How To Style Denim For Work

With the hot weather once again making an apperance, its time to rethink the work wardrobe again. Although office dress codes are becoming more relaxed, it’s still feels nice to look smart yet be comfortable. This is why wearing denim for your nine-to-five can be tricky. So, how should it be done? Trilogy Stores, premium denim retailers, have guest posted today to provide us with some insight.

Styling the jeans

If you’re not used to wearing denim for work, or your office isn’t as relaxed as other places, you can play it safe with black denim. When paired with a 

patterned shirt tucked in, black Ladies High Waisted Jeans can create a more fitted look than black work pants. The high-waist gives an elongated look to your legs and looks even more classy when paired with some heeled courts. Buy a pair of black jeans, that won't run in colour and that have a playful hem to add an edge to your outfit that’s still smart.

Culottes are very, very in this season, and there’s no reason why you can’t bring the trend to work as well as going out. A dark pair such as black or indigo paired with a blouse, oversized jacket, and  flats is one outfit that would look summery yet work-appropriate. Wear a blouse that keeps you cool! Or tuck a long sleeve blouse in to neaten up your outfit and add heels when heading out after.

Similarly, cropped leg jeans are suitable for the warmer months and looked nice when paired with loafers and a cami-blouse. If you feel like adding a pop of colour to your look, opt for a pastel palette. Lilac complements blue denim really well.

If culottes are bit different for you, then opt for the classic blue skinny jeans. With a sleeveless white shirt tucked in and a blazer, you can create an ensemble that’s anything but boring. Slip on your point-toe pumps and off you go.

Don’t forget about  the scary but gorgeous white jeans either — often thought of as ‘holiday jeans’, they can be styled so that they’re suitable for work too. Worn with a printed blouse or shirt, white denim can be work-appropriate — choose a pair with a slim-leg to create a smart, summer look.

Styling a skirt
Pencil skirts and a shirt is a classic style worn by many. It’s one way to feel feminine without revealing too much and can look amazing as part of a power suit. Why not trade in your black midi for a denim skirt?

Denim skirts that have a dark wash to them, look a lot smarter. Avoid buying skirts with distressed denim and light-washes as these can appear more out wear than workwear, and steer clear of any pieces that sit far above the knee. Instead, a pencil-style skirt in navy or black denim worn with a ruffle shirt is easy and cute. Adding something as simple as a blazer, can turn the look into a more formal meeting appropriate outfit. In the winter, a denim skirt looks great with ankle boots, a jumper and tights.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colours. Pastel coloured fitted skirts are a fun go-to for these warmer months — tuck in a blouse and wear with heeled sandals or pointed ankle boots. Or, if you’re feeling more daring, opt for a red or green denim skirt and wear with a classic black V-neck to tone it down. Co-ordinate your outfit with a complementing bag.

Who would have thought that there are so many ways to wear denim in the workplace. Make sure that this dress-code is accepted in your office before you start wearing jeans to work, and if it is, there’s no need to hold back!  Don’t forget to accessorise appropriately too, cross-body bags are a good way to inject some colour into your outfit and a tailored blazer is a perfect staple piece to formalise your wardrobe.

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