7 Denim Styles That Are Anything But Basic

style / January 22, 2015
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Denim. This ubiquitous closet staple is loved by many and hated by few.  But as  much as the cotton and twill blend fabric is loved my many, it takes some know-how to master styling your jeans like a fashion pro. The trick is to shy away from commonplace styling.

To avoid looking  like a basic denim disaster (unless you’re  going for that normcore look),  ditch the usual trio of a basic tee, sneakers and classic sweater and, instead, try these tips that will  take your jeans to the next level.

1. Skinny jeans go well with looser fitting, embellished tops.

A vintage sequin butterfly top will add an untouchable amount of bohemian glamour to your skinny jeans. Rock this look with some harness boots for a country-inspired vibe.

2. Boot cut jeans will add a professional, sophisticated touch.

Try a fitted tweed jacket over a button-down and some boot cut jeans. Add a pair of heels and your favorite satchel and you will be ready for a day at the office.

3. Boyfriend jeans evoke a casual, effortless vibe.

This relaxed denim style pairs well with a slouchy sweater, motorcycle jacket, and suede ankle booties. You will achieve that cool, street look that only celebrities seem to master.

4. High-waisted jeans are perfect for the vintage-obsessed.

Try a crop top or even a bodysuit for a funkier vibe. Polish off your look with a sleek blazer and a pair of platforms.

5. Cuffed jeans work best with heels. 

Heeled booties, oxfords, or even clogs combined with a trendy, of-the-moment jacket allows for an undeniably chic look that will easily transition from running errands to dinner with the girls.

6. Play up the 70’s vibe of denim bell-bottoms by pairing them with breezy, bell-sleeved tops.  

Add a faux fur vest and some wooden-soled shoes for a look that even Rachel Zoe would be envious of.

7. Colored jeans will bring life to any neutral-colored top.  

Try a denim button down with red jeans or a black and white striped top with neon yellow jeans. The options are endless.

 


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Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind
Hayley Lind is a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in Fashion Industry Management and a minor in Professional Communication. She currently serves as the blog co-editor for her college's fashion publication, Styleline. She hopes to one day write for a fashion magazine in New York City. Hayley is currently obsessed with outdoor yoga, thrift store shopping, and avocados.




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