How To Style Your Denim Shirt

There are staples every girl has in her styling arsenal, and the denim shirt is definitely one such closet workhorse that never seems to go out of style. Of course, even an old standby needs an outfit refresher time to time. Hence, we flipped when we saw this gorgeous brunette rocking a deep chambray shirt with an A-line skirt and an oversized printed scarf. She proves that even the most tried-and-true denim top can still look fresh as the backdrop of a rad off-duty outfit, and with a few stylish twists—those ankle boots rule—you can easily re-create this classic-yet-cutting-edge look anytime of the year.

Essential #1: Denim Shirt—The main ingredient to this easy-to-copy outfit is your fave denim button-up. Tucked into a pretty black skirt or worn with your favorite jean shorts this spring, you'll definitely be keeping it in heavy rotation.

Denim Button Up Top, $23, available at Forever21, 189 The Grove Drive (at Third Street); 323-934-0018.

Essential #2: Skater Skirt—We love a skirt with a strong A-line not just because it's great for our mild winters (pair it with tights if it gets too chilly out) but it's universally flattering. For extra styling points, try belting it.

Preen Line Jenny Stretch Skirt, $415, available at Forward by Revolve Clothing and, 8452 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-944-0311.

Essential #3: Ankle Boots—Finding the perfect ankle boots is tricky, so we did all the hard work for you. These hit at just the right spot on your leg, so they won't cut you off. And did we mention they go with everything in your closet?

Cooperative Suede Oxford, $68, available at Urban Outfitters, 1520 North Cahuenga Boulevard, (between West Sunset Boulevard and Selma Avenue); 323-465-1893.

Essential #4: Printed Scarf—We recommend a bold pattern and an extra-large scarf if you want to mimic this masterful mix. Don't be afraid to say "yes, please" to a brightly colored wrap in silk.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Scarf, $180, available at Barneys, 9600 Wilshire Boulevard (between S. Rodeo and S. El Camino Drive); 310-275-4211.

Essential #5: Flushed Blush—Keep 'em guessing if you and your honey got busy in the car on the way over with a pretty flush of blush on your cheeks. We love this product, and you can use it on your lips, too.

Benefit PosieTint, $28, available at Sephora, 10250 Santa Monica Boulevard (at Century Park East); 310-843-0123.