Genius Denim Styling Tips That Flatter Everyone

When it comes to sartorial staples, jeans have you covered. Versatile enough to travel from home to office to cocktails, they can project toughness, femininity, and professionalism — or all three at once. Just like, y’know…you.
But, we all fall into patterns — even ones involving patterned jeans (hello, 2012). To jolt you out of your denim daze, we rounded up three of the best-dressed bloggers in the plus-size fashion world: Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar, Chastity Garner Valentine of GarnerStyle, and Tanesha Awasthi of GirlWithCurves.
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While we picked their brains for pearls of denim wisdom, we also gave them free rein to pair favorite pieces from their own closets with Lane Bryant jeans, which are brilliantly designed to give you the best fit ever. The six outfits to come are exactly what you need to turn your fall street style up to 11 — and flattering enough to make your booty do a happy dance of its own.
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Christina Brown, LoveBrownSugar

The Destination:
Weekend shopping

My Denim Philosophy:
“Find the right fit.”

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Pair neutral separates like these black skinny jeans and this tank with a bright statement jacket and mixed-print backpack — I had this one custom made in Ghana, and I’m obsessed with it! You always want to tone down a statement piece with a great set of neutrals.”
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Courtesy of LoveBrownSugar.
My Top-Secret Fashion-Blogger Tip:
“The way to pair bright colors and mixed prints without looking crazy is to make sure there's one common color thread. The mustards and yellows in the backpack and my street-vendor bangles are great complements to the jacket.”
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Courtesy of LoveBrownSugar.
The Destination:
The office on dress-down Friday

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Simply pair your favorite jeans with a great structured blazer and a tank or blouse underneath. Top it off with heels and a big, statement handbag for an easy look you can wear straight from casual Friday to a Friday-night date. The pop of color on my feet breaks up the black and white and takes the whole look to another level.”

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Courtesy of LoveBrownSugar.
My No. 1 Piece Of Denim Advice For Curvy Girls:
“Jeans are meant to be easy and fun. They are the quintessential 'throw on when you have nothing else to wear' item in your closet. So, go the extra mile to find a pair with the perfect fit, because you will live in them!”
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Courtesy of GarnerStyle.
Chastity Garner Valentine, GarnerStyle

The Destination:

Shopping and a movie

My Denim Philosophy:
“Great fit is everything!”

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Find your favorite leopard top, and pair it with black skinnies and your cutest booties.”
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Courtesy of GarnerStyle.
My Top-Secret Fashion-Blogger Tip:
“Lipstick sets the mood of the look as dark and mysterious. I felt very Wednesday Addams in this outfit!”
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Courtesy of GarnerStyle.
The Destination:
Coffee date with a friend

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Add a light-colored chambray top to a pair of similarly colored jeans for a chicly monochromatic look. A nice bright lip color and fancy flats can take this look from being really casual to a put-together, thought-out outfit.”
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Courtesy of GarnerStyle.
My No. 1 Piece Of Denim Advice For Curvy Girls:
“Don’t be afraid to get in that dressing room and try on those jeans in a variety of sizes! There is no crying in baseball, and there is no vanity sizing when it comes to the perfect pair of jeans.”
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Courtesy of GirlwithCurves.
Tanesha Awasthi, GirlWithCurves

The Destination:
Shopping and a meeting

My Denim Philosophy:
“Less is more.”

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Let the jeans be the focus by keeping it simple and classic on top. Throw in a statement necklace and sexy heels to add personal style.”
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Courtesy of GirlwithCurves.
My Top-Secret Fashion-Blogger Tip:
“Straight-cut jeans can be tough for girls with larger hips. Make sure your top or jacket hits just below the hip; it creates a slimming effect.”
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Courtesy of GirlwithCurves.
The Destination:
Lunch with friends

The Key To Nailing This Look:
“Dark denim is so classic, but the rest of the outfit doesn't have to be! Layer a crop top over a button-down or cashmere sweater for a really creative fall look. And, here I wore shoes that match my denim, which creates a lengthening effect.”
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Courtesy of GirlwithCurves.
My No. 1 Piece Of Denim Advice For Curvy Girls:
“Buy jeans with at least 8% spandex! As a girl with curves, stretch is important for a great fit, so denim with spandex is a must.”