How to Wear Denim at Work

July 23, 2012 7:00 AM

If you’re not taking advantage of the fact that denim is really in right now, you’re nuts. It’s flattering and sexy and a little irreverent… and the only problem with it is that if you wear it the wrong way, you might look underdressed. And we know you’re afraid of looking too country. So, we scoured our favourite fashion sites to show you many examples of the right way to wear denim to the office. Styling tricks include pairing denim with super feminine counterparts – heels, pencil skirts, pink, leopard and red lipstick among them – buttoning up and more. Check out our favourite looks below…

The Denim Shirt

J Crew short sleeved denim shirtJ Crew denim shirt and pleated skirtJ. Crew pleated skirt in wool crepe, $148

J Crew denim shirt and cardigan

J Crew soft denim shirt and white denim skirtJ. Crew High Waisted Denim pencil skirt in sunwhite wash, now $85.99

Peony Lim in denim shirt and leather skirtFashion blogger Peony Lim (Above and below)

Peony Lim in denim shirt and leather skirt

Peony Lim leopard pumps

Zara denim shirtZara denim shirt with golden buttons, $59.90

Denim Vests and Jackets

J Crew denim vest and pencil skirtJ Crew Denim Vest and shirtdressJ. Crew Denim Vest in Workwear wash, $114

J Crew strech denim jacket and polka dot dressJ. Crew Stretch Denim Jacket, $148

Denim on Denim

Denim on denim photographed for vogue.comParis Fall 2012 Couture Shows street style photographed by Phil Oh for Vogue.com

J crew denim shirt and jeansJ Crew denim shirt and boyfriend jeansJ Crew denim on denimPeony Lim wearing denim on denimPeony Lim wearing denim on denim

Peony Lim wearing denim on denim

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