4 Celeb-inspired chic denim outfits

Denim is such a classic. The fabric has been around forever and it shows no sign of going out of style. But as with everything, there’s a right and a wrong way to approach the look if you want to be timeless, not dated.

Luckily for jean lovers (and who isn’t a jean lover?) there are tons of modern ways to pull off this fabric. You can even do denim-on-denim without looking like Clint Eastwood in a Western. If you’re shy about denim overload, however, stick to one piece per outfit. Our favorite denim looks are below.


Jennifer Garner denim outfit

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Go casual chic like Jennifer Garner with a relaxed flannel shirt, dainty silver pendant, and a structured leather purse. This look is totally classic, but the shoes and accessories help keep things interesting without sacrificing the casually cool silhouette. Don’t forget the open-toe shoes and and glasses for some extra pizzazz. In case you don’t wear glasses, we’ve given you an option for sunglasses instead.

Jean product collage

Denim button-down

Frankie Sanford

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Denim tops have never been cooler, especially those of the button-down variety. Want in on the action? Choose a loose-fit blouse and layer it over a girly tank, like this white ruffled cami, for a fun mix of rugged and feminine styles. A black fedora and tough leather handbag add some much-needed edge to this otherwise sweet outfit. Top things off with some cozy black leggings or fashionable trousers to avoid the Canadian tuxedo effect.

Denim Button-Down

Jean skirt

Emma Roberts

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Denim skirts don’t need to be teeny-tiny when it comes to hemline. Choose an understated A-line silhouette that falls to mid-thigh with flattering pleats to go with a studded racerback tank top for a grown-up version of Emma Roberts’ sassy off-duty look. Keep things playful with slip-on Keds in white and black, and white polka-dot socks (another trend that never goes out of style). It’s cute and quirky without making you look like a schoolgirl.

Jean Skirt

Denim dress

Naomi Watts

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Make like Naomi Watts in a drop-waisted denim shirtdress for an easy, breezy weekend outfit. Jean fabric is essentially a neutral and pairs brilliantly with most patterns, as you can see with these rose-printed Birkenstocks. Keep accessories minimal with a black-trimmed straw fedora and tortoiseshell sunglasses. Now you’re ready for a music festival or a trip to the farmers market.

Denim Dress

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