How To Incorporate Denim into Your Style

Denim is one fabric that is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. The fabric itself is a fairly neutral material that somehow provides structure and texture while remaining easy to incorporate with any style. If you don’t have denim in your closet, you’re missing out on one of the most versatile materials that can help set even the most staid wardrobe free.

Denim can be easily incorporated into a wardrobe through simple basics such as jeans, jackets, skirts, and other accessories. Denim is both durable and versatile. Finding which article of clothing would work best for you in denim only requires a little forethought.

Denim is certainly a great choice when it comes to adding flair and versatility to your wardrobe, but how do you know how to incorporate it into your specific style? Well, don’t panic, we will look at all the types of denim details and give recommendations on how to make it work for any look. 

What Denim is Right for Me?

While denim can work for anyone, finding what works for you may take some time. After all, as much as we would all like to think we could pull off a Canadian Tuxedo, the individuals who truly care are few and far between.

When trying to incorporate denim into your personal closet, it is best to start small with a few simple pieces and see where the fabric takes you. Almost everyone already owns a pair of jeans, so that is likely the easiest entry point for most. If you’re at a loss as to where to start, but you’re still looking to expand denim’s influence on your style, take a look at how others are doing it. A simple Google search can provide great insight into how celebrities or other influencers are approaching it.

The Best Denim Pieces

Denim can be as versatile and individualized as one’s taste. What looks good on your friend may look out-of-touch on yourself – so be cognizant of this. This is one reason why physically going to the store to try on options is highly recommended. To help in your denim hunt, we’ve compiled some of the most versatile options below. 


Jeans and James Dean are probably the only things from the 1950s that are as unarguably cool then as they are now. Denim is an ideal fabric for pants as it stretches without being overly fragile. Jeans can be paired with a white t-shirt for the ultimate casual look or easily classed up with a blazer or turtleneck. Be careful when it comes to choosing your eyewear if you’re going with the black turtleneck and jeans look. You don’t want to look like you’re cosplaying as Steve Jobs


A jean jacket is a great article of clothing that can come in a variety of styles to suit almost any taste. You can find them in light wash, the standard medium wash, or even colors such as black or white. As you are likely aware, the distressed look is in nowadays and the jean jacket is a great article of clothing to achieve such a look. If you want a denim jacket that can be worn in colder weather, look for one that is lined with flannel or fleece for extra warmth and comfort – but also an additional texture flair.


As was touched on above, don’t be afraid of trying jean shorts or skirts. Thanks to its uniquely coarse nature, a denim skirt can provide subtle texture that can truly make other articles of clothing pop. The best part is that each skirt will weather and age in an inimitable manner over its lifecycle. This means after a few washes no denim skirt will look exactly like yours.

Denim skirts are subtle and versatile articles of clothing. This is especially true when paired with a wide variety of tops. Any denim skirt can be easily paired with tank tops, graphic tees, or cardigans. In addition to these looks, denim skirts can also look great underneath a trench coat or blazer. You can even pair a jean skirt with a denim shirt for a fun feminine take on the Canadian Tuxedo. (Just make sure they are either the exact same shade, or entirely different shades to avoid clashing) 

Other Accessories

Not sure where to start when it comes to denim? Don’t hesitate to start small with something such as a denim hair scrunchy. The blue jean scrunchie may have come to prominence recently as a marker of adolescent love, but that doesn’t mean this accessory shouldn’t be taken seriously.

Even just small accents pieces such as this can be a simple way to slowly incorporate denim into anyone’s clothing. And the best part? Once you add more denim to your wardrobe, you can still use these accessories to easily mix and match with other foundational pieces such as jackets or jeans.

Written by Megan Taylor
Megan is a beauty expert who is passionate about all things makeup and glam! Her love for makeup has brought her to become a beauty pro at Glamour Garden Cosmetics.