Elevate Denim To Date Night Chic

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Paige Colette Crop Flare JeanPaige Romana Blouse; Paige Ruffle Heidi Jacket; Pandora Rose Essence Necklace, Rose Wish Bone Ring Stack, Rose Bright Heart Hoops, Rose Moments Sliding Bracelet; Steve Madden Heels (similar style here).

I’m swapping the LBD this date night and instead styling a very sophisticated denim combo, courtesy of my friends at Order Of Style. Not just for daywear, I’m sharing my top tips to Elevating Denim To Date Night Chic with Paige Denim. Read on ladies.

1. Start with a flattering style of jeans, such as slim fit or straight, in a dark wash. I am obsessed with the Paige Colette Crop Flare as they feature a comfortable high waist, stretched denim fabric and adorned with pearl cufflinks. Still quite polished, this pair would not be out of place in a trendy restaurant or would still be practical enough for a game of mini golf with the beau.

2. Style with a seductive neckline. It doesn’t have to be anything too plunging (trust me, that’s not my style) but the relaxed draping seen in this Paige Romana Blouse wrap top, creates a beautiful visual against the jeans.  Not to mention, the celestial print adds a little character to the look, perfect for a first date.

3. Keep accessories luxe, yet minimal. Stray from gaudy statement earrings and large rings (trust me, these are a nuisance when it comes to sneaky hand holding) and instead opt for fine, delicate pieces in a rose gold hue. I’m loving Pandora’s Rose Collection which features many dainty pieces to suit any budget.

4. Sling a jacket over those shoulders to avoid any nervous chills (yes, they are a thing). A denim jacket never goes astray and like the rest of your ensemble, I recommend a dark wash. The Paige Ruffle Heidi Jacket is the perfect accompaniment to any outfit, being both bold and chic at the same time, with it’s feminine ruffle feature and silver hardware.

Do you have any tips and tricks to laying date night denim? I’de love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Photography by Erin Smith Photography

So 90’s: How To Style A Denim Dress

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Witchery Open Shoulder Dress, Wittner Quirky Loafer, Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses, Oroton Clutch (similar style here).

I’m having major 90’s flashbacks, seeing denim dresses back in style! If like me, you grew up as a 90’s child, you’ll remember teaming your denim frock with glittery jellies and transparent sunglasses – two absolute staples for the fashion forward decade.

Here’s a few little tips for styling this summer essential!

1. I’m noticing many denim dresses feature the off the shoulder design this season, which is perfect for those hotter Queensland temps. My biggest tip for this style, is to go light with the handbag – swap the tote for a petite cross body bag to drape gently over your shoulder.

2. Forget the jellies and the 90’s platforms, loafers and brogues are the summer footwear of choice! I’m loving just about anything from a perforated leather loafer, to a woven flatform. For something a little more feminine, you can’t go wrong with a espadrille or a block heel sandal.

3. Given the casual nature of this dress, you’ll want your hair and makeup to resonate the same effortless vibe, so try a relaxed style like tousled curls, or the trending wavy hair with straight ends. Totally obsessed with the latter!

4. For someone with sensitive eyes, I find sunglasses to be not only an absolute necessity, but a real talking point from a styling perspective. Now’s the time to invest in a classic, timeless style – like my trusty Karen Walkers. They have served me well in the last two years, and their tortoise shell frame is still on trend.

I’de love to hear how you are working a denim dress into your summer wardrobe, so share your tips in the comments below. If you haven’t already – don’t forget to sign up to my fortnightly style guide to receive tips and tricks, sneaky previews and beauty hacks, by clicking the subscribe tab in the top menu!


Photography by Erin Smith Photography