Is it us, or has stylish designer extraordinaire Jessica Simpson been making fewer and fewer appearances on the red carpet since she announced her engagement to former NFL player Eric Johnson? She’s one of our favorite fashionistas, so we’ve missed her and her gorgeous, creative ensembles – but we can’t say we blame her. After living her life so publicly with her first husband, boy bander Nick Lachey, and experiencing an equally public and excruciatingly painful divorce in 2005, Ms. Simpson has been much more private this time around. She’s made a seamless (and quite lucrative) career shift since her Newlyweds days, to boot – which is another reason why she’s been behind the camera, and not on the red carpet. Jessica has gone from bubbly pop singer to fashion house mogul, and she’s gone on the record saying she relishes her quieter life.
We adore Jess – so we are thrilled she’s finally found happiness in her personal life. We’re even more thrilled that she decided to make an increasingly rare appearance on the red carpet for the opening of Tom Everhart’s brand new art exhibition, Crashing the Party: The Arty-Fact Paintings. The intimate event was held at the Animazing Gallery in New York City on Saturday, May 21st – and Jessica arrived wearing denim cutoff shorts. Before you cringe at the utter thought of wearing cutoffs to an art opening, take a look at the photos and discover how chic denim can be.
Jessica hails from Texas, and keeps no secrets about how much she loves the “larger than life” attitude and style cultivated in her home state. She rocks denim and cowboy boots like no one else in Hollywood – so we think this look is pitch-perfect for her. She paired her shorts with a stark white tunic-style blouse, and a sparkly embellished jacket, and finished her look with terracotta-hued platform pumps that perfectly complimented her tan gams.
To snag a similar style, pair your favorite shorts with a fresh, modern top. Make sure to add a little Jessica-inspired style with an embellished cardigan or brooch. Complete your look with sky-high stilettos for a Jessica-approved look that will work all summer!