One of my favorite things to do is to browse through a fashion magazine and see what the latest seasons trends are and how I can apply them to my lifestyle. Instead of reading and then buying, I do it the other way around and look, then shop my closet to see what I already have that I can use to rock a trend. Today I am partnering with my friend Amy of Full Figured & Fashionable to showcase the Lightweight Denim trend that is popular for Spring 2016 and in my opinion, a closet staple and more than a fleeting trend.
What I love so much about denim is that it is timeless. It can be paired with practically any color and any print. It can be casual and it can also be really dressed up. Denim represents a kind of ease that conveys a message of approachability to others. It comes in so many different forms from dresses to shirts. I am especially wanting to try on some of the shorter, wide leg pant versions in a lightweight denim that is the culotte. I have no idea what they would look like on my body, but I sure want to try!
Although I had a few denim pieces to choose from in my closet, I decided to feature this Ava & Viv chambray dress I have had for a little bit. It is the perfect dress for layering over with its lightweight fabric and simple design. With Spring having a little chill in the air, I popped on this jacquard knit cardigan from H&M. It is from their straight size line, but due to its generous cut, it works for me. I also love how the blue in the cardi picks up the blue of the dress.
To go along with the south western feel of the cardigan, I slipped on my fringed booties from Charming Charlie. I opted for my “always with me” satchel that is probably seen in every other post. It was the perfect sister lunch date outfit as we chatted over our favorite fish tacos.
And more times than not, you will see me with a necklace and this outfit is no exception. I have a great attachment to this stone slab necklace that I finally found on Poshmark after seeing it at Anthropologie years prior. I love how it adds a little more color to this entire ensemble.
- Ava & Viv Denim Shirt Dress: Target
- Jacquard Knit Cardigan: H&M
- Stone Slab Necklace: Anthropologie via Poshmark
- Mini Zippered Satchel: Forever 21 via Poshmark
- Leanna Fringe Booties: Charming Charlie
I can’t wait to read about Amy’s experience of creating a look with denim. If you don’t know this already, Amy is the reason I finally got the nerve to finally publish my blog. She is such a shining light with her infectious smile. I can relate to so much of what she writes about on so many levels. Her effortless and real style makes her posts fun and easy to read and take inspiration from. Click on the link below to read her blog on styling with lightweight denim.
SHOP LIGHTWEIGHT DENIM
How do you like to wear your lightweight denim for spring? What kind of lightweight denim pieces do you already have in your closet? What is your favorite item from my six items above?
Today’s Postivity Note
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