Jeans | The smart, the casual and the middle ground

Monday, February 02, 2015

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Phew, we got to wave goodbye to something of an ugly January over the weekend and now I have to say I'm glad we're marching toward spring with a vengeance. There is precious little I relish about the early months of the year, barring a sharp frost and a proper-good snow day and frankly with the wussy attempts at winter we get these days they don't happen all that often.

It's a slightly different post from me today, three ways to wear jeans. It's a reluctant truth that we're all somewhat short on the reddies after Christmas so buys tend to be few and far between. I'm a big fan of mixing things up and wearing clothes over and over and over again in new ways; there hasn't been enough of that lately but I assure you I wear things a lot more than once!

Can you believe I've never worn ripped jeans before? I was so chuffed when New Look challenged me to style up denim three ways; casual, smart and that funny middle ground. I chose these Parisian pale blue knee rip skinny jeans which absolutely fulfil all my distressed denim dreams, they're lovely and comfortable too.

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For my smart look I wore them with my high-neck blouse which is one of those items I was so unsure about to start with but after I wore it once, I fell in love with it (Vero Moda) plus this burgundy blazer style jacket (charity shop find,originally M&S). I had my first totter in these high stilettos, a great charity shop find, they're Carvela suede... Vintage necklace from my Grandmother to finish and ta-dah! Once Smart outfit with ripped jeans, oh yes.

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I knew exactly what I wanted to wear for my casual look. It's very nineties! My black leather biker boots were an obvious choice, they toughen up every look and work perfectly. One black tight tee, worn as a cropped top, with my longline checked shirt plus leather jacket. I couldn't resist this choker alongside this feather necklace from Iced Rainbow which contrasts well against my top.

New Look denim how to style ripped jeans

I'm known to over-dress on pretty much every occasion so this is perhaps the smarter side of the middle ground; buckled boots from TK Maxx (you can't beat a low heel for both added height and a comfortable wear), feather shirt from Kezzie and beautiful tank from Alice – they were meant to be worn together!

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What do you think of my three looks? Are you a fan of ripped jeans?


Thanks to New Look for sending me these jeans to style up, all opinions and content me own.

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