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How to wear it: Printed Denim
As a work from home mom of two I have to admit that I’ve been tempted at times to fall into a pattern of yoga pants and ratty t-shirts. However I remind myself that when I look great, I feel great, and that’s just a win-win for everyone in my life-even if that means the only ones benefiting from my style that day are my two kids and hubby!
Thankfully these days staying on top of the latest trends is not only easy, it can also be affordable! I’ve loved pouring over my favorite fashion blogs the last few months and seeing how other “real” people just like me are taking runway fashion and turning it into jaw-dropping every day style. Some of my favorite bloggers and friends, like Jillian from Mommy Testers, have been recently featured on the searsStyle blog, where they give inspiration on how to get the Look for Less on all the hottest fashion trends!
2013 had a bunch of amazing trends that I was absolutely in love with – from black on black, to military styled jackets, to leather and metallics, the 2013 fashion trends were all right up my alley! One trend I was especially excited about, however, was the printed denim trend!
Let’s be honest, although I do make sure to dress nicely each day, I pretty much *live* in denim. As a work from home mom in East Texas–that’s ok! It can get a little boring, however, so throwing a little print into the mix is the perfect way to shake things up and kick my outfit into high gear while still being totally appropriate for everything from play dates to dinner dates with hubby!
Get the Look: Printed Denim for Winter
Since I do live in the real world with a real clothing budget, it’s important for me to find pieces that with transition easily from season to season. So when I decided to hop into the printed denim trend I wanted a look that would easily work for winter, but that I could also wear in Spring–which in East Texas really isn’t all that far away!
For my winter look I paired the following items:
- Military Inspired Jacket in Black – I love that the zippers add extra interest and that it’s fitted to show off my shape
- Drap Neck Blouse in Hibiscus//Covington//Sears – break up a dark winter outfit by adding in a pop of color with layering
- Jeans//Almost Famous//Sears – The delicate floral pattern on these jeans adds a bit of feminine whimsy to balance out the bold and harder elements
- Zip Up Leather Boots in Black – finish the look and bring in the leather trend and mimic the zippers in the jacket.
Get the Look: Printed Denim for Spring
My look for Spring? Couldn’t be an easier transition–simply ditch the jacket!
I fell in love with this blouse from Covington. The interesting draping on top is so beautiful by itself that I don’t need to wear a necklace with it, so I stuck with some dangling earrings.
A good rule of thumb when it comes to fashion is to have only one item on your body that is tight or fitted–so if you’re going to for skinny jeans then you need a loose, flowing top! This one was perfect for the job–accentuating my curves where I wanted it to, and not hugging them where I didn’t (all moms know what I’m talking about!!). The color was so unique and perfectly flattered my skin tone. Don’t be afraid of bold colors–they’re actually very flattering if you can find them in the right shade. Pick a lipstick in a complementing shade for a look that wows!
The only thing I love more than my two new pieces is the price I paid for them–both were on sale and then at the register the cashier scanned a coupon she had because I’m a Shop Your Way Member that gave me an additional 15% off! That brought my entire total to under $40 and gave my points I can use for future purchases that will also help to lower my costs-awesome right?!
Anyone can rock printed denim–you just have to know what to pair it with! Leave me a comment letting me know what Spring Fashion Trend you can’t wait to try out!