Wednesday, March 21, 2012

get the look -- printed denim.

Shoshanna Frannie Striped Strapless DressCOVETING: Shoshanna Frannie Striped Strapless Dress
www.shopbop.com; $340
When it comes to pretty spring dresses, I always know that I can count on Shoshanna. This frock is nothing short of fabulous. The bodice is perfectly tailored, and I love that the skirt is slightly gathered. The pattern on the top is absolutely brilliant -- I love how it contrasts slightly with the print on the skirt without deviating too much. Perfect to pair with nude sandals for a look that's fantastically long and lean.

I love the idea of printed denim, I really do. I think that it's fun and whimsical and perfect for spring. But when it comes to actually pulling it off, I just don't know if I can do it. Luckily, the trend is hot -- and there are plenty of bold choices, but lots of subtler options for those of us who are a little bit nervous about embracing the look fully.


EXTRAVAGANCE: AG Polka Dot Ankle Stevie in Gray Pin Dot
www.anthropologie.com; $178
For the print shy, these skinnies are utter perfection. The tiny polka dots are as subtle as it gets, and the gray tones the print down perfectly. Similar to a Glen plaid, from a distance, this print is barely discernible. Perfect to pair with a bright cardigan or crisp button-down for a fun, easy day look.


DEAL: Forever21 Ditsy Floral Skinnies with Belt in Rust (also in Camel)
www.forever21.com; $27.80
These adorable skinnies combine two of my favorite spring trends: colored denim and a fun print. The little flowers are charming, and the color is true perfection. They'd be so chic with a pair of neutral flats or desert boots, and at this price, there's simply no reason to turn them down.

J Brand Houndstooth Skinny JeansEXTRAVAGANCE: J Brand Houndstooth Skinny Jeans
www.shopbop.com; $229
It doesn't get any springier than white denim -- and the tan houndstooth print on this pair of skinnies takes them to another level entirely. I love how incredibly chic these are; they'd pair as easily with a pair of pumps as with a charming pair of flat metallic sandals.

Low Rider Slouch Shorts by Insight
DEAL: Insight Low Rider Slouch Shorts
www.threadsence.com; $74
Another fun way to take on this trend is in shorts. They're fun and whimsical and with less space printed, feel less overwhelming than a full pair of pants. This Insight pair is charming, with soft colors and an easy shape. They'd be the perfect accompaniment to a silky tank in a bold color or simple cotton blouse.

Are YOU wearing printed denim this spring?
xo Josie
Thanks to Shopbop, Anthropologie, Forever21, and Threadsence for the photos.

32 comments:

Erika said...

Ohmigosh Josie I am in LOVE with those Houndstooth Skinny Jeans - need! :)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Ohh i love the textured skinnies!

Lisa Griffin said...

whoa great find with the F21 jeans! i am completely obsessed with the polka dot current elliot jeans for anthropologie, but they are ridiculously expensive, i think these will be my substitute, thanks!
in dramatic fashion

C said...

I love the first dress! Is feminine and cute!
I didnt know the brand and I dont really use shopbop that much, but Im gonna check it out!
Thansk sweetie!

sip-n-wear said...

Love printed denim! Super cute collection!

Style Servings said...

Oooh loving these!! I want printed denim jeans!

http://styleservings.blogspot.co.uk/

Vanilla - Notes from my closet said...

I would love to find some printed denim that looks good on me! jeans aren't always my friend sadly!

Love, Vanilla

modanistajunkie.com said...

Love these spring items!!! So ready for it!!!

xoxo

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I love that dress!! And once I get back to my normal size I will definitely be wearing printed denim or shorts :)

Red Soles and Red Wine

Kirstin Marie said...

Ooo I love the red pair!

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

I'm desperately in love with polka dot denim, and houndstooth denim?! That's entirely new story for me that I'm seriously in need of tapping into! Love love these J Brand skinnies!!

xo
Rachel

Cate said...

I like that the patterns you picked are more subtle - there are some really loud patterns out there on denim, and it's just not me!
cate @ wildruffle.com

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

This is the first I've really seen printed denim (aside from leopard print). I like it!

Kristin said...

I super heart that strapless dress!

Honey said...

love your picks, especially the first dress. you have great taste and style, I love stopping by to get my fashion updates.

meg said...

Thank God for Forever 21!

I have to rely on LEE's I'm afraid for work pants. But I did find a very cool light gray.

underthewillowtrees said...

Gorgeous shorts xx

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the tiny dots and the shorts! I am definitely for patterned pants and hope to work them into my wardrobe asap :)

Fashion Tales.... said...

I love and want the dotted styled denim! Looks so luxe and romantic for a jean.-xo

Fabrizia said...

Such a great post, I really like it, these selected items are so nice!
Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

DailyGlamour said...

nice dress

MosaMuse said...

i love printed denim. i really like the red pants
xo
MosaMuse

MosaMuse.blogspot.com

Cilla B said...

am liking this trend for the spring season especially in pastel colors

Vanessa. said...

I love printed denim :)

Great blog, following!

xoxo

yiqin; said...

those pants are <3

Ashleigh Nicole said...

Those floral shorts are a definite!!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.com

S said...

In love with these 3rd pants, so pretty!
But love floral shorts as well! ^^
xxx
S
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

Alessandra Mazzini said...

The first dress is amazing!

fashionindahat.com

Style, She Wrote said...

A fun look but I don't know if I could pull it off. Thanks for sharing! xo style, she wrote

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Ummm I totally want to wear printed denim this spring! Esepcially floral. There is a soft spot in my heart for floral denim. Sigh.

PS. Thanks for being such a great bloggy buddy! xoxo

STYLE'N said...

Interesting..first time I have seen printed denim Josie. I like it.

David Hudson said...

All pics are really nice but the last one is really gorgeous.

denim exporters

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