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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]1. Skinny jeans go well with looser fitting, embellished tops.[/note]

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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]2. Boot cut jeans will add a professional, sophisticated touch.[/note]

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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]3. Boyfriend jeans evoke a casual, effortless vibe.[/note]

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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]4. High-waisted jeans are perfect for the vintage-obsessed.[/note]

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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]5. Cuffed jeans work best with heels. [/note]

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.

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]6. Play up the 70’s vibe of denim bell-bottoms by pairing them with breezy, bell-sleeved tops.  [/note]

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

[note note_color=”#000000″ text_color=”#ffffff”]7. Colored jeans will bring life to any neutral-colored top.  [/note]

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