When you think of your work wardrobe, your collection of gray pencil skirts, navy blazers, and black pumps probably come to mind. As for denim? Not so appropriate for the cube — unless you work in a creative environment (like R29 — yes, we know we’re lucky). With the influx of fancy indigo items this season, denim may just finally be HR-approved for every day of the week.
Crisp chambray shirts, tailored blazers, and polished skirts are surprisingly sophisticated given the fabric's traditionally casual vibe. When paired with the creative essentials already lining your closet, these pieces get even more dressed up. Ahead, we've crafted looks that make three sleek denim pieces work flawlessly in your 9-to-5 life — whether you’re looking for a boardroom-perfect getup or a put-together (albeit slightly #lazygirl) day in the cube. Bored at work? All you need is a splash of the blues.