How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans Courtesy of Current/Elliott

How to Wear Red Skinny Jeans from Current/Elliott in 5 Steps

The pop color pant (or in this case, corduroy jean) is not going to be a thing of the past for at least another season, so hold on to what you've got or get in on a more Fall-centric version, i.e. the bold red corduroy jean from Current/Elliot. Never one to encourage shopping for the sake of accumulation, I highly recommend shopping your closet  for alternatives first, but if you're coming up short or black or beige even, it's time to buckle down and bring a new shade from the color spectrum into your closet by shopping Our Closet.

The foundation and inspiration behind it all is a pair of skinny corduroy jeans. The natural next step is figuring out how to wear them. Sounds simple, contrary to the daunting scenario of standing in-front of your closet at 8am with the phrase, 'I have nothing to wear,' rolling around in your head. No worries. That's why The StyleShaker is here. The work is done for you. Here's one transitional take on how to pull the look off below:

Shop the Look:

1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse (www.shoplesnouvelles.com)  2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans (www.net-a-porter.com)  3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe (www.zara.com)  4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings (www.endless.com)  5. Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring (www.mytheresa.com)

So, I'm looking at the shop-by-number montage and realizing how 'patriotic' these picks are, but it's more about proportions than color to start with. The skinny leg jean calls for some volume on top, and what better to bring that than a silk striped blouse from Equipment? In keeping the look somewhere right between Summer and Fall, the shoe stayed neutral and classic with a court pump from Zara.

Tying the loose ends together and polishing things off are a reflective stone statement ring from YSL and Belle Noel earrings that pack a lot of look into hoops. Done and done. Well, almost.

1. Equipment Brett Clean Blouse

2. Current/Elliott The Skinny low-rise stretch-corduroy jeans

3. Zara Basic Heel Court Shoe

4. Belle Noel Gypsy Chic Hoop Earrings

5.  Yves Saint Laurent Reflective Stone Ring

Quick recap: You know what to wear, how to wear it, where to shop, check, check, and check. Now it's time to think about what you're going to do in it, the best part. It's time to consider where those skinny red jeans will take you.

How about a Saturday lunch with old friends that turns into a marathon conversation and slides slowly,  right into dinner. No one notices the time though. Above you, a glass ceiling, below you, a table covered with half-full wine glasses, and surrounding you, the best part, friends you only see once or twice a year, but when you do, it's as if ten years never passed.

See more of what to wear when it comes to the latest trends, how to wear it, and where to shop.

 

Product Review | Low Luv x Erin Wasson's Domed Cage Ring

The Latest Product Review Video has Arrived, and This Time I'm Talking Statement Rings

It's time for another product review post on-line shopping spree last week. What's on the docket this time around? Well, I love a good statement ring now and again, especially when the overall look and feel edges on masculine. But that's just a personal style preference. If you're like me, it's time to check out the ring in question. Meet the Domed Cage ring  from Low Luv x Erin Wasson, a favorite name of mine when it comes to all things jewelry. Did the love fest continue once I got this ring on my pretty little finger? First, the product shot (click to shop).

Check out the product review video right here and get all of my thoughts on the edgy statement ring:

So at the end of the day, when it comes to the product reviews, like I mentioned, there are four key points to The StyleShaker rating system on a scale from 1 to 5 (5 being the best). Here they are:
1. Shipping & Delivery: 5 (Shopbop.com manages to do this oh, so, well, every time)
2. Fit: 5 (I finally figured out my ring size, chart here, so this was a no-brainer)
3. Construction: 5 (no problems here)
4. Value:  4 (it's silver plated so at $45 I'm not overjoyed, but it's not killing me either)
Glowing product review right? Overall, this Low Luv x Erin Wasson ring gets itself a happy face. I'm kind of in love with it, can't you see the elation? Such a ham, I know. But playing with DSLR cameras can be so much fun. 

In the mean time, if you're still not sold on this statement ring or you're looking for something else a little bit closer to your style speed, see more of my edited down jewelry picks from the virtual shopping list here:

 

Check out more product reviews pulled right off of the shopping lists created to answer the, 'what to wear,' fashion question. Don't forget about figuring out how to wear these trends and picks, that's here as well.

How to Wear | Printed Pants (& Jeans)

Unless you've been living under a rock or have been attempting to run in the opposite direction from this trend, printed pants and jeans are here for Spring/Summer 2012, and let's just say, a little how-to-wear direction should be more than welcome. There's a fine line between uber-trends like this one. Sometimes the well-meaning, on-trend print, can take over the entire ensemble, let alone the woman wearing it. That said, I took a little blogger/tumblr inspiration and kept the rest of the look relatively neutral to allow the print (in this case paisley) to pop without going completely overboard.

Speaking of getting inspired, here's the look that started it off, a muscle tee that lets the print pop (source: www.y-cle.tumblr.com) :

And now it's time to take the inspiration and make it into a look, the magical shop by number moment that spells out how to wear it:

1. T By Alexander Wang Slub Muscle T-shirt (shop online: www.farfetch.com)  2. Citizens of Humanity Avedon Paisley-Print Low-Rise Skinny Jeans (shop online: www.net-a-porter.com)  3. Greta Patent Leather Bow Heels (shop online: www.anntaylor.com)  4. Kenneth Jay Lane Havana Link Necklace (shop online: www.lastcall.com)  5. House of Harlow Long Arrow Ring in Rose Gold (shop online: www.boutiquetoyou.com)  6. Ray-Ban RB2140 50 Sunglasses (shop online: www.zappos.com)

I love the easy t-shirt layered over the printed paisley Avedon skinny jeans from Citizens of Humanity. The masculine edge of those two pieces is softened up by the addition of some patent strappy sandals and a tortoise-link, KJL necklace. Finish it off with a House of Harlow ring that is about one click away from being an addition to my closet, and finally, some classic Ray Ban sunnies that scream summer, and you're all set.

If paisley isn't your thing, no worries, like I said, printed jeans and pants are a huge trend right now so there are options out there, to say the least. Here are just a few more that I've hand-picked to keep the shopping momentum going. Click away and get inspired:

 

Check out more of my favorite trends out there and how to wear them all here.