Vogue a Trois: Wax On

Posted on August 14, 2013, 4:48 pm
4 mins
Wax On ~ Title

Gone are the days when the most exciting thing about denim was what was embroidered on your back pocket. Today you can express yourself with endless choices of color, style, wash, cut and material. For the last few seasons, waxed or coated denim has been a great alternative to a leather jean. The look is edgy at a fraction of the cost, and is a great, dressier alternative to regular dark denim.

My favorite pair of J Brand waxed denim has seen more than a few dance floors, but what caught my eye recently was a pair from the French line, Each Other. I am an admitted Francophile, so of course seeing a French label that has such an original and artistic appeal gets my attention. I was intrigued by the concept behind this Paris line because it is a genuine collaboration between artist, concept and design. To quote their website, “Each Other is a collective curatorial project. Each Other acts as a label and publishing house for creative talents to produce fashion related items they’ve always dreamt of, music, video art, artworks, furniture and design objects conceived as iconic pieces.” What’s so great about these particular pants besides the artistic label? They have a split personality that make them uniquely fabulous; the front is coated denim and the back is a classic blue wash in a skinny boyfriend style. They are my pick for this week.

The relaxed boyfriend fit is fitted enough to make this pair of denim sexy, so keep that vibe going with the Monroe Tiger Rock Tee. The Bones and Feathers Collective Petite Snake Necklace is an amazing little find that will complement your rock groupie look just so. Strut your stuff in these gorgeous Chloe Susanna Studded Leather Ankle Boots. This pair has to be my favorite boot this season. I dream about them—I am not kidding.

wax on rock star

For a look that is more downtown, start with fabulous feet and work your way up. I love the piped silk and multi-patterned J Crew Collection Etta printed cap toe pumps. That chunky heel is a perfect match to the pants with personality. Wear a silk Peacoat colored Equipment Signature Blouse with the stunning Gucci Gold Cage Silk Twill Scarf tied double around your neck for the perfect touché glamour.

wax on ~ downtown girl

The All Saints Pony Whitting Jacket has a gorgeous combo of its own that complements the jacket well. Its pony-hair body together with cropped lambskin sleeves gives an edge with luxurious details. White + Warren’s Cashmere Elbow Sleeve Crew is a simply elegant backdrop for the jacket, while the Victoria Beckham Large Zip Pouch from her Fall 2013 Collection mirrors the combo trend of the outfit in a color block style of dark chocolate and black leather.

wax on~ two tone neutrals

Experimenting with your denim look opens up a whole new creative way to dress. More importantly, having fun with your clothes and exploring new ideas is the perfect way to be yourself. I believe in finding the trends that intrigue and are just outside the box can help anyone create a unique sense of style.

Lisa Cole is the fashion and style writer for Vanguard Seattle, and her work includes her monthly column, Wear It Out, in which she styles looks based on the monthly theme of the magazine. Cole also covers fashion news and events, runway shows and boutiques. She has her own fashion and lifestyle blog, www.westfultonstreet.com, and is a member of Independent Fashion Bloggers and Fashion Group International.

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