I asked our amazingly creative Fashion Photographer & Stylist, Stephanie Press (also ofHold Vintage), to share some tips on styling her favorite Spring Fashion Trend. Steph weighs in:
Denim is always in. But this year, I'm inspired by the fresh take of denim on denim using pristine whites and treated blues. Yes, your acid-wash jeans from back-in-the-day are set for a major update this season! This works best as a very clean look that plays on classic shapes with a textural feel enhanced by minimalist styling and a casual California-cool vibe.
Denim and white is an excellent foil for bold accessories. Think big, oversize metal cuffs, bold contrast print purses, and neon-bright sandals andearrings. It's also a look that will put tailored pieces in your closet that can be recombined season after season, and will outlast trend cycles. Remember, denim will go with any shade of lipstick and can easily be dressed up or down. Heavier denims are structured, graphic and flattering, relaxed denims are floaty and can be whimsical or have a dream-like air.
If you dare to get crafty, reach into the closet for an old pair of denim, and get busy doingthis: Or cut them off and make shorts. Head to your local thrift store for an oversize denim shirt (mens will do) and try your hand at adding a few embroidered details to the collar (likethese arrows), or easy appliques likeiron-on studs. Old denim looks good in a bit of wear, so don't be afraid to take another look at what is already in your closet for ideas.
Pair it with crisp whites (either jeans or an easy button down shirt), throw on some neon sandals, grab your clutch, and done!
Some of my favorite pairings and styling suggestions:
White vintage (or vintage-inspired) eyelet shift dresses with dark denim moto jackets. Keep your hair and makeup retro fresh with a messy updo and cat eyes. Feminine heels and small handbags with fun details like candy-colored leather and gold chains make it look luxe.
Acid wash denim leggings with a breezy white button down shirt. Crunchy beach waves, aviator sunnies, and a pair of neon yellow sandals make this look hip and effortless. It will also fit a wide range of proportions. If you're worried about the leggings showing a little too much, go for a shirtdress or even a swimsuit cover up in white and layer a tank or sports top underneath.
High-waisted white shorts with a button down shirt in a washed out denim. Be sure to roll the sleeves up and pair it with chunky wedges. Add vintage scatter pins to the collar for some color and texture. Loosely braided updos and bright pink lips provide just the right bit of polish.
But most of all, have fun dressing up your denim this Spring. A smile is the best accessory.