3 Denim Combos You Gotta Try Now

Photo: Courtesy of American Eagle Outfitters; Zara; and Tibi.
There's nothing as basic as denim — and we mean that in a good way. It makes up about half our wardrobe and can be easily paired with the other half. But, an #OOTD can start looking stale real fast, especially if we lean on the same cut day in and day out. Whatever the reason for keeping a pair in constant play, it's time to breathe fresh air into our style with a new silhouette. Cue the high-waisted jegging.
Unlike the loose-fitting boyfriend cut we swap in for sweatpants, this silhouette is cozy in its own right and comes with a whole new set of perks: epic stretch, second-skin fit, leg-lengthening effect, and high-waisted coverage (a crop top's dream). It's basically the perfect backdrop for everything. To show you exactly what we mean, we created three different ways to style a pair of these jeggings from American Eagle Outfitters for an interview, brunch with friends, and a date. One piece that pulls triple-duty and makes us look fresh to death every time? Read on to see why this pair deserves a spot in your denim lineup.
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A Creative Job Interview

Wearing jeans to an interview is a no-no for corporate environments, but a sleek, no-frills pair is acceptable for more creative settings, like a media or film company. This black-wash, high-waisted style looks and feels like a fitted trouser and acts as the perfect foundation for the rest of an outfit. But, since you're dressing a bit more casual than usual, make sure the bottoms hit perfectly at your ankle for a tailored look. Hey, there are just some interview outfit rules you can't break.
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Brunch With The Girls

Even when your Friday night out ends at 4 a.m. Saturday, you still make it to mimosas and poached eggs with your besties. The last thing you want to do when your head's still foggy is plan an outfit, so just keep it simple with a striped tee, dark denim, and leopard-print sneaks. Pair 'em with coordinating — not matching — accessories for an easy, pulled-together look. Want another mimosa?
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First Date (& You're Excited)

Sure, a flirty dress would suffice for almost any date — picnic in the park, gallery-hopping, dinner and drinks — but let's be real: yawn. Instead, dress up a pair of high-waisted jeggings with a silk racerback camisole and edgy, lace-up heels. The slightly skin-baring combo masters the dressed-up-but not-too-dressed-up look.
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