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Trend: Americana

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Spurred on by my Sister’s recent Vegas Wedding,  I’ve gone nuts for Americana.  Denim, stars, stripes, sequins, red white and blue. A brash and flashy alternative to all the nude and military flooding the high street.  This one is about having fun.

Don’t ever do this head to toe or you’ll look like a tourist.  Stick to one key piece – a pair of dungaree’s or an outrageous accessory – and release your inner American Woman……….

Stars & Stripes Clutch – Accessorize

Made in america Tee – American Apparel

Alexa Chung – Vogue 2010

Americana – Williams Rast Fall 2009

Stars & Stripes by Converse

 

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A Day in Double Denim

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It took some nerve. Yesterday, I spent the full day in Double Denim.  Gap denim shirt and Topshop dark skinny cropped jeans were chosen as an updated version of the original jacket and jeans combo.  And the reaction was divided to say the least.

First part of the day was to brave ‘Dress down Friday’ at work.  As predicted, I got a lot of  ‘Yee Ha Cowgirl’…. Original.  Other comments included; ‘unique’ (polite way to say weird?) and one colleague declared that this look was’ not for beginners’.  Maybe the brogues didn’t help, but this definitely felt quite a masculine look – and that from someone whom 20% of their wardrobe is menswear.

On deciding to venture out after work for a drink in my head to toe denim, I exchanged my black brogues for some tan loafers and threw on a blazer.  Comments during the evening were much kinder than those I had experienced so far.  Girls seemed to really like the denim shirt, so much so, three asked me where I had bought it from while I was retouching my mascara in the ladies.

Most were in agreement that while denim was well and truly back to stay, it is much more accessible worn in just one piece. I have to agree.  The Gap denim shirt was a complete success. I’m already unsure how I ever lived without it and can’t wait to throw it over a floral playsuit come spring.

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February 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Double Denim

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Hope you have seen and taken part in the ‘Double Denim’ Poll

I’m reserving judgement on this one for now as I have yet to encounter any real life person who has successfully pulled it off this time around.   I fear that unless you happen to look like a lithe, honey maned Ralph Lauren model that you may be actually mistaken for someone who is still sporting dual denim from the eighties. Someone who’s friends has ever had the guts to tell you to buy new clothes.

That said, denim has always been part of my casual attire and it would only be a small step to throw on that denim shirt with a pair of skinnies.  Dress down day at my office on Friday – I shall approach with caution. Could go terribly wrong…

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February 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm