the jean alternative

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's America and boy do we love our jeans.  It's practically an unspoken law to have at least several pairs lining your closet.  We do have a little confession.  Sometimes we feel that we fall back to our jeans a little too much.  Running some errands?  Throw on some jeans and a t-shirt.  Date night with the hubby?  Jeans, a nice top and heals.  Hey, don't get us wrong.  We love our jeans as much as the next gal but sometimes we think, there has to be more options!  So that's exactly what we are giving you!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to go out this weekend and don't wear jeans.  WHAT?!?  Fear not.  Here are some date night options for you:

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

Long Perfect Tank $8.50 at Old Navy  Antique Studded Knit Vest $22.80 at Forever 21  Stretch Twill Minnie Pant $79.50 at J.Crew  Miss KG Electric Peep Toe Snakeskin Effect Heeled Court Shoe $101.45 at ASOS  Sophia Visconti Wristlet $38 at Ebags

Fun heals and a cool vest can make a basic outfit more fun.  Try cropped black pants in place of your jeans.

Dancing With the Girls

Sequined Starland Tank $138 at J.Crew  Free People Slinky Pleated Shorts $88 at Piperlime  Grevy's Wedges $160 at Anthropologie  Filigree Oval Earrings $4.80 at Forever 21

You won't be dancing the night away if you head out in 5 inch stilettos.  Try wedges or platforms with a chunkier heal and thicker straps for more comfort.  Dressier shorts can pitch hit for your jeans.

Concert Date


Soldieress Buttoned Jacket $27.80 at Forever 21  Flippy Skirt $70 at Topshop  Mackenzie Leather Laceup Brogue $47.35 at ASOS  Metallic Rapped Hoops $3.80 at Forever 21

Having your feet stepped on and beer spilled on your feet?  Not our idea of a fun night.  Avoid this by wearing flat, closed toe shoes or boots and make your outfit a little more fun with a flouncy skirt and tough jacket.

Cookout With Friends
Daywalk Blouse $78 at Anthropologie  Beach Chambray Lucca Skirt $58 at J.Crew  Rosalita Sandals $148 at Anthropologie  Denim Chain Bracelet $5.80 at Forever 21

Every gal in the know knows that flats or wedges are a must when walking in grass is a possibility.  A plaid shirt tucked into a frilly skirt is unexpected, comfy and cool without being too slouchy. 


Everywhere Dress $170 at Anthropologie  Pierre Dumas Blonde 2 Sandal $49 at Piperlime  Alethia Cuff $39 at Banana Republic  Latico Leathers Cris Cris Foldover Clutch $55.20 at Ebags

We love a chance to dress up and so when we have a chance, we run with it!  A cotton-knit dress will take you anywhere.  Add in some colorful accessories and you are done.

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