Find Your Signature Denim Style
By Eileen Conlan
Doo-Ri Chung: Modern Girl
Photo Credit: Taghi Naderzad
Doo-Ri Chung: Modern
"Wearing denim says you don't take yourself too seriously. And now there's denim to match everyone's style. No excuses."
KNOWN FOR: Refashioning jersey into drapey, architectural tops, dresses, and skirts; she honed her vision working at Geoffrey Beene.
ON DENIM: "Everyone I went to college with wore the same bleached boot-cutsthat was before denim was made for female bodies!"
DREAM JEANS: "Rag & Bone's skinny leg has just enough stretch. They're the designer's ultimate canvasthe darker, the better."
TAMING THE TREND: "At first, wide-leg jeans seemed extreme, but with a tank top and flats, it's summer's ideal look."
HER TAKE: "Denim is an art in itself; the ease and feel of it is inspiring. How I wear it is creative, I hope, but not over-complicated."
ON COLOR: "Dark washes are a great backdrop for any vibrant color. Fabulous for summer brights, as nothing will look too loud."
MODERN SPIN: "Denim has earned a place at formal events. Why not a shrunken jean jacket over an amazing cocktail dress? Or you can top a tailored pair with a beautiful blouse and then add amazing shoes. Do something that hasn't been done."
DOO-RI'S STYLE TIPS:
- Invest in top-quality jeansjust make sure they lie flat in front.
- Colors you might otherwise shy away from look great with deep, dark denim.
- Wear denim fearlesslywith outrageous belts or boots.
Skirt, $26.50, Old Navy; top, $495, Doo.Ri; Chung's own belt and Pierre Hardy shoes.
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