Dressed Up Denim

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It’s still too hot to fully say goodbye to jean shorts. Sure, the first day of fall was this week, but the weather is still refusing to dip below 85 degrees in LA. Therefore, I’m still reaching for my go-to Levi’s cut-offs, and I’m OK with it. There is something fun and unique about transitional dressing. It forces us out of the conventional, seasonal dressing norms and challenges us to be more creative when putting together an outfit in the morning.

I feel like this look is a pretty good example of that, and serves as good inspiration if you want to keep cool while running to business meetings. Note: I feel like only in LA can you get away with wearing denim for a “business” meeting, but hey, this is a city with no rules, especially in the fashion department, so just go with it. I know your idea of “business” attire is probably very different from mine, but keep in mind that I have a pretty creative job.

I originally wanted to wear a slouchy boyfriend jean, but considered the rising heat and went for shorts. I wanted the look to have polish – I had a creative meeting with a potential new client, and was meeting some old, professional friends for coffee after. I’ve had this striped Zara shirt for awhile, so long in fact, that I was featured wearing it on a Refinery 29 article almost 4 years ago! The article has since been taken down, but the shirt lives on! It’s chic, right? I found some similar options you can shop below if you want something similar.

To make it (semi) business-y, I threw on a black blazer and added chic, pointy toe flats and my work tote. And for a little fashion, my oversized, leopard print, cat-eye sunglasses. Easy and stylish! I’d love to hear from you guys so let me know what you think of this look in the comments below!

Top | Zara   Shorts | Levi’s   Blazer | H&M   Shoes | Topshop   Glasses | House of Harlow 1960   

Bag | 3.1 Phillip Lim   Photos | Elaine Torres

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