Not a fan of this look to be honest. A bit too 90′s for my taste (denim on denim?) but this woman still manages to pull it off, especially with those boots. The faded colours really suit the light and atmosphere in this shot, too.
Thats a Chambray workwear shirt from J. Crew. Chambray is not denim. She Isn’t wearing denim on denim. This look is great. I wear a vintage Japanese chambray workwear shirt with diesel jeans often. I just break up the color with a suiting vest and a worn leather Varvatos belt.
The photo is so poetic and the subject so beautiful – would we care so much about what she is wearing if the photo wasn’t on a blog about clothes? As it happens what she is wearing is great – long live jeans and boots! Thank you Scott for a lovely image.
Honestly, I hate it. I think it looks too 90′s. Its best to take certain inspirations from past decades, but not many things especially when incorporating them into one outfit. There is too much with the light denim button up to the faded medium wash jeans. Its too much. She’s pretty though and I like her hat! XOXO http://www.ahauteaparty.blogspot.com
sorry for my negativity (i just cant believe how many of you really like this outfit), but i had to say i don’t like it. i just dont get why people roll their jeans up in that unflattering way. someone tell me why!? but i do like the hat =D. ps. can someone get her an umbrella!
i completely agree with this amy grant, blossom style. it’s so interesting because the aesthetic of the 90s seemed so un-pleasing at the time, and i’ve always wondered how long it would take for this style to become relevant or new again. growing up (in the 90s) i always thought such a style was frumpy — flowy, undefining flower dresses…big bowly hats with pins on them, jeans everything with a flannel sweatshirt tied around the waist. it’s like anti-body con, which also seemed pretty big at the time. surprise! barely 10 years ago and it’s already chic again. i don’t know, she wears this with an irony that makes me think she is not american, or maybe she is but that’s just the way to wear such a recycled look. in any case, i actually think she looks really nice, except i don’t really get why the jeans are rolled up. this look is definitely nostalgic for the 90s, but with those jeans, she just seems SO current in a kind of cheap way. and the victorian-esque laceups, i don’t think they are appropriate. they just cut off her legs even more. but i think she is really chic.
This makes me think of the 80′s for some reason. I did window display for a small store in a small town in Kentucky but I just remember tons of faded denim and chambray and boots…a bit nostalgic for me. She needs a silver lame bag and some juju beads.
Amy grant… hilarious! For what it is, it is done well. I have some deep personal regrets about the oversize, long-rise “boyfriend” jeans I wore back in the day. I’m guessing this girl isn’t old enough to have lived it before…
This look is about the gently worn-in collar. I just love the delicate v-neck it makes and the roll of the sleeves and the pants legs, too. The boots are ultra cool. In fact, the accessories, the fedora, the bag, pull it all together.
I simply adore this lady and her outfit. Here is proof that one need not arbitrarily follow fashion “rules” in order to look good. A little creativity and a long look at yourself in a mirror tells you whether or not you can pull off denim pieces together.
I remember dressing like this long ago… when I was in high school and before the “denim on denim” look became uncool. For the next 30 years I wouldn’t be caught dead in this kind of outfit. I now, I can’t believe that I’m loving it! It doesn’t mean that I’ll try it again myself, but she looks great.
I think what makes it work is the bagginess of the boyfriend jeans, the nice texture of the shirt and the play on colors and shades.
never mind the no-nos about denim with denim…this is exactly the kind of look i love to see. she put it all together perfectly – stylishness without stuffiness. relaxed without being lazy. this is a look to which i aspire.
i think the feel of boyfriend jeans can be enough. it may not elongate you, but it may give you a swing to your hips or a different way of carrying yourself (for the better) i think that’s what the allure is.
I purchased a men’s denim shirt like that in the 80′s, and I donated recently because I thought for sure I would never wear it again.
I have those boots, similar jeans, fedora, and cross body bag… I kinda like it. hmmm I’m feeling like it needs a scarf as a belt for the jeans because the large field of denim needs to be broken up, IMO.
also looks like a collision between Annie Hall and Katie Holmes.
This is one of those looks where everything–from the red lips to the granny boots–all of it, I would never wear; none of it; but that I love in its entirety and combination on HER. But probably only her.
One of those looks that I can’t take anything from personally other than the reminder that there is so much out there that can look good and yet will never be “my” style.
She is an incredible designer and stylist, but more importantly, a humble and beautiful person. She told me she pulled this shirt from her boyfriend’s closet last minute before running out the door. That’s how naturally good she is…
Absolutely wonderful! This photo made me go buy a pair of second-hand-Levi’s 505′s in boyfriend style. This will be revealed to the world at tonights book release party. Hopefully with the same success! :)
Denim on Denim ALWAYS looked good! You have all listened to the Fashion Machine.
I too love this look…but I especially love how everyone here cannot get over how she is wearing Denim & Denim.
Denim on Denim was ok to do all through the centuries …since denim was invented.
Think San francisco Gold miners, what did they wear???
Think of the men who built the Empire State Building and all the bridges across the Unted States in the Depression era.
Think…is there anyone who portrayed a sexy ruggedness better than James Dean?
Think the 60's… Think Woodstock ..who didn't wear Levi's and a "workshirt"? It was the anthem of youthful exhuberance and it didn't go away all through the 70's. What did changes was the shape and style of the jeans.
In the 70's when "Designer Jeans" came out (which were Sergio Valente and Gloria Vanderbilt and Jordache in those days) It WAS STILL ok ito wear Jeans with a denim vest to match!
And all through the 80's and 90's it was ok to wear jeans that were acid washed prewashed or stonewashed with denim halters or midriffs or even loosely knitted or croceted denim sweaters and denim boots or pumps!
The United States was actually built on this look and whether it was tried and true faded & frayed or acid washed it used to be ok to do this.
Until ….some "Fashion Expert" in the New Millennium declared this a faux pas. And then everyone declared "Oh my I am breaking the rules". and stopped doing it!
Mean while everyone here is admiring, how good it looks and for a reason!
Because it has always been a great look. I resented that BS "Fashion Faux Pas" crap!!!!
Fashion truly dictates! That's how they get people to follow along like lambs and buy what they are pumping out every season!
Fashion is evolutionary not revolutionary! Her look recycles fashion in a new innovative way. The denim button down with wide legged jeans modernizes the individual pieces. The introduction of wide-legged jeans or â€śboyfriendâ€ť jeans in fashion brings back the masculine look for women. Pairing her jeans with a loose fitting button down also adds to her more masculine look, however, leaving the few buttons on top unbuttoned brings femininity to the top. The sloppily cuffed sleeves and pants as well as just the front of her shirt being tucked in adds a grunge element to the look. Accessories really complete this look. Her vintage looking boots and hat keep the look clean classic and chic. Todayâ€™s street fashion is all about reworking vintage looks to be alternative and contemporary. Renewing past styles and merging them with todayâ€™s trends in an unusual pairings gives the wearer a fashionable, high-end look.