I am seriously loving this embroidered denim trend and during a recent trip to London, I saw it everywhere. Big names like Gucci and Stella McCartney have upgraded their denim staples with floral embroidery and embellishments, and other brands like Citizens of Humanity, Topshop, and River Island have followed suit (with less extravagant and much more affordable versions of this trend).
How to wear it?
BALANCE. It’s all about balance. I came to that realization today as I, toddler-like, tried to pair my embroidered denim with other equally colorful, shiny, or unique pieces. Reality being that I am definitely not a toddler but a 32 year old woman, I quelled my original impulses and paired my floral embroidered jeans with a simple white or black basic tee and neutral colored flats or booties. No matter how much the toddler in me wants to wear all of the flashy items in my closet at the same time….balance. (I’m still me, however, so I swapped out the neutral shoes for colorful, blue, lace-up flats).
tees – Hard Tail’s Siro Slouchy V-neck, $55.00, in white. Hard Tail is actually is an activewear brand, but the material is suuuper soft and breathable, plus it stretches a bit more than a regular cotton tee. I just bought this hole-y Rolling Stones tee from Primark while in London, but alas it is not on their website. Fear not, an almost identical (non-destroyed) version can be found here for $22.00.
jeans – Blue Embroidered Alannah Relaxed Skinny Jeans from River Island, $96.00. I really love River Island’s jeans. They’re a popular UK High Street brand, a lot like Topshop, that have yet to make as big as an impact state side. High quality, stylish, and relatively affordable, expect to be seeing more of this brand in the future.
bag – My trusty Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Julian Backpack, $395.
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