Transition dressing calls for creativity and with Huntsville’s early spring/late winter cold snap, it’s the ideal time to put it into action. The ankle baring crop of boyfriend denim is the perfect touch for this oh-so-capricious time of year. The challenge is how to wear it without looking like a slob. The key to owning this look is really in the not-so-secret use of juxtaposition. You’ve come across the word a million times in this column and it holds true. If you aren’t going to look like a trend is wearing you, (or like an escapee from the Vegas Strip—short skirts, platforms and deep décolletage), playing with extremes is always the way to go.
A 2013 Fashion Month favorite, the slouchy, slightly distressed boyfriend jean is poised to provide a bit of comfort for those tiring of super skinny denim, but it holds pitfalls for the unwary. If paired with a chunky shoe, it reads frumpy. The best way to make this look work is with a high heel, or a very delicate shoe.
The tomboyish appeal has to be balanced. A slightly sexy tank and a well-fitting blazer is springtime magic. The femininity of the top plays perfectly against the masculine accents and a blazer that fits comfortably, but snugly under your arms keeps proportion in check.
Or try a silky blouse. They’re everywhere and a new look style staple. The simplicity and ease of a silk blouse worn in an off duty style is amazing. Tucked in to a lower rise, slouchy jean, it lengthens a shorter torso and slims.
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