When you think of denim, what comes to mind? If you’re like most women who have to adhere to a dress code at the office, you definitely don’t think of it as workwear. But when the perfect opportunity comes—say, casual Fridays or a day out on the field—there’s really no reason why you can’t make this fabric appropriate for the 9-to-5 grind. Here are denim looks that make the grade:
1. Boy meets girl
Swap your standard black blazer for a denim jacket. We love how this relaxed staple lends a cool, boyish touch to a full floral skirt and barely there heels.
2. All in one
Create the look of a polished suit (without the stiffness) with a soft chambray jumpsuit. A collared button-up neckline balances this easy silhouette.
3. Sleek in the city
Denim mini skirts are indispensable on weekends, but what about a pencil midi for the work week? Try with a high-neck top and heeled mules for maximum chic.
4. Detail oriented
A less obvious take on denim on denim? Separates in different washes. Carefully consider your accessories, too. A fancy waist belt keeps things structured, while strappy sandals give you a boost.
5. Flare up
Your baggy boyfriend jeans might not cut it at work, but vintage-style flares certainly do. The right pair will elongate your legs—even more so when paired with your highest heels.
6. Get shirty
Can’t get away with jeans in the office? Reach for a chambray top instead! Your boss definitely won’t give you the side-eye if you pair it with a classic full skirt and statement footwear.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.