If you’re spring cleaning your wardrobe (and looking to fill it with versatile must-haves), we’ve got the guide for you! We’ve come up with five denim staples that every woman should have in her wardrobe: a fitted pair of jeans, button-up shirt, polished shorts, trouser jeans, and a denim jacket. Pick-and-choose the wash or color that best fits your style, then grab these basics–they’ll last past your next closet purge.
The Fitted Jean
Whether you like your jeans super-skinny or prefer a slightly more straight-legged look, a fitted pair of jeans can be as sexy as you want it to be. Worn cuffed with heels for a dressier look, or paired with flats or sandals for a weekend outfit, the options are endless.
The Denim Button-Up Shirt
For a classic way to work denim-on-denim, wear with a denim button-up with jeans, or tuck into a pencil skirt to bridge the gap between casual and dressy at work. For summer, sling on a denim shirt, open and rumpled, over a sundress. It is a perfectly disheveled look, great for picnics and sunny days.
1. Alexander McQueen Mid-rise straight-leg jeans 2. MiH Jeans Classic cotton-chambray shirt
The Cuffed Denim Short
We love denim cut-offs as much as the next girl, but cuffed denim shorts are way more versatile. They look polished enough for slightly dressier occasions (granted, when paired with dressier tops and accessories), but you can also wear cuffed denims shorts to the beach and not feel overdressed.
The Trouser Jean
Sometimes, you have to give your legs room to breathe. Trouser jeans can be worn at work, but they also look great with platform heels outside of the office, or whenever you feel like your fitted jeans are just a little too tight for whoever you’re meeting up with.
3. Adriano Goldschmied Pixie Short 4. Mother Denim Flared Jean
The Classic Denim Jacket
There’s something to be said about the power of a classic denim jacket. It’s ready to be worn and torn (no, actually), and is quintessential Americana. Wear it to dress down outfits, wear it to add casual cool. Hey, denim jackets are the very definition of nonchalance.
5. MOTO 70’s Vintage Denim Jacket
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One of the many reasons we love denim is that it isn’t bound by season. You can literally wear it any time of year. In our book that makes denim worth the buy every time! Check out some our favorite street style looks that will take you from summer to fall with no major wardrobe change necessary.
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This fashion blogger from England shows us exactly how to rock a denim studded romper in the colder months by the simple addition of Doc Marten’s and fishnets.
Image via Livejournal.
It almost seems like denim cut-off shorts and leather jackets were meant to be worn together, no?
Image via Annawii.
This outfit shows what good accessorizing really looks like–cuffed denim shorts along with the combo of the platform heels, suede purse, and matching braided belt bring the fall color palette front and center.
Image via le blog de betty.
Once again we see how well leather and denim go together. Leather accented denim cutoff shorts matched with this amazing leopard biker jacket lets this girl take a walk on the wild side… right into fall.
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