If there’s one occasion where it seems like denim might be slightly out of place, it’s the red carpet of a major New York City event. However, if you’re Jenna Lyons, the President and Creative Director of J. Crew, you make it work.
At the 2012 Costume Institute Gala on Monday night, Lyons layered an uber-fitted and cropped denim jacket over a crisp white shirt, and paired it with a glamorous hot pink skirt – complete with dramatic sash. The look was definitely amongst the most casual and quirky of the evening, but even so – how amazingly individual and true to her style does she look?
In the real world there may not be so many occasions to take dressed up denim this far, but we can certainly glean some everyday inspiration from Ms. Lyons’ look. Why not pair a teeny jean jacket like this Maison Scotch cropped number or this grey Club Monaco one (zipped and snapped up all the way) with a high-waisted skirt and heels? You could choose something short and flirty like this By Zoe a-line skirt, or a dramatic maxi like this one from MINKPINK.
I’m suddenly feeling very inspired to start dressing up, way up, in my denim jacket. How about you?
[Image source: Women’s Wear Daily]