Embroidered Denim

How to style one of Spring’s biggest trends, embroidered denim. 

photos by amanda moss // back seat photography

top // denim // loafers // sunglasses // handbag // earrings

When I spotted these jeans at Anthropologie, I was very surprised by overwhelming excitement I felt. I LOVED them and these jeans are so not me. They’re kind of edgy, a little boho. But there was no doubt that I would be bringing them home. I think they honestly reminded me of a pair of jeans I had in elementary school from Limited Too. Anyone else having the same flashbacks? They’re denim was always embroidered, bedazzled, or filled with patches of shiny fabric. So I guess this was 8-10 year old {seriously can’t remember when Limted Too was the “cool” store} Laura in me screaming for these to come home. 

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

Ruffled Rugby Pullover, Pilcro Em High Rise Boyfriend Jean, Anthropologie, Anthropologie Style, Halogen Emily Loafers, Karen Walker Harvest 50mm Retro Sunglasses, Embroided Jeans, Embroidered Denim, Spring 2017 Trends

top // denim // loafers // sunglasses // handbag // earrings

So how to style these embroidered jeans? Or any embroidered for denim. 

Option 1: Pair the denim with a neutral top {blouse, tee, or sweater}. Think white, gray, navy, black, or cream. This allows the embroidery to really take center stage. Also giving you a more classic look. 

Option 2: Chambray. Denim on denim is still on trend. You’ll see it everywhere again this spring and probably well into the summer. With these jeans I’d wear a simple long sleeve button down chambray with the sleeves rolled up OR a short sleeve chambray with crisp white buttons. 

Option 3: Pattern top in a coordinating hue. I obviously went with this route. Going with a pattern top was definitely more my style, especially when that top has stripes. I went with one that had the same navy used in the embroidery to pull the two together. I love how this top does have a little pink on it, breaking up the blue a bit. 

What’s your thoughts on embroidered denim? 

18 Comments

  1. jessica
    March 7, 2017 / 9:01 am

    I almost brought home a pair of embroidered shorts and kind of wishing I did now! Also, love the loafers ha!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    • March 7, 2017 / 9:27 am

      You definitely should have! So fun to style. Yes, like you, I had to have them the second I saw Emily wearing them!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. March 7, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I think this outfit is a little outside of the box which makes me love it so much! You took a risk and it totally paid off … now I need those jeans! 🙂

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • March 7, 2017 / 10:10 am

      Thanks so much gal! And thanks for your help when I was picking it out. I ended up grabbing the top in a smaller size. You definitely need these jeans!! They’d be awesome on you.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • March 7, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Aw thank you Dana! They were definitely a stretch for me but now I’m obsessed haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. March 7, 2017 / 11:57 am

    I love this top! The ruffle at the bottom is so cute 🙂

    xoxo,
    Lauren Lindmark
    dailydoseofcharm.com

  4. Emily
    March 7, 2017 / 3:46 pm

    I am so proud of you with this edgy look biff! You are totally right, major LTD2 vibes and I love every second of it.

    • March 7, 2017 / 4:36 pm

      Ahh thanks lady! I feel like this look is so you. Love that you see the LTD2 vibes as well.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. March 8, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Those jeans are SO much fun! I can see why you had to have them. I wasn’t sure about embroidered denim either, but I really want a pair for spring.

    Jackie
    Something About That

    • March 8, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks gal! I really couldn’t pass them up when I saw them. So excited you’re now wanting a pair. You should definitely scoop a pair up!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. March 8, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    Love this outfit, Laura! I’ve been dying to see someone in this striped top (I work at Anthro!) for weeks but have been too lazy to try it on myself. It looks amazing on you! Love it paired with the embroidered denim.

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

    • March 8, 2017 / 3:32 pm

      Thanks so much Rachel! Ah it’s such a fun top to wear. I love how it’s a little short. I’m so jealous you work at Anthro!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. March 8, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    Love this look – looks great on you! I’m not sure if I’m edgy enough to pull off embroidered demin myself but that top is PERFECTION!

    xx emma

    • March 9, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Thanks so much Emma! I bet you could!! And isn’t it the cutest? I love the mix of colors and the shorter length of it.

      xo Laura Leigh

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