Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Denim Dressed Up

Last Tuesday I shared with you two ways that I would wear denim shorts in the summer when I was feeling like wearing a laid-back look. You can read that post here. This week I wanted to share with you how I would dress up those same denim shorts. There is only so much you can do to denim shorts to dress them up but with the right pieces, you can achieve a look that exudes class and style.

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These denim shorts are dressed up perfectly with clean white pieces and a gorgeous printed blazer. I'm not big on a bunch of jewelry at once so for me, one statement necklace is all you really need.

dressy casual
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This look is not as dressy as the first one but has enough elegance in the accessories to keep you from looking sloppy. A blazer makes any outfit look put together... even one with ripped cutoffs.

What is your favorite way to wear denim shorts in the summer?

37 comments:

  1. I've been eyeing this Zara blazer, it is absolute perfection in my book! I love how you've styled each of these!

    xo, Megan
    indie flower

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  2. I love the first one, that blazer is amazing! I love how a blazer can make anything look classier.

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  3. love the second set and blazer and necklace from the first one!

    Aga
    http://shadesofvoguish.blogspot.com/

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  4. Even I don't wear shorts, I love your ensembles and would just replace the shorts by cropped jeans or a skirt. Really well put together, Amy.
    Love the layout of your collections!

    Annette
    Fabulous clutch giveaway on my blog
    Lady of Style

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  5. Love that second look. The yellow top with red flower necklace (my new fav in my closet) is great!

    xo, Nina
    aferthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the idea of pairing a blazer with denim shorts! Fabulous! I like both looks. I love the yellow top in the second look and the floral blazer in the first look. Happy day! Susan

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  7. I think the second look is my favorite! I typically wear my shorts a little more casually.

    Lauren
    Fizz and Frosting

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  8. LOVE that pretty blazer, and love the neon top...so fun!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  9. I LOVE that dressy casual. I think I have everything too. Score!

    http://www.newlymynted.blogspot.com

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  10. I love that I can totally see you completely rocking BOTH looks!

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  11. A blazer dresses anything up! It's always my go-to, too!

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  12. I totally love the second outfit, so pretty and chic!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. Blazers and heels is a great way to dress up the shorts!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  14. Oh my goodness that top blazer...

    WANT.

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  15. Loving the dressy casual look, I would totally rock neon with that blazer!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  16. Lately I've been getting more and more into denim. I usually try to stay away form it, but I might be starting to change my tune!

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  17. Oh, cute! I think I'm going to have to find a pair of ankle strap sandals... They're just so cute!

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  18. love the blazer of the first look...
    xoxo
    vendy

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  19. I love the second outfit! All the colors added is gorgeous!


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  20. I think the second look is perfectly dressy enough! Blazers and heels can make anything look more elegant than it is...esp jorts! Love both looks! You are a such a great stylist, Amy!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  21. Absolutely love both of these dressed up denim looks! Especially the blazer in look #1! Just discovered your blog and am so excited to start following along!

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  22. Who would have ever thought that denim shorts could be dressed up....until now!! Again, you nailed it with your style boards! Denim shorts are the new black pants!! :)

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  23. I love wearing denim shorts with a breezy top! It is way too hot here to wear anything else!

    Je M'appelle Molly

    xo Molly

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  24. I totally agree with you, denim shorts could definitely be dressed up! I love the two outfits you came up with, so classy :)

    www.thejoyoffashionblog.com

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  25. I love both looks, but that dressy casual look is so me! Love it!

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  26. Love these looks! Especially those neckalces and blazers!

    Rachel
    theoxfordstyle.com

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  27. I love both of these looks! I think the second is my fave. Love the bright top :)

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  28. Gah! Love both of these looks! I really love the printed blazer and the necklace too - I think that might be my favorite!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  29. Love both of these outfits!

    www.lovechampagnetaste.blogspot.com

    -Megan

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  30. Love both looks, but that blue and white blazer in the first look is AMAZING!!! Obsessed!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  31. Love the photo set! You have great taste! Would you like to follow each other?

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  32. both looks are adorable! I am on the hunt for some cool cut offs.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  34. Ooo that printed blazer is really nice. I do not have a printed blazer yet but I am definitely on the look out for one.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

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