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How to Style Denim for Any Occasion

Jeans can be styled up or styled down – and there’s a lot that goes into getting it just right. We’re here to help.

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Dressed up, dressed down, ripped, tailored, cuffed, cropped, slim or straight. Whatever the vibe, the occasion or your style, good denim is a wardrobe staple. It’s not news that denim is versatile. Office culture is more casual than ever, so is a nice evening out. There’s a lot of nuance between high and low, from your work attire to your weekend wear. And it’s easy to get it wrong — or at least not quite right. We’re here to help. We’ve put together denim three ways — styled for our version of the perfect office, evening and weekend looks.

Office Style

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You don’t need your garments to be too distracting in the office but you do want to be put together. Regular fit denim with a medium wash is highly reliable. Paired with timeless chukkas, a monochrome tee and clean, minimal jacket, it’s a cool, contemporary and composed look for any day of the week.

Levi’s®: 505 Made in the USA Regular Fit Jeans $98
Levi’s® Made & Crafted: Pocket Tee $98
Ami: Zipper Jacket $355
Clark’s: Beeswax $130

Denim After Hours

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You don’t need a blazer to look sharp on a night out. It’s 2018. A well-cut, black denim jacket over a classic white Oxford shirt will get you in the door looking tailored but with a little edge. Refine the outfit with slim, dark jeans and brogues — and there’s a good chance you won’t be going home alone.

Levi’s®: 511 Made in the USA Slim Fit $88
Lacoste: Button-Down Oxford Shirt $90
Levi’s®: Made & Crafted Type II Trucker Jacket $198
Grenson: Archie Wingtip Derbies $310

Weekend Wear

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The 501® Made in the USA Original Fit, in that soft-hued blue, is the ultimate weekend denim choice. It’s casual. It’s comfortable. It shows you care enough but you’ll still wear them with pride when they get a little muddy on that trek upstate. Style it with a chunky fisherman’s sweater, a light-weight caramel-hued bomber and rugged lace-up boots and you have a get-up for the woods — whether you actually like to get dirty or just look the part.

Levi’s®: 501® Made in the USA Original Fit Jeans $98
Levi’s® Made & Crafted: Fisherman’s Sweater $228
Baracuta: G9 Original Jacket $390
Grenson: Brady Boots $360

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