When the summer weather finally rolls in, I almost instantly revert to my favourite day-to-day look of a pair of vintage Levi’s shorts and a loose silk tank. Not a far cry from winter’s comfy dark blue jeans with a cashmere sweater. Although I don’t need much of an excuse to wear denim, National Denim Day is, to me, always a reason to “dress up” my denim, even though for most it might be a chance to dress “down” at work.
For the second year in a row I’ve partnered with Bluenotes to help spread the word about their fantastic charitable efforts. Did you know that since 1997 Bluenotes has helped raise more than $1.5 million in support of Kids Help Phone? Until recently, neither did I, and it’s nice to know there are still companies out there that lend out a helping hand for the greater good, not just for show. This coming Tuesday is the CURE Foundation’s annual National Denim Day, and for the week of May 13th-19th, Bluenotes will be donating $1 for every denim purchase sold nationwide, both online and in-store.
You might be scanning my outfit right now trying to spot which piece is from Bluenotes. Surprisingly, the striped wonders, which retail for a mere $20, are considered a “denim” piece during the week of National Denim Day. In fact, denim purchases include all mens and women’s blue, fashion and coloured denim, giving you full pick of their best selection!
Here I’ve played up the “blue” aspect of National Denim Day by wearing my favourite denim top by local designer, Leilanni. To sharpen up the look I pulled things together with this hot pink jacket from Ann Taylor. How much do you love the scalloped edging? While it is reminiscent of one of my favourite Chloe collections, I love that it’s in a colour that’s far more fierce than a pastel. Paired with a simple and chic kitten sandal that are also from Ann, this is my ideal way to wear denim to work; especially in support of National Denim Day.
Get The Look: ASOS leggings in stripe print by ASOS, T classic blouse by Alexander Wang, peaked lapel blazer by Alexander McQueen, two-tone leather ancient Greek sandals from Net-a-Porter, D-frame acetate sunglasses by Linda Farrow.