Our Favorite Ways to Dress Up Denim

We’re big on wearing denim, everywhere. So, it makes sense that we’ve acquired a number of tips for dressing it up. These are our go-tos right now.

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Bling It On
Everyone knows that jewelry makes the look—but not just any jewelry. This season? It’s go big, or go home: Wear bib necklaces and high-sparkle arm candy to elevate denim, and look instantly on-trend.

Top It All Off
When jeans-and-a-tee just won’t do, throw on a blazer. (It works every time!) A solid-black blazer is perfect with boyfriend jeans (so downtown-cool!). Need to look trendy in a pinch? Pair a printed style with skinnies.

Go Head Over Heels
Going from day to night? Go for metallic heels. It’s a rule we’ve followed for years, but—this season?—it comes with instructions: Cuff the jeans you pair them with, and stick to styles heavy on straps. (An ankle cuff is a must!)

Get Wild
This season, two classics (and neutrals!) make a right: It’s all about the pairing of jeans and leopard print—and the possibilities are endless. Wearing black-on-blues? Add a chic leopard bootie. Getting set for a date? Try skinnies and a spotted blouse. (It’s our new fave take on “not-trying-too-hard-sexy.”)