Friday, 2 March 2012

Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt

The Denim Shirt - Topshop

This oversized boyfriend fit pale denim shirt from Topshop has become a wardrobe staple for me, I don't quite know how I lived without one. I think it appeals to me most due to the fact I feel like a painter in mine - a real artist! I'm going to show you a few ways I like to wear mine and hopefully inspire you to get the most out of your classic denim shirt....

The Layered Jumper

Silver Metallic Jumper with Zip Back - H&M
Black Leggings - H&M
Studded Slipper Shoes - Topshop

Orange Loose Knit Jumper - New Look
Leggings - as before
Shoes - as before

Layering your shirt with a jumper or cardigan adds the extra warmth needed for chilly days and buttoning your shirt up to the top adds interest and gives off that geek-chic vibe. I like to wear these outfits to lectures, I feel comfortable but still stylish. You can tuck the bottom of the shirt in for a more polished look.

The Casual Sunday

Freedom Newspaper Tee - Zara
Converse Leather Hi-tops
Leggings - as before

This outfit is perfect for lazy Sundays - a print tee, open shirt, converse and lots of chunky jewellery are perfect for slobbing about in or meeting up with friends for a chat. You can also see me wearing this outfit here.

The Shirt & Skirt
Black Drape Back Skirt - Primark
Shoes - as before

I think this might be the first outfit post of 2012 featuring bare legs! Of course, I'll be wearing this with tights if the weather's not great. I bought this skirt last week and I'm finding I can pair it with almost anything.
Roll your shirt sleeves up for a artsy relaxed look and add jewellery here and there. 

The Leathers

Heart Print Dress/Top - H&M
Leather Jacket - Peacocks
Chelsea Boots - H&M
Belt - H&M

Another way to layer your denim shirt - pop it over a printed tea dress and add a chunky belt to tie it all together. Cropped leather jackets look great over shirts and I've paired mine with leather boots for a harder edge, grunge look.

Hopefully I've inspired some of you - I'd love to know which is your favourite outfit and how you wear your denim shirts. I'm currently on the look out for one in a dark denim and I even think this summer I'll be purchasing a denim jacket which I've always been opposed to in the past!



  1. Great inspiration! Love the look with the skirt. And love your loafers! I have the same ones ;)

    Scent of Fashion

  2. Oh I'm loving the leather look and the layering with jumpers! I gave my shirt like this to my sister and I'm definitely regretting it now! :( xxx

  3. I can't pick a favourite I really like all the looks! I do love the skirt though I have been on the look out for something like this! x

  4. I have 2 and I basically live in them! Clever tucking it fav :)

  5. I love to wear mine open on top a t-shirt, such a great post. x

  6. Love all of these :)

  7. Such inspiring ideas! I love the jumper + denim shirt combo.
    I now have new ideas on using mine :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Such a brill post! I'm really getting back into wearing my denim shirt, especially under jumpers and I love how youve worn it open over tees and dresses! Massive fan of your skirt, got to get my hands on one!

  9. Great post! I need a denim shirt in my life - so versatile!

  10. Great post, recently got a new Denim Shirt so thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Amazing post, love all these outfits especially 'The Casual Sunday' with the Converses as it's more 'me' :) great blog - followed :)

  12. Love love love these looks!! I adore my denim shirt and am always looking for new ways to style it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    MK Style Diaries

  13. I absolutely love the first outfit!! :D


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