We’re pros at rationalizing denim for almost every occasion, which is why we’re forever coming up with fresh ways to rock it. Cool blue-jean looks that exude polish and charm are covetable whether you’re a girly-girl, a minimalist or a bit edgy. Working with a straight-leg silhouette (thanks to its classic versatility) as a starting point, we’ve styled five chic transitional outfits to try now and keep in rotation for the season ahead.
Denim For Days
A pin-striped button-down shirt is scene-stealing in an oversize fit with tie sleeves and a ring detail in back. Pair with Victorian-style ankle boots, a sleek clutch and delicate chain earrings for a cool-girl effect.
Drop Hug Chain Earrings
Melissa Joy Manning
Clutch Bag With Flap
Tinsey Pointy Toe Bootie
Donald J Pliner
Nami Ring Back Striped Sleeve Tie Shirt
Row Cropped Jeans
A leopard-print bucket bag toughens up a sweet knit top and Mary Janes. Top off the look with a moto-style leather jacket when the temperature cools.
Elsie Suede Mary Jane Block-Heel Pumps
Ultimate Biker Jacket by Boutique
Contrast Leopard-Print Bucket Bag
Harrison Scalloped Cotton-Blend Top
A thin tunic layered over jeans feels entirely fresh when worn partially unbuttoned and teamed with sneakers and neutral accessories—a top-handle mini bag is an of-the-moment choice.
Grommet Eartha Top Handle Mini Bag
ZAC Zac Posen
Clean 90 Laceless Sneaker
Striped Satin Shirt Dress
T by Alexander Wang
For an edgier take on evening, a satin camisole is chic with strappy flats and a chain-strap cross-body. When the chill sets in, a contrasting ribbed turtleneck looks cool layered beneath.
Tiny Box D
Fleur du Mal
Ruffled Ribbed Wool And Silk-Blend Turtleneck Sweater
Add glamour to a one-shoulder top via velvet platforms and a mini croc bucket bag—a bow-tie choker completes the look.
Sylvan Mini Croc Bucket Bag
Velvet Bow Choker
Arlene Velvet Platform Sandals
Asymmetrical One-Shoulder Top