Thursday, August 22, 2013

my everyday style: simple chic with Old Navy denim!

I've been reading this booklately and I am obsessed.  Have you read it? When a book touts that it's a guide to "effortless chic" I am all ears.  What I am learning from the book is that the key to Parisian style or effortless chic seems to be a delicate balance between the high and low, the casual and the dressy and then a little bit of mystery (the 'je ne sais quoi' if you will).  And while I wish a simple book would decode the entire phenomenon that is French style, it's not so easy - I feel like it takes practice.

So for now I will be a student of effortless chic. Always looking to try new things and learn more.  This outfit is the perfect example.... a subtly distressed pair of jeans and black sweater are always a good foundation in my book.  Old Navy never fails in this department. I love that you can pop in and grab a few essentials without totally breaking the bank. (more money for shoes!)  Then a few unexpected accessories like a bright yellow bag and dressy kitten heels take the look to the next level all without losing the casual no-big-deal feel about the look.

This month Old Navy challenged it's blog ambassadors to come up with a denim look with one of their trillion denim options (seriously, I tried on like 10 styles before settling on this pair, they really have something for everyone).  I loved that these had a lighter blue color with just a touch of distressing.  They look (and feel!) like they have been lived in for years, in the best way possible!  The perfect start to any effortless chic look in my book!


Sweater, Old Navy (c/o)
Jeans, Old Navy (c/o)
Sunglasses, Warby Parker
Bag, Kate Spade (similar)
Shoes, Sole Society

Don't forget to check out ALL the looks I have done for Old Navy here (there are quite a few)!

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1 comment:

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Those jeans look great on you! Now that the weather is cooling, I need to bring black back into my outfits! You look so chic!


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