DRESSING | UP DENIM

September 23, 2017

As you know I am a forever denim girl. When in doubt itโ€™s always denim for me. Even when I am not in doubt. I attribute it to being born and raised in Southern CA. There is just something relaxed and easy going about denim. But that doesnโ€™t mean denim always has to be casual.

When dressing up denim I opt for colored denim such as black or even coated denim (that look of faux leather). Darker washes or coated jeans instantly dress up a denim outfit and takes away the casualness of it allowing it to be suitable for going out. Accessories also play a huge role in dressing up denim including jewelry, shoes, and bags. Below are some of my tips for dressing up denim as we get into fall.

/ Tips for Dressing Up Denim /

This date night outfit encompasses all of my tips for dressing up denim with the exception of a belt. I like the button details on these Topshop jeans so pairing a belt with all the buttons seemed a bit unnecessary. I added my favorite jewelry as of late by Via Saviene as well as my Chanel pumps with pearl detail on the heels and I am ready to go out!

What are some of your tips for dressing up denim?

Bodysuit | Shein (exact one sold out) linked similar styles here, here
Jeans | Topshop (50% off) similar style here
Sunglasses | Karen Walker similar style here
Necklace | Via Saviene
Earrings | Via Saviene
Watch | Cluse similar style here
Shoes | Chanel (exact sold out) similar style here
Bag | Chanel

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27 comments

Helen Chik September 24, 2017 at 12:17 am

Oh girl I hear ya! I’m a denim girl too but omg I’m struggling to find any good denim to fit me during this pregnancy! Got any tips for me?

I’ve tried finding flattering shorts but I don’t think any exist haha! But I definitely love a good dark wash to dress things up ๐Ÿ˜‰

Helen xx
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Britta September 24, 2017 at 10:16 am

You dressed up these cute denims perfectly with that beautiful off the shoulder ruffle top! And don’t even get me started on the shoes!!! They are tdf!
I often wear darker jeans black or coated for more dresses up looks. I add a cute top and a blazer and my fav heels. Such a good go to outfit!
Xo
Britta

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Manda September 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm

I’m super obsessed with this outfit! I love your heels and denim so much! What size are you wearing if you don’t mind me asking? I really love the button detail and the price is so good! Also, can we talk about your shoes! So incredibly in love with them. I totally love dark denim and have not purchased coated denim in awhile but I always love the look of coated denim! All of your tips are marvelous! I’m definitely all for adding heels to really make your look seem put together well! I swear you could make ANYTHING look perfect! You are such a great stylist!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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Raysa Garcia September 24, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Whoaaa!! I’m literally in love with the whole look. You look so classy and chic! And those Chanel shoes are everything. I need a pair ASAP. Xx

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Jacqueline September 24, 2017 at 10:23 pm

Pretty much until recently I wasn’t a denim person but I love it now and can’t get enough. How would you dress up denim if you can’t wear heels? This is seriously my current dilemma haha. Loving the denim you picked. Such gorgeous silhouette. Looks prefect with that top.

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Elizabeth September 24, 2017 at 10:30 pm

Super obsessed with that top and the ruffle details <3 ๐Ÿ™‚ Makes for such a classy, chic, yet effortless outfit!

XO, Elizabeth
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Jenn September 25, 2017 at 9:26 am

Thanks for the tips. I agree shoes play a very important role in defining the outfits. So pairing some black denim with heels would definitely make a statement. Also outerwear! They are can change the look of the outfit too!

Simply,
Jenn | http://www.lepetittato.com/

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Sheree September 25, 2017 at 11:39 am

You definitely know how to dress-up denim! I love that you added a ruffled shirt to the look, because it adds such an adorable feminine/chic flair. The sunglasses are absolutely perfect for your face shape. This is such a great look for fall.

~xo Sheree
PoshClassyMom.com

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Ellie September 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

Oh my gosh those jeans are amazing…currently ordering.

xx
Ellie
http://www.citybrewed.com

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Jill Wright September 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm

I am such a denim fan! If I could, I’d wear it everywhere… and I do try. These dressing up tips are fab! I love the higher waisted style jeans on you, especially back with the Chanel. Looking fab, as always!

