11 Ways You Should Be Wearing Jeans to Work

There was a time not so long ago that the universal office dress code barred jeans completely. But in 2017, it's not unusual to wear jeans to work. While some of us still have to relegate our jeans to casual Friday, others among us can wear jeans seven days a week without issue. No matter where you fall on the spectrum, we're here to offer a bit of inspiration and insight into exactly how to pull off power dressing in denim.

With every cut, rise, and wash of denim at your fingers, you have infinite ways to get creative with your 9-to-5 looks, but below we're highlighting eleven of our current favorite ideas. Incorporating a few of fall's major trends (hello, dramatic blouses and plaid blazers), you can give your favorite jeans that extra oomph you need. If style was a category on performance reviews, these looks would ace it.

Check it all out below; then shop a few of our favorite denim styles now!


1. Dressing Down a Dramatic Blouse
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This year, statement blouses are a must-try piece, and they look especially good tucked into dark-wash jeans.


2. Layered Under a Tunic
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Wearing a dress and jeans together may seem off-putting at first, but the styles actually look great together. Try a sheer dress or loose sheath to make the pairing work. 


3. Paired With Pumps and a T-Shirt
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There's no pairing quite as iconic as jeans and a comfy tee, but to make the combo feel office-appropriate, they need a bit of dressing up. Consider styling them with dainty pumps for a look your boss will approve of.


4. Dressed Up With Ankle Boots
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Dark kick flares and ankle boots are a winning (and infinitely cool) combination.


5. Head-to-Toe Denim
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While it may not work for every office, when you're in a more creative environment, we're all for wearing a full-on Canadian tuxedo. 


6. White With Stripes
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Don't be afraid to wear your white jeans year-round. Style them with a striped top for a simple look that feels lighthearted.


7. With a Bold Top and Ankle Boots
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Now that fall is upon us, there's no combination we love quite so much as jeans and ankle boots. Add intrigue by throwing on a printed top and you're good to go.


8. Layered Up
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Think beyond just denim and a dress—don't be afraid to pile on the layers, especially as things get cooler. Wear long tees with sweaters, or find ways to mix printed tops in new ways.


9. Moms Jeans With a Blazer
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A checked blazer is a must-own for fall, but to give it a fresh feel, pair yours with light-wash mom jeans. It's a fashion-forward look that still stands up for important meetings.


10. Trousers and Tee
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While standard skinny jeans will always be a favorite, try mixing things up with a fresh cut. High-rise, wide-leg, and trouser-inspired jeans all feel especially unique.


11. With a Standout Sweater
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Sweater season is upon us, so don't be afraid to break yours out with jeans. To mix it up a bit, consider denim in an unusual wash, color, or texture. 

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Aemilia Madden