Styling Tricks to polish Faded Jeans

With the beloved finish of washed-a-million-times favorites, light denim is understandably always a go-to. Here’s how to style them so they look more office-appropriate, and a little less brunch-ready.

Styling Idea #1: Check Top

Printed top + natural leather shoes + crossbody bag

CheckTopALTUZARRA Piombo Top, Hirshleifers, $775; STELLA MCCARTNEY The Tomboy Jeans, goop, $385; VALENTINO Rockstud Band Small Crossbody Bag, Barneys New York, $1,975; ALTUZARRA Cocco Leather Sandals, Mytheresa, $995

styling idea #2: tailored jacket

Printed jacket + metallic flats + soft clutch

BAND OF OUTSIDERS Stripe Schoolboy Blazer, goop, $1,095; T BY ALEXANDER WANG Slub Classic Tank, Alexander Wang, $90; STELLA MCCARTNEY The Tomboy Jeans, goop, $385; CLARE V X GOOP “Oui” Flat Clutch, goop, $154; STELLA MCCARTNEY Lace-Up Sneaker, goop, $650

styling idea #3: white shirt

White shirt + sleek high-top sneakers + graphic bag

EQUIPMENT Brett Allover Eyelet Shirt, Nordstrom, $288; STELLA MCCARTNEY The Tomboy Jeans, goop, $385; ALEXANDER WANG Marion Skeletal Sling, Alexander Wang, $795; LAURENCE DACADE Hugh Sneaker, goop, $820

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Special thanks to:
Photographer: Coliena Rentmeester
Makeup: Kristina Brown
Hair: Charles McNair
Model: POLINA at Photogenics
Studio: Cactus Cube Studios