Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Ahh Wednesday, the oft-referenced "Hump Day". Fun Fact: More babies are conceived on Wednesdays than any other day (Source: Kevin's Brain).

Anyways, today I am celebrating the middle of the week before the extended Labor Day Weekend by wearing jeans.

Traditionally, jeans are the staple of the anti-suit crowd. You can pair them with a t-shirt and and a pair of beat-up shoes and BAM! You suddenly shun authority and what society expects from you.

Well, those of us in that authoritative, societal expectation crowd have taken jeans back. Now, the right pair of denim is the perfect compliment to the traditional suit and tie.

When deciding what to wear, I felt as though bright colors were a must today, especially considering here in Downtown LA the temperature in the 90's. No need for suffocating dark fabrics. I decided that a red gingham button-up ($25 at Target) was an appropriate color choice as we are nearing the end of the summer as red is that perfect segue from summer to fall, a versatile hue that can be comfortably sported in either season. I went with a maroon tie ($25 at Express) to compliment the look.

Here, you'll notice the jeans. A dark rinse denim ($80 at Banana Republic) wears much better in the office than acid-washed or intentionally distressed patterns do. Save those styles for lounging at home. You want a form-fitting cut, but not too skinny, unless you work at Hot Topic. Otherwise, slim-fit jeans, such as those pictured, are a smart choice.

I complimented the outfit with a pair of brown loafers($45 at Kohls) as they are insanely comfortable and the color works well with the red and dark blue.

You can't tell in the picture, but I am also wearing a pair of argyle socks with the outfit. It's good to mix patterns and argyle is a versatile one, especially when worn in a seldom seen area like your socks.

Thoughts? Concerns? Something to add? Comment below!

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