Trendy Ways to Wear Denim

Regardless of the weather, denim fashion can never go out of style. With numerous combinations and options for both men and women, let this article be your guide in finding hot and trendy ways to wear denim.
Fashionhance Staff
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2018
"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
― Yves Saint-Laurent
Trendy, refined, and ever so popular, denim is the go-to style for many. Whether you wish to pull off a cool, casual style, or are looking to achieve a fashion-forward appearance, you can be sure to lean towards denim. And if you think that denim is nothing but a basic piece, you are far from knowing the truth. With countless designers, celebrities, and models looking to outdo one another, denim is a concept that no one can move away from.

But we're not going to ask you to spend your life's savings on adapting these trends. What we are providing are ideas, tips, and tricks to incorporate the latest denim trends into your everyday lifestyle.
Denim Fashion for Women
Women's fashion has come a long way, but one thing that's always been constant is denim. From celebrities to common woman, denim can easily make an appearance without being blown out of proportion. Depending on the occasion, you can easily select a style that can showcase your personality. Being comfortable in what you wear should be your top priority. Only then you can work the trend, without making it seem forced. And as for helping you out with what works right now, we have put together a few suggestions below.
Colored Jeans
Woman wearing pink jeans
Woman wearing orange jeans
Woman wearing pink jeans
This is a trend that isn't endorsed by all women. Some are fans, while others are keeping a safe distance from it. So, if you are someone who'd like to experiment with her looks and wardrobe, then colored jeans can make an impeccable difference. Pick your favorite color and match a sexy blouse, denim shirt, or even a t-shirt with it. Just be sure to combine the colors in a way that they complement one another.
Denim Dress
Woman wearing printed denim dress
Woman wearing denim dress
The best thing about owning a denim dress is that you can wear it as is in summers, and add layers to it in winters. If you don't have one, then consider purchasing a simple denim dress; the length, cut, style, and design (if any) will depend on your personal choice. Wear it with kitten heels, wedge heels, stilettos, gladiators, ballerina flats, boat shoes, etc.―sky's the limit.
Denim on Denim
Woman wearing denim shorts
Woman wearing denim shirt
Woman wearing denim skirt with jacket
Woman wearing jeans with denim jacket
One of the most loved and popular trends this season is the double denim look. You must have seen celebrities and fashion models wearing skinny jeans with denim shirts. But if you're apprehensive about pulling it off, or wonder how to wear double denim, don't worry as there are other ways. Instead of wearing a denim shirt, go with a denim jacket to stay stylish. Also, if you do have a denim shirt, keep the buttons undone and wear another t-shirt or shirt inside; it works just as well.
Denim Shorts
Woman wearing denim shorts
Woman wearing denim shorts with shirt
Woman wearing denim shorts with top
Woman wearing printed denim short
Denim shorts are so versatile. You can literally pair it with any kind of top you have hanging in the closet. Choose from a loose-fitted t-shirt, sleeveless blouse, or a flannel shirt, and all you have to worry next is about the accessories. And if the weather isn't too favorable for the shorts, but you'd still want to experiment with this look, just wear stockings underneath.
Jeans with a Jacket
Woman wearing jeans with brown leather jacket
Woman wearing jeans with blue jacket
Woman wearing jeans with black leather jacket
One of the most easiest and comfortable styles is wearing a sexy jacket with your favorite pair of jeans. Just be sure not to wear clashing colors for either of the pieces. If you have a light denim on, go with a dark jacket and vice versa. Add a chic piece to the ensemble, such as a scarf, earrings, statement necklace, or purse; this will keep the look from being too casual.
Ripped Jeans
Woman wearing ripped jeans
Woman wearing ripped jeans with white shirt
Woman wearing ripped jeans white tank top
For an edgy avatar, there's nothing better than ripped jeans. It makes you look superb with a crisp white shirt, and you appear cool in so many ways. Obviously, there are tons of other options, but the ones that can work for you will depend entirely upon your comfort level and the weather. Plus, you don't need that many accessories to make it work.
