Q&A: How to Wear a Denim Shirt (7 Different Ways)

A denim shirt is one of the wardrobe basics that you should have in your closet.

It’s easy to wear and it looks fabulous in any outfit.

Like anything denim, it’s a casual piece, so it looks better with classic or sophisticated items.

How should you combine this wardrobe staple?

It’s pretty simple because you can wear a denim shirt practically with everything, just like jeans!

Easy Styling

  1. Contrast the colors: if your shirt is light denim combine with a dark bottom and vice versa
  2. Combine with at least one chic piece so you don’t look too casual
  3. Cuff the sleeves

How to Wear

Here are some current ways to wear the denim shirt.

1. Open, on top of a T-Shirt

Wear it with pants, skirts or shorts.

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2. With Black Skinny Pants (Leather or Not)

You can wear it tucked out or in (tucked in only if you’re thin)

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3. With a Loose Knit on top

It adds extra style points!

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4. Tucked into a Skirt

Wear it with a belt (or not). Use it to tone down a colorful, patterned or sophisticated skirt.

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5. Open, on top of a Dress

Choose a mini dress, so you don’t look too baggy.

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6. Most Trendy: Denim on Denim

Double denim can be tricky to pull off but it’s hard to get it wrong when you combine a dark wash with a light wash. For an even trendier look go for boyfriend jeans, with the shirt tucked in.

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7. Most Trendy: With a Bib Necklace

Wear your shirt closed to the top with a bib necklace.

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This is a great piece to add to your closet, if you haven’t got one already.

What do you think

Have you got a denim shirt? How do you usually wear it?

Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks for being here!

Xoxo,

Lena*

P.S. If you want to know how to pick the right size for your denim shirt (or other tops), you can learn how with my 5 style secrets. Just enter your details in the pink header bar at the top of the page or in the form below. They’re yours free.

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  1. Ann Gelli
    February 19, 2014

    Hello, You’re fashion tips are neutral but with a big impact! It really helps. Continue to inspire more bloggers. Have a great day! :)

    • Lena
      February 20, 2014

      Thanks Ann, that’s great to hear!
      Have a great day too :)

  2. Trishna
    October 06, 2014

    Great tips!

    • Lena
      October 18, 2014

      Thanks Trishna :)

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