With every season transition comes the expected yet highly anticipated refreshment of certain wardrobe essentials. When the first breath of cool fall air whips around our floral sundresses and bare legs, with it comes the familiar sound of a thousand dressing room doors slamming as the hunt for autumn’s perfect pair of jeans begins. Now, as much as we love wiggling into dozens of jeans, this fall our ultimate denim favorite is shaping up to be a bit more flirtatious than our good ‘ol Levi’s. Denim dresses are popping up all over the runway in all sorts of silhouettes ready to give you sweet relief from fitting room frustrations. Whether on our favorite street style photographers’ blogs or right here on Chictopia, our computer screens have been filled with shots of denim darlings lately in every manifestation of the trend possible. So, slip into one now and shake up your fall shopping list!
OBSESS OVER OVERALLS
For a throwback to your kindergarten days, buckle up in an overall dress. To give it a grown up edge, layer a sharp blazer over top like this stylish lady snapped by EatSleepDenim.com. Or, take a hint from this Hoy Fashion street style photo and Chictopia’s STEFANIEKUNCMAN and tuck a fun printed collared blouse underneath for extra sophistication. Start with this Forever21 frock and layer like it’s your job.
TRY A CLASSIC SHIRTDRESS
The most versatile silhouette of the bunch—a denim shirtdress— will transition perfectly into fall. For now, make it minimalist by going bare-legged with flatforms like this Sartorialist muse. Ultra-glam wedges, like PRETTYSHINYSPARKLY’s work just as well. When temperatures drop, kick through the leaves in oxfords and an oversize sweater with just the collar and hemline of the dress peeking out. This Mango shirtdress is the perfect wash of blue.
EMBRACE FEMININE DETAILS
Sweeten up this tough fabric with romantic volume and girly necklines. MNIEWIELKA’s ruffles look daring in a faded shade of blue. We’ve totally fallen for this flirty dress from Nasty Gal. Go for a sweetheart neckline like TROPROUGE’s for a dash of allure. Ground the look with neutral accessories like this gal from EastSleepDenim.com did. Try twirling around in this ASOS number.
by Missy Steinberg