Tackle the Latest Denim Trends with Tips from Designer Allison Izu Song

Fresh off creating her F/W 2014 collection, replete with edgy wax finishes, crisp chambray separates and modern shirtdresses, local designer Allison Izu Song delivers a guide on how to don the latest denim trends.


Allison Izu


Casually chic petite apparel with a focus on denim and chambray, plus easy knit tops and tanks

Key Pieces:

Denim trousers, high-waist shorts, jogger-style pants, drapey dolman-sleeve tops



Look No. 1

Allison Izu Brie chambray crop top, $68, Peni waxed denim pencil skirt, $108.


Opposites attract—give sleek waxed denim a girlish twist by pairing it with breezy, light-wash chambray.

Rocking a boxy top is all about proportion—balance it on bottom with skinny jeans or a slim-cut, body-hugging pencil skirt.


Look No. 2

Allison Izu Sarah knit dolman top, $72, Diamond Head denim polka-dot shorts, $98.


It’s the details that elevate a denim short from casual to dressy. Opt for streamlined features such as a flat-front waistband, pleating or side seam pockets.

The season’s curved hemlines are perfect for creating the illusion of longer legs.


Look No. 3

Allison Izu Stacey denim shirtdress, $128, Kelly cotton long tank, $42.


Wearing a piece two ways is a win-win. Opening up a shirtdress and throwing it on over a shorter tunic as a jacket is an unexpected way to blend classic with sexy.


Select Allison izu pieces Are available at 33 Butterflies, Kāhala Mall, 808-380-8585, FIGHTING EEL, ROYAL HAWAIIAN CENTER, 808-738-9295, Nordstrom, ALA MOANA CENTER, 808-953-6100.
photos: odeelo dayondon, model: kahea alapai, hair and makeup: kecia littman
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