Dreaming of denim

One of fall’s biggest trends is denim. Carried over from last summer, the look still remains a hit in many stores, where shelves are stocked with denim button-downs and jackets. Options for denim are endless. Layer your favorite summer-style denim items for a stylish look, wear a comfy denim button-down for effortless style or add a jean jacket to structure a simple outfit.

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Button-down denim shirts, like these chambray tops from Madewell, are essential to any wardrobe. Denim shirts are sold in a variety of washes, in prices to fit any budget. A bright scarf is a great way to accentuate the look, adding a pop of color and warmth.

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Longer denim button downs, like this top from the Gap outlet, are great when styled with leggings, for a 1980s vibe. If the shirt is too lose, a belt accentuates the waste and adds structure. This look is great because it helps the wearer avoid the dreaded “denim suit” ensemble.

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This denim shirt from J. Crew outlet is even longer, and could be worn as more of a dress over tights or leggings.

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Thin material denim button-downs can also be worn layered and open as an overshirt. Layer your favorite denim shirt over a dress for a chic look.

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Speaking of layering, do you have a denim vest from summer that you don’t yet want to stow away? Wear it over long sleeves!Β Forever 21 styled a light-wash denim vest over a sweater, adding extra style to a functional look.

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The jean jacket is a signature denim classic that never goes out of style. As seen here layered over a flannel and styled with a skirt and oversized bag at Madewell, jean jackets are very versatile and a must-have for any wardrobe. This look would be great with sweater-tights and boots, to stay warm and cute on a chilly day.

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Denim doesn’t have to be blue. Opt for a different shade of jean jacket, like this black one from the Gap, especially if you are already wearing blue jeans, to avoid clashing colors.

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Distressed denim is still an option, available at many retailers. Or if you want the real thing, consider hitting up your local thrift shop.

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If you’re feeling bold enough, go for something that really stands out– like this acid wash denim shirt. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your look. But if you decide to make a denim top the statement piece of your look, keep everything else simple.

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