i still think fashion matters, and i still think looking our best is important. so far this summer, i’ve been looking for an excuse to wear a blazer. so much so, i wrote a post on how to wear a blazer this summer. amazingly enough, Athens’ weather has been temperate this summer: we’ve only broken the 90s a few times. so, i’ve been able to get away with reaching for a blazer, and i’ll take it. with that in mind, i want to build on Sunday’s post on denim and show you how i elevate a simple denim skirt for a classic, chic look. we’re going to pair a denim pencil skirt with a classic linen blazer.
how to elevate a denim skirt
today, i’m pairing a denim pencil skirt from Nordstrom with a classic linen blazer from Talbots. last week, i showed you how to put together a fresh preppy look with a pinstripe blazer with skinny jeans. a very similar idea today: the clean lines from the pencil skirt are accentuated by those of the blazer. i’ve chosen a white one, but you could imagine giving the outfit a bit of a color pop by choosing a pink or blue one.
i’m loving espadrilles this year. i’ve put together a wide selection here, here, here, and here. they’re such a flexible sandal and can be paired with pants, shorts, or a skirt to give you an instantly chic look.
a classic linen blazer
i’ve been all about blazers this summer. if it’s too hot where you are to pull one into your outfit, i understand. but they’re a perfect layering piece for milder climates or for the days you’re bouncing inside and out. i’m loving Talbots’ classic linen blazer this year: you don’t have to twist my arm to wear linen. but don’t forget to check out this classic pinstripe blazer if you’re looking for something with more visual interest.
a denim pencil skirt
as i said Sunday, a denim skirt is a staple any woman should have in their closet. just like jeans, they’re so flexible and can be paired with anything to get literally any look. today, i’ve chosen to elevate a denim skirt into a more classic look, but if you want to go totally casual, just like jeans, you can do so easily.