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Move Over, Jeans: 18 Ways To Refresh Your Wardrobe With Denim

Step aside, jeans! Denim is for more than just accentuating your booty. We’re crushing hard on these denim tops, shoes, and accessories. Check out these 18 ways to don denim in all its glory, without having to shimmy into your skinnies.


Classic Jean Jacket

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Every gal needs a sensible jean jacket. Bring it along for date night with a flirty dress and heels, or try your hand at the jean-on-jean trend. Not sure how to start? Check out Jess Ann Kirby’s take on double denim for inspo.

To buy: Denim Jacket, White House Black Market, $110

Photo: White House Black Market

Denim Vest

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A jean vest is another useful staple, especially when it’s too hot outside for a jacket. Layer it over an off-the-shoulder dress or a high-neck top and skirt.


To buy: Raw-Hem Distressed Denim Vest, Forever 21, $24.90


Photo: Forever 21

Paneled Jean Dress

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We adore this denim in dress form—comfier than jeans but even more put-together. Dress it up with heeled sandals, or keep it casual for running errands around town with sneakers.


To buy: AG Indie Two Tone Paneled Denim Dress, Neiman Marcus, $198


See: 11 Ways To Wear Sneakers That Are Anything But Childish


Photo: Neiman Marcus

Denim Daisy Dukes

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These ripped jean shorts from American Eagle would look fab with a sleeveless top and gladiator sandals for an outdoor concert or festival.


To buy: AEO Vintage Hi-Rise Festival Short, American Eagle Outfitters, $39.99


See: Ripped Denim Nail Art Mimics Our Favorite Pair Of Jeans


Photo: American Eagle Outfitters

Button-Up Jean Skirt

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These skirts with buttons down the front have quickly become one of the year’s most popular trends, so of course we’re giving a shout-out to this dark-wash version from Nordstrom Rack. We like the idea of pairing it with boots and a jacket for fall.


To buy: No One Cares Denim Front Frayed Skirt, Nordstrom Rack, $48


See:5 Of The Most WTF Denim Looks Trending This Year


Photo: Nordstrom Rack

Denim Shortsleeve

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The ’90s won’t ever go out of style—so you’d better get your hands on a denim shirt ASAP. This shirt from GAP totally reminds us of something Uncle Jesse (or DJ or Stephanie) would wear on Full House, but it’s still totally chic for today with modern styling.


To buy: Roll-sleeve denim shirt, GAP, $41.97


Photo: Full House

Jean Jumpsuit

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Want to rock jean from head to toe, but clueless about mixing and matching denims? Enter: jumpsuit. This chambray ensemble would look fierce with heeled sandals and a statement purse.


To buy: Plunging Denim Culotte Jumpsuit, Make Me Chic, $32.90


Photo: Make Me Chic

White Denim Jacket

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Mix up your denims with this white jean jacket. We think it’d look trendy with a floral dress and booties or black-and-white stripes.


To buy: Guess 90s Icon Cotton Denim Jacket, Macy's, $37.93


Photo: Macy's

Distressed Denim Boots

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All the edginess of ripped jeans without actually having to wear pants—our wishes have come true. These badass thigh-high boots would complete a leather mini perfectly.


To buy: Privileged Shoes Denim Boots, Forever 21, $136.50


Photo: Forever 21

Fitted Denim Longsleeve

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Another great way to wear denim-on-denim is with a fitted shirt tucked into a pair of jeans. Complete the outfit with booties and a belt.


To Buy: Western Chambray Shirt, J.Crew, $88


Photo: J.Crew

Crochet Denim Romper

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This romper puts an entirely different spin on denim with its dainty crocheted detail. We think it’d look best with tan or nude wedges to give the illusion of mile-long legs.


To buy: SD Boutique Crochet Denim Romper, Shoptiques, $135


Photo: Shoptiques

Denim Baseball Cap

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Bad hair day? Denim to the rescue! This hat is simple enough to match almost any outfit, so no matter when unruly hair strikes, you’ll be prepared.


To buy: LA Hearts Plain Denim Dad Hat, Pacsun, $8.99


Photo: Pacsun

Frayed Denim Skirt

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Another take on the jean skirt is this frayed style by Rag & Bone. The messy hems would go well with a band tee and sneakers.


To buy: Dive Skirt, Rag & Bone $225


Photo: Rag & Bone

Denim Choker

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Up your choker game with this cool denim necklace. An all-black outfit would complement the blue jean nicely.


To buy: Britney Tie-Back Denim Choker, Francesca's, $4.98


Photo: Francesca's

Distressed Denim Overalls

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Overalls are back and better than ever. Dress them up with heels and an off-the-shoulder top, or keep things simple with sneakers. If you’re still unsure, check out these 16 Ways To Wear Overalls.


To buy: Glamorous Dolores Park Light Wash Distressed Denim Overalls, Lulus, $67


Photo: Lulus

Denim Bell Sleeve Top

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The bell sleeve trend is here to stay, and this denim version has us swooning. It’d look adorable with white jeans, wedges, and a statement necklace.

To buy: Denim Bell Sleeve Top, GAP, $49.95


See: How To Break Into The Bell Sleeve Trend: 17 Outfit Ideas


Photo: GAP

Embroidered Denim Platforms

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Rock denim from head to toe (literally) with these sassy platform sandals with embroidered roses. We’d pair these with high-waisted leather leggings, a jean jacket, and a red lip.


To buy: Embroidered Denim Platform Heels, Shein, $36


Photo: Shein

Off-the-Shoulder Denim Dress

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Just when we thought denim couldn’t get any cuter. This boho dress makes us want to throw on our fave sunnies and hit the farmer’s market, STAT.


To Buy: AEO Off-The-Shoulder Chambray Dress American Eagle Outfitters, $49.95


Want more denim? See: Denim Hair Is Actually Cooler Than Any Pair Of Jeans You Own


Photo: American Eagle Outfitters

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