Jessica Szohr of Gossip Girl looks positively city chic at the opening of the American Eagle Outfitters flagship store in New York.
We all know that jeans are the great fashion equalizer, but sometimes dressing them up can get a bit tricky.
When we say dressy, we’re thinking more of a Casual Friday at the office, polished city look rather than party glamour or glitz.
It’s honestly only takes swapping out a few items to dress up your everyday jeans. The fact that Jessica’s outfit is tonal also makes it look more polished and put together.
Jessica has that quintessential NY style of dressed up, but not fussy. Her gray skinny jeans, a good coat, the right shoes, and a super clutch bag transform what could be a very casual outfit and makes it polished and modern. She looks like a New Yorker.
What about taking Jessica’s look down a notch for a Saturday window shopping stroll or walk in the country? We’ll keep the basic outfit of gray jeans, gray chunky turtleneck, and black T-shirt, worn as a layering piece.
Then, swap out her taupey-gray balmacaan coat for a short leather jacket, take away her peep-toe shooties for some flat boots, and throw the clutch in a tote or exchange it for a suede hobo bag. There you would have it, a very simple, yet still chic, casual weekend jeans outfit… all with the same three key pieces!
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Photographer: Janet Mayer / PR Photos