27 January 2009

Thrift Inspiration, doing it Balmain Style!

In the latest UK Vogue catwalk supplement, they are predicting that distressed jeans and a black blazer is the look Parisians will be loving this spring. Balmain are really rocking this trend, so I thought I'd give it a go.

This is my H&M velvet blazer I thrifted last autumn for £5.50 and the jeans are vintage Lee Cooper with the distressing as a DIY job with the razor and cheese grater that I thrifted for about £2. My sandals are by Giles Deacon for New Look. The vest is my black M&S thermal cami.

The Balmain look really is about a statement jacket and totally distressed jeans, but I wanted to work the with the Vogue prediction and play my look down for a more wearable everyday look.

Will you be in distressed jeans this summer?



36 comments:

janettaylor said...

I love Balmain and your style is very classy and chic! :)

One of my favourite trendy mode is blazer and jeans combo... ;)

xoxo: Janet

Sharon Rose said...

Hi janettaylor-thanks so much, I agree it is a stylish combo!

ranksubjugation said...

Hooray! I'm so glad I held on to all my distressed jeans when when the dark, neat ones were in... I knew they'd be back, but not so soon. I also love that my work blazers can come out to play a little bit this season. :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ranksubjugation-thanks for stopping by!! Yes, holding onto something long enough ensures it returns to be in style once more-well done and happy wearing!

WendyB said...

Adorably thrifty, as always!

Sal said...

Not a fan of distressed jeans myself, but I ADORE your DIY job! Way to put that cheese grater to use!

Make Do Style said...

Good thrifting as usual and your wearable look is a good example to follow!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Wendy-thanks so much!!

Hi Sal-thanks for the compliment on the jeans, I figure if didn't work, the jeans were only £2, worth giving a go!

Hi kate-thanks a lot!

Couture Carrie said...

Loooove this look, and YES I am on board with the distressed jean!

xoxox,
CC

Sharon Rose said...

Hi couture carrie-yes, its a fun trend for summer!

emma said...

i love your take on it!

Anny said...

You did a great job - just enough distressing! When I distress I go overboard...you don't want to see my DIY bleached jeans jobs ;)

Winnie said...

Yess I really want some distressed jeans...and I should dig out some old blazers to wear too. Love your interpretation!

MissAmyShops said...

I think I am going to give distressed jeans another go round. You know they say if you wore it the first time you shouldn't the second - but I'm finding myself rocking leggings too so, maybe that rule is outdated LOL :)

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Ooooh yes i need some distressed jeans. I'm going to go very Balmain-esque though with barely held together jeans if i can find any. Love your interpretation though

Gigi said...

Nice to see the distressed jean is back. A crisp blazer is just the perfect way to glam it up. Thanks for the tip!

Strawberry Fields said...

i really want a pair of ripped jeans that are in the all saits sale but my mum would never let me =S i have a blazer but i dont wear it often as i have to wear a blazer everyday to school xx

Siljesfashion said...

Love the way you styled it, its so much wearable for everyday-if you dont work in fashion. I will be going for it like this and all the way, with lots of distressing. It just needs to hurry up and get warm here first!

MakeupByRenRen said...

very chic!

The Seeker said...

Well, I'm not yet feeling the distressed jeans, but you look so stylish with that blazer combo.

xoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

totally cute!!! maybe i can diy with a pair of old jeans.

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Yay, i have both of those things :) And you are looking snazzy lady!!

fashion herald said...

cheese grater, very clever!

Savvy Mode SG said...

sharon
I gave you an award! : )

Eri said...

Distressed jeans are definetely a come back, we just have to be careful with our fingers, lol!
Well done!

jess said...

I love your blazer and your interpretation.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-thanks everyone for your lovely comments, it will be great to see how some of you will be rocking this trend, look forward to seeing your jeans in action this summer!!

Rianna Bethany said...

hell yeah! deffo be rockin out with this look this summer and I think distressing the jeans yourself gives it that personal edge, LOVE IT!
great blog.
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxx

Skye said...

Can't go wrong with the classics! Well I can, but you can't!

yiqin; said...

Aren't jeans too hot for summer?!!? =x

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Rhianna Bethany-thanks for your lovely comment!

Hi Skye-oh, you are a true style inspiration my dear!

Hi Yiqin-LOL, not in our UK summers they're not!!

lacouturiernyc said...

i love your version of balmain!

xoxo,
La C.

Rianna Bethany said...

Thank you for the fab advice, I will go to brick lane next time.
Your very helpful! much appreciated
Rianna Bethany xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Lacouturiernyc-thanks my dear!

Hi Rhianna Bethany-oh, you're welcome!!

[Tara] said...

This is definitely one of my go-to looks lately -- it is so easy and simultaneously chick and tough!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi tara-yes, its a great combo!

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