—my uniform.” Want a foolproof styling tip? Fierce footwear is the secret style weapon that makes double denim work day in and day out: “Shoes are my fashion weakness, and I am a huge fan of the works of art that Mr. Pilati creates for YSL.” —Tamu McPherson, alltheprettybirds.blogspot.com.
Current/Elliott shirt, $187
Susie Lau: The Fanciful Denim Skirt
No longer reserved for Ugg boots and cotton tanks, the denim skirt is masterfully styled by London-based blogger Susie Lau, who told us “I like to play with different textures and prints. I’m usually challenged by denim, but this Junya Watanabe skirt fit into what is my normal style.” Susie, your normal style oh-so-inspiring, girl! The takeaway: Don’t let a casual fabric like denim prevent you from mixing it up with texture, pattern and color. —Susie Lau, stylebubble.com.
Junya Watanabe Commes des Garçon skirt, comme-des-garcons.com