Denim + Details: Buttoned Down

By Ann of Holier than Now

I don’t know about you guys, but winter makes me LAZY when it comes to getting dressed.  Layering becomes a weather-related chore rather than an inspiring way of putting together clothes, and never mind arm parties and necklace gatherings … I can barely get my coat on over my sweaters and vests.


I find the easiest way to weather winter is to pare down to a couple great basics … but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring.  I like details that bring attention to an otherwise simple garment, and for denim, button detailing seems like a natural fit.


A buttoned-down A-line denim skirt is looking like a great, on-trend choice for winter through summer – same with a classic jean with exposed buttons.  A denim dress/vest hybrid also seems like a smart investment (so many ways to wear it).  Here are a few inspirations:

1. Alexander Wang Knit & Denim Combo Jacket ($525 – was $750)

2. AG Adriano Goldschmied Lula A-Line Denim Skirt ($205)

3. Textile Elizabeth & James Jefferson Jeans ($122.50 – was $225)

4. Nightcap Clothing Dazed Denim Jumpsuit ($185-50 – was $265)


Do you have any winter dressing secrets?  How do you stay inspired during the frigid months?


Image credits: Vanessa JackmanThe Sartorialist, via Fashion Gone RogueMuoti Mielessa


1 Comment

  1. January 9, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    I keep seeing the jumpsuit/overalls popping up in stores. Seeing your post is encouraging me to try them on next time. I used to love rocking this back in high school, and I recall I think they looked pretty good!

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