Monday, April 30, 2012

Denim-on-Denim + Stripes

I used to think that denim-on-denim looked really dated and was a fashion faux pas but I proved myself otherwise with this outfit. As long as the 2 denims are in significantly contrasting colors, it totally works! One of my favorite combos lately is pairing a chambray with stripes of any kind and I think a brighter top adds interest to the whole look. I wore this out exploring the city one day, hence the comfy shoes. 
Old Navy western chambray (buy) -- Old Navy pullover sweater (similar but more colorful) -- F21 skinny jeans (similar) -- natural canvas TOMS (buy)
 Side view...the sweater is actually more of a coral color in person but might look red in these photos
 Accessories: layered leaf necklace from Lovisa (similar) -- thrifted ring (similar) -- Nails - OPI, A Grape Fit!

Now some belated photos from a bike ride from San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito!
 Ready to go on our Blazing Saddles bikes
The lovely Golden Gate Bridge on a clear day

I love how SF is such a walkable city, even with all of its hills. My TOMS are the most comfortable shoes I own and have been with me all over the place. Oh and if you have Instagram and want more up-to-date posts, follow me!

How do you wear chambrays and do you enjoy walking around your city?

37 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the stripes with the chambray top. That photo of the Golden Gate is gorgeous!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart 

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  2. Love the striped sweater, goes perfectly with this outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  3. Love this outfit especially the sweater and necklace!

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  4. witheachpassingdayMay 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    The striped sweater is cute. I don't own any chambray yet. Maybe one day. I have always wanted to walk on the Golden Gate Bridge but every time I visit SF I always run out of time. Hopefully next time. 

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  5. Karen!!!  You just reminded me of a chambray denim skirt in my closet! I bought it in late Winter and totally forgot about it!  LOVE the striped sweater and yes I think you can pull of scarf prints :)

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  6. Oh! This works so well! Great idea adding the red striped sweater!  And the necklace is great!

    I agree about the TOMS!  When in Seattle, we walk so many miles around Downtown daily...I finally found my perfect walking shoe in TOMS!  :)

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  7. You totally pulled off the denim on denim look and love your pics of SF!!

    XOXO,Britt + Whit

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  8. You look super cute! I keep debating if I want to get a pair of Tom's. Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

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  9. Thanks Sharon! Come visit me in SF sometime! =)

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  10. Thanks Yi-chia! I am a new follower of your blog..you have great style!

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  11. Thanks Tina! I'm sad that the jewelry I'm wearing can only be found in Australia though.

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  12. This outfit is adorable!! Love the sweater.

    Jenn
    A Petite
    Treat

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  13. Thanks Ying! You totally need to get a chambray...didn't realize it was so versatile until I started wearing it. Let me know next time you are in town and I can show you around! 

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  14. Wear it in an upcoming post! Thanks hun...I need to try the scarf prints sometime! 

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  15. Thanks so much Michelle! You are such a sweetheart! Love love love my TOMS...I own 3 pairs. haha

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  16. Thanks for visiting and for the sweet comment!

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  17. Thanks for visiting Mary Ann! Do it...TOMS are so comfy you won't regret it!

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  18. Thanks Jenn! The sweater is great since it isn't too bulky so it's perfect for layering!

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  19. Love using a chambray shirt in mixing style up!  You look fab here Karen...and I am so jealous of your bike ride.  Looks like so much fun!!
    XO - Marion

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  20. Karen, don't be fooled by the old navy shoes!  They're really comfy, and this season the espadrille is available in several colours.  I was impressed by how much cushioning the shoes have.

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  21. Thanks Marion! We are lucky we have a beautiful bridge to ride over here in SF! 

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  22. haha hm I gotta try them out! Thanks for the tip!

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  23. witheachpassingdayMay 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Thanks for the offer Karen. I'll definitely let you know when I'm in town.

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  24. Stripes + chambray is one of my favorite combos as well at the moment especially with a statement necklace! Love this look!

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  25. Thanks Carly! Your blog is great...I will definitely be following you now. You are adorable and have great style!

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  26. great outfit! i especially loooove your necklace! and i miss san francisco! 

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  27. How are those skinny jeans from F21?  Do they fit well?  They look great on you!

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  28. Such a perfect
    dress to wear.  I love the denim on denim combination here and your necklace is really to die for. Have a nice day!

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  29. I love the denim on denim look!

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  30. Thanks! SF is a great city to live in!

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  31. Yes they do fit really well! I got these a while ago though so not sure if the fit has changed since. Thanks Sophie!

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  32. Thanks Laurice! I have worn this necklace in several posts already too. 

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  33. Karen, I love this look on you. I think the red sweater gives a nice pop of color. i liked that you paired it with flats. keep its cute and casual!

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  34. Cute look. Ahh I wish I was in SF :(

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  35. Thanks for visiting Jackie!

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