Denim is one of the great wardrobe equalizers. No matter who you are, there’s no doubt you have at least one pair of jeans in your closet. The good news is that, this season, denim is making an appearance outside of its usual lazy Saturday afternoon setting. Your jeans can morph into eveningwear when you pair them with lush fabrics and eye-catching accessories.
“Denim is the perfect tool to get longevity out of your existing wardrobe,” says image consultant Wendy Bryant Gow. “Play tweeds and cashmeres off of denim to give it a whole different dimension. Pair tops and jackets you’d normally save for a skirt with jeans to take your look up a notch.”
(originally published in the News & Observer Living In Style August/September 2008)