Fashion

How to wear denim at the office

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh

Photography by Carlyle Routh Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Carlyle Routh

Fashion

How to wear denim at the office

By: Julia McEwen / Photography by Carlyle Routh
Forget about saving denim for casual Fridays; this versatile fabric goes far beyond basic jeans. Look chic, elegant and professional in a light-washed chambray button-down, a flirty denim circle skirt or tailored dark-washed trousers.

Denim at the office
Left: Blazer, $80, hm.com/ca. Jones New York blouse, $79, thebay.com. Jeans, $178, fidelitydenim.com. Necklace, jenny-bird.com. Belt, anntaylor.com. Ring, lechateau.com. Shoes, hm.com/ca. Centre: Cardigan, $210, liujo.com. Shirt, $110, bananarepublic.ca. Skirt, $40, winners.ca. Necklace and shoes, michaelkors.com. Belt and bag, tedbaker.com. Right: Shirt, $180, fidelitydenim.com. Skirt, $60, and shoes, lechateau.com. Necklace and cuff, bananarepublic.ca. Ring, stelladot.com.

If jeans are your jam, good news: Modern office settings are starting to embrace the one-time "workman-only" slacks. Jason Trotzuk, founder and creative director of Fidelity Denim, notes, though, that not all jeans are acceptable in office environments. "The colour of the denim is really going to set the tone," he says. Choose a dark wash in a skinny, straight-leg or trouser silhouette and save your distressed, faded blue or slouchy boyfriend jeans for the weekend.

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This story was originally published in the April 2015 issue.

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