Denim Right Now!

We solve your denim dilemmas with six new ways to wear the ultimate wardrobe staple.

How do I wear classic blue jeans this season?

The all-American classic gets a fresh update by way of a bolder shade and a coated finish. Vibrant cobalt blue jeans work well with a tropical print mullet shirt and a festive pair of watercolor print heels—a look that easily translates tropical style into city chic.

What’s the best way to wear denim shorts without looking like a tart?

Try on a pair of printed denim shorts. Dainty patterns deliver a fresh spin to barely-there Daisy Dukes. Imbibe a downtown casual-cool vibe and balance out a leg baring bottom with a slouchy graphic shirt and an oversized plaid button-down.

Is it OK to wear denim-on-denim?

The key to pulling off denim-on-denim is mixing different washes and textures. Try a soft acid wash button-down tucked into a pair of tailored cornflower-blue shorts and topped off with a navy blue lightweight blazer for an on-trend monochromatic tomboy style. Avoid looking like a hick by accessorizing with hints of metallic and exotic skins.

How do I wear black skinny jeans without looking like a wanna-be rocker?

Black skinny jeans are essentially a must-have because its body skimming cut and dark coloring gives the illusion of a slimmer silhouette. Offset stark black jeans by sporting upbeat fluorescent brights and punctuate the look with sky-high wedges to boost additional height.

Can I wear skinny jeans to work?

Of course you can! Advancements in fabric technology dismiss the no-jeans-at-work rule. Pick a pair of chinos—it perfectly combines the relaxed allure of denim and the business-casual style of cotton twill trousers. For Casual Fridays, go for a daring and stylish all-white ensemble. A pair of crisp white chino jeans worn with a sharp ivory dinner jacket is pure classic and chic. Finish off with a couple of black accents to add visual interest to the pristine look.

How do I update last season’s denim jacket?

Breathe new life to the boring old denim jacket by cutting off the sleeves to make a breezy new vest. Keep the edges frayed to maintain the laid-back charm. Layer the vest over saccharine pastels for a bit of edge to a feminine aesthetic.