Denim Style: Concrete Catwalk

The first thing you’ll notice about Jessie of Concrete Catwalk is her giant, crystal-clear eyes and insanely voluminous caramel-colored hair. Shortly after that you notice she’s also got impeccable style. Can you tell I’ve got a total girl-crush? Outside of her blog, Jessie is also a professional stylist, runs an online vintage boutique and is more-or-less a one-woman fashion entrepreneur. As you can tell from the looks above (hello, that’s a shirt-as-a-skirt!), she’s as creative as she is stylish. I caught up with Jessie last week to talk about her current denim musts and long-lost pink overalls.

What’s your denim philosophy?

I see so much ill-fitting denim in my day-to-day job, and I’ve learned to encourage my clients (and myself!) that if our denim doesn’t flatter our figures or make us feel fabulous – it probably shouldn’t be on!  This shouldn’t just apply to your “nice” denim, either. Even if your most casual pair of jeans makes you look and feel great, it’s going to drastically affect the rest of your look.

What do you wear with your denim?

I try to wear really special, unique pieces with my denim to avoid falling into a jeans-and-a-tee rut.  I love pairing vintage blazers, sequin tunics & statement jewelry with my favorite jeans!

What are your favorite denim brands?

I love J. Crew, J Brand & have recently been loving the Levi’s Curve line as well.

Do you have a very favorite pair of jeans?

I love my pair of J. Crew toothpick ankle length jeans because I can wear them with flats, heels or tucked into boots, and they look great with anything! (Plus, they’re literally one of my only two pairs that fit me right now!)

Tell us a little about the jeans you wear the most often?

It would definitely be the ones mentioned above, but I just realized that I rarely show them on the blog!  I think it’s because I generally tend to photograph outfits when I’m either going out or meeting with clients, and I rarely wear jeans for either (especially in the summer).  I try and keep my denim looks pretty varied, and I wear my toothpick jeans so often that it feels funny featuring them in an outfit post!

What’s on your denim wishlist?

I’ve had the J Brand Lovestory flares on my wishlist for quite sometime… Thinking I might see them next week, as I’ve been hinting heavily about what a great birthday gift they’d make! 😉  I’d also love a few new washes of the toothpick, if I’m being greedy.

Do you remember the first pair of jeans you ever owned?

Haha, this is  great question… I can recall a pair of bougainvillea pink denim Osh Kosk B’gosh overalls, that I thought looked pretty cool on my little four-year-old self.  I also vaguely remember that my mom may have gotten my teddy bear a matching pair.



  1. October 27, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    Oh I love her! Especially when she wears a jean shirt as a skirt!

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