A trend you can never go wrong in: denim on denim.
It’s been a long time coming, but I finally have a full on fashion post. Expressing my love for denim, I picked up this button down beauty from Tictail, a company dedicated to supporting up and coming designers from all over the world.
Going from living without to living in denim.
For the past year or so I’ve stayed away from denim. It kind of reminded me of being a kid, on top of the super casual look it conveyed, so I wanted to dress more “grown up” and stylish. If I somehow opted for jeans, I stuck to black denim. I think the main reason why I stopped wearing denim was the comfort. Leggings became my go to since they were super versatile, comfy, and weren’t too rough on my skin. Also, I had such a huge issue with finding a pair that actually fit me. Typically all my jeans were way too long and it looked ridiculous hah!
To my luck, the distressed denim started #trending so I convinced myself to find a pair of distressed jeans. To my surprise I actually wound up finding the perfect pair at Zara which has been my go-to for jeans since. I then worked my way to this pair with a frilled hem and then even got a pair of designer jeans. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my comfy leggings and active wear but throwing on a pair of jeans doesn’t hurt every now and again. So now that I have bottoms covered, what about tops?
Discovering something new at Tictail
I ended up finding this dark denim button down from Tictail. The designer is +351 Designed in Lisbon, a brand I’ve never heard of before, but the quality is amazing!! I was introduced to Tictail not too long ago. If you might recall from my instagram post on #womencreatinghistory, all sales made during the week of International Women’s Day went toward Planned Parenthood and He for She. Finding Tictail has been a blessing because I love how the company aligns itself with not only supporting great causes, but also facilitating a way to introduce emerging designers to shoppers worldwide.
Why a long sleeve button down denim top?
I thought about all the variety of tops I can choose from: button down, short sleeve, vest, off the shoulder, and so forth and then I thought about the practicality and versatility of all my options. Narrowing down to a long sleeve button down was easy peasy. With spring coming, the transition in NY hasn’t been too great so a long sleeve certainly comes in handy for the colder days. Buttons allow for the closed and opened look, so double score on versatility for that. Also you can do a lot more with a button down, for example, wear it as a cold shoulder, tie it into a crop, wear it open, closed, tucked, or even around your waist.
Double denim? Isn’t that breaking the rules?
Hah! Who even comes up with these styling rules anyway? Apparently double of anything “clashes” and you should stray far, far away. But these days, everyone is a rule breaker (heck, some rules are just meant to be broken). Us rebels like to challenge rules so go ahead and wear double denim, triple denim, or whatever you want. As a reminder, fashion is what you make it. Don’t let anyone tell you something you like is wrong. Just go for it, wear it loud and proud.
Passive with the things you say. I think we should rule out commitment for now.
Things aren’t set in stone. Your style will change, trends will come and go. Don’t force yourself to commit to something forever. Experiment! Try new things. Discover.