Collage of Lee x Daydreamer Denim with Styled Outfit

Mastering the Art of Styling Denim

Denim is a timeless wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. From jeans and jackets to skirts and shirts, denim is versatile, comfortable, and durable. However, styling denim can sometimes be a daunting task. It's easy to fall into the trap of wearing the same combinations over and over again. But with a little creativity and some fashion-forward thinking, you can elevate your denim game to new heights. This blog post will guide you through the process of styling denim in fresh and exciting ways.

Styled outfit with denim and button down shirt


Understanding Different Types of Denim

Before diving into the art of styling denim, it's essential to understand the different types available in the market. The most common types include raw or dry denim, selvedge denim, stretch denim, and washed or distressed denim.

Raw or dry denim is stiff with a dark indigo color that fades over time with wear. Selvedge (self-edge) denim is high-quality fabric woven on old-style shuttle looms resulting in clean edges that don't fray. Stretch denim includes a small percentage of elastane for comfort and flexibility. Washed or distressed denims are pre-washed for a softer feel and worn-in look.

Knowing these types will help you make informed decisions when purchasing new pieces and styling your existing ones.

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Styling Denim Jeans

Jeans are arguably the most popular form of denim clothing. They come in various cuts like skinny, straight-leg, boot-cut, flare, boyfriend jeans etc., each offering unique styling opportunities.

For a casual look, pair your skinny jeans with a loose t-shirt or sweater and finish off with sneakers or ankle boots. For an evening out, style your straight-leg jeans with a silk blouse or sequin top paired with heels for an elevated look.

Boyfriend jeans offer a relaxed fit perfect for laid-back weekends; pair them with crop tops or fitted tees to balance the silhouette. Flare jeans are making a comeback, and they look great with tucked-in blouses or form-fitting tops to accentuate the waist.

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Styling Denim Jackets

Denim jackets are a classic wardrobe staple that can be styled in numerous ways. For a chic, casual look, pair your denim jacket with a white tee and black jeans. For a more dressed-up approach, try layering it over a dress or skirt.

A denim jacket can also create an edgy look when paired with leather pants or skirts. If you're feeling adventurous, go for the double denim look by pairing your jacket with jeans of a similar shade.

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Styling Denim Shirts and Skirts

Denim shirts offer versatility and can be worn as standalone pieces or layered over t-shirts for a more relaxed vibe. Pair your denim shirt with chinos or khaki pants for an effortless casual outfit.

Denim skirts are another versatile piece that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair your skirt with a simple tee and sneakers for daytime errands or style it with heels and a statement top for an evening out.

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Styling denim doesn't have to be complicated; it's all about mixing and matching different pieces to create outfits that reflect your personal style. Remember, fashion is about expressing yourself, so don't be afraid to experiment with different combinations until you find what works best for you.

Whether you're dressing up for an event or just running errands around town, there's always room in your outfit for some stylish denim. With these tips in mind, you're well on your way to mastering the art of styling denim!
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