Jeans with a Top
Young Woman With Sunglasses
Woman wearing jeans with striped top
Woman wearing jeans with shirt
Wearing denim is as easy and ultra-chic as adding a sexy top to it. All you have to do is rummage through your closet to find a top that you haven't thought of wearing on a regular basis. If tank tops are your thing, wear a colorful flannel shirt over it and alter the outfit completely. Add layers and pieces with one another in a way you have never imagined before for a different approach and appeal.
With a Vest
Woman wearing dress with denim vest
Woman wearing denim with brown vest
Woman wearing denim with beige vest
Try a denim vest, or a vest over your jeans―either style is acceptable. With even a small contribution of denim, you can smartly transform your style for the day. Depending on where you're headed, add accessories to the outfit and you won't have anything to worry about.
Denim Trends for Men
Most men believe that following fashion trends should be left to women. To that we will say―it's a myth! We believe that even men, if not more, should also be aware of what they wear on a regular basis. Instead of grabbing whatever pieces come out of your closet, why not give yourselves a few minutes before deciding what to wear for the day. Avoid baggy, slouchy pair of jeans that hang off your body. It never has, and never will be acceptable. You don't need to buy the skinny kind; just go with a slight sleek-looking pair, and it'll do the trick. And as far as adding denim as other pieces of your wardrobe, here are some of our suggestions that are simple to implement.
Denim on Denim
Man wearing denim jeans and shirt
Man wearing denim jacket
The double denim look can work for any man, anywhere. Wear a denim jacket over a t-shirt, and you've got yourself a sexy outfit (check out the stylish ways to wear a denim jacket in the images above). Apart from the jacket, you can even wear a denim shirt to go with your jeans. To this, just be sure that the top is a few shades lighter than the jeans to make the look more retro.
Denim Shorts
Man wearing denim shorts with white shirt
Man wearing denim shorts
For summers, denim shorts with a regular t-shirt works wonders. There are people who strictly oppose it, but when paired correctly, it doesn't have to be a fashion faux pas. If you're looking to go beyond the t-shirt, try linen shirts in pastel hues. Add a nice pair of boat shoes and loafers to it, and you're ready to head out the door.
Jeans with a Jacket
Man wearing jeans with black leather jacket
Jeans with a jacket
Whether it's a leather jacket, a pea jacket, or even a blazer, you can be sure to wear it over your favorite pair of jeans. Keep in mind that we have excluded the suit jacket from here as it may not give a "stylish" appeal. Instead of going in for a suit jacket for a formal look, opt for a sports jacket instead.
Jeans with a Shirt
Man wearing jeans with pink shirt
Man wearing jeans with black sweater
Man wearing jeans with blue shirt
If you're not into the indie look, do give the grungy t-shirts a miss and go for classy shirts instead. Linen shirts and slim-fit shirts are a part of a semi-casual attire. Wear sneakers, espadrille, classic hi-tops, chukkas, and even suede bucks. Any of these are sure to leave an impression without putting in a lot of effort (or shopping).
Jeans with a T-shirt
Man wearing jeans with white shirt
Man wearing jeans with orange tshirt
Man wearing jeans with white tshirt
The timeless combination of jeans and a white crew neck tee is always a safe option. But obviously, you do not have to conform to tradition or any set rules. What can set you apart in the crowd, or at least appear fashionable, is trying different ways to pair these classic pieces. Go with a colorful polo shirt, a hat, different types of shoes, and other accessories to make the trend your own.
No matter how you style your denim, it surely adds extra style points to your wardrobe. Experiment with colorful, patterned, and sophisticated tops, jackets, coats, and t-shirts, and pair it with your favorite jeans. Or, pair a stylish and sexy denim top with pants, skirts, or shorts. Either way, there are tons of choices, and a lot of occasions to pull off each of these looks.