It's hard to go wrong with denim, but that doesn't mean we aren't always looking for new ways to make the wardrobe staple a little bit more interesting. For fall, the Western trend that's permeating fashion means you'll be seeing plenty of denim shirts on the shelves of your favorite retailers—some with cowboy-style flap pockets, snaps, and pointed yokes and others with flirtier details like ruffled cuffs or delicate embroidery.
The runways also offered plenty of inspiration for how to style the denim shirts you already have in your closet, whether it's embracing the look head to toe by pairing them with jeans Canadian tuxedo–style, or using them as a low-key layering piece under floaty dresses or boxy blazers.
Below, see how five top designers styled denim shirts for the upcoming season, plus tips on how to try the looks IRL and shopping picks to add to your closet just in time for fall.
This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.