I'm a Nordstrom Stylist—These Easy Denim Outfits Are the Chicest

When it comes to crafting a chic outfit, Rose Hayes knows what's up. After all, she's been working as a stylist at Nordstrom for years and spends her days helping clients build out their wardrobes. On that note, there are a few key denim-outfit formulas, specifically, that Hayes recommends and wears in her day-to-day life because they're easy, not fussy, but also chic and modern.

Below, you'll uncover the denim ensembles Hayes loves. You'll also notice visual inspiration from Hayes herself along with quotes on why she's into each of the looks in question. Interested in adding something new to your wardrobe this season? Don't miss out on shopping recommendations that embody each of the vibes coming your way.

Plaid Blazer + Tee + Jeans


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"This look is one of my favorites because it feels pulled-together but remains casual and relaxed. Look for longer-length blazers in both plaids and solids. I love wearing oversize blazers with just about everything from slip skirts to joggers to jeans." — Hayes

Denim on Denim


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"Denim skirts were trending all summer, and now that it's fall, they are even more appropriate. I love being a role model to my clients, showing them that denim on denim is cool and very on-trend. If denim on denim isn't for you, try your denim skirt with a tucked-in sweatshirt or sweater with boots. Give it a try!" — Hayes

Relaxed Sweater + Jeans


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"With so many beautiful fall sweater choices coming in right now, I recommend looking for these three trends. First, look for a stripe that works well with jeans, a novelty sweater like a popcorn knit that is solid to wear with skirts or jeans, and an oversize sweater that you can layer and wear in the chilliest of temps." — Hayes

Trench + Tee + Jeans


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"This was my travel outfit on a recent trip to Dallas. My jeans were loose and comfortable to travel in, and the mules are easy to slip on and off for TSA. A great trench can take your simple look to another level. It doesn't get more simple and chic than this." — Hayes

Vest + Jeans


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"This fall, I've been showing my clients both knit vests and suiting vests. Both sell out as fast as they arrive! Vests are a warm layer that also add a lot of style." — Hayes

Baseball Tee + Jeans


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"Whether short sleeve or long, baseball tees are an easy throw-on option that is a no-brainer with jeans or joggers. Add a baseball or trucker hat to complete the vibe." — Hayes

Bodysuit + Barrel Jeans


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"Not for everyone, but if you're an early adopter and love loose, baggy jeans right now, these are for you! The Citizens for Humanity Horseshoe style is a cult favorite and has been selling out! Stylist tip: Since these jeans are so full on the bottom, balance the proportion with a fitted or cropped top option." — Hayes

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Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retailers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.