I’m back! Those of you who are at uni or went to uni are probably familiar with the weeks leading up to exams being synonymous with hell. On top of telling you to start prepping for exams, ALL the lecturers decide to make ALL the assignments due, so for the past few weeks I’ve been going a bit crazy and slacking a bit with blogging. I’m a full time student working part time and trying to blog full time so I think it’s understandable that sometimes it all gets a bit much? But now I’m on holiday and I’ve got loads of time to take pictures, write posts, and upload videos and I can’t wait to bombard you all with amazing content. Starting with this outfit based around my trusty boyfriend jeans.
Now, while skinnies, flares, and straight legs are all becoming more acceptable as semi-formal wear, boyfriend jeans are still thought of as very casual, so I thought it might be a nice challenge to dress them up a bit. Boyfriend jeans are the ultimate lazy day staple, because they’re roomy, and breezy, and look totally model off duty chic, but now that you can make them classy too, what are you actually doing if you don’t have a pair in your wardrobe?
If you’re trying to class your boyfriend jeans up a bit, I’d stay away from any that are faded or severely distressed. Dark washes are always good when you’re trying to dress up jeans, but any rips on those become very obvious, so try to go for ones that have minimal distressing. There’s something about white denim that looks amazingly crisp and chic, so I’d definitely recommend investing in a pair of white boyfriend jeans if you want to dress them up a little (obvs not just saying that because I have white boyfriend jeans. *cough*).
Cold shoulder tops are huge right now, and I’m so happy I finally got one. This one also has flared sleeves – another huge trend at the moment. If you read my Flats-spo post, you’ll know that I’ve got really into flats lately, and I think these navy loafers are absolutely gorgeous. The gold detailing gives them a really luxe feel (when in reality they cost R120 – about $8/£5) as well as tying in nicely with my jewellery. A monochrome colour palette gives off a really effortlessly chic vibe, so it’s definitely a good idea if you want to make any outfit look nicer and more expensive. As much as I love black, I find that black and white can sometimes be a little harsh, so I’ve found myself frequently going heart-eyed over white and navy combos lately. I’ve also been slightly obsessing over black and navy, so I accessorised with my black Zara cross body bag.
Totally blue steeling it.
Feeling pirat-y af.
What do you think of my outfit? Do you think I succeeded in making my boyfriend jeans look classy? Let me know in the comments!