How I Level Up My Favorite Denim

Happy Monday, friends! We’re in the home stretch! It’s Day 21 of 23 Days of Spring Fashion, and I’m talking about how I level up my favorite denim for a night out with friends.

wearing: CeCe floral top // Kut Kloth denim jacket // AGOLDE crop skinnies (also at Nordstrom) // Dolce Vita sandals // BR leather hobo // Kendra Scott cuff // Halogen earrings // Gorjana pendant // rag & bone sunnies

My favorite way to level up my jeans for spring is with a feminine blouse and a pair of high-heeled sandals. This ruffle sleeve floral blouse is the CeCe brand from Nordstrom.

I like the button-front and the shape of the v-neck, and the short sleeves are a little longer than average, with a ruffle edge detail. They’re especially nice for those who like a little extra arm coverage. It comes in a blue or pink poppy print, and it runs true to size.

I paired this floral blouse with my AGOLDE Sophie high waist crop skinny jeans. The wash is on the darker end of the denim spectrum, but they have some whiskering and fading that gives them a more lived-in look. They’re also very stretchy and comfortable, and they run true to size. I have the 28.

And you’ve seen these sandals several times already. They’re so comfortable, and I love the braided straps and trendy square toe. They’re TTS, or size down if in between.

My leather hobo is from Banana Republic, and I find myself carrying it a lot these days. It’s such a soft, supple leather, and I love the slouchy silhouette.

To complete the look, I added a white denim jacket. This one is Kut from the Kloth, and I’ve had it for several years.

It’s lightweight and has a good amount of stretch, so it’s very comfortable if you want to keep it on inside. I recommend sizing up in this jacket. I have the medium.

Because the jacket has silver hardware, I went with primarily silver accessories — brushed silver teardrop earrings, a compass pendant, and a mixed metal filigree cuff.

I like to dress up my jeans with heels and a feminine blouse when I’m going out with Paul or meeting a group of girlfriends for lunch. I would also wear this to church, as ours is very casual and I don’t mind wearing jeans from time to time.

Of course, black or white jeans are another option when you want a slightly dressier vibe, but sometimes it’s fun to dress up your favorite bluejeans. There’s a pleasing tension between the dressier components and the more rugged denim that never gets old.

Be sure to visit Cyndi Spivey and see the spring look she’s styling today!

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9 thoughts on “How I Level Up My Favorite Denim

  1. Wow I can’t believe the month is almost gone! Easter sure came fast… this is such a Pretty look and I love dressing up my skinny jeans too!

    1. The blouse is black with either blue or pink poppies. If you hover over the picture on their website you can see it better.

  2. Love the blouse. I went to buy it and decided on the rose instead. Now I wish I bought both lol. Just kidding my closet is suffering from overload. I’ve been reading a book on minimalism and it said average American woman has 3x the clothes as her grandmother. That’s crazy! Considering I lived part fo my life as a young girl and then as a teen with her and her closer was actually bigger!

  3. What a pretty top and what a great outfit on you! This is a great elevated outfit, for sure, and can be worn for so many events. I hope that you are successful getting everything done in preparation for your vacation.

  4. Sooooo cute on you. Just my style. I love denim and a pretty blouse. I love feminine. I bet you are soooo excited and ready for vacation.

  5. What a classic look and formula For spring time! I love the sleeves on the top…… my arms are not my fav body part. Safe travels to Florida. Remember To pack some allegra allergy meds…. i find my allergies kick up when travelling somewhere warm and exposed to different trees/ pollen. Have a fantastic vacay!!🌴🍹

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