The denim trend I'll be wearing 24/7 this season

I don’t know about you but I live in denim. I don’t have to go into an office so I don’t have much of a reason to wear anything else. Even for date night or dinner parties, I usually will dress up a pair of dark wash jeans with jewelry and high heels. This summer with the cool weather and lots of time spent in my car driving to baseball tournaments, I rotated between my distressed cropped light wash boyfriend jeans and my distressed cropped white skinny jeans. So adding a new pair to my rotation makes sense for the new season. Many of the season’s trendiest styles will work great to transition from the warmer weather to the cooler temperatures.

According to WhoWhatWear.com, there’s one denim trend that everyone from Kendall Jenner to Karlie Kloss will be adding to their chic wardrobes: cropped, stovepipe straight leg silhouette in a light wash. 

Tuesday on Bridge Street, I talked denim trends for fall with Sistina Giordano and Tenesha Murphy. I featured great styles, all by Liverpool Jeans Company and found at The Changing Room on Warren Street in Downtown Syracuse. CLICK HERE TO WATCH.

  • Cropped styles are big!! The top trend according to WhoWhatWear.com is a cropped, straight leg silhouette.
  • Cropped in wide leg and stovepipe too!
  • Distressed light wash styles.
  • High rise continues to be big.
  • coated denim- kinda looks like leather which is a hot style for fall.
  • colored denim and printed denim- great options to dress up!

Styling Tips:

  1. Wear cropped styles with ankle booties for fall and winter.
  2. Dress them up with strappy sandals or stiletto pumps.

  3. The darker the wash, the dressier the look. Lighter washes tend to be more casual.

Thanks to my friends at The Changing Room for all the great styles featured on the show. The Changing Room has all these styles plus more at their boutique located at 425 Warren Street in Downtown Syracuse. Missed the segment? No worries. Click HERE to watch. 

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Spring Cleaning (a bit late)

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TSTS_Jackie-3651I like to plan and organize my wardrobe to make the most of what I’ve got and determine what I’m going to need. This year I’m getting to my Spring Cleaning a bit late- but better late than never! The easiest way is to do it in steps so you don’t get bogged down. Here’s my checklist of what I do and I hope it inspires you to get your wardrobe organized. Or you can always contact me and I’ll come do it for you!  

First I create an inspiration board. It’s made up of photos, magazine articles, key words, color swatches- anything that I’ve collected that is going to inspire my new season’s style. Think of it like a visual reminder of your taste and style.

 

IMG_5049Then I like to make a Style List- literally a list of what my style is going to be. I’ve been doing this for years and it’s a great reference for shopping. It’s also very fun to look back and see who your style has evolved (or not).

 

TSTS_Jackie-3701Once I know what my “looks” are going to be for the season, I can assess what I’ve got in my closet. I toss anything that is worn beyond repair. Anything out of season that’s in good shape, I pack it away. I jot down the items that are missing from my closet from my “Style List”. That’s my shopping list.

 

IMG_4697Next step- shopping!! The nice thing about doing this assessment every season is that now my closet is full of staples and wearable items and shopping is a way to add a few new on-trend items every few months. When I shop, I always keep in mind my “Style List” and I check the store’s return policy. Rarely do I find a pair of pants that are the correct length so it’s great that I can hem my own, but for more extensive tailoring like a jacket or dress I have a great tailor. That extra nip/tuck makes all the difference.

Maintenance is the key. I run through this at least twice a year.

Give it a try and let me know how your spring wardrobe planning goes. Comment below or post on my Facebook page to let me know how it’s going. And if you get stuck you can always schedule an appointment with me so I can walk you through the process in person. Book online or email me at thesmalltownstylist@gmail.com today.