4 Accessories To Break Up Your Denim-on-Denim Look

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DETAILS: BURGUNDY BOMBER (ALSO GOT IT IN BLACK) | CHAMBRAY BUTTON-UP  | HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $50  –  LOVE THIS WASH – DENIM BOGO THROUGH 8/17) | BRALETTE (LOVE THIS ONE) | BANDANAGREY SUEDE BOOTIES (LOVE THESE FOR FALL)

CODY: WHITE HENLEY (UNDER $20) | OLIVE CARGO SHIRTDENIM (UNDER $40) | BOOTS (LOVE THESE OLIVE SNEAKERS UNDER $30)

One of my favorite trends right now is denim beyond your jeans. Wearing denim in unexpected ways is huge this fall. I’m all about a chance to wear denim any way I can, from skirts and dresses to your classic denim jacket or button-up. It is an ultimate neutral for fall so denim makes for endless layering options and is also a great base. You can go all out layering denim on denim and use all your favorite fall tones as contrast.

Denim and burgundy look so pretty together but instead of a basic sweater with jeans, think of new ways to wear denim and other ways you can tie in color with your accessories beyond your bag and shoes. Here are 4 of my favorite ways to add color for the season:

  1. Neck-ccessories: Bandanas are such a fresh twist you can add to amp your you look by tying it around your neck or knotting it around your bag for an interesting detail. I love this burgundy color for fall and found so many more great color options at American Eagle (love this navy one and how pretty is this pink print?).
  2. Bold lip: Lip color is another subtle way to bring in jewel tones to offset a denim-on-denim ensemble – I love a pretty berry or plum lip or nail color for fall!
  3. Feminine layers: Instead of layering colors over your denim look, switch things up and layer some color underneath your look with a bralette or bodysuit. I love Aerie’s bralette selection (BOGO 50% through 8/2). They have so many pretty colors and styles. Nothing makes you feel prettier than a flirty bralette  – even if you are the only one that sees it! (Although they might be too pretty to keep covered up :). I love the back detail on this one!
  4. Bomber: Jackets are always a fail-safe accessory — it’s a layer you can wear, tie around your waist, or ditch altogether so it works as more of an accent. I’ve always loved the bomber silhouette and this varsity style is so good! I love the sporty, sleek look so much I had to have it in both burgundy and black.

Below are a few more musts for fall, whether you’re revamping your closet for back to school or just need a few pieces to update your fall wardrobe. You can also BOGO 50% on aerie bras and bralettes and AEO denim

XX,
Christine

*In collaboration with American Eagle and ShopStyle.

 

Best Denim Styles Under $100

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Love love the high waist on these jeans! (they run a little small size up 🙂

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DETAILS: OLIVE BODYSUIT (UNDER $50) |  DISTRESSED HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $60 – SIZE UP: WEARING SIZE 26 – MORE SIZES HERE) | TAN CARDIGAN (SIMILAR UNDER $50) | GREY SUEDE PUMP | PRADA TOTE – (SIMILAR HERE) | AVIATORS | SILVER WATCH

Hey guys! These are a few goodies I got from the anniversary sale a couple weeks ago (you can see more of my favorite picks from this post and this post) I have been on a huge high-waisted denim kick lately. I just got this pair for under $60 and can’t take them off (figuratively speaking ;). I love finding good budget-friendly jeans so I wanted to share some of my favorite finds for under $100 in 6 different styles every girl should should own.

Distressed: When it comes to distressed denim, my thoughts are the more holes the merrier. I’ve worn this pair non-stop since I got them last week and love all the distressing. They run a little small so size up one when ordering. This pair is so good and of course I can’t do a round-up of my favorite denim under $100 without including these – they were such a good buy.

Skinny: You’ll never have too many pairs of skinny jeans, especially when they are under $100. I have this pair in black and white. They are so stretchy and comfy and cropped at the perfect length. Also love this pair.

High-waisted: Everyone should own a pair of high-rise jeans. They are so flattering and emphasize all the right curves. One of my favorite ways to wear them is with a bodysuit or with a button-down knotted at the waist. There’s something about this vintage wash I can’t get over and I love this pretty grey high-rise pair.

Flared: It might seem like a throwback, but flares are actually one of the freshest denim styles you can add to your closet right now. This pair is on sale for under $100 right now and I love the super wide-leg on this pair.

Boyfriend: I love a good pair of relaxed fitting jeans! There’s something so effortless and cool and you’ll want to switch it up from your skinny jeans anyway. I love distressing on this pair and love this wash (on sale – under $70).

Overalls: Once you go overalls, there’s no going back. It’s a slippery slope, haha! I love this wide-leg pair (on sale under $70) and these white overalls are a steal under $30.

Keep scrolling for a few more of my favorite styles on a budget:

What are some of your favorite budget brands for denim?

XX,

Christine

Wheeler Farm Farmers Market

Black Midi

Cotton Candy pink lemonade!! So yummy! There was a sweet little kid running the cash register with his parents earning money for a trip. It melted my heart! I love seeing kids learning to work hard at an early age! They always get some extra $ in their tip jar 😉

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Fruit is one of the few things I can get B to eat! He is the pickiest eater!! But he loves loves fruit!
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How cute is this alpaca?! He literally had the softest fur! It felt like a real stuffed animal. B had mixed emotions about giving him a hug 😉
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The blueberries were some of the best I’ve had all year!

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Getting ready for his first mini pony ride!! He’s been on a big horse when we were in Mexico with Cody but this was his first solo ride on a little pony 🙂 Does anyone watch Park and Rec? Who remembers Little Sebastian?

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He literally had the biggest smile! He loves animals so much! It melted my heart!
Black midi

Love this dress (on sale under $50)! It’s so comfy and love how the length and it’s under $50.

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DETAILS: BLACK DRESS (ON SALE UNDER $50 – LOVE THIS ONE) | SUNGLASSES

I love the summer time in Utah! There are so many different things to do. The Farmer’s Market is one of our traditions. We always go to the downtown farmer’s market but my hair-dresser was telling me about the Wheeler Farm Farmer’s Market and we had never been, so we were excited to check it out. We have a big apricot tree in our backyard and the kids loooove picking fruit from it. It’s one of their favorite things to do so fresh fruit has become a special thing in our family. Beckam was excited to pick out peaches and berries at the market. Fruit is one of the few things he is actually not picky about (I have the hardest time finding good he likes!!) so all the fresh fruit stands were a hit.

They also had a rescue center for farm animals and they had the cutest alpacas! Beckam also got to go on his first mini pony ride! This dress was super comfy and I love that it’s longer so whenever I bent down to grab B or was chasing him around I wasn’t flashing the world. 😉 It’s also such a good staple dress (on sale – under $50) that you can easily switch to date night with a pair of heels and a cute clutch. I also love this cute striped dress. Both are from my friend’s shop, Mindy Mae’s Market. I love meeting other entrepreneurs and moms and Courtney (the owner) is the sweetest! You probably saw my snaps with her last week at the blogger brunch they put together and she also sells some of our ILY stuff. They also just launched their own collection and have lots of cute pieces! See a few more of my favorites from their shop below:

XX,

Christine

*In collaboration with Mindy Mae’s Market and Shopstyle.