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Style Guide: How To Incorporate Denim Into Your Office Attire

If you haven't noticed, we talk about denim a lot! It's such a classic, and I firmly believe denim is good for any occasion. However, office environments tend to make it difficult to wear this fine fabric, with their tendency to be more formal and in some extremes even colorless and dull. But I've always loved a good challenge, so here are my tricks on how to sneak this trend into your 9 to 5 wardrobe.  

COMFORTABLE JEANS

For office attire, flared jeans are a nice option because they typically aren't as tight, but the right pair of skinny jeans can be great for work as well. You can style them with stilettos or oxfords plus your favorite work shirt or blouse.

Black jeans make it especially easy to get away with denim at work, and as long as they aren't super faded you will have most colleagues fooled! Faya's look is a classic, and great option for any office setting. 

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1. ACNE Skinny Jeans 2. JIL SANDER Oversized Shirt 3. LA PERLA Multi-way Bra 4. ETRO Cashmere Scarf 5. PANACEA Pendant Necklace 6. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Tote 7. TORY BURCH Wrapped Cuff 8. MADEWELL Bangle 9. JIMMY CHOO Wedge Sandals

 

STYLISH DENIM SKIRTS

For a more conservative office environment, a denim skirt is a great alternative. Keep your top and jackets to more simple, classic styles, and let the skirt be your statement piece. In terms of accessories, I recommend stacking watches with bracelets to add a little glamour. Jenna's look is a fun, yet professional office look!

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1. MADEWELL Denim Skirt 2. HELMUT LANG T-shirt 3. J.CREW Jacket 4. QUAY AUSTRALIA Cat Eye Sunglasses 5. LAGOS Crossover Ring 6. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote Handbag and Shoulder Bag 7. LAGOS Bracelet 8. BCBGENERATION Pump

 

CLASSIC DENIM SHIRTS

Denim shirts are very practical, and they can be worn in endless ways. If your work environment requires dress pants, a chambray shirt will add the perfect touch of denim into your wardrobe. Match them with pencil skirts, slacks, or even jeans for a casual work space. Jane's layered look is so perfect and pretty for fall!

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1. J BRAND Skinny Jeans 2. J.CREW Shirt 3. JENNIFER ZEUNER Necklace 4. RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses 5. TOPSHOP Rings  6. TORY BURCH Wrap Bracelet 7. MEL BOTERI Taupe Snake Print Emmy Convertible Clutch 8. ALEXANDER WANG Ankle Boots


As an entrepreneur, I do have the luxury of setting my office dress code and denim is definitely one of my everyday go-to's. For those of you with stricter rules, I hope these tips will help you incorporate denim into your office attire. 

Be sure to join me next week for suggestions on what to pack/wear for a last minute getaway. And in the meantime, please leave your comments below or email us directly at fashionadvisor@melboteri.com if you have any specific style questions and/or ideas for topics you would like for us to cover.

 

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