Don’t get caught in a denim daze. Refresh your denim wardrobe with a little help from Neiman Marcus, located in Fashion Island. With custom creations, colorful dyes, dramatic cuts and clever styling tricks, your classic blues have never looked so fashion forward.
We sat down with, Alyssa Battaglia- Denny of Living in Style OC, to talk denim and discover the latest trends found in Orange County. Go ahead. Have a little fun this season and make a bold statement with your style. Be inspired by these looks.
Q: Can you tell our readers what Living in Style OC is?
Alyssa Battaglia – Denny: Living in Style OC is a lifestyle blog that focuses on my everyday life in the Orange County area.
Q: What inspired you to start blogging, and what are your long term goals for your site?
ABD: I was looking to create an outlet where I can share all the amazing things Orange County has to offer from food, fashion, entertainment and more!
“This is a fun, everyday casual look that is anything but boring. The fun 70’s inspired embroidered details are sure to be a hit with all generations alike.”
Q: What makes you a fashion expert?
ABD: Expert may be a lofty term, but I try my best to stay on point with whatever is going on in the fashion industry. I also feel every individual has their own unique take and point of view when it comes to putting together an outfit or ensemble.
Q: How would you describe your style?
ABD: Mood definitely dictates my fashion, day by day. Some days it’s ripped jeans, fun t-shirt and a funky pair of vans — other days it’s a cute dress and Louboutin’s.
Q: Let’s talk denim. What’s your favorite way to wear denim?
ABD: I love a good pair of cut-off’s! I have at least twenty pairs!
“This outfit is best for any girl who wants to spice up her work attire. The look easily transitions well to drinks after work.”
Q: How did you come up with these denim looks?
ABD: I wanted to do something different! I know denim is huge right now but people want to see unique takes on how it can be styled, that is why I teamed up with Neiman Marcus — if anyone knows high fashion denim it’s them!
Q: What cuts of denim are trending right now?
ABD: I think denim is always trending, it’s comfortable yet chic. Right now I am seeing a lot of denim dresses as well as denim skirts.
“This look is effortless, yet super fashionable. Perfect for the mom thats’s on the go, and wants to be on trend, while comfortable with her kids.”
Q: For those who want to stay ahead of the curve, what’s your forecast for what’s next?
ABD: Fall is coming and we all saw all the amazing looks of NY Fashion Week. One look that I am super excited about is the bell sleeve and ruffles, the statement choker is a must as well.
Q: If someone is looking to make a bold statement with their denim, what would you suggest?
ABD: Colors, patterns and embroidery are the way to go if you want to make a bold statement with denim. People get a little scared and think that denim is supposed to be plain Jane, but I say go outside the box. Have a little fun this season! You will thank me later!
“Denim and dressed up normally don’t go together, however this look defies that thought. This blush denim jacket paired with blue denim heels is the perfect out-on-the-town look any girl would love to rock. Its chic and flirty, yet classy.”
Q: What would you recommend to those who like to keep their style classic?
ABD: Go with denim because you can’t go wrong. You can see in these looks that denim fits every occasion. Whether you need to be casual or dressed up, you still can get the look and feel of being classic.
To get these looks, shop Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island
For more tips on styling, check out Alyssa’s website at Living in Style OC, where she explores all of the amazing things Orange County has to offer.
Written By: Michelle Slieff | Styled By: Alyssa Battaglia – Denny of Living in Style OC | Makeup By: Cindy Antezana, Tom Ford | Modeled By: Christine Barraco | Photography By: Amanda Proudfit | Clothing and Accessories Provided By: Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island | Location Provided By: Bratter/Lombardi & Mason/Taylor Team of HOM|Sotheby’s International Realty