How to style denim for work
There’s girls in my office who really rock their jeans as part of a smart office look, but if I tried it I’d look so casual I’d find myself in the bosses office sharpish. I’ve never known how to style denim for work and if you’re the same, help is at hand! Trilogy Stores, premium denim retailers, have given me some ideas:
Styling the jeans
If you’re officially allowed to wear denim, then you’re sorted. Black high-waisted jeans look more fitted than black trousers, and they make your legs look longer too. Wear them with heels or flats and a smart shirt, or a t-shirt and blazer if you’re able to be a little bit less formal.
If you’re not a jeans fan, or you know you won’t get away with it, why not try culottes? Wear them with a smart blouse and an oversized jacket and you’ll look smart but cute.
Cropped jeans can be good when the weather is a bit warmer. Wear loafers and a cami-blouse and you’re all set. You don’t have to stick to blue or black, I wore coloured jeans a lot when I worked for a company with no dress code. I always wore them with a smart shirt and/or a blazer, so I looked smart-but was comfortable too.
If you’re a more classic kind of girl, blue jeans with a white shirt and a blazer can’t be beaten. Choose some cute shoes and you’ve got a smart casual office ensemble easy to wear to the pub too.
Styling a skirt
If you’re a skirt not trousers girl, a denim pencil skirt adds a twist to a traditonal office staple. You definitely want to go black, grey or dark blue, as pale or bleached will look far too casual for work, and make sure you’re wearing knee length or longer. Denim mini skirts are not for the office.
As we can see, there are a fair few ideas of how to style denim for work. Make sure that this dress-code is accepted in your office before you start wearing jeans to work, and if it is, there’s no need to hold back! 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.
*This is a collaborative post.