Denim shirts have become a closet staple for us, and we can bet that many others feel the same way. What's not to love? They provide the polish of a regular button-down but with comfort to boot. They work perfectly with our favorite jeans (we can never say no to a good denim-on-denim mix) and printed bottoms, and they can even tame dressier pieces like leather and metallics. To prove the versatility of the denim shirt, we're looking to seven famous faces to show us how to remix our denim shirts into our warm-weather wardrobe. From leather pants to miniskirts to bikinis, head inside to draw inspiration on how to wear your denim shirt seven days of the week.
Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, and baby Flynn touched down at the airport in Sydney, but that didn't stop Miranda from sporting yet another mega-stylish outfit. This time the model mom worked denim on denim, tucking a denim button-up with black buttons and side-zip detail into these Stella McCartney white wide-leg jeans ($244, originally $488). She injected major cool via Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and her signature burgundy Louis Vuitton leather duffel bag. While we can't see what shoes she wore, we gave her a pair of high brown strappy wedges to match the look. Mimic Miranda's travel style everywhere from the airport to your upcoming weekend festivities.
Pregnant Reese Witherspoon went on a coffee run in LA wearing a cool Summer ensemble: a knee-length striped dress with a denim button-up over it. Ray-Ban Wayfarers, snake-print sandals, and a handful of gold jewels, including a Jennifer Meyer nameplate necklace, completed her casual weekend look. But it was Reese's off-white Givenchy Nightingale tote that really took her look to a whole other luxe level. Although her exact one isn't available online, you can add this similar khaki style ($2,020) or this medium tote in soft gray ($2,260) to your Summer bag collection. Carry it with jeans while running errands during the day, then dress it up with an all-black look for a sleek and chic nighttime feel. To get Reese's entire look, shop similar pieces below.
It's no secret that we love our brights, especially now that it's officially Spring! That's why we can't wait to re-create the bold yet balanced look Rachel Roy donned at the NYC screening of Intruders. The designer styled a denim Current/Elliott shirt with cropped yellow trousers of her own design and a pair of Manolo Blahnik snake-print pumps, then accessorized with a few gold cocktail rings and leather wrap bracelet. Her bold nail color and two-tone Celine bag took her Spring-worthy ensemble to new heights. Copy this fresh ensemble for a sun-soaked brunch by tucking your denim button-down into a pair of cropped yellow pants, then finish the look off with snakeskin pumps. Or for a more casual vibe, try a pair of lace-up sandals.
Denim shirts are a style staple, but to give them a fresh kick in the butt, let's throw on some shiny bling like models Irina Lazareanu, Tiiu Kuik, and Arlenis Sosa did on the January cover of Flare. As you can see, it's a super simple look to achieve because you probably already have all the key pieces. Now just put them all together — denim shirt, chain or rhinestone necklace, statement cuff, cocktail ring — and be on your fabulous way.
For me, lacey little things are a compulsive purchase — I see them and crumble on the spot. So, when I spied this Oversized Lace Tee ($52, originally $88) I was a goner. Luckily, this pretty find is just one of the many (seriously, so many) items available at Nordstrom's half-yearly sale. Get there quick, this sale is bound to supply some Fab Summer finds.
A denim shirt should be at the top of your Spring shopping list. It makes a great throw-on piece for when you need a cover-up but not a jacket. Kate Bosworth recently rocked a dark denim version, while Haylie Duff tried a lighter style. I picked up this PacSun Boyfriend Medium Denim Shirt ($15, originally $40), which also comes in a light wash. The price is right and the cut is cool. Throw one on over any dress, pair it with khakis, leggings, or a bikini, tie it, button it, leave it open . . . the possibilities are endless.
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