Denim Done Differently: A Styling How-To

From skinnies to culottes, overalls to high-waisted wonders, denim is a staple of the modern girl’s wardrobe. After all, having that perfect pair of jeans makes it a heck of a lot easier to get dressed in the morning!

But what happens when you’re itching for something fresh — an inspired take on dear ol’ denim? Well, friends, our ModStylists have just what you seek. Read on for genius ways to sport your favorite jean looks!

Doubled Up on Denim

double denimPictured: I’m a Bit Trusty Jacket, Every Stitch Way Belt, Distress the Importance Pants, Off to a Good Start-up Top in Mid Wash, Paint Nothin’ To It Sneaker in Floral

Did someone say, “Canadian tuxedo?!” It was us. We said it. In our book, twice as much is twice as good. Stick to one memorable piece on the top or bottom, then incorporate your favorite statement accessories to bring the look together. No matter how it’s worn, denim on denim makes any ensemble celeb chic.

Wow-Worthy Workwear

work denimPictured: Don’t Hip a Beat Belt in Black, Profesh Assessment Blazer, Campus Enchantress Heel, Had a Haul of a Time Bag, All Booked Up Top, My Neighbor Toronto Jeans

Live every workday like it’s Casual Friday! There’s no reason denim can’t be styled posh and professionally — all it takes is the right silhouette. Opt for darker washes in an office environment to best pair with statement blazers and printed blouses. Add chic accessories with simple flair, and voilà! You’ve got an ensemble that’s totally boss.

‘Hues’ Wisely

colorful denimPictured: Return the Flavor Jeans in Sangria, Swing, Pattern, Pattern Top in Black Stripes, Beignet or Nay Hat in Black, Skip a Beat Bootie in Tan

Colored denim will always have our heart. Burgundy! Forest green! Goldenrod! Pops of prints and patterns! Is there any way to wear it wrong? Play up contrast in your next outfitting adventure by centering hues around your favorite colored skinnies. Don’t forget the effortlessly cool accessories!

+How do you do denim? Check out our cool collection here, then share your favorite styling tips in the comments below!

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  1. Lana @ The Joy Blog 10/01/2016 at 11:24 am #

    I love all of these and use them a lot. I also love a good pair of high waist flares in faded light denim with cowboy boots or cognac ankle booties, and a collared shirt tied at the waist in a knot. Love me some western wear. It helps I grew up in Utah around rodeos. 🙂

    • Katie 10/01/2016 at 4:17 pm #

      All those looks sound awesome, Lana! Man, I hope you can post to ModCloth’s Style Gallery at some point — I’m allll about Western wear. (And ankle booties!) 🙂

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