5x5: Fashion Denim Edition

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We are back with a new 5x5 series. This time we've enlisted the help of our style guru  Lisa Schoenberger - the blogger, model, and accessory aficionado behind lifestyle site, Mustang Sally Two - to showcase new fashion denim arrivals in 5 key pieces that are now available in size 30/32. Read on for a peek into Lisa's amazing style, how she made these pieces her own, and how you can too!


Look 1: Off to the Races

When I saw these jeans I immediately wanted to play with the colors and create a cool night out look.  This peplum tank coordinates with the jeans perfectly and the moto jacket brings edge to the outfit.  I love that it is available in navy and not just traditional black, it is a great alternative neutral that makes it super versatile.  I completed the look with pops of color through my accessories – tassel earrings, a fun bag and a low block heel sandal.

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The side stripe on this pair is so much fun, I love that it is an unexpected color combination, the stripe gives them an athleisure vibe which is on trend and it also helps elongate the leg.  The frayed hem is also a great detail.

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Look 2: Coveted Classic

I love a classic dark wash jean because they always looked polished and put together.  It’s a close call between the Olivia and the Peach Lift but I think the Olivia is my favorite style.  The fit is amazing and I loved how they hug all my curves but create a long clean line.

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I was definitely channeling Olivia Pope when I styled this look.  I cannot resist a great cape, it is the perfect layering piece that doesn’t add a lot of bulk but is sophisticated and chic.  The camel color is rich and luxurious and perfect for fall.  This simple white wrap blouse is perfect underneath it with the trendy ruffle detail on display under the cape.  Red is a must have color for fall and I loved adding that to the color palette through my accessories and shoes.

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Look 3: 9 to 5 Edge

These jeans were outside of my comfort zone because I don’t tend to wear a light wash.  Overall, I was really happy with the fit and the length on these was better compared to some of the other styles.  The distressed hem is fun and adds a little bit of visual interest. I wanted to do a bit of juxtaposition with this look by taking what looks like a casual pair of jeans and elevate them to a perfect office appropriate outfit.

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A blazer automatically elevates the look and feel of any pair of jeans because it adds polish.  This red blazer is from the 9 to 5 Workwear Essentials collection.  I love the rich vibrant color and the stretch and fit of this jacket is spot on. It was my first time trying this collection and I definitely need to add some more pieces to my wardrobe.  A simple printed sleeveless blouse that is also from the essentials collection was the perfect layering piece. The print is punchy and introduced one of fall’s must have colors to the look – cobalt blue.  I definitely played up the blue in all of my accessories, it played off the wash of the denim and really let the jacket make a statement.

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Look 4: All Laced Up

I was so excited when I saw these jeans, the grommet and ribbon detail is so unique and screams fun!  I was really impressed to see that ELOQUII just didn’t offer basic styles in their size expansion but that they also were offering trendy options too.

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I don’t wear a lot of black but when I saw this peplum t-shirt I knew that I really wanted to play up the ribbon detail.  The striped ribbon with the corset effect on this shirt was perfect for these jeans.  To keep with this being a fun casual look, I added some sneakers with a floral print, this killer satchel with a braided hem some heart shaped sunnies because why not? Both the bag and the sunnies are also from ELOQUII!  Overall I had the perfect #XOQ moment.

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Look 5: What a Peach

I have eagerly been waiting to try the Peach Lift to see if they lived up to all the great things I had heard about them.  I mean who doesn’t want a great looking booty?  Well my verdict is in and these jeans definitely did not disappoint.  With my shape I loved feeling supported and secure.

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This look is all about romance and date night.  We are still going to have a considerable amount of warm days ahead of us and I wanted something that could be worn now.  This blouse is absolutely amazing!  Every single detail that went into this design is thoughtful and perfect.  The off the shoulder neckline with the ruffled sleeves that are specifically sewn to stay in place, the criss cross front that draws the eye upward to your face and the fit and flare shape all were perfect for accentuating my waist and emphasizing the amazing fit on these jeans.  I kept my accessories soft with a rose gold metallic block heel, a bamboo clutch and a small pop of yellow.

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Inspired to try our denim? Shop the collection here and don’t forget to share on Instagram with the tag #XOQ!

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