6 Style Tips On How To Wear A Denim Shirt

Everyone has their own list of staple clothing. One person may find a crisp, white button down shirt imperative in her wardrobe and another person’s taste may lean more towards statement outfits. To each his own.

On the other hand, there are certain pieces that are so versatile and timeless, they work for a cornucopia of styles and a variety of tastes. One of them is the denim shirt.

Whether your style is feminine, retro, modern or boho, there seems to be a room for the classic denim shirt. It never goes out of style and never gets old. If it gets faded from use, it will still look stylish. You won’t even have to worry about it getting worn out because the distressed look is quite the trend. Needless to say, the denim shirt is a wise investment.

So go ahead and find the perfect shade and texture of denim shirt and get a lot of wear from it. This season, try styling it the way these celebrities did:

1. Fearne Cotton layered a faded denim shirt over a tank top and a pair of printed shorts.

Fearne Cotton layered a faded denim shirt over a tank top and a pair of printed shortsFearne Cotton at the BBC Radio 1 studios in London on May 19, 2014

A denim jacket can be too heavy to wear on sweltering summer days. Opt for a denim shirt instead and turn it into a layering option. It complements prints so a nice printed bottom should be partnered with it.

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IRO Denim ShirtIRO Denim Shirt, $268.96

Wear it with:

Fearne Cotton inspired outfitValentino Scuba Butterfly Shorts, $1350.00
Calvin Klein Collection Sleeveless Tank, $336.78
Salvatore Ferragamo Persy Cork Wedge Sandals, $416.50
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Perry Satchel, $395.00
Prism Matte Black Sunglasses, $397.50

2. Pair a boxy denim shirt with a jumpsuit

Pair a boxy denim shirt with a jumpsuit like Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba arriving at an office in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California on May 15, 2014Jessica Alba arriving at an office in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California on May 15, 2014

The jumpsuit trend is strong this season. But if you find one-pieces too boring, amp it up a little bit with a denim shirt just like what Jessica Alba did here. Polish up the look by styling it with a pair of pointy pumps.

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Diesel Denim ShirtDiesel Denim Shirt, $166.03

Wear it with:

Jessica Alba coordinatesSurface To Air Omo Jumpsuit, $460.95
Rupert Sanderson Patent Bow Detail Pumps, $715.00
Ash Chain Hobo Bag, $395.00
Mary Louise Designs Triangle Pendant Necklace, $216.00
Dannijo Joel Ear Cuff, $195.00

3. Pick a pretty pencil skirt to soften the denim look

Pick a pretty pencil skirt to soften the denim look like Vanessa WhiteVanessa White seen leaving the Itv Studios in London after appearing on daytime tv show This Morning in London on April 7, 2014

Strike a balance in your outfit and pair up your denim button down with a feminine skirt. A pretty printed or lace pencil skirt can create a look that can go beyond your 9-5 schedule.

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Mr Start Woman Denim ShirtMr Start Woman Denim Shirt, $210.00

Wear it with:

Vanessa White inspired outfitMSGM Floral Print Pencil Skirt, $337.82
DKNY Lidia Pointed Pumps, $136.50
B Brian Atwood Ava Cross Body Bag, $295.00

4. Try pairing a faded denim top with a pair of black jeans

Selena Gomez, sporting a button down shirt, had a wardrobe malfunction when her shirt opened up slightly, exposing side-cleavage

Try pairing a faded denim top with a pair of black jeans like Selena GomezSelena Gomez eats lunch at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant in Woodland Hills with friends. Gomez, sporting a button down shirt, had a wardrobe malfunction when her shirt opened up slightly, exposing side-cleavage while heading back to her car in California on March 14, 2014

Black skinny jeans jeans go well with everything and that includes your denim shirt! The end result would be much more pleasing to the eyes if the denim is of the faded variety. Like Selena Gomez, accessorize with black pumps and mirrored sunglasses.

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Moschino Denim ShirtMoschino Denim Shirt, $527.02

Wear it with:

Selena Gomez inspired outfitDolce & Gabbana Skinny Jeans, $625.00
Loeffler Randall Poppi Mid Heel Pumps, $295.00
Oliver Peoples Eyewear Benedict Mirrored Sunglasses, $450.00

5. Layer it over a striped dress

Layer a denim shirt over a striped dress like Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian seen leaving On The Thirty restaurant in Sherman Oaks in California on March 14, 2013Khloe Kardashian seen leaving On The Thirty restaurant in Sherman Oaks in California on March 14, 2013

Denim and stripes go well like macaroni and cheese. It is the perfect summer tandem! So take a cue from Khloe Kardashian and wear a striped dress with an open denim button down shirt.

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DSQUARED2 Denim ShirtDSQUARED2 Denim Shirt, $537.42

Wear it with:

Khloe Kardashian inspired outfitA.L.C. Webster Dress, $244.00
Botkier Legacy Small Satchel, $295.00
Vince Addison Peep Toe Booties, $395.00
Super Sunglasses Flat Top Large Sunglasses, $189.00

6. Try the denim on denim look

Try the denim on denim look like Miranda KerrSupermodel Miranda Kerr takes her son Flynn on a playdate in West Hollywood in California on April 8, 2013

There was a time when stylists would advice you not to pair up denim with another denim. But that time is long gone and a new era of fabric matching has dawned. Here’s the trick to pull it off – opt for two different shades. And to keep the look from being too busy and tacky, throw in simple accessories like a pair of flats.

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Bella Dahl Button Down ShirtBella Dahl Button Down Shirt, $128.00

Wear it with:

Miranda Kerr inspired outfitRag & Bone Boyfriend Jeans, $198.00
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Fishbone Slippers, $966.39
Linda Farrow Luxe Oversized Gradient Sunglasses, $675.00
Loeffler Randall Walker Tote, $550.00

We’re pretty certain your denim shirt will be in heavy rotation this season if you copy these celebrity-inspired looks.

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