Denim. I just can’t seem to get enough these days. White denim, blue denim, chambray, colored denim, and printed denim pieces have recently found homes in my closet. Could it be a trend? Well, yeah. But it’s a trend that really works for my lifestyle and is perfect for the more casual atmosphere of the summer months.The trick is to find a way to wear these super-trendy pieces so they look chic rather than trendy.
The perfect white denim skirt has been a “holy grail” item for years. I love wearing white denim in the summer months and a skirt in the fabric has always seemed like the perfect blend of informality and city chic. Unfortunately white jean skirts have been in short supply in recent years. Even The Gap, my “go to” store for denim basics, was without this summer classic for many years and if they did have them they were of the super-short mini skirt variety. So earlier this spring when I bought my blue denim pencil skirt I asked about a white version and was told to head to their website to check it out. I rarely buy clothes on-line, but this was an exception.
What do you think? Did I hit that chic spot between trendy and classic in this ensemble of pale green denim jacket, chambray blouse and white denim pencil skirt?
I could go on and on about each of the pieces I’m wearing in this outfit. The zipper-top, plastic-coated, purse with a print of vintage cameras is a new purchase as is the pistachio ice-cream colored denim jacket. The sandals have been in my wardrobe for a while and the top is a perennial summer favorite that I bought years ago at The Gap. The photos were taken by my husband Hugo in the late afternoon in my mother-in-law’s lush back yard.
- Jacket – Sanctuary
- Blouse – The Gap
- Skirt – J-Crew (It’s on sale right now. You can see it here.)
- Bracelet – Wet Seal
- Sandals – Roberto De Carlo
- Purse – Blue Q
While researching this post I found a few other posts on white denim pencil skirts. My favorite is Making it Work: White Denim Pencil Skirt. Check it out for further white denim skirt inspiration.
So what do you think of the pencil skirt trend? Will you be wearing a white jean skirt this summer?