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9 Street Style Ways to Wear a Classic Denim Shirt ...

By Sophia

There might seem like a limited number of ways to wear a classic denim shirt but you can vary your outfits every now and then. The denim shirt is timeless and is great for working a casual daytime look. It can quickly become a workhorse of your wardrobe. Team one with black jeans and loafers for an effortlessly chic look or with a patterned skirt for something a bit more fun. Take a look at these street style ways to wear a classic denim shirt for inspiration.

Table of contents:

  1. Polished
  2. Bold patterns
  3. Layered denim
  4. Waisted
  5. Everyday edge
  6. Pretty plum
  7. Fun casual
  8. Statement stripes
  9. Casual prep

1 Polished

When it comes to ways to wear a classic denim shirt, teaming it with black separates is a simple yet effortlessly stylish choice. Alison was photographed by Kate Warren for Refinery 29 wearing her classic denim shirt with black leather leggings, black boots, and an oversized black handbag. An embellished collared coat added a bit of drama to this otherwise basic outfit.

2 Bold Patterns

Blogger Cynthia from Simply Cyn works a fun look and teams her denim shirt with a bold patterned skirt. She also wears some lace up booties and accessorises with plenty of fun jewellery. It’s a playful look that still looks put together.

3 Layered Denim

This layered denim outfit was photographed for the Stylesight blog. A classic denim shirt is worn under a cropped sweater and oversized denim jacket. Denim jeans complete this layered denim look. While all that denim could seem over the top, the neutral sweater and accessories anchor the look well.

4 Waisted

Take a bit of inspiration from the nineties and tie your denim shirt around your waist. This outfit photographed by Youngjun Koo for Refinery 29 shows that a shirt tied around the waist doesn’t always have to look grunge. The combination of neutral separates, dressy heels, slim clutch, and statement necklace makes this a quite classy daytime look.

5 Everyday Edge

Ozora was photographed by Suzanne Middlemass wearing a vintage denim shirt with dressed-down black basics. She teamed her vintage denim shirt with leather-look leggings, edgy ankle boots, and a slouchy vintage bag. It’s a grungy everyday look that’s topped off with a leather jacket.

6 Pretty Plum

Tucking a denim shirt into a skirt makes for a smart daytime look. This outfit spotted on Stockholm Streetstyle is one that you could easily recreate. The combination of the light denim shirt and plum coloured skirt is perfect for fall/winter and the lace-up boots add a tough touch to this otherwise feminine outfit.

7 Fun Casual

Alex was photographed by Kelly Stuart wearing an open denim shirt over a sheer tank top and with printed jeans. The colourful trimmed shoes are a playful touch, as is the printed side bag. This is a fun, casual, and relaxed outfit.

8 Statement Stripes

Tuck your denim shirt into a statement striped skirt, like Michele from The Fashion Fraction blog. The form fitting skirt and heels are quite ladylike but the jacket adds a sporty edge. A tailored blazer would also work well with this outfit and make it appropriate for an office setting.

9 Casual Prep

Team your denim shirts with shorts for a classic summer look. We spotted this outfit on Street Fashion Style and thinks it’s a great casual summer look. The classic denim shirt with high waisted shorts and loafers has a bit of a modern preppy feel and the tan backpack is great for taking to school.

The classic denim shirt is a wardrobe staple. It’s a versatile everyday option and can be styled in many different ways. How would you style a classic denim shirt this season?

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