A simple scroll through Liz Uy's Instagram feed proves that she loves jeans like her life depends on them. And it may as well! Like many of us, she's got a trusty denim pal she just can't live without: "My fave pair of Acne boyfriend jeans," was her answer to Preview last year when we asked her what fashion item she could never stop wearing. "They discontinued it, [but I've] been wearing it since 2008. Got all the others but it’s not the same fit." Now that's a 10-year challenge to chew on.
On that note, here, we've rounded up six of the celebrity stylist's favorite tricks for dressing up those dependable denims!
1. Doubling (or even tripling) up is one of Liz's best bets! We're thinking the key to turning the look fresh every single time is mixing silhouettes and washes. Style a long, dark coat over lighter pants, for example, or pick an exaggerated bell bottom to team with your old fave cropped jacket.
2. She's got a habit of tucking her hems into boots! Patent, faux skin, thigh-high, ankle—it doesn't matter what type you prefer, so long as you know they're made for walking...or, you know, standing around and looking cool. Suit yourself.
3. How long have we been telling you to finally try this trend?! Once and for all, here's your cue. Liz makes tossing jeans under dresses seem easy-peasy. The ultimate pro tip: It'll earn your ol' wrap dresses a ton more mileage on the 'gram.
4. Ain't no secret that Liz is always jetting off to sit front row at fashion weeks around the world—and we're always gleaning drool-worthy travel outfit inspo from her many street-style snaps. Fun outwerwear in loud print and high shine is totally a must.
5. A statement top hands you that coveted free pass to strut jeans into the glitziest of parties. Banish your fear of gaudy print, intricate embroidery, disco sequins, and swingin' fringe.
6. Truth is, peek-a-boo shoulders will never really leave the circuit. It simply depends on your styling! We're particularly in awe of that marigold-hued last outfit—zoom in on how she layered a button down under that gorgeous Delpozo number.