5 Preppy Looks with Colored denim

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Outfit: Phillip Lim 3.1 top, Uniqlo jeans and Stuart Weitzman wedges
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Outfit: Zara trench coat, Petit Bateau breton top, Uniqlo jeans and Repetto flats


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Outfit: Topshop denim jacket, Petit Bateau breton top, Uniqlo jeans and K Jacques sandals


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Outfit: Gloverall anorak, See by Chloe top, Uniqlo jeans and Repetto flats


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Outfit: Uniqlo jumper, Uniqlo jeans and K Jacques sandals

Ever since I caught the Isabel Marant fever and became obsessed with the Parisian style, I haven't thought much about the preppy look that J Crew is so famous for.  I've heard rumors that they're opening up shop somewhere on Regent St in London. What took them so long? I've admired their clothes for a decade but it's hard to gauge the size or fit online. Returning the clothes is another major concern since they're shipped from the US. I've taken some inspiration from their website and thought I'll do preppy for the week.

I'm rather proud that I didn't include a single black garment in any of the ensembles. That's a rare feat for someone like me who's used to dress in black head to toe.  I've started to introduce more colors into my wardrobe albeit at a snail speed. The next step would be getting a couple more colored denim in plum and red. The sun's shining, the birds are chirping, the day's getting longer and it's time to replace dreary black with colors! I hope you're all having a great week.

**For those who asked, my Uniqlo jeans can be found here.

61 comments:

  1. Lovely. Buy it all now! Really like the Phillip Lim top. I've never bought anything from him but am getting more and more tempted.

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    1. Before my IM obsession, I was REALLY into Phillip Lim. I still am. My favorites are his tops with exquisitely detailed neckline.

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  2. Great looks! You've really shown how versatile colored denim can be (especially in this great olive color). This trend is causing me to break out of my shell a bit, as I also tend to stick to neutrals or black. That second look with the trench is just adorable. And if you ever need anything from J. Crew in the states, let me know. There is one across the street! :)

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    1. Natalie, you shouldn't have said that!! So sweet of you to offer. The temptation is too great. On second thought, I'm glad we don't have J Crew yet. My bank account is safe - for now.

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  3. I love all of these looks! And if you ever need help with JCrew sizing, I'm your gal. Much of my wardrobe comes from there. It's awesome!

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    1. *smack forehead* For some reason, I always associated you with Ted Baker and IM. I'll definitely do so in the near future.

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    2. LOL - I DO love those so much but I find IM and Ted work beautifully with JCrew. The Crew often mimics APC, Petit Bateau and even Zadig and Voltaire sometimes. For much less!

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    3. Really? I clearly haven't checked their website enough. I saw a few sweaters that I'd really love to get. They were reduced to £40 ish which I thought were such a great price. You're right APC and Z&V are crazy expensive, the latter more so. You're put me on a downward slope with JCrew.

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  4. Thank you darling you're so sweet ! <3

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  5. Thank you darling you're so sweet !

    Ps: your blog is now in my blogroll <3

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    1. I'm so touched by your gesture. Thank you. I'll do the same because I tried searching for your blog a few months back and couldn't find it. I'm just so pleased that you left a comment. I hope you pursue photography in some professional form because you've got an incredible eye.

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  6. I love the outfits you have created!! Now you have me rethinking color denim. I too wear mostly back but I'm trying to wear some color. It is a hard habit to break.

    Best, M.

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    1. I still have to restrain myself from dressing head to toe in black. I can't count how many black tees I've got. Got to think colors!

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  7. Looooooooove the outfit with the zara trench and Repetto ballerinas !!
    Great !!
    Lamia
    http://www.ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Lamia! I'm actually wearing this outfit today.

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    1. Looks like there are many J Crew fans out there!

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  9. That 3.1 Philip Lim blouse is so pretty. I want to raid your closet.

    You know, after many years of being anti-black and rarely wearing it (I use to wear it head to toe, too!), I have been turning full circle this past year and have begun wearing it again. Go figure!

    You will love J crew. I'm wearing one of thier tissue T's as I write this. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't NAP UK sell J Crew?

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    1. I'm constantly fighting the urge to look like "A lady in black". Oh well, who knows I might revert back to it if the weather turns for the worse. NAP stocks very limited range. None that I truly want. Sometimes a few heavily reduced pieces pop up on theoutnet but again, nothing like the range on J Crew website.

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  10. Thank you for your comments today, you made my day *blush*!

