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Perfect Pairing: Denim Shirt + Tan Suede Skirt

April 10, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

The two trends that dominated the spring 2015 runways? Denim and suede. Individually, they’re classics that are strong enough to stand alone. But together, they make for the ultimate pairing. Not only do they complement one another, but they also reflect this season’s ’70s spirit. To that end, we found the perfect denim shirt and paired it with five suede skirts.

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To pull the combo off, look for chambray shirts in darker finishes (versus light washes) with sleek seams and interesting pocket details. The total effect reads more polished than casual. As for the skirt, all hemline lengths work, from mini to knee-grazing, but make sure to stick with a smooth russet brown color for optimum wearability.

Shop the denim shirt: Mango, $ 40; mango.com

Shop suede skirts, clockwise from top left: Theory, $ 655; net-a-porter.com. Topshop, $ 140; nordstrom.com. Gucci, $ 2,015; net-a-porter.com. Zara, $ 129; zara.com. H&M, $ 129; hm.com.

RELATED: 16 Ways to Wear Suede for Spring

Found It! Jaime King’s Perfect Sweater and Skirt Combo

We recently waxed lyrical about our fall uniform—sweaters and skirts—as the sartorial answer to befuddling transitional season-to-season weather. And it looks like Jaime King has already started to put said ensemble into practice.

The scene: King selecting stems for a bouquet of blooms at a farmers’ market in Beverly Hills over the weekend. Her outfit: A cozy waffle knit cream turtleneck and a full black leather midi skirt. The result: A picture of perfection.

Create a Instagram-worthy moment of your own with the very same fall-ready Jaime King-approved Banana Republic combo: the sweater is up for grabs for $ 98 at bananarepublic.com, while the skirt, priced at $ 250, is in stores only (a similar one is available on the site for $ 110). While the blonde starlet styled her pairing with cool cat-eye Quay Australia shades ($ 45; quayaustralia.com) and black open-toed mules, we suggest chic booties for when colder weather strikes, or menswear-inspired brogues to add contrast and offset the skirt’s ladylike flair.

Click ahead to take a look at all of King’s best style moments, on and off the red carpet.

How to Get a Perfect Bun In Five Minutes Flat!

The tried-and-true ballerina bun is the ultimate in versatile hairstyles — it adds an elegant touch to casual and formal ensembles alike, and presents a polished way to hide second-day strands. Just like its variations, there are many ways to create a flawless ballerina bun, and InStyle Beauty Director Kahlana Barfield has found the easiest method yet! All you need is a ponytail holder and a handful of hair pins to master the look. Sweep your hair into a low ponytail that sits at the nape of your neck, and once you’ve tied it off, wrap the length of your hair around the base of the style, and secure with bobby pins. For extra insurance, finish with a light veil of hairspray. Get the step-by-step breakdown by clicking play in our video above!

See more must-try hairstyles in our gallery. 

Perfect Bun How-To