When it’s time to face the world, the most essential things in your closet are the denim basics you can base countless looks on. Building out your wardrobe from a few key denim pieces is a snap, once you have them in place. So, what are they? Nordstrom has the men’s denim essentials listed right here.
And don’t forget… if any of those denim essentials should wear, tear, or require a little tailoring, Denim Therapy’s denim repair experts have your back.
If you were to break down what denim must-haves to acquire for your closet, where would you start? We went by our favorite denim staples for any man, for every occasion this spring, and pulled out several solid pieces that can be worn and loved for many seasons: (1) the denim jacket, (2) the denim shirt, and the various cuts of jeans that are fashion director approved: (3) the slim fit jean, (4) the straight leg and (5) a men’s skinny jean. The next question is, can you choose just one?
4. THE STRAIGHT LEG JEAN
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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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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