New Look SS17: Formal Denim Challenge

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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.  

New Look Black Super Soft Skinny Jeans

New Look Formal Denim
New Look Black Embroidered Jumper

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

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