Wearing Jeans For Work
Jeans have always been accompanied with the connotation that they’re solely for casual wear. Luckily for us, designers like Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Dries Van Noten have been sprinkling jeans into runway shows. In turn, jeans have been re-invented for all sorts of occasions, including the workplace. The versatility and functionality of jeans makes them extremely convenient to take from day to night, as well.
Not only is it now totally acceptable to dress up your jeans for work, for it’s also one of the biggest trends for the upcoming season. Style Doctors wants to keep you updated on this trend so we compiled some helpful tips on how to style your jeans as to make sure you’re workwear-ready.
Look for Clean Lines
The streamlined look of a boot cut, the sleek shape of a flare, and the balanced proportion of a cropped skinny jean are all very appropriate cuts for the office. Distressed jeans can be fun, but they have more of a casual appearance and can be difficult to style appropriately. The better a jean fits you, the more put-together you look. If you’re still not sure as to which shape is right for your work, try to find jeans that imitate the shape and look of a trouser.
Keep the Outfit Professional
Pair your jeans with a buttoned blouse or a chiffon tunic. Keep jewellery simple, like stud earrings or metallic choker necklaces. Because jeans can appear sloppy if not styled correctly, the key here is to keep the rest of your outfit on point for the office. Blazers, heels, and work briefcases are all great to wear with jeans, and it’s the rest of the outfit that makes it work-appropriate.
Tailor, Tailor, Tailor
The most important thing of any outfit is the fit of the clothes. If your jeans are too long, get them hemmed. If your jeans sag around the bum, get them taken in. And if your favourite pair of jeans is gone beyond repair, you can still wear them on a lazy Sunday around the flat, but invest in a new pair or two for the office. The key to pulling off the denim-at-work look is confidence and poise, so sloppy jeans are not an option. Not only will you look fab with a stellar fit, but you’ll also feel your best, too.
Denim is a tricky fabric. Sometimes it’s elastic, sometimes it fades, sometimes it looses shape, and sometimes it shrinks. The most successful way to avoid these problems is to invest in a good-quality part of jeans. Some of our favourite brands that specialise in jeans and denim include Hudson, Frame, Rag & Bone, and Paige. If price is an issue, our stylists can help you find the perfect pair for your shape within your budget. Remember that these jeans will be an investment that you’ll wear for years to come.
By following these stylist tips, you’ll be rocking the denim look at work in no time. Overall, remember to keep things professional and poised. You’ll be the trend setter, and have one more excuse to wear your favourite pair of jeans! If you’d like one of our friendly stylists to assist you in your denim shopping experience, visit our page of services to book an appointment.