5 Ways to Wear a Denim Shirt

My favorite time of the year is almost upon us again!  I'm a Midwestern girl and love my change of seasons particularly fall.  I love the a fire pit, the cooler weather, the change in the leaves.  All that comes with the season including the clothes!!  One of the most versatile items in my closet is my denim shirt.  If you don't have one, go out and grab one because I'm going to show you 5 different ways to wear your denim shirt today!

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1. Denim with leggings, boots and a chunky scarf 

Make sure your shirt is long enough to cover your bum or put a long tank under it, otherwise not a good look!

I had to throw in this picture from last fall.  Those leaves!  Just can't wait.

Denim Shirt, Scarf, & Leggings for Fall by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com


Shirt: Gap (similar), Leggings: Old Navy (similar), Boots: Steve Madden, Scarf: Stitch Fix, Watch: Michael Kors

2. Open like a jacket with a cute graphic tee under it  

Don't forget to throw on some fun ballet flats like these leopard print for a pop.

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Shirt: Gap (similar), Tee: H&M (similar), Coated Jeans: (similar), Clutch: Stitch Fix, Watch: Tag Heuer,

3. Denim with a skirt 

I love the contrast of casual with a dressy skirt.  It makes a chic look for day or night.  I tied the denim in the front to give it a more polished look.

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Shirt: Gap (Similiar), Skirt: Boden (similar), Heels: (similar), Watch: Tag Heuer, Clutch: Sorial

4. Denim on denim is another great look

To pull this off, though, make sure your types of denim contrast in color so it doesn't look like a uniform.

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Shirt: Gap (similar), Jeans: Gap, Boots: Target, Clutch: Forever 2, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Madewell (similar)

5. Denim over a dress 

You can have any length of a dress with this look.  Your shirt can even be tied and open similar to the look above.

Denim Shirt over a Maxi Dress by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.comDenim Shirt, Maxi Dress & Statement Necklace by www.whitecottagehomeandliving.com

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Shirt: Gap (similar),  Dress: (similar), Necklace: Altar'd State (similar) Watch: Michael Kors

Are you convinced yet that you need a denim shirt?  Remember, you can tie it, roll up the sleeves, tuck it in or wear it open like a jacket.  Get creative!  Which way do you like best?

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  1. Jennie says:

    Such a great post! I am always looking for new ways to wear my chambray shirts – I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it. Thanks for the great looks!

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  2. Cally says:

    so cute over that dress!!!!!!

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