Regardless of what era, I find that there seems to be 3 classic looks worn with denim. Let’s have a closer look on these key looks and how to make them work for you.
Denim sandwich, Canadian Tuxedo…as Canucks, we know this look very well. Depending on how you carry out this look, it could either be uber trendy or a fashion faux pas (see below).
I hope both their stylists were fired after this
To avoid looking like a denim experiment gone wrong, follow these simple steps to make this classic look work for you:
a) Wear a different shade of denim on the top (like a light chambray shirt) with a darker denim. This creates a much better sight line, separating your top and bottom half.
b) Add a pop of colour whether it be your shoes, a bag, jewelry, etc. It will be a great forefront to your all-denim background.
2. Jeans and a T-shirt
The classic comfy go-to style. Perfect for weekend wear or a casual day at work – although there are boundaries from looking schleppy to casual chic. Check out a few pointers on how to make this work for you.
a) Choose a simple t-shirt to go with your jeans. Just make sure it’s clean (no stains or rips) to avoid that sloppy look.
b) If your t-shirt is a bit long, tuck in the front part so you can see the waistband. Accentuate with a belt.
c) Pair with a fashionable pair of sandals, wedges, or heels and accessories to dress it up.
3. White Shirt + Denim
a) To dress up, wear dark denim with a crisp white button-down blouse. Pair it with a pair of heels and a structured bag. Add a blazer if you’re feeling extra dressy.
b) To dress down, pair a nice flowy white top with lighter denim. Depending on your jeans, wear flats/sandals for skinnies and wedges for flares.