At this point in my life, I have a lot of good clothes that I’ve lovingly and, sometimes, impulsively collected over the years. I also neglect to wear a lot of the good stuff I have in my wardrobe. That’s why shopping your closet is so important. It makes you see what you and it’s a way to instantly yourself out of a fashion rut.

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This week, I wanted to wake up my jeans. Denim is easy for winter layering. Shed a layer and those same winter outfits transition nicely into spring. I grabbed my favorite denim basics form Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, and Talbots to build on as the base for this week’s shop your closet. Here’s one of my styling secrets for jeans: I buy them one size up, not only for comfort but it makes your body appear taller and leaner.

Diamonds On Denim

Mix fantasy with reality. Real diamonds layered with fabulous fakes take your denim to the next level. One of the best sources for resale jewelry is I Do Now I Don’t. Vintage pieces and the hottest authenticated “it” baubles from Cartier and Tiffany are all there. Not in the market to buy? Rent some fab fake jewels for a big night out from Red Carpet Rocks.

Shades of Gray

Chanel is classic – period.

Denim is classic – period.

Quilted bags are opulent.

Gray is unexpected. Gray is the height of elegance. Need I say more?

Texture on Texture takes Denim to the Next Level

Snake, croc, and quilting turn ordinary denim into the extraordinary. All my accessories are vintage in this photo, but right now I’m loving what Jeffrey Campbell and Sam Edelman are doing with faux exotic skins and all at very nice prices I might add.

Easy Elegance. Denim.

Denim gives me that casual Friday, run-around-all-weekend feeling without always having to be in athleisure mode. Studded belts, chunky funky pearl jewelry, statement silver brackets, and neutral makeup polishes the look and pulls it together.

Punk and Pretty

Studs and Pearls are the perfect combo for edgy elegance. In the last 2 years, I’ve started to collect clothes designed by 3.1 Phillip Lim.  3.1 by Phillip Lim it’s whimsical but restrained, so it has a sophistication without being stuffy. Like these boots at super cool without being in your face. I wear them with jeans when I want my casual clothes to have an edge or paired long with long skirts for drinks or date night.

Keep an eye on  3.1 Phillip Lim – it’s the cool factor you’ve been hunting for.

Studs and Pearls  – it all works to create texture and richness for a Pretty in Punk effect.

Weekend Workout Warrior

I don’t know about you, but I do not run around in workout pants. I like to be a little covered up – overalls and an oversized denim shirt is the easy peasy lemon squeezy coverall. Another secret for staying on your workout game is putting your workout clothes on underneath your clothes as soon as you get up in the morning. I mean, if you’re already dressed for the gym you’re more likely to go right? Even when you don’t feel like doing the heavy lifting and going for that workout – when you make it fashion you’re more likely to get it done!

Make It Fashion and Make It Fun!

Embellished premium denim can feel like a fashion risk both on the style and financial fronts. Fun jeans though make it easy to hit a party or join that get together which could be an opportunity to see friends you might pass up because you just don’t feel like you can get an outfit together. Fun jeans and a denim shirt are a great standby.

Here’s how to shop for novelty denim. Invest in the best jeans shape for your body. For me, the best shape for my curvy body is boot cut jeans. Keep boot cut jeans on your radar because right now bootcut jeans are coming back after seasons of cropped skinny jeans dominating blogger and street style fashion.

On a bargain hunt for embellished denim? Century 21, The Outnet, and Vestier Collective are all excellent sources.

Have fun and Happy Hunting!



Story x @VeronicaWebb
Photos x  cwxcreative

Diamonds on Denim

Shirt  x @LuckyBrand
Necklace x @
Bracelet x @lulufrost
Jeans x urbanoutfitters

Shades of Gray

Shirt x @jcrew
Bag x @Chanel
Pearls x @Chanel
Belt x @bottegavnetta
Shoes x @AzzedineAlaiaOfficial

Pretty in Punk

Shirt x @JCrew
Earrings x @sterlingforever
Belt x @anndemeulemeester
Bag x @azzedinealaliaofficial
Boots x @31.phiiliplim
Bracelet x @TiffanyandCo

Weekend Workout Warrior

Overalls x @madewell
Bag x @madewell
Shirt x @TalbotsOfficial
Leggings x @xoactive
Sports Bra x @xoactive
Wedge Sneakers x @isabelmarant
Bracelets x @mxbykaren

Make It Fashion Make It Fun

Shirt x @Talbotsofficial
Belt x @EnavanceMiami
Jeans x @AliceandOliva
Hoops x @SterlingForever
Booties Vintage