How to Style Denim for Work

Styling denim for the workplace

We all want to look and feel good when we’re at work. That’s why wearing denim for your nine-to-five can be tricky. So, how should it be done?

If you fancy wearing denims for work, but don’t want to look to casual, this guide from Trilogy Stores — leading retailers of straight-legged jeans — is here to help.

What type of jean?

Black is your safest shade of denim when it comes to the workplace. Worn with a patterned shirt tucked in, black high-waisted jeans can create a more fitted look than black work pants. The high-waist element of the jean can elongate your legs — perfect when matched with your favourite pair of heeled courts. Buy a pair of black jeans with a playful hem to add an edge to your outfit that’s still smart.

Everyone loves a pair of culottes — and this design is so flattering, too. Black or indigo jean culottes paired with a smart blouse, oversized jacket, and peep-toe flats is one outfit that would look summery yet work-appropriate. Tuck your blouse in to neaten up your outfit and add heels when heading out for after-office drinks. 

Work in a warn or even stuffy office? You need a cropped jean — these look amazing with loafers and a cami-blouse. If you feel like adding a pop of colour to your look, but don’t want to go too loud, opt for a pastel palette. Lilac or sky-blue denim can complement a smart shirt well — ideal for keeping it bright and cool when the sun is shining too.

Of course, there’s always the effortlessly chic blue, skinny jean. With a sleeveless white shirt tucked in and a checked blazer, you can create a fashionable ensemble that’s anything but boring. Slip on your point-toe pumps and begin your commute.

Then again, you can pull on a pair of white jeans with a dark or pastel shirt. White denim can be work-appropriate — just choose a pair with a slim-leg to create a smarter look.

How to Style Denim for Work

What type of denim skirt?

Many women opt for a skirt when heading to the office. It’s one way to feel feminine without revealing too much and can look uber stylish as part of a power suit. Why not trade in your black midi garment for a denim skirt?

If you want something right on trend, dark denim skirts are the purchase for you. Avoid distressed denim and light-washes as these can appear more beachwear 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 a go-to outfit. Pair with a fitted jacket to replicate the power-suit, or with a floaty blazer for a less formal look. For added embellishments, choose one with subtle press studs down the centre and leave the bottom stud undone to create a leg split. Alternatively, an A-line denim skirt can be a smart look, paired with a long-sleeved crew-neck and heeled ankle boots.

Why not inject some stylish fun into your look with a few different colours. Similar to when wearing denim jeans, pastel coloured fitted skirts are a fun go-to for the warmer months — tuck in a chiffon blouse and wear with heeled sandals or pointed ankle boots. Or, if you’re feeling more daring, opt for a bold red or green denim skirt and wear with a classic black V-neck to tone it down. Co-ordinate your outfit with a complementing coloured cross-over or tote bag.

 

Obviously, it’s perfectly possible to wear a range of denim designs at work. From stylish indigo culottes to studded pencil skirts, bringing denim to the office can keep you fashionable and well-dressed. 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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