29 In Fashion

Textured Neutral Look With White Denim

Hello friends!
Did you watch the Oscars? I saw quite a few of the movies and I was rooting for Green Book as a favorite! Subconsciously, I think I was influenced by “Oscar” as I have styled this look today and took out my gold -cream toned snakeskin booties. 

I love wearing color, but this week I am showing you how I love to style neutrals. I love a soft color palette, and this outfit brings just that, along with the textured detail that amplifies a neutral look, giving it more interest.

The Movies

Hubby and I are BIG movie buffs. I love movies with great character development and stories, usually not the big blockbuster films, many times Indies.

As for the movies, my hubby and I love Queen’s music, and Rome Malik’s portrayal of Freddy Mercury was great. When Bohemian Rhapsody comes on the radio, I become Dana Carvey’s character with Mike Meyers of SNL, as I bob my head to the music and sing along with the harmonies. I can’t help myself. That song will never grow old with me! I love that Queen played!

A Star is Born was a wonderful movie, and I thought Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were amazing. Since I had seen Kris Kristofferson in the version with Barbara Streisand, and I knew he learned how to sound an octave lower with his voice. That is no easy task!

I loved Green Book, as the relationship between the two characters was humorous and enlightening and it gave me teary eyes in the theatre.

So many good films! I want to see Roma, on Netflix, as I heard the woman up for the Oscar was a teacher and had never acted before. Now, that intrigues me!

I need to get on the ball and write about the fashion, as there are always at least one faux pas, but mostly beautiful looks.

I would love to see Glen Close in The Wife, as I heard good things and it sounds like my kind of movie. I love more character driven movies, less blow em up, action films. We have one or two theatres in Charlotte that cater to more Indie films, which I love.

My Outfit

As I mentioned, the gold in the Oscar, was the inspiration. I brought out my gold and cream snake skin booties and decided to create an elegant look with neutrals. Cream, white, tan and gold were the shades in this outfit. Texture always plays a role, when I style a neutral look.

If I wanted to add more texture, or pattern, I could have added my Brahmin bag in brown, adding to the color palette

My faux leather moto jacket in tan is from Betsey Johnson and has a corset back lace up detail, I have shown on the blog before. I bought this years ago, so it is an oldie but goodie.

I wore another older piece, my peplum cream textured sweater from Ann Taylor, and paired it with my modern skinny white jeans from LOFT I bought last season.

Adding to the palette, I chose an off white bucket bag from Zara, and my golden earrings from Kendra Scott., that reiterated the gold/brown/cream colors in the Matisse boots ( c/o Soft Surroundings).

There is nothing like a soft neutral palette, that is elegant and refreshing. I love these shades year round, and those white jeans should be utilized in that same fashion.

Who did your Oscar go to? Do you wear white jeans/ textured neutrals in the Winter?

White jeans- LOFT

Sweater- old-Ann Taylor

Moto-Betsey Johnson- older

boots c/o Soft Surroundings

bucket bag- ZARA- last yr


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  • Reply
    March 3, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I just love this fresh look. We need some sunny dry weather before I can get my white jeans out in the UK.

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    Claire Justine
    March 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Lovely outfit Jess, the colours are beautiful. Looks like lovely weather you are having too 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great weekend and we hope to see you on Monday.

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    Anna Shirley
    March 2, 2019 at 1:09 am

    I didn’t watch Oscars, but I saw Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performance on the YouTube. I love this neutral look. Thank you for sharing with My Red Carpet. Have a fab weekend, Jess.


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    Jess Jannenga
    March 1, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Omg I love the Music in ASIB, and Bradley Cooper, swoon! I see a fair amount of movies in the winter, but yes, loved so many of the gowns, so elegant! I loved Melissa McCarthy with her bunny costume!

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    Helene Goldnadel
    February 28, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Perfect. The real essence of denim fabric is felt when a wearer experiences the luxury of donning it with the ultimate perfection.

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    February 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I saw a glimpse of the Oscar. I am not as big of a movie buff as I am a reader. Come to think of it, I am not even sure what movie I saw last! In any event, I love this neutral look. It’s crisp, fresh and feminine. Your snakeskin booties are gorgeous and a nice way to add as a statement piece in your outfit.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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    February 26, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Stunning as always dear friend!

