The It-Girl Way to Wear Jeans to the Office
Regardless of what type of environment you work in—whether it's a brand-new startup, creative agency, or a more established business firm—there will be some days (if not all) where you will be dressing on the more relaxed side. But let's be honest: Dressing business casual is easier said than done, especially when it varies from office to office. However, in the times you find yourself toiling over what to wear that's considered both casual and appropriate for the office, know that you can do business casual with jeans—it just depends on how you style them.
Traditionally speaking, denim has been seen as an option reserved for out-of-office outings, such as company-wide picnics and the like. Now, jeans have become regularly incorporated into our everyday work wardrobe (unless you work in a more corporate office). That said, you'll also want to make sure your ensembles remain polished, even if you're wearing jeans.
To give you an idea of what we mean, we've rounded up looks from our favourite It girls who have mastered the art of styling denim for the office in a way that will show everyone you still mean business. Check them out below and then get ready to add these looks to your closet.
Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a classic button-down and a pair of straight-leg jeans.
Style Tip: Use a blazer as an easy way to instantly dress up your ensemble.
Style Tip: Stray from the norm and opt for a pair of white jeans. Add a chic bag to make them feel more polished.
Style Tip: If you're going to wear jeans and a tee, add a longline coat to make it more streamlined.
Style Tip: Flared jeans will always look polished, especially in a dark wash.
Style Tip: A beige sweater paired with darker jeans will feel more polished with a pair of heels.
Style Tip: Add a touch of color to your gray jeans with a brighter sweater and an even brighter coat.
Style Tip: Wide-leg pants will always look polished, and striped sweater will be the perfect finishing touch.
Style Tip: When in doubt, a neutral blazer and black ankle boots will always make you look ready for work.
Style Tip: Give yourself an easy ensemble for the office with the help of a camel coat, a long-sleeved T-shirt, and black boots.
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With a fit that'll look good in any setting, these will easily become some of your favorite jeans.
Style Tip: You can also opt for an elevated sweater and a pair of heels when dressing jeans up for the office.
Style Tip: Dressing in a monochromatic hue—especially neutrals—will instantly elevate your look for the day.
Style Tip: An oversize sweater and pair of jeans with your favorite boots is always a good option for work.
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