Dress Up Your Denim For The Holidays // With Amy Giles From Wardrobe Made Simple

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We love our denim. We live in our denim. 

So when Amy from Wardrobe Made Simple assured us that we could, in fact, wear denim to all things holiday this season as long as we followed a few basic rules we were like, “Um, yes please!” 

We decided to let her show us the ropes, and the looks, that will let you take your denim anywhere you need to go this holiday season. She’s breaking down 4 simple looks for us, so no matter what style you’re going for, you’ve got a simple formula for pulling it off and looking amazing in your jeans this season. 

With each image set, you’ll find the key elements to look for to pull it off, and Amy’s suggestions for where to wear each look! 

Dress Up Your Denim!

First, stop: Denim. 

How Do I dress up my denim for the holidaysAmy is wearing Citizens of Humanity Rocket Crop High Rise with Contrast Side Panels (these came from Willow + Mercer at 30Avenue). The darker wash on the contrasting side panels make this pair a little more chic than your everyday denim, plus Amy says that “crop fit is everywhere for fall, whether it’s a skinny or a wide leg.”  You heard it here first, folks. Find similar styles here, herehere, and here

Boho look with denimBoho Elements for dressing up denimBoho accessoriesBoho Holiday look With Citizens Denim

Did we mention Amy’s also a mom? She gives us hope that we CAN actually pull this off.  
Holiday Looks with Amy Giles of Wardrobe Made Simple

WHERE TO WEAR // wear this look to brunch with girlfriends or a Holiday party. This look can easily go from day to night. Classic Look with DenimClassic prep look details


Preppy Look with Citizens denim and classic blazer

Preppy Details with leopard clutch

Preppy Denim Look From Amy Giles

WHERE TO WEAR // Wear this look to a corporate office party, or out to dinner with the in-laws. It’s super put together, and clean cut. The extra details from a statement necklace, gold buttons, and a fun clutch keep it unique and sophisticated at the same time. 



Urban Glam Holiday Denim Look

Urban Glam Elements with DenimHoliday Greetings with Amy GilesUrban Glam at 30Avenue

So obsessed with the sequin jacket. It’s from Willow + Mercer but not this season.  You can start searching for your own sequined/beaded urban glam jacket  here , here, here, here, and here.Urban Glam // citizens denim

WHERE TO WEAR // this look is perfect for a night out with the girls, date night, or a family Holiday party! 



Casual look with statement earring

Amy Giles Casual Chic Denim look

Casual Day Denim Look

Easy Denim Looks with Amy Giles

WHERE TO WEAR // This one is perfect for the “friendsgiving” get together or a neighborhood holiday gathering. From cooking out with kids to a day date with the hubs, this look is understated but still put together. P.S. those fabulous earrings (the highlight of this fun look) are from Willow + Mercer, so you can pick up your own pair if you love them as much as we do. 

And there you have it! 4 easy ways to Dress Up  Your Denim this holiday season. 

We hope this inspires you–and saves you from that dreaded “I have nothing to wear” feeling. 

We are so lucky to have such an amazing local resource in Amy Giles. She can shop for you, she can help you with a closet edit, or she can help you find YOUR perfect pair of denim. She’s a gem, and no matter what your style dilemma, Amy can help. So if you’re still undecided on what to wear for that holiday party, or if your closet leaves something to be desired, don’t feel like you have you go it alone!

Email Amy at [email protected] or click below to visit her website for a full list of services. 


Makeup : Jamie Gummere,  Blush Beauty Lounge 

Photography: Sara Tallent,  Sara Tallent Photography

Styling: Amy Giles,  Wardrobe Made Simple (of course!) 

And a special thanks to Willow + Mercer for their hospitality. 


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Sara is a Nashville native, so Destin has been part of her vacation DNA for as long as she can remember. She and her husband Chris have two giggly little girls, Hadley and Lyla. Sara lived in Spain and New Orleans before calling Destin home for the first time. After a few years as a High School Spanish teacher, and a few more moves to solidify their gypsy status, she and her family wound up right back on the Emerald Coast. On the weekends you’ll find her with a camera, trying to coax her kids into staying still for "just one more". She dreams in Spanish, can dance a mean salsa, and can’t say no to an afternoon in Seaside. Follow her on instagram @saratallent