Denim: The Styles Essential to Your Wardrobe
THE BOYFRIEND JEAN
You may be hesitant to give in to the latest trend of boyfriend jeans. But with the right ensemble, these otherwise masculine, boxy jeans can give you an effortlessly chic and flattering look. Purchase these wide-legged pants cuffed and slightly distressed for the perfect look. Wear them with a classic pair of heels and a neutral sweater or blazer for a unique business casual look.
Don’t: Overwhelm the ensemble. Keep your look minimalist!
Do: Pair a statement coat with your boyfriend jeans.
THE SKINNY JEAN
Love them or hate them, the skinny jean is here to stay. In a dark wash, the skinny jean can be the perfect item to pair with a leather jacket or blazer for a professional look. For a more business causal dress code, try a tunic or over-sized sweater accompanied by a pair of heeled booties. Or, dress the jean down with a simple tee and a pair of flats or ankle boots.
Don’t: Over-rip your jeans. Avoid going beyond a semi-distressed look.
Do: Find the right fit. Skinny jeans that are too tight can be uncomfortable and unflattering. Try a variety of sizes and styles before purchasing!
THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
Keep your closet stocked with the jean that will never go out of style. This timeless pair of jeans is best worn with a pair of flats or ankle boots. Complete the look with an elegant blouse, sweater, or blazer for a simple and sophisticated look.
Don’t: Tuck the jeans into boots that hit mid-calf or higher.
Do: Cuff the jeans over a pair of ankle boots.
THE FLARE JEAN
With everyone seemingly obsessed with the skinny jean look, your flare jeans may have ended up buried in the back of your closet. Pull them out! If styled correctly, they’ll give your ensemble a chic edge. For a professional and tasteful look, wear dark wash jeans with a sweater underneath a long pea coat or a simple staple top. Heels are a necessity.
Don’t: Wear flat shoes with these jeans.
Do: Keep the wash dark and the flare dramatic.
THE DENIM BUTTON DOWN
Dress it up or dress it down; the denim button down is easily one of the most versatile pieces you can own. Here are seven ways to wear it:
1. Tuck the shirt into neutral colored skinny jeans. Top the look off with a pair of heels and a blazer.
2. Dare to wear denim on denim. This casual look is best completed with a pair of statement flats.
3. Swap your cardigan for an open denim button down.
4.Wear the denim shirt underneath an over-sized sweater over a pair of pants or skirt for a classic look.
5. Try tucking the denim shirt into a flared or tea-length skirt for the perfect spring/summer look.
6. Feeling bold? Pair the denim shirt with colored or patterned pants.
7. Combine denim and leather for a flawless combination. Top this denim shirt off with a leather jacket or pair of leather pants.