Denim generates so many things for our wardrobe. A fabric once used by California gold miners is now the most versatile texture in the world. You can have so much fun with denim — jeans to jackets and even skirts.
If you haven’t noticed, denim skirts are plastered all over digital and print magazines this fall. Over the weekend, I had a full day with my denim mini skirt, running errands during the day and heading to an event later that night.
A frayed denim skirt carries some edge, so in an effort to tone down the skirt, both looks have a preppy vibe. I paired my Joie cargo denim skirt with my pinstriped button-up shirt from J.Crew. The secret to taking an outfit from day to night is accessorizing around basics. In this case, stripes and denim are fluid enough for popping on add-ons like blazers, statement necklaces or any other powerful pieces.
Check out how I took my striped shirt and denim skirt from day to night.
The day look
During the day, I kept it casual in a pair of two-tone leather espadrilles, a statement tote bag and cool shades. Rolling up your sleeves and popping your collar certainly adds a coolness factor to your ensemble. You can wear this look anywhere, from the Farmer’s Market to the movies. As we transition into fall, be ready to add layers to this style once the sun goes down.
A tote bag is ideal for lugging your daily necessities. It serves two purposes: style and function. My Madewell bag stored my heels and the clutch I planned to wear for the night. If you’re driving, just change out your bigger bag, throw it in the trunk of your car, switch it out for a more chic style and voila! — you’ve instantly changed up your swag.
The night look
For my night time look, I didn’t change much because I didn’t have much time. I added a navy blazer with gold buttons. A military-style blazer gives you a fall vibe. I tied my shirt at the bottom for a flirty look and cuffed my sleeves over my jacket. Of course for the evening, I had to sport some fabulous heels, since the stripes and denim lean toward the casual side. A chic clutch works well as a nighttime bag. For the finishing touches, add a bold red lip and switch up your hair a bit. This day-to-night look can save busy women time and stress.