Denim is the most useful and rugged fashion staple in any woman’s closet, especially jeans. They’re the fail-safe fashion item you can easily pull out when you don’t want to think about what you’re going to wear. It’s perfect for casual outfits and for running everyday errands, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t look glamorous wearing it. Perhaps you can find all that you need to dress up your jeans inside your closet, so here we are to give you some tips to glam up your favorite denim pieces.
For Jeans and Denim Bottoms
Denim jeans, shorts and skirts may not go out of fashion, but you may run out of ideas on what to pair with them. Here are some tips to make your look glamorous while wearing these items.
1. Wear eye-catching accessories
Blue jeans and a solid-colored shirt can be a simple and tame outfit, but it provides the perfect backdrop for eye-catching accessories like patterned scarves, large earrings, statement necklace, and colorful bags. If you feel underdressed for your dinner with your gals, simply add some few look-at-me-accessories and you’re fine. This can easily elevate your simple ensemble in jeans.
2. Add a layer of blazer
Dress up your pair of jeans by adding ladylike outerwear such as a blazer. When it comes to outerwear, blazers are like a white T-shirt – you can’t go wrong with it especially with jeans. Pair a light top with a dark or heavily colored blazer and conversely, pair your dark-colored top with a light blazer. This style won’t let you down.
3. Pair it with a girly top or any posh shirt
Denim bottom pieces like pants, shorts or skirts are very casual, but you can look extra glam by pairing it with a girly blouse. If you don’t want to get out of your jeans for a date night, simply pair it with a lacey top or an off-shoulder blouse. If you’re on-the-go but you still want to look posh, pair your denim pants with a peplum blouse, pointy flats, and a chic leather bag. If you want to look fashionable in your denim shorts or skirt, wear a bell-bottom-sleeve blouse to make your outfit chic.
4. Just add heels
If you want to look glamorous and sophisticated in denim, heels should be on your menu. From pumps to boots to strappy sandals, this footwear can always add a bit of length and class to your outfit, regardless of your top. If you’re going for a more refined look, wear dark wash skinny jeans with strappy statement heels.
5. Go black on black
Black is beautiful. Black is sexy. You can never go wrong with black. Pair your very dark or black denim jeans with a sexy, black button-down shirt. Tuck it in and wear a gold-hardware belt and some sleek boots or sophisticated pumps to complete your glamorously black look.
6. Wear it with a fancy sweater
Sweaters and jeans or denim shorts are a likely pair, but try to add some glam by wearing a fancier sweater made of luxe materials. Opt for something with intricate designing or a sweater with a different design (like balloon-sleeve, collars, off-shoulder, etc.). Finish it off with your cute boots.
7. Layer with a coat
A long coat can go a long way. If you own it, flaunt it – even in denim jeans! Simply wear a button-down blouse or any structured top then layer it with a coat to transform your outfit. Pair it with accessories like a girly headpiece, chic clutch bags or shoulder bags with chain straps, and thin-strapped heels.
8. Wear denim on denim
Denim on denim has been a big no-no for the past years, but it has been a fashion trend nowadays. You can wear a denim-on-denim look with items of close or same-colored tones, like faded skinny jeans with a light chambray shirt. But if you want to shake things up, mix in lighter colored denim top with darker wash skinny jeans for a refined option. Finish it off with patterned strappy heels or pointy flats to keep it glam.
9. Elevate your ripped jeans
Ripped jeans are typically paired with casual sneakers, but you can elevate it by carefully choosing what to pair with it. Try wearing it with a statement coat and some solid accessory options like a structured handbag, pumps and a dainty gold/silver necklace.
For Denim Jackets:
Denim jackets are versatile and can add a casual flair to any outfit. You can attain a casual, chic and glamorous look with this fashion item, but just make sure you’re wearing it right.
10. Wear a soft, feminine layer inside your jacket
Denim jackets can make you look cool, but if you want to be glam and feminine by wearing it, add a soft (or soft-looking) layer inside. Wear a lacey top or a lace skirt (or dress), or a sheer and flowy top, then add a sense of structure by layering with a denim jacket. For a much more feminine look, pair it with knee-high or any suede boots and a statement necklace or choker to look sophisticated.
11. Pair it with luxe materials
Denim jackets are the luxe and glam members of the casual clothing family, and if you’re willing to take it up a notch, pair it with even more luxe materials. Wear it with a sequins skirt and strappy heels, or a structured dress and fur boots, or any sleeveless top that is ruffled, slinky or silky. This way you can surely look glamorous with your beloved denim piece.
12. Be an attention-grabber by pairing it with a monochromatic outfit
Enhance your all-white or all-black outfit and make it more stylish by layering with a denim jacket. Denim jackets are highly versatile, but it can especially boost any monochromatic attire so you can look stylishly glam and trendy while remaining casual.