Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dare To Denim

this post is sponsored by Target 

 **waving to the bunnies watching mom work from the window**
look 1:  denim (Target c/o0, tee (Target c/o0, belt (Target c/o), flats (Sole Society c/o), clutch (BCBG c/o Morton James), shades (Michael Kors), jacket (BB Dakota ON SALE), cuff (BCBG), rings (BCBGAnna Beck)
look 2:  denim (Target c/o), tank (JCrew see Similar), cardigan ( Gap see SIMILAR), sneaks (Adidas), bag (Hayden Reis c/o), belt (c.wonder, see other Monograms)

I'm a huge believer in finding a signature look or uniform. Denim is one that is universal for most of us and can be incorporated into a slew of day-to-day looks. I've found that the skinny jean is one that works well with my figure and what I feel most comfy in. 

This mid-rise skinny denim from Target is pretty darn perfect for a host of reasons: The wash is one that will go with a handful of tops; the fit is flattering even if your bottom half is a little curvy (read: hips and backside); and the cropped ankle makes them a perfect partner for flats, sneaks, and heels. I feel ridiculously comfy in these, and since buying them last week, I've easily worn them four times. Not. Kidding. 

And while I'm a huge fan of having a signature look, I also think it's important to avoid a fashion rut and to be daring with your look now and again. My standard denim short is one with a bit of distressing and a frayed hem, and not too short or not too long (must keep her age-appropriate, right?). Not one to typically gravitate towards a longer boyfriend fit for shorts, I have to say I'm super pleased with these boyfriend shorts from Target. I absolutely love their relaxed feel and lighter wash. The distressing is the icing on the cake. And when paired with an equally relaxed cardigan and a sporty pair of sneaks, you have a look that is both pulled together and still perfectly casual.  

And so here is my challenge to all of us: No better time than the present to be daring with our wardrobes. It's the perfect time given the impending change in seasons. Again, let's stick with our classics and what we know works, but don't be afraid to give a new cut and/or wash a test drive. Target is serving up a solid dose of denim with a number of washes, cuts, and styles. Be sure to take a gander at the denim below and give a style or two a try. Cheers to a great day--make it a great one, gang!

photos courtesy of Kristin Tatem

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