June 27, 2011

Effortless




Cotélac Sweater and Shirt, J Crew Matchstick Cropped Jeans, Ferragamo Shoes

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."  Leonardo di Vinci 

This is my version of effortless weekend style. White denim and a stripy sweater are at once simple and sophisticated. Nothing symbolizes summer quite like white denim for me. Arguably it's a tricky look that I've only recently become comfortable with. I now consider it a summer stable. Even though I have a consistent style, it's constantly emerging. 

This look was perfect as I ran errands for Sunday's reception for the scholarship board I'm on. I largely admire jeans from afar. My slight stature makes me acutely aware of fit. I have a long inseam for my height, which makes tailored pants and denim all the more difficult to shop for. Having a few of my favorite tailored pants copied in Hong Kong was a godsend. Upon finding these jeans I promptly purchased two pairs for the season. White denim is a little gamine. There's a distinct air of insouciance, which I naturally gravitate toward. Summer calls for keeping things light, easy and carefree on the weekends. Effortless is not to be confused with boring. I like that the sweater has rolled sleeves, a subtle detail at the shoulder and two small exes sewn with pink thread at the back.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. 

15 comments:

  1. I hear you on the inseam issues - I do a celebratory jig inside the dressing room every time I find a pair of jeans that actually fit me.

    Also, I have never really considered white jeans before, but this post made me reconsider :)

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  2. You look lovely. I am not a white jeans girl, but I love other light coloured jeans - own a pair of grey skinnies and a light-blue boyfriend cut which looks great rolled up with heels.

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  3. you always look effortless and so polished! love it. you do white denim well! x

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  4. Great outfit. White denim conjures up Jackie Onassis summering in the Mediterranean for me. (Yeah, I'm that old ....) I've never found the perfect pair myself, unfortunately. Love yours!

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  5. You look fantastic。 I'm a huge fan of white jeans and always love it when I see someone pull it off well.

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  6. Great look. I love the black top peaking out from under the striped shirt;)

    Many Layers Monday

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  7. You look great! This post makes me want to try on a pair of white jeans too! I am very worried about getting them dirty, not to mention, I'm a little pear shaped so I'm worried it'll make me look completely out of proportion. I guess the only way to know is to try them out!

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  8. Maja Piraja- The inseam issue makes shopping for pants challenging. I love the feeling when you find something that fits.

    You should try white denim. Such a crisp look.

    Prêt à Porter P - Thank you! It's amazing what a good fit can do.

    Ammu - Thank you! Grey skinny sound so pretty. I always admire this look when I see it.

    The touch of ankle is such a summer essential. It's a nice way to show off a little skin demurely.

    Amy- Thanks! I feel very humble. That's always nice to hear. I think I'm finally learning that even casual can be polished and put together.

    LuxeBytes- Thank you for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment. I always love looking at pictures of Jackie Onassis summering in the Mediterranean wearing Jack Rogers. Such a times look. Elizabeth Hurley always managed to wear them well too.

    Don't give up on finding the perfect pair. They're out there.

    Lin- Thanks! Such a compliment coming from you. It's all about fit and proportion.

    Mimi- Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm all about layers and having a light sweater in the summer.

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  9. 0000-Thank you! I worry about keeping my white clothing pristine too. I find that the cropped jeans not only fit better, but keep the hem from being exposed to even more grime. I find that this is one item that I replace at the start of the season.

    There truly is a pair out there for every body type. It's just a matter of being open to trying on a bunch of styles until you find the right one. Nerve-wracking but rewarding when you find the perfect fit.

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  10. Lovely!

    You've got a cute blog, maybe you'd like to follow each other?

    ∆FASHIONWHIT∆

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  11. Emilija- Thank you. That's very sweet.

    Yes, we can follow each other. I'll add you to my links when I update for the week.

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  12. Sigh... Your life seems perfect. I know no ones life is perfect, but your life sounds wonderful. Not to mention the wardrobe. Love, E

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  13. Effortless, indeed and tres chic. Love this!

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  14. Anonymous- You're right no one's life is perfect, but I really do enjoy my life. Thank you for your compliment on my wardrobe.

    Alice Olive- Thank you. I love how simplest things end up being chic and effortless. Especially in the summer.

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