50 Ways to Wear Denim: Lauren Friedman’s Blog Tour

Fall is in the air, which means that the most ideal season to wear denim is officially back. To celebrate the launch of Lauren Friedman’s new book 50 Ways to Wear Denim and to provide all of you with some denim inspiration, we are officially kicking off a denim-themed blog tour: 5 Days of 50 Ways. Over the next week, visit the blogs listed at the bottom of this post to learn new ways to integrate denim into your wardrobe. Each blog post will also offer a chance for you to win a copy of the book and a $25 Madewell gift card.

To launch this blog tour, we asked the author herself which of the fifty styles in the book were her favorites. She shared her top five with us, along with the reasons why she loves each look so much.

Look 1: The Captain

50 Ways to Wear Denim: The Captain

“I love to wear white jeans all year long! Worn with a cozy cream sweater and some colorful extras, I imagine wearing this look for an early fall ride on a friend’s sailboat (step one: find friend with sailboat).”


Look 2: The Point and Shoot

50 Ways to Wear Denim: The Point and Shoot

“A crisp chambray shirt always works well in a photograph. I added a turquoise cuff from my grandmother to “talk” to my blue eyes. Adding jewelry that complements your eye color adds a unique sparkle to any picture, whether it’s a portrait, passport photo, or selfie.”


Look 3: The Rabble Rouser

50 Ways to Wear Denim: The Rabble Rouser

“A denim jacket can be worn over just about anything! I enjoy combining it with something dressy in order to bring the look down to earth. I topped this ultra-special dress with my well-worn and well-loved jean jacket (I’ve had it since high school!). Paired with an alligator clutch—also from grandma’s closet—and heels, this ensemble is ready for a dressy event.”


Look 4: The Siren

50 Ways to Wear Denim: The Siren

“True story: I wore this outfit to meet friends for dinner the very day I finished illustrating 50 Ways to Wear Denim. First, walking to the restaurant, a very cute gentleman stopped me on the street and asked for my number. Minutes later, someone passed me on the street and said, ‘You look like you’re in a jeans commercial.’ If that doesn’t speak to the confident, flattering power of this look, I don’t know what does.”


Look 5: The Truest Blue

50 Ways to Wear Denim: The Truest Blue

“There are myriad ways to wear denim on denim! I love mixing different shades. Here, adding a splash of leopard print with a belt breaks up a denim skirt, sleeveless blouse, and again, my go-to jean jacket.”

To see more inspirational denim looks, follow along on the blog tour with all these fashionable women highlighting their favorite styles from the book. And, remember, each post is a chance to win a copy of 50 Ways to Wear Denim and a $25 Madewell gift card!

Lauren Friedman’s 50 Ways to Wear Denim Blog Tour

September 12, 2016: Style of Sam

Look: The Meow Mix

September 13, 2016: See Jane Marie 

Look: The Hobbyist

September 14, 2016: Shopping’s My Cardio

Look: The Siren

September 15, 2016: So What If I Like Pretty Things

Look: The Wasp Waist

September 16, 2016: web//haute//jas

Look: The Modern Redux

Photography by Emma McAlary

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown

Alexandra was the Lifestyle Marketing & Publicity Manager at Chronicle Books. She collects original editions of Hemingway books, owns far too many fleece onesies and aspires to be an accomplished gluten-free baker. She spent a year traveling around the world and documented the experience on her blog:
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