denim three ways

posted on: July 14, 2011

denim

When these 'Jimi' TEXTILE Elizabeth & James jeans arrived, I was admittedly nervous. I hadn't worn a pair of form fitting light wash denim since the 6th grade (and trust me, they weren't flattering back then either). But hey, I love a good challenge, especially when it comes to styling. So instead
of putting just one outfit together, I styled three completely different looks! Turns out that playing around with proportion and colour can help minimize trouble areas. I actually quite like the light denim for a change, especially in the summer. I am no longer scared of you light washed denim...so ha!

Edgy Basics

I styled this with Mary-Kate and Ashley in mind, inspired by their boho chic grunge days. The look isn't complete without messy hair, sunglasses, and bright lipstick!

Tank, Bangles & Purse c/o Plum // Blazer from H&M // Necklace from Forever 21

Seaside

Though it may not look like it at the moment, it is actually July. Floral prints and floppy hats add a carefree summer attitude to an outfit. Paired with a delightful short sleeve blazer and a vintage purse.

Blouse and Sunnies from Barefoot Contessa // Blazer from Forever 21 // Purse from Front & Co. // Hat from American Apparel

City Glam

One of my favourite things to do is mix retro and modern. I kept this look minimal, with just a few strong pieces. The sheer peter pan collar blouse is my new favourite, you'll be seeing a lot more of this one!

Bardot Blouse from a Sample Sale // Barefoot Contessa Sunglasses // Plum Belt // Matt & Nat Clutch // Faryl Robin Shoes

You can read more in my interview for 'We Love Bloggers' feature on these jeans in Style Republic Magazine, as well as how Sonia of Runway Hippie and Erin of Apartment 34 styled their TEXTILE Elizabeth & James Denim!

32 comments:

  1. I love all the looks, but the first one is my favourite. Blame the minimalist in me, but that blazer with the white tank is perfection with those jeans. I love the pose too, very MKA ;)

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  2. you did a great job in creating 3 different looks with the same pair of jeans. They all look great. If I had to choose my fav look, I would probably go with the first one. Simple, clean and chic :)

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  3. Such amazing inspiration!
    I LOVE the 3rd look... I'm already plotting in my head what I have in my wardrobe to re create your amazing look!

    :)

    xx

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  4. I absolutely love all three looks! :)
    You pulled each and every one of these off so well!
    I think my favourite would have to be number three though, hehe.
    Gorgeous!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  5. I LOVE the first and third look, so effortless and fashionable! I especially love the blouse and clutch in the third outfit! you look great! :)

    xx

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  6. What problem areas?! You are beautiful! Love every look and the jeans are great. Honestly my go-to/easy/need to get dressed real quick outfits always includes jeans.

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  7. I love this!! So cool to see the same pair of jeans 3 ways...this is what style is all about! I can't decide which look is my favorite, you look beautiful in all 3 outfits! Really love the blazer and the Bardot blouse, and I love your "seaside" shot. Great idea Alicia!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  8. you have such a fantastic style! I pretty much want everything you wear!

    Great pictures.
    Great outfits.

    Love it all!

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  9. Alicia, you're amazing ...you did such a fabulous job styling these jeans, and I adore ALL three of these amazing looks, absolutely gorgeous!! Happy Friday hun. xx veronika

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  10. thxalot!
    the cobalt is a fun place, especially when it comes to shows and dancing. i wish i had seen it in its good old punkrock-torn-apart days though! your dad sounds cool, so listen to his stories, haha!

    LOVE that last look. you look strong in it.

    melly

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  11. all three are wonderful, such a great job! thanks for all the really nice comments on my blog, I am going to try and find a way to get some more wedding photos up just for you! oh, and how I love the matt and nat cluth, I just don't see it anywhere here in the States :(
    jess
    www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

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  12. you are so beautiful! I love how you styled all of these different looks!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  13. I am really scared of wearing light denim as I always think it's really unflattering on me, but this is gorgeous! I love the way the jeans are fitted on the thighs but flare at the bottom, you've really inspired me to get some like this. The first outfit is my favourite but I think they are all wonderful!

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  14. I love each of these outfits. You look great in those jeans, and congrats on being featured in Style Republic!

    P.S. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

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  15. love those looks!

    follow you

    got a similiar blouse too



    xoxo

    www.lady-pa.blogspot.com

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  16. Coral is a really great color on you. I love the button down especially. You look beautiful.

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  17. Great looks!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  18. Nice outfits, especially like the last one. The blouse is beautiful!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/

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  19. I'm so glad you decided to take this challenge on, even though you were feeling nervous about it... Those jeans look phenomenal on you! And you styled them beautifully all three ways, but I have to admit that the third is my favourite, mainly because I am seriously lusting after that gorgeous Bardot blouse :)
    xox,
    Cee
    PS: Your hair is looking extra gorgeous in these photos... Is it naturally wavy?

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  20. Beautiful looks, love the way you pair them

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  21. Gorgeous looks! I especially like the edgy basics look. You did an awesome job styling all of them though!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  22. Really cool post! I love the first look and your hair is gorgeous!

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  23. Hi there, I love the looks you've made - it makes me want some white washes jeans! My favourite is that last one, especially the clutch, it's beautiful!

    Be free to stop by my blog sometime :)

    Isabel xx
    wishesofwonderland.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the edgy basics and city glam looks! I haven't worn flares in years but I kind of want some now... I can see putting them together in a cool boho/hippie look.

    megan http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

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  25. ah! I just commented but I had to say something- I can't believe you were nervous about these, they look awesome on you! I love how you styled them in an edgier way, it works so well and doesn't veer on the boho costumey side! So lovely! xx

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  26. The first look is my favorite :D I love the peach blazer. I've been looking for one foreverrr.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  27. You definitely make those jeans work! Love the second look, with the slightly open-back top, it looks edgy but effortless. Gorgeous, girl, as always!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  28. Daaaaaaaaaaamn. Haha seriously, could you be more beautiful? Love all three of these looks, especially the third one. I actually already saw the Style Republic feature and got really excited when I saw you were the first one listed. The Lawd knows I could not wear pale fitted denim if my life depended on it, but it looks absolutely amazing on you. Have you ever done a hair tutorial by the way? And if you haven't...can you? Thanks.

    Alex xoxox

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  29. Perfect styling for the years 70:) I love especially the bag in the last photo:)
    xoxo
    Flara

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  30. This post was great! I especially love the coral H&M blazer. So cute!

    xoxo,

    www.sparklesandstilettos.blogspot.com

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