Denim in Demand: Summer Picks for Work and Play

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 • Permalink • 

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Denim is a simple way to look and feel laid back. But, it doesn't have to be so casual all the time. Denim can be playful, versatile, and, believe it or not, worn to work. There is a reason denim has kept its high place in fashion for as long as it has. This trend constantly reinvents itself and will never disappear from our closets.

My first couple picks are clothing and after I will ease into denim shoes and accessories. My first showcase is sassy: a bleached denim MOTO dress. This dress is cute! It's got a boxy structure, so it allows for accessorizing. Try a statement piece necklace or layer a couple necklaces to customize the look. It’s a nice transitional piece that you can wear to work, and wear to dinner with friends without changing.

MOTO Bleach Denim Dress


→ Buy the MOTO Bleach Denim Dress, $75.00, at us.topshop.com; shipping and returns are free.



Next up is an undeniably sexy shirt. This button-up light denim shirt with a shoulder cutout is pure perfection. Pair this with your white jeans and you'll transfer into a fashionista within seconds. This shirt is free flowing and the bare shoulders give off a sexy vibe.

Rails Lana Denim Cold-Shoulder Shirt


→ Buy the Rails Lana Denim Cold-Shoulder Shirt (Bloomingdale's Exclusive), $148.00, at bloomingdales.com.


Now let’s enter shoe land…Especially for the gals who, like myself, can’t stop purchasing for our feet. This shoe takes me back to when I used to work at Charles David. Charles David shoes typically last years. These dark denim pumps will go nicely with your work attire and help you work in style. The lower heel keeps your comfort in mind and makes it easier to run around the office while looking polished.

Charles by Charles David Parker Denim Pump


→ Buy the Charles by Charles David Parker Denim Pump, $69.95 (reg. $99.00), at dsw.com; shipping and in-store returns are free.


Pumps aren’t your cup of tea? Then Louboutin is here to save your day, but maybe not your wallet. Fashion comes with a price, but at least this wedge shoe is easy to walk in, easy to put on, and easy to keep on - sign me up! The silvertone studs and thin straps give this shoe character.

Christian Louboutin Cataclou Denim 140mm Wedge Sandal


→ Buy the Christian Louboutin Cataclou Denim 140mm Wedge Sandal, $795.00, at neimanmarcus.com; shipping and returns are free.


This next showcase is a Coach handbag that will rock your world. The structural make of the bag gives it ultra-polished style. This bag sheds light on denim a whole new way. The gunmetal accents and black leather sides really do a good job making this purse a must-have!

Coach Swagger Satchel in Denim Colorblock


→ Buy the Coach Swagger Satchel in Denim Colorblock, $550.00, at bloomingdales.com; this items ships for free.

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Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny San Diego, California, where she's a Realtor with Apprize Realty, Inc., specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.