J. x

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sophie September 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

You look so amazing.I love your pants.So classy.
http://sophieatieno.com

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Michelle September 27, 2017 at 4:47 am

I love when you go luxe with a dark denim. So chic! And love the 90s vibe from the denim – I had similar pairs back in the day ๐Ÿ™‚ Dying over your shoes – so sad they are sold out. Your details are totally obsession worthy!
XO
http://www.lehoarder.com

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Darya September 27, 2017 at 6:32 am

This outfit is all about details! I love how buttons on TopShop jeans look with these details on Chanel shoes. Such a classy look! I like it!

xoxo

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Eliza September 27, 2017 at 8:57 am

Girl, I love your style so much. You always look so put-together. And this is just my favourite colour mix. By the way, I have exactly the same body-top and I’m madly in love with it, but I’ve never tried to pair it with denim. I think this look rocks, defo need to try it as well. And what could be more classy, than this Chanel flap, right?

Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

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Vanessa September 27, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Such a hot mama! This is one of my favorite outfits from you. Jeans are like my second skin and this look is totally chic and sophisticated at the same time. I love that you’re mixing high and lows. That is the perfect way to enhance and add visual interest to any look. I am completely obsessed over your bag and shoes, very nice and they are a great complement to your entire combo.
Thanks for such great tips!
Vanessa

http://thefashionstatement.net

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Tandya September 27, 2017 at 7:33 pm

You make jeans look so chic! I am a socal girl as well, so I’m ALWAYS in denim! I tend to wear darker jeans, only because they are more flattering on my body type. I loved reading all of your tips on ways to dress up denim. I am OBSESSED with painted jeans! They give the jeans a leather like look, and also have the comfort of jeans. The button details on your pants are beautiful and your bodysuit looks great with them!

XO
Tandya
http://www.simplytandya.com

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Open Kloset September 28, 2017 at 12:17 am

Hey Darling,
Hows you?
I am a big Denim Fan tooo:)
Your Tips was so helpful:)
The Shein White Body Suit is so Pretty, Love with the Pants sooo much:)
And your Heels are super Unique:)
The Full look is super feminine:)
Love Kisses
Open Kloset By Karina
Happy Week

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Jessica September 28, 2017 at 7:01 am

Such a classy look. Love the denim, it looks so elegant and sophisticated. Those heels though, really gorgeous!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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marcy September 28, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Such a beautiful and useful guide to dress denim babe! I have to be honest but I don’t own a single pair of dark denim and now reading at your post maybe I should Invest in a pair.
Love how you manage to style all your looks so well and made them look so chic and like a million box!! So obsess with your heels too

xoxo
Marcy

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Candace September 29, 2017 at 7:06 pm

Though I am not from southern CA, denim is one of my most owned and worn pieces in my wardrobe! There’s just so many styles and colors to choose from. My latest obsessions are Mom and distressed jeans. I love your buttoned ones too and you’re right about needing a belt with them. You picked the perfect complements to go with them!

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Zorica October 4, 2017 at 2:34 am Reply
diana October 4, 2017 at 8:34 am

I never thought that will love denim so much till I moved to US. US fashion made me love jean fabrics. Your outfits are always so chic when you wear denim, I def need to order a black pair of jeans.
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sepatuholig October 4, 2017 at 8:16 pm

Loooove this look!
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A Million Pinks October 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm

those sunglasses = everything!!
http://www.amillionpinks.com/

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lesley kim October 9, 2017 at 11:04 am

That bag!!! <3

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Sheela Goh October 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

I am SO not a denim woman but when I do, it has to be of a darker wash, paired with heels, a statement bag, and fire engine red lippy ๐Ÿ™‚

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Saida - She talks Glam October 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Absolutely gorgeous Christine! I am also a denim lover and your tips here on how to dress denim up couldn’t be more on point. I love adding some nice heels and a dressier bag, and I am so thankful for denim being accepted now in all kinds of social outings ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great week ahead, dearest. Love from England

Saida | She talks Glam

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