a week of work wardrobe basics: dark denim.

another must-have in your work wardrobe is a pair of dark denim jeans. it's acceptable in most offices and looks polished and professional compared to lighter washes. invest in a good pair, and you will always have something to wear. this has been the go-to item in my closet because of its versatility. i'm wearing it here with a crisp, white shirt (also on my list) for a simple and classic outfit. a bold necklace and fun bag keep it from looking too much like a uniform.

two things to consider:
fit and style: a trouser style or boot cut works well. it should be fitted through the leg with a flare that allows the jean to fall nicely over your shoes without bunching. a skinny jean works, too, as long as it isn't too tight at the ankles. opt for one with a mid to high rise waist, and it should be fitted, not tight.
design: none! plain, non-descript, dark denim is best. the more embellishments it has, the less versatile (and office appropriate) it becomes.

i've had this pair for the life of this blog! here's the proof in one of my first posts! it's finally starting to fade...time to start looking for a replacement.
(express denim; gilly hicks shirt; jessica simpson shoes)

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in case you missed it:
monday's black pants
tuesday's pencil skirt
wednesday's jersey dress


Mrs. Aa said...

nice bag :)

warmest regards,
Miss Aa

jackie jade said...

you look great - this is a simple but classic outfit. I wish we could wear jeans in my office. and I love your bag!
-- jackie - jade and oak

TheOtherSideofCool said...

Absolutely agree with dark denim in the office- they're a little more comfortable and stylish than traditional black office trousers- but are still smart. I love either black or dark blue skinnies for work personally xx

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trishie said...

Looking great! The pants make you look exceptionally tall.

Balancing Lisa said...

Those jeans are PERFECT on you! love the cut/style/everything! ;) xo

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

I'm a huge fan of dark denim. Have a great weekend

Susan said...

If I could, I would wear a version of this...dark denim, crisp white shirt every single day. So classic and comfortable.

Happy Long Weekend! xo

Helena Oops said...

Hello my dear!
I like your look!
And you are such a cute girl!
Have a nice weekend!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

ohhhhhh yeesssssss becks! I don't even buy the lighter option anymore. a dark denim trouser jean will go with so many things. love your leopard bag. have a great weekend.


I really love the dark denim. They look great on you, and the leopard looks nice with this outfit as well. I tend to buy darker denim rather than regular blue hues. xx/Madison Enjoy the weekend.

Marta Dudda said...

Basic but original, I love it.
xoxo from armarioenduddas :)

Loves Happy Hour said...

Love it!! I personally LOVE dark denim!! Great outfit!!
Have a great weekend!!

StyleIDnet said...

Beautiful outfit. You are not just wearing a necklace but THE NECKLACE. wow, its gorgeous, it really makes the whole outfit stand out.
I completely agree with you, dark denim with no embellishments or decorations can be so versatile.

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SpryOnTheWall said...

I love this look so much! I adore dark denim!

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