It’s finally over. Fashion Month. Paris ended yesterday, and I finally got to run through all the street style snaps coming in. To be honest, I’m really going to miss it. Even though everyone says Fashion Week is a circus with all the crazy outfits, I personally love that part just as much as the shows. Ok… so I love it more watching from home than actually being there. But that’s another story I’ll have to tell you over coffee.
Paris and New York are my favorites street style wise. Why? They both tend to have that effortless thing going that actually takes lots of effort. It doesn’t matter if it’s a denim outfit or not.
1. It’s totally OK to wear turtlenecks with your jeans again.
Turtlenecks got a bad wrap the past few years, but their making their way back. Prepare to pull yours back out of the closet this year, because everyone else will be wearing them too. And not just to an ugly Christmas sweater party!
2. Got a cape you’re afraid to wear? Pair it with jeans & a button up shirt.
Capes make a statement, I mean come on. Dracula? Superman? Elvis? Everyone who wears a cape definitely makes a statement. Don’t let your cape collect dust in your closet, tone it down with the most classic of outfits. Button up shirt with jeans. Done & Done.
3. Wear a denim skirt as a dress.
You may have found that perfect A Line denim skirt at a thrift store, but it’s too long, too big… OK, it’s not perfect, but we can improvise! Turn that skirt into a dress! Pair it with a jacket and you got yourself a statement!
4. Everybody’s working for the weekends… in denim coveralls.
One of the biggest surprises that I saw were how the guys wore denim. Denim coveralls and workwear normally reserved for wood shop dressed up to the nines. Who knew that can happen? I mean this dude is wearing fur and an ORANGE coat. And not prison orange. Like that makes it any less shocking.
6. Wear your ripped jeans with the craziest shoes you can find.
These shoes may look like something you’d find under a house that just landed from a t0rnad0, but the fact they’re so CRAZY makes this denim look a statement.
7. Wear denim shorts on days everyone would least expect it.
Is it raining out? Is everyone still wearing their puffy coats? It’s a perfect day to wear denim shorts. Hey, my mail man does it.
8. Double denim was so last year… it’s all about TRIPLE denim now.
You’re not impressing anyone in your Texas Tuxedo (aka my uniform). If you want to make a statement, wear as many forms of denim you can find. Bonus points for denim shoes and denim purse.
9. Bored with the classics, but still love them? Wear them with a twist.
Ok, I’ve been coveting that Junya Wantanabe trench for some time, it’s gorgeous. And that is no ordinary button up. A trench and a button up with ripped jeans is good, but an avant guarde trench and button up? Now we’re talkin’.
10. Scared to splurge in trendy denim pieces? Vintage is your answer.
You can find a lot of crazy denim pieces in the vintage world for a lot less than what you would pay for new. I scored a pair of denim culottes and a barn coat for pretty cheap on Etsy. I still subscribe to premium denim, but for those crazy denim pieces? Usually you can find something cool that’s vintage. And heck, you can even update it with patches to make it so this season.