    J crew is amazing, I spend hours in the NY store two years ago. The Pixie Pants are my all time favorites.
    All of the outfits you put together are wonderful, easy, effortless and chic. Clean chic, something the French Vouge team would wear when "off duty" ;)
    When shopping at H&M stay away from the mainstream sections, the sweater I´m wearing in my latest post is H&M LOGG (it´s so soft and the cut is amazing, it´s longer in the back) and most of the other clothes are H&M Trend. Good luck!
    xx Doro

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    1. My pleasure, Dorota :)) Thank you for compliment! I'll definitely keep that in mind. I normally walk into the mainstream sections and then walk right out. So LOGG and Trend. Got it! Thanks again!

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  11. Lovin' these outfits and the versatility of how you've styled them! Hope you're having a great week as well! Can't believe it's almost the weekend! Yay! ;)

    xxTheresa

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    1. You'll be pleased with the lovely weather at the moment. I'm inspired by the incredibly stylish bloggers out there like yourself.

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    2. You are so incredibly sweet! Thank you!!!! :o)

      xoTheresa

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  12. I'm pretty sure you put this post together just to get me extra excited about my impending trip to Uniqlo...I mean, trip to London...so, thanks! ;)

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    1. LOLOL! I thought of you when I was at the Uniqlo store.

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  13. I love the look with the trench, it's my favourite ! I really like your blog ! Come visit mine if you have a minute !

    Love,

    S

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  14. These are great preppy looks!! And what a great color of jean - it green but not too green (if you know what I mean)!!

    xo, sam

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    1. I love emerald green but it looks really awful against my skintone. The safari shade will do for now. Welcome home, Sam.

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  15. Great, easy to wear looks. Thanks for the inspiration. I too am guilty of the black, black and more black dressing. You've inspired me to branch out more.

    xx Mandi
    www.findmeamuse.com

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    1. Thanks, Mandi! Funny that, I look to you for inspiration :)

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  16. Great looks - I love a good preppy vibe! Now I need some leopard flats :)

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    1. Those leopard flats are my holy grail. Took me long enough to locate them.

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  17. i love jcrew too! if only they were easier to find down under!

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    1. I wonder if they ship to Australia. At least you don't have to pay duty. The customs dept is so strict over here.

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  18. This is the prettiest top - I love the eyelet edging detail! ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Mary Ann. This is one of my favorite pieces from the previous Phillip Lim collection.

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  19. I want the leopard print flats. :)

    All cute outfits. Thanks for sharing.

    Rochelle

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    1. Rochelle, I bought these Repetto flats from Yoox. Thank you for dropping by.

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  20. I wish there's Uniqlo in Australia :(

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    1. They're really good value for money. I think it'll be a while before they consider shipping internationally.

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  21. This is a really inspiring post--it makes me think I could pull off colored denim! I didn't think that possible! Part of that encouragement comes from the color chosen--a delicate, neutral green is so handy (and on my mind right now). If I ever get somewhere with a good color choice (and at a price point that doesn't make me wrinkle my nose), I'll try it!

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    1. I didn't think I could do it either. Now that I've been initiated into the colored denim club, I'm going to get brighter colors.

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  22. Thank you for your touching comment..

    Lots of love,

    S

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  23. Great choice of color (green). I bought a few pairs of colored jeans and not sure the suit me, thankfully they are Forever 21, so I don't feel so bad :) Love all your pairings!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them. I'm somewhat reluctant to fork out too much money for them. I don't know if this trend will be around next year.

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  24. Great looks! I've been on the hunt for some olive skinnies.. gotta look harder, haha.

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    1. Andrea, I'm a creature of habit. I just stick to Uniqlo ones as they're cheap and good :)

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  25. Loved the 2nd one! But all were great suggestions!
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog!

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    1. Looks like the consensus is on no.2 :) I wear this combo the most.

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  26. I love them all, but my favorite is the stripey tee and leopard flats! Great combinations.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  27. Great looks! I love all the extra details like the eyelet on the blouse and the puff shoulder on the trench. Also love your yellow sandals!

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  28. That's great J.Crew is opening doors in London! I have a feeling they'll price their clothes even higher in other countries as they expand overseas. In my experience, their sizing runs big, I usually have to size down one or two sizes. I wonder how they will convert their sizes internationally; UK people might be surprised at their vanity sizing!

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  29. Great combi! My fav is the 2nd one, with the trench coat

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  30. Love your flat lays, that's some serious skill in itself!

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  31. I love the colour of those jeans and how you've styled them, my fav's are the one with the trench coat and grey jumper, so chic! x

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