By Jill Riley
As I’m writing this post for the Yes You Can Wear It Series, I’m actually wearing the outfit I’m writing about. It’s one of my favorites. I wear it as often as I can get away with (which works out to be about once a week).
One of the great things about joining in the Get Your Pretty On Style Challenges is learning about style in easy to follow steps.
I learned how to wear denim with denim when I joined my first Get Your Pretty On Style Challenge (back before becoming a team member). I was using the SAHM Casual Wardrobe Builder as my first style challenge. It’s the little tips included with each outfit suggestion that have helped me feel like I actually understand style… without much effort on my end.
Today’s outfit combination is the Day Four Outfit of the Day from the Fall 2018 Capsule Wardrobe.
Chambray Shirt/Quilted Vest/Jeans/Loafers/Leopard Belt/Burgundy Purse/Gold Hoops
How to Wear Denim With Denim When You Already Love it
Jennifer says: Before, “I wasn’t overly concerned with it. Denim on denim done right is very chic and classic.” Now, “I love it even more now than I did before! Day 4 was one of my favorite outfits so far and I received many compliments on it at work, home and within the community. I think like any other outfit combination, how you style (or don’t style) an outfit will make it or break it. If you’re not sure about it keep playing with and eventually, you will get to what you like.”
Jenna says: Before, “Worn it before and loved it.” Now, “Like it even more!.”
Jennifer / Jenna
How to Wear Denim with Denim When You’re Stuck on the “Rules”
Jamie says: Before, “I remember the Britney and Justin denim on denim look and didn’t want any part of that. I was also concerned it was a country music look which is really not my vibe.” Now, “I can see there are ways to wear denim on denim in a way that felt like me, but that also stretched my comfort zone. It felt surprisingly put together.”
Dawn says: Before, “I always thought denim with denim was a big fashion no-no.” Now, “There’s clearly a method and I’ve learned that mixing up different washes of denim, this is an option that really does work.”
Sara says: Before, “As a Canadian, I avoided the “tuxedo” look, especially when only rodeo folks are the ones wearing it around here.” Now, “It absolutely can be done in a classy, not cliche way.”
Sam says: Before, “I thought it’s was too much of a good thing.” Now, “Day four outfit so far is my absolute favorite! I felt pretty, put together and ready to conquer anything. This is certainly an outfit that will be on repeat!”
Jamie / Dawn / Sara / Sam
Robin says: Before, “It was not a combination that I ever would have attempted on my own. I did not think that denim with denim was “allowed”.” Now, “I’m warming up to the idea.”
Joyce says: Before, “I was nervous about it. I was afraid of looking like I was wearing a Canadian Tuxedo.” Now, “After seeing my selfie and the other Pretties, I feel much more confident in it, and will wear it again.”
GYPO Note: Joyce is referring to the Private Facebook Group that comes with each Seasonal Challenge. In this community, women are helping each other stretch out of their comfort zone, learn tricks for making these outfits their own and sharing their own take on each Outfit of the Day.
Cindi says: Before, “I always thought it was a big fashion no-no and never even attempted to pair denim with denim before the Fall 2018 challenge.” Now, “Love it! Denim is such a great neutral and with the right washes and completer pieces looks amazing paired together. I received so many compliments on my outfit the first time I paired denim with denim.”
Robin / Joyce / Cindi
How to Wear Denim with Denim When You’re Not Sure but Willing to Try
Lisa says: Before, “I had reservations but I have learned to try it and take a pic before making a final decision.” Now, “I am in love with it!”
Shaunacey says: Before, “I’ve liked the look on other people but wasn’t sure I could pull it off.” Now, “It’s still out of my comfort zone but I’d wear it again and was surprised how much I liked it.”
Lisa / Shaunacey
It’s Your Turn: How do you wear denim with denim? Which of these versions of the Day Four outfit would work best for you?
Author Bio: Jill Riley is in charge of sending big hugs through customer service emails. She spends most of her time with her husband, son, daughter, and pup. When her nose isn’t buried in a personal development book, you can find her playing games with her kids. Discovering audiobooks and true crime podcasts has helped make sure her pup gets plenty of walks.
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