For our money — which, granted, isn't a lot — there's nothing more essential, practical, and stylish than a comfortable denim or chambray shirt. In fact it's such a fashionable go-to that on certain days at Refinery29 HQ, our staff is a sea of blue. But lest you think this all-weather wardrobe wonder is strictly a casual affair, we're here to tell...no, show you that the denim shirt has a place in more formal, fashion-forward looks as well. To that end, we looked to those jeans masters, GUESS, who hooked us up with an ultra-soft denim button-down, and whipped up three outfits that take this everyday staple into true occasion dressing. Get ready to look at an old fave in a new light.
One of the best things about a good denim shirt is that it can make a statement, even when it's layered under arresting pieces. Here, we went for a luxe, avant-garde Western look with a striking cropped-sleeve camel blazer, edgy leather pants, and cowgirl-appropriate, glam accessories. The GUESS denim shirt doesn't just stand up to all these disparate, challenging pieces — it ties them together. Lesson learned: The bridge between your hard-edged, high-fashion picks is a little touch of faithful, flexible denim.
GUESS shirt, Work Custom pants, Louis Vuitton blazer, Givenchy heels, Danny Igo necklace, Nasty Gal necklace, Noir ring
Photographed by Katie McCurdy; Set Design by Marie-Yan Morvan; Styled by Nina Tiari; Hair by Sera Sloane Bishop; Makeup by Andrew Colvin
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