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8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobe

We’re talking iconic. Whatever the shape or wash, denim is the star of every stylish woman’s wardrobe.
8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobe

Photo, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

Denim is a girl's best friend | August 2014

1. Go for indigo

Go for a casual but sophisticated feel with the timeless combo of exotic-animal prints and dark indigo denim.

Tom ford sunglasses, $360, The Bay. Under $100 | Top, $59, Joe Fresh. Jeans, $40, H&M.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

2. Opt for cropped

Pair cropped jeans with sky-high pumps for a look that’s long and lean.

Blazer (men's), $490, J.Crew. Isabel Marant shirt, $470, Holt Renfrew. J Brand Jeans, $239, Over The Rainbow. Under $100 | Shoes, $99, Joe Fresh.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

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3. Black and white

Be ready for opening night in a pair of slim jeans with a tailored tuxedo jacket.

Tiger of Sweden blazer, $449, 416-588-4437. Camisole, $149, Filippa K. DL Premium Denim Jeans, $198, The Bay. Steve Madden shoes, $120, Town Shoes.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

4. Accentuate your curves...

...in dark stretchy jeans. You’ll get great reviews and be comfortable too.

Paige Denim jeans, $225, Holt Renfrew. Under $100 | shirt, $90, Guess.

On him: Jeans, $155, J.Crew. Watch, $750, Swiss Army. Under $100 | Shirt, $33, Old Navy.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

5. Mix ladylike pieces...

...with five-pocket flares for a fresh and flirty update on the standard jeans-and-T-shirt combo.

Top, $378, J.Crew. Frame Jeans, $225, Holt Renfrew. Saint Laurent ring, $295, Holt Renfrew.

On him: Shirt, $33, Old Navy.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

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6. Make them high-waisted

High-waisted jeans — a celebrity favourite — are making a major comeback. Play up this sleek silhouette and define your waistline with a trendy belt.

Jacket, $598, Roots. Rag & Bone jeans, $210, Holt Renfrew. Under $100 | Saint James top, $98, Annie Aime, 416-840-5227. Shoes, $99, Joe Fresh. Belt, $25, Hot Leathers.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

7. Throw on a jacket

Layer a distressed-denim jacket over a party skirt for a bit of daytime drama. Push up the sleeves to create maximum undone impact.

Jacket, $200, Fidelity Denim. Fortnight Lingerie bodysuit, $158, Lynn Steven. Skirt, $325, Pink Tartan. Tom Ford sunglasses, $360, The Bay. Under $100 | Shoes, $50, Call It Spring. Watch, $95, Timex.

On him: Blazer, $490, jeans, $155, J.Crew. Banana Republic shoes, $160, 416-515-0018. Watch, $750, Swiss Army. Under $100 | Sweater, $92, J.Crew.

8 classic ways to add denim to your wardrobePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

8. Get a denim dress

The hit of the season? The denim dress! Toss a cardigan over your shoulders for a touch of vintage glam.

Sweater, $295, Wilshire. Under $100 | Dress, $90, Gap. Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, $45, Holt Renfrew.

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Denim GuidePhoto, Andrew Soule. Hair, Liliane Salloum. Makeup, David Allan Jones.

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