A few weeks back, our friends at New Look challenged me to style denim in a formal way! I practically live and breathe denim, I wear it every day to work and even bought a separate wardrobe to house my jean collection. It's such a versatile wardrobe staple... if you buy the correct style. I believe in owning a suitable style and wash for every occasion, which is why I jumped at the chance to get my paws on a pair of these Super Skinny India Jeans.
A simple pair of black skinny jeans is like a LBD - timeless and a blank canvas! Although initially when I think of formal denim I imagine black jeans with a crisp white shirt and black stilettos, I wanted to think outside the box a little for this look and challenge my own perception of formal style.
Jumper and Jeans: New Look (c/o) - Hat: ASOS - Clutch: Accessorize - Boots: Next
I work in the digital marketing, so, if I want to, I can wear my favourite Nike Air Max's and a pair of jeans to work. I might dress up a little for client meetings by wearing a pair of brogues, but there's no need to go OTT and embrace stuffy office wear.
So for me, formal means wearing shoes or heels instead of trainers. Opting for a smart piece of knitwear (with a beautiful print, if possible) instead of my favourite Wildfox sweatshirt. When I was given this task, I was of instantly drawn to New Look's range of embroidered pieces - one of my favourite trends which has followed through to spring from autumn/winter '16. I've worn this black embroidered jumper a few times over the past few weeks and received numerous compliments on it. It definitely looks more expensive than it is... I just noticed it's now half price at just £15! Wah.
I own my fair share of designer jeans but New Look have truly nailed high street denim, their range is affordable, well-made and it lasts! I still have New Look jeans from years ago which look as good as new. I also have a pair of J Brand jeans which now look like a rag after just a few washes.
What's your denim style? What does formal mean to you? - T