Pseu is so nice to let me post here now and again! Today I thought I'd tell you a little story about a denim shirt.
Last week I realized just about the only "basic" piece I didn't have in my wardrobe boutique was a denim shirt. I wanted one that was super soft, slim fitting and that could be tucked or left out of pants. The one that met all my requirements happened to be from J.Crew, so I snatched it up and have worn it a good four times now (time for a wash, think?). It's so all-purpose it's not even funny. I suppose my favorite way so far is when I wanted to slob out. On that day, wore some "tailored" grey sweatpants by Splendid, a cashmere tank from Eric Bompard, used the shirt as a jacket layer (hey -it's January in Cali), and added some slim-soled white Converse tennies. I layered on some easy jewelry and I was done.
Today I met Lee, pictured above at left, at a women's Bible study. I loved the way she was wearing her denim shirt over that white tee, with her chic black puffer and gorgeous blue Goyard purse. Still a blogger at heart, I asked her if I could take her picture for a post on the denim shirt. I swear people always think I am nuts when I stop to take a photo of their outfits. Lee indulged my craziness, bless her stylish little heart!
As you can see, I buttoned my denim shirt all the way up today and rolled up the sleeves to expose my arms so I could wear a chunky bracelet and watch. I tucked into a pair of soft black JBrand skinnies and belted with red wool plaid just for a tiny hit of color. It was cold out so I added this "third piece" of a Tory Burch down vest in Navy. Looking back, I might have added a pin at my neck and lost the hoop earrings. But I really wasn't after making a smash with my clothes today, anyway.
Speaking of a "smash", the next thing I plan to do is dress this baby way up and see what happens. Can you make a shirt like this actually sizzle? We'll see...
I love how Adrienne at The Rich Life on a Budget found a denim shirt for two bucks and is working it like a champ!
I'd like to invite you to continue this style adventure. If you have a neat way you wear your denim shirt, tell us about it or send in a pic.