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Denim can be paired with denim if styled correctly

January 30, 2019
Courtesy of Katrina Dick Denim can be worn with denim if paired in a classy way with up to date accessories.

Hello all, I hope your week has been well. Mine has, even if it has been obscenely cold. I’m so glad we are at the end of January, finally.

It seems as though this month has been insanely long. I saw a post on Facebook the other day that said it felt like Jan. 74th. And, it really does.

Even though Christmas was just a little over a month ago, it honestly feels like it was 10 thousand years ago. The cold doesn’t help matters either. However, the long hours being stuck indoors has allowed me to reevaluate my closet, and work more on my capsule wardrobe.

One thing I found in there that had long been forgotten about was my favorite chambray shirt. Well it was my favorite at one time until I put it away and forgot about it.

I dug it out and gave it a good ironing and remembered why I fell in love with it in the first place. For one, it is a light blue and fades to darker towards the bottom. Also, it is a good cut, and not too tight or too loose. One reason I decided to keep it instead of tossing it is because it is super trendy right now.

One trend that is huge is the denim on denim trend. I know, our dads wore a lot of it in the ’80s, but trust me, this isn’t your dad’s Canadian Tuxedo.

Nor is it the horrid denim outfits so wonderfully worn by Britney and Justin back in the day. Do a quick Google Image search, or even a Pinterest search of “denim on denim outfits” and you will see what I am talking about. Clean cuts, contrast, and maybe even some distressing bring the once joked about outfits into the modern era.

Take a look at my outfit, the top is a pale blue while the jeans are dark denim. The tan booties also add a nice contrast to the blue color pallet, and help to break up the look.

You could also pair it with white sneakers, (think Converse or Keds). Doing a front tuck, or half tuck, keeps it on trend and also helps with the fit. This is an outfit you could wear pretty much year round, if you wanted. Once the temperatures warm up to the point they can no longer be compared to body parts belonging to witches or well diggers, you could pair it with a cute pair of flats.

Any color or pattern would work since the outfit by itself is relatively simple. You could even try it in summer, with a pair of frayed shorts and cute sandals.

If you’re looking to try this trend, head to Old Navy. They have both light and dark chambray shirts for around $27. If you (like me) think that is entirely too much for a shirt, don’t worry.

Target has them for around $20. The one pictured was purchased at Charlotte Russe a few years ago for around $15.

The jeans are my trusty pair from H&M, and cost a whopping $9.99. Their “skinny, regular, ankle jeans” are always $9.99, while they do have other styles ranging from $10-$50. The booties were also from Charlotte Russe, but Walmart has some for around $17 that are almost identical.

This is one time where it might not be so bad to have the winter blues. Have a great week and happy shopping!

Katrina Dick is a lifelong Wayne County resident who is looking to inspire others in Wayne how to not only be frugal when shopping, but be stylish while saving.

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