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    February 25, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    I saw the same movies as you Jess and also liked them all. I like the neutrals of your outfit, the jacket is super cool

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    February 25, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    I only watch for the Fashion and sadly missed them this time. You look Fantastic in this outfit and now I want to take out my white Jeans.

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 1, 2019 at 12:14 pm

      Hi Neti, thanks so much.. go for it with the white jeans! The fashion was so good! Lots of elegant dresses.

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    Suzanne Smith
    February 25, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Hi Jess! I watched the Oscars all the way through last night! I loved every minute and especially the beautiful gowns! I have not seen many of the movies because sadly, the town we live in doesn’t get them all! I did however see A Star is Born and I absolutely loved it!
    I love your outfit and have been wearing lots of neutrals lately.

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    Cheryl Tucker
    February 25, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, every time I see your latest post I think it is my favorite but this is! Just gorgeous! I love all the textures in this fabulous neutral look!

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      Jess Jannenga
      March 1, 2019 at 11:19 am

      Thanks so much Cheryl! I love how this came together! xx

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    jade bevan
    February 25, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    omg i loved this blog post!!


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    February 25, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Jess: Love the outfit on you. I have been trying to build a wardrobe and I have read each outfit needs three things: a Focal point (where the eye is drawn), Juxtaposition (edgy/dressy, sporty/preppy) and a Completer piece (jacket, vest). I would think your boots are the focal point and the jacket is the Completer piece and the sweater is the Juxtaposition (feminine/masculine) to the outfit. Please don’t laugh at this because for some of us fashion dysfunctional dressing doesn’t come easy.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 11:15 am

      Hi Paula, Thank you!
      I love this explanation, not laughing! I wrote an article a week ago about the 3 piece rule, myself. I don’t necessarily think of what you mentioned, conscientiously, but I do love layering, mixing textures and having one piece that truly takes center stage. It made me think, in the summer, since there is no layering, you would be making the center point, either the dress, or a piece of jewelry/bag. I do love contrast of masculine-feminine, for instance, a floral midi dress and a pair of brogues or my style , a floral midi dress and combat boots. These are good points! The main thing is you certainly want to have fun with fashion! 🙂

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    Amy Arnold
    February 25, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I love this head to toe neutral look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Thank you so much Amy! It came together nicely. 🙂 Happy Monday!xx

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    February 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    We have been terrible about seeing the new movies. I don’t think we’ve seen any of them that were nominated….at least it gives us something to look forward to..ha ha.
    And we are totally twinning today!! So of course I adore your outfit.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Jodie, there are so many good movies, you need to check them out! I think we have seen most and will watch ROma on Netflix. Thanks Jodie! xx

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    Lisa D.
    February 25, 2019 at 7:51 am

    I didnt watch the Oscars this year. I would love to see the movie “A Star is Born”. Though Im not a fan of Lady Gaga, I hear the movie is a must see. You did great with this outfit. I still cant bring myself to wear whites yet. I am so ready to though!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 11:29 am

      You should see it, it really is so good and I love the music. I am ready for Spring Lisa, iThe weather is better today than it has been . Happy Monday! xx

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    February 25, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I honestly haven’t watched the Oscars, it’s not really something I’m interested in and it was on way too late in my country anyways haha that’s a really pretty outfit, I love the jacket and how good it looks being in such a light colour.

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Hi Marta,
      We don’t see all of it, as it is long, but will watch more the next day. I always love looking at the fashions. 🙂 Thank you Marta! The back of it has a lace up style for more detail as well. Happy Monday! xx

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    February 25, 2019 at 7:16 am

    These neutrals are so pretty on you and I love how you styled all the pieces! So much texture and interest – those snakeskin boots are my favorite! Well done beautiful friend!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Kellyann, thank you so much! I get in the mood to wear soft neutrals and thought of the Gold with the Oscars. 🙂 I love those boots too! xx

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    February 25, 2019 at 6:50 am

    That moto jacked is great and the sweater is beautiful. Two lovely looks you put together, Jess!

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      Jess Jannenga
      February 25, 2019 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Cathy! Hope you are off to a great start to your week! xx

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