22 Denim-Done-Right Street-Style Outfits

When you're in the mood to dress up, it's rare that you reach for a pair of jeans first. But, just because it's a casual, goes-with-everything item doesn't mean that it can't get gussied up, too. For evidence, take a look at the following 22 street-style images featuring some true-blue gems. From a jean jacket with loads of personality to the cutest pair of short-alls we've seen all season, these denim outfits should have you set in the inspiration department. Jean-ius, indeed!
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
We're loving all the patches on South Korean model Irene Kim.
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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding.
Pairing navy and black like a pro.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
A denim blazer meets a double-cuffed raw jean.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
How adorable is this chambray shirt?
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Varsha Thapa's '70s-style bell-bottoms are nuts.
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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding.
A boxy jean jacket totally transforms a simple, black sheath dress.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
We love how Grace Mahary wore her denim jumpsuit unbuttoned.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
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A pair of crisp white skinnies, like this Old Navy Rockstar style, is the perfect backdrop to a bold, look-at-me top. Old Navy Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans, $17.97 until August 30, available in store at Old Navy. Advertisement
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
Denim short-alls and platform sneakers make for a totally compelling '90s dream outfit.
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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding.
A studded vest to show off a sleeve of tattoos.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
How to make denim-on-denim a bit more palatable? Add a long jacket to tie it all together.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
The dark-washed denim provides just the right background for this striped windbreaker.
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Photographed by Adam Katz Sinding.
A denim duo.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Gala Canut's floral dress with decorated ribbon is retro in the chicest of ways.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Logan Ahl rocking the patchwork trend like a gent.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
Tie a lightweight chambray shirt around your waist for an additional layer.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Simple skinnies help tone down an all-over floral for Lejla Hodzic.
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Photographed by Youngjun Koo.
The only thing to wear with an ankle-length ball skirt? A denim vest.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng,
Bianca Hudetz keeps her romper ensemble on the simple side.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Xiao Wen wears her denim jumpsuit with a nubby sweater and worker boots.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Wearing a chambray shirt with a silk skirt in a similar denim tone is such a fun way to mix textures.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
Tiny little cutoffs is the modern way to do the Annie Hall look.
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Photographed by Melodie Jeng.
An adorable pair of short-alls over a puffy white blouse.
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