Dressing up Denim

Denim dressed up with white

Everyone needs a denim jacket. I love the contrast of rugged and feminine.

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I’ve dressed up a denim jacket with a long, white cotton dress.

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Denim dressed up with black

Dressing up denim with black is dramatic and creates a totally different look.

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My denim jacket worn over a cami with lace trim and faux suede asymmetrical skirt.

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I added a black “lace” necklace (it’s actually metal) and a black flower for extra femininity.

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backThese faux suede boots are so comfortable even though they have three inch heels. They look and feel like black velvet. I bought them ten years ago and hope to find a replacement someday.

 

 

 

How do you dress up denim?

    ❤ carmen

 

 

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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/
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31 Responses to Dressing up Denim

  1. happinessatmidlife says:

    I totally agree with you, I love my denims jackets and wear them all the time.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  2. Neti* says:

    New visitor to your blog and I love how you dress up a denim jacket. I will be back to read more. . .

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  3. Gemma says:

    I really like how you dressed up the denim jacket especially the black dress version. Have a great start to your week. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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  4. Pia says:

    Nice dresses! 🙂 I really like denim, it´s comfortable and looks great! 🙂 Thanks for your post and best wishes from biohotels ! Pia

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  5. Jess says:

    Carmen, I love both ways with the white and black. The white dress looks dainy and angelic on you, the contrast with the fun denim jacket I love. The black also fabulous as I love the black flower pin and boots. I really love both looks. I need to wear mine jacket more often.
    take care
    jess xo
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  6. dan says:

    A denim piece can make an outfit completely different. I don’t have a denim jacket at the moment but own a shirt which often wear…
    Your jacket goes nicely both with the white cotton dress ( sooooo cute! ) and the black ensemble!

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  7. Olga says:

    Nice pairing! I love the contrast between white and denim but denim and black also looks stunning. Always interesting to see your styling Carmen!

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  8. ToryBri says:

    I love both the white and the black on you. And of course the denim adds a fantastic touch. That dressing room you took some of these pictures in is VERY unique. News print on the walls, how fun 😝

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Bri! I’m not much a denim and jeans girl, but when it’s paired with something pretty, I feel feminine. This post was fun to do to show different ways to dress up a denim jacket.

      Enjoy the sunshine; we here are still in a deep-freeze with subzero weather and more snow!

      ❤ carmen

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  9. Ralph says:

    As I said before dear Carmen, white really suits you 😀
    I have never worn denim. I wonder why ? lol 😀 ❤

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Ralph! I love white anytime of year. So you don’t even have blue jeans?

      ❤ carmen

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      • Ralph says:

        You are welcome my friend 😀
        No, I never wanted to wear blue jeans. All the women around here like to wear jeans and boots (when they are not wandering the streets in their PJs). I prefer trousers with creases down the front and back. I’ll never be allowed to visit the USA or Canada now will I ?
        Big hug for you my friend 😀 ❤

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        • carmen says:

          WOW! Creases down the middle? Sounds like a gentleman, the kind you see in classic movies. Very nice. You will certainly be welcome in North America, you might even be mistaken for a V.I.P. when you get off the plane. 🙂

          Seriously, Ralph, I like to dress in style when I travel (or anytime) but gone are the days when men wore suits and women wore pretty dresses with little white gloves. Sigh! A romantic era–AND, no one was stopped before boarding the plane to be checked for weapons, we even got to visit the pilot in the cockpit.

          A hug ❤

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          • Ralph says:

            I totally agree with you on both accounts Carmen. Women in dresses look so feminine and unique and flying was an adventure in the 1950s. I flew a lot by BOAC in Statocruisers and Britannias from the UK to Nigeria for the school summer holidays and even though I was in school uniform with a brown label tied to the blazer button I was treated as royalty. Given games, jigsaws and as a member of the Junior Jet Club I visited the flight deck every trip. Those were the days. So,yes, I agree my friend ….. sigh ! Hugs back 😀 ❤

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            • carmen says:

              My husband was also a member of the BOAC Junior Jet Club! They made you feel important. Now they make me feel like a criminal and last time I flew, I had to remove a little neck scarf as if they suspected I was a terrorist. Seriously.

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  10. Lovely juxtaposition of rough and refined!

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  11. Ileana says:

    Both combinations are chic and you look elegant and gratious again. Love your black accessories! I have all sorts of jackets but not a Denim. Hmm…it’s time to get one…☺️
    ❤️ Ileana

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you my dear! I found my denim jacket at V.V. Boutique (Value Village) for $7.99 Thrifting is good for the wallet and the environment. At that price anyone can afford a denim jacket. 🙂

      See you at dance!

      ❤ carmen

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  12. utesmile says:

    You look fantastic in both black and white with Denim. I have to say I only have one blue jeans that is it, and I gave my Denim Jacket away, I didn’t like it any more. I somehow prefer other jackets and blazers. 🙂

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    • carmen says:

      Vielen Dank meine liebe Ute! I’m not a huge fan of denim and jeans. Only since I started this blog do I have one pair of blue jeans and one pair of gray jeans. Bought at a thrift shop for $7.99, I figured I can donate the jacket back if I don’t get enough wear out of it. Like you, I prefer classier jackets and have a nice collection, mostly from thrift shops.

      Happy weekend!

      ❤ carmen

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  13. Rebecca says:

    This just proves that a denim jacket is so versatile – you rock all the looks Carmen! Have a great Hump Day!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  14. josep-maria says:

    My dear Carmen, I am absolutely in love with your white dress. It is a wonderful, subtle, delicate and elegant, perfect garment for you, for your figure and your beauty. I love the delicate fabric, lace trims and delicate ruffles at the bottom. It is simply a dress for Carmen. The black dress is also nice, I like the design of the skirt, asymmetrical cut, and also the delicate lace neckline. But … the white is pure wonder, is a dress made for you. In addition, with white I can admire the delicacy of your arms, your legs beauty and tenderness of your feet. The post talked about the denim jackets, sorry, white dress Blinded Me …

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much my dear Josep-Maria! Your comments are very kind and it makes me happy that you like this look! I appreciate your opinion. 🙂

      Happy weekend!

      ❤ carmen

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  15. Maccabros says:

    looking good and amazing as ever

    fine dress

    liebe Grüße

    Maccabros

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  16. zo20 says:

    I love denim! Keep it up 🙂

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