Think of this as window shopping…
Or indulging my shopping fantasies without actually spending money. It’s not that I’m against impulse shopping (that’s the best way to shop, after all), but with a minimalist attitude to clothes and a (very) limited budget, I usually buy just a few carefully selected items that I wear, well, forever and with absolutely everything I already have in my wardrobe… So, this is a way of playing virtual dress up, without making any commitments.
Anyway, I was looking for some alternative ways to wear denim. And these are my top 3 choices:
1. A TRENCH COAT
As I’m a bit of a trench coat addict (I have 3 for spring / summer and one in leather, and one made of wool for winter) I couldn’t possibly resist this one, could I? Yes, I may be a bit biased, but it doesn’t change the fact that a trench goes with anything, it packs well, and it instantly makes the outfit look pulled together and sophisticated.
2. A PARKA
This would be a nice casual alternative to your usual denim jacket, perfect with cropped trousers or a short dress.
3. A DRESS
I like dresses: it’s one-stop dressing, just add shoes and a bag. And a denim dress might be a good alternative to a shirtwaist dress or a safari dress (for those of us who do not look good in beige or olive)
What do you think, which one is your favourite?
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I like the trenchcoat and the dress. And I also like fantasy shopping! You've got a nice name for it! Nancy's Fashion linkup party will be on tomorrow. Would love it if you join!
I was so tempted to buy the trench, but as I have 4 trench coats already… And then I bought a skirt.
Oh, that denim dress is just gorgeous. I have a denim dress in a darker wash, but have been looking for one that is a little more fitted and with a darker wash.Carriecurlycraftymom.com
A bit more fitted, I like the sound of that. I hope you'll find it.
In the past 3 months I bought a very similar jean dress and trench while thrifting. Suddenly denim was everywhere. So far I really love the denim trench. Mine is extra long and goes with everything. bisousSuzanne
That sounds interesting. I'm afraid the thrift shops in Helsinki are not very good, you mainly find last seasons H&M. Or maybe I'm just not very good at finding hidden treasures.
I love all your denim picks! That trench coat is devine..great post, and thank for sharing!!Valerie
Thanks! And thanks for stopping by!
I'm loving that trench coat particularly, it looks cool with a twist, elegant but interesting!besos
Thanks! I think the trench is my favourite, too. I wonder why…
Love all your picks, but especially the denim dress :)Thanks for sharing thesehttp://www.thevelvetrunway.com/
Thanks! I definitely need get some new denim pieces for summer.
Love denim. Fun picks!OXOXDawn Lucyhttp://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great denim pieces. Please send!
Love your picks! I'm obsessed with that trench coat! I'm going to have to find a similar one!JillDoused In Pink
Thanks, Jill. I'm very tempted by the coat, too. A denim trench to add to my collection, hmm…
I am so happy that old Levi Strauss discovered denim because I just love it. ALL of your picks are great but I think you can't go wrong with a denim dress.
Thanks, Connie. I'm not a big fan of denim, although Indo wear jeans a lot in winter. And I just bought a denim pencil skirt…
I am totally with you on the adding carefully selected pieces. Denim is so versatile its such a great piece to add. Love the dress, i am on the hunt myself for a denim shirt dress. Also love the trench which could be perfect spring wear!XX
I think it makes sense, both financially and logistically, to add pieces that work with the existing wardrobe. Of course, every now and then you just need to have something new and even unexpected.
I'm with you on the denim trench! I've recently bought a denim duster coat which I'm itching to showcase on the blog. I splurged because I knew that it would be so versatile and it's all about getting mileage from pieces these day.http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/
That sounds interesting, that duster coat. Well, we all have limited budgets (and closet space), so clothes have to work hard and multitask, to earn their place in our wardrobes. So, anything that looks like it might work for a few years is a good investment.