Saturday, 15 February 2014

How I Style | American Apparel Denim Skirt

I am absolutely loving my denim skirt from American Apparel. It's so versatile and has quickly become one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe. Denim skirts is a trend that was very popular during the 90's and early 2000's but like many trends from that era, has come back into fashion. This AA high waist denim skirt is really good quality and fits so well, sucking me in at all the right places. The skirt costs $65 which I think is pretty fair considering how much I have worn it already!!
If you have a denim skirt and want some inspiration or are considering getting one but don't know how to wear it, here are a few ways I would typically style it.


Hat - Cotton On
Crop top - Jay Jays
Kimono - Cotton On
Skirt - American Apparel 
Necklace - Dotti
Watch - Fossil
Shoes - London Rebel

Due to the skirt being high waisted, it goes really well with crop tops as it highlights the waist which is generally the skinniest part of your body. Crop tops also add a more playful feel to your look which is perfect for making an outfit more fun.
 I love the look of oversized paired with tight as they complement each other so well. I put this into practice by paring my patterned kimono I got from Cotton on about two years back with my tight fitting skirt. Kimonos add an instant fashionable edge and turn a boring outfit into a interesting one. 
This fedora hat was an absolute steal, no really it only cost me $1! It pulls the look together so perfectly not to mention the added protection from the sunny rays of Australia which is a must!!
Finally the tassel necklace adds to the overall bohemian inspired look and the sandals keep it casual. 


Shirt - Glassons
Skirt - American Apparel 
Necklaces - Sportsgirl, Thomas Sabbo
Watch - Fossil
Shoes - ZU

For a smarter look I paired the skirt with this light weight white shirt. I love the v neck of the shirt which I think is very flattering and although it is a comfy relaxed fit when tucked in, it looks really smart. For a more professional look you could also add a blazer.
The jewellery I added is really delicate and simple to keep that clean minimalistic look. Layered necklaces are very much on trend so this really cool layered crystal necklace from Sportsgirl adds a trendy touch.
These shoes are another bargain buy, I bought them for $20 reduced from $110 at a ZU shoes outlet which is awesome and they are really good quality too being leather. These loafer style shoes are great for a work environment as they are really structured and smart yet the small studs create a subtle but edgy feel.


Singlet - Bardot
Skirt - American Apparel 
Necklace - Sportsgirl
Watch - Fossil
Shoes - Novo

To style this skirt for a night out or party setting I teamed it with a cami style singlet form Bardot which instantly makes the outfit more dressy. To take the dressy look even further I added some strappy heels. I have seen this style of heels a lot recently and surprisingly they actually pretty comfy. I usually have hard time  trying to find heels that my feet slip comfortably into as i have fairly wide feet, but because they are open heels  they are much more comfortable. 
The chunky collar necklace from Sportsgirl is a great statement piece and works well to clash with the overall simplistic look.
Because the outfit is overall pretty monochrome, the bright purple lipstick adds a great pop of colour and a playful feel.

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  1. Thank you, Michele :)
    You have a very nice blog! x

  2. I absolutely love all the look especially the first one. Your shoes are amazing.


  3. From day to night, this skirt is the perfect piece! Amazing investment & well styled my dear! Looking forward to your future posts ;D

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