Effortless Denim

With all the talk about double denim being a fluke. I really think it’s going to be around for at least a season or two. Heck, it could be like camouflage, which I have been anticipating its trend-demise for ten years. Here, I caught a woman on the street wearing double denim in real life, I really liked how it was so different from anything else I had been seeing lately.  Yet, here, it’s if she took the essence of the denim’s easiness to create this effortless chic outfit.

It’s really hard to balance the line between effortless chic and taking it easy with denim. Not that there is anything wrong with jeans and a tee-shirt. I wear that all the time. We all know effortless chic is just not effortless. To create something special without looking too done up, is a huge challenge, for any style of clothing. The secret to effortless chic, is in the details. Here, the way she makes it work is by taking elements from vintage looks, like the perfectly fitting high waisted jeans, a distressed leather handbag, and the classic denim jacket worn oversized like people commonly wore denim jackets in the 80’s. The overall appearance of the outfit then begins to tell a story, but the sweater is the one piece that doesn’t really fit in, it’s the element that makes the outfit effortless, and spontaneous.

How do you create effortless chic?

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  1. October 25, 2010 / 12:16 pm

    I tink effortless chic comes from wearing an effortless outfit, putting on what’s comfortable. And denim always makes that so easy. I love a skinnier leg pant and a draped sweater or oversized knit with a belt, it just looks so cool.

  2. Jennine
    October 25, 2010 / 12:52 pm

    Yeah, I think the main point to effortless is something that looks comfortable. And yay for oversized knits! I need more of those!

  3. October 25, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    I personally have always been a fan of the double denim. You can never go wrong with a good pair of jeans or a nice jean jacket and combining the two just make it ten times better!


  4. Denise
    October 27, 2010 / 11:55 pm

    Your article helped me put together a new look… I love jean jackets and just got a very retro one (normal length, sort of big rather than fitted) from the Gap of all places. Only thing is I don’t have the guts to wear a sweater hanging out like that, it’s an age thing!

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