Bring your beloved denim to the workplace by pairing it with tailored pieces. Elevate the look with a collared shirt and a structured blazer in a brilliant hue, then ground it with sleek printed flats. Splurge: Smythe blazer, $595, holtrenfrew.com. Striped top, $69, button-down shirt, $95, and ring, anntaylor.com. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Harry Lary glasses, josephson.ca. Earrings, jcrew.com. Leather tote, gapcanada.ca. Flats, express.com.
Weekend rock star
Embrace denim's relaxed simplicity by teaming it with a playful graphic tee. Transform the look by rolling up hemlines and baring your ankles; this trick puts a spotlight on your footwear, so choose a fresh pair of kicks such as a slip-on sneaker, a polished pump or a high-shine boot. Our favourite patent picks. Jacket, $300, obeyclothing.ca. T-shirt, $19, joefresh.com. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Tuque, canada.roots.com. Sunglasses, josephson.ca. Bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Patent-leather boots, winners.ca.
This woven top in a soft blush tone with a frilly trim lends charm and femininity to a simple pair of jeans. Balance the sweetness on top by adding a bit of sex appeal down low with a strappy leopard heel. Peplum top, $60, hm.com/ca. Mid-rise jeans, $74, levi.com. Earrings, baublebar.com. Pearl choker and ring, express.com. Bracelet, anntaylor.com. Clutch, elabyela.com. Shoes, ninewest.ca.