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