How To: Expert Denim Styling Tips For Every Occasion

Master the Art of Denim Styling with St Frock

Denim, oh, denim. It has a timeless style, dependable versatility and limitless appeal, with countless stylish looks to choose from across so many different categories of clothing

Come along as our St Frock stylists explore the world of denim, taking you through our latest fashion movements and chic options tailored for each denim enthusiast. From creating a flawless look with jeans to mastering the art of the denim skirt, we'll also cover the nitty-gritty of denim care and maintenance. Buckle up and get ready to revamp your denim game!

The Evolution of Denim Trends

From the iconic high-waisted flares of the '70s to the acid-washed jeans of the '80s and the low-rise boot cuts of the early 2000s, denim trends have come a long way. 

Did you know that denim was initially created as durable workwear for miners and cowboys? Fast forward to today, and it has become a symbol of effortless cool and casual chic. 

Denim has taken on countless forms, from classic blue jeans to denim skirts, shorts, and jackets in an array of washes and colours. With St Frock's denim collection, you can find the perfect pieces that cater to your personal style and body type.

How to Style Jeans

Ah, jeans: the ultimate wardrobe essential. You might be a fan of skinny jeans, mum,

boyfriend jeans, straight or flared jeans. No matter what, there's a pair out there for everyone. 

Here are some tips on how to style your jeans for the perfect look.

  1. Play with Proportions: Balancing the body is critical when playing with proportions. Style with a fitted top for flared or wide-leg jeans to create a balanced silhouette. If you love wearing oversized knits or floaty shirts, these styles look great with skinny jeans. 
  2. Mix Up the Textures: Style your favourite jeans with unexpected textures like a faux fur a blazer or a silky camisole for a chic contrast.
  3. Elevate with Accessories: Add a touch of glam to your denim looks with statement accessories like our fabulous fedora hats, earrings, a cosy scarf,  a great clutch or tote bag.

How to Style Black Jeans

Black jeans are a wardrobe must-have, providing a slimming and sophisticated twist on traditional blue denim. These versatile pieces offer many styling options:

  1. Embrace Monochrome: Style black jeans with a black or white top and a tailored blazer for a sleek and sophisticated look. Add silver accessories for that perfect finish.
  2. Quietly luxurious: Opt for neutral tones like white, beige, or taupe for an understated, luxe look. Add a pop of gold with your accessories for a touch of opulence.
  3. Pop in Colour: Enliven your outfit with bold accessories in hues like cobalt blue or a vibrant top in sunset orange or a rich jewel tone.

How to Style White Jeans

Think holidays seaside , and simply just looking fresh and crisp no matter what season. White jeans might seem intimidating at first, but with St Frock's styling tips, you'll be rocking white denim in no time:

  1. Effortless Elegance: Style white jeans with a floaty shirt, strappy sandals and a basket bag for a breezy and elegant summer outfit.
  2. Be the captain of style: Channel the seaside with blue, red and white combinations for a classic and timeless look.
  3. Elevate your evening: White jeans styled with a statement top or silky cami and a sleek blazer are some easy looks to style for nighttime glam.

How to Dress Up Jeans

Who says jeans can't be dressed up for special occasions? With the right styling, jeans can be transformed into a chic and polished look. Here's how:

  1. Embrace Tailoring: Simply add a tailored blazer or a structured jacket to instantly elevate your look.
  2. Focus on Fabric: Select a silk blouse or  cosy knitwear to bring a touch of luxury.
  3. Add Accessories: Amp up your outfit with eye-catching accessories like a statement earring, a colourful hat, or an oversized tote bag.

How to Style a Denim Skirt

Denim skirts are a wardrobe essential as they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. 

  1. Style a high-waisted denim skirt with a cute top and some sneakers for a casual daytime look. 
  2. Be ready for work in a denim skirt styled with a button-up shirt and chic blazer.  
  3. For a fabulous summer vacay holiday look, we suggest wearing your skirt with a colourful top and some Summer sandals. Accessorise with a straw bag and some playful tassel earrings for a touch of the whimsical.

How to Style a Denim Jacket

The perfect layering piece, the denim jacket is a versatile and essential piece for everyone's wardrobe. Here are some ways to wear it, St Frock style:

  1. Contrast is cool: The mix of casual and feminine creates a chic and effortless look. Wear your denim jacket over a floral midi dress for a casual yet stylish vibe. Don't forget to add white sneakers, a crossbody bag and hoop earrings
  2. Delight in Double Denim: Embrace double denim by styling your denim jacket with jeans in the same wash. 
  3. Combine comfort with style: style your denim jacket with athleisure pieces like leggings. Complete your sporty-chic vibe with a pair of sneakers and sunglasses.

How to Style Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple that exude a cool, casual summer vibe. Versatile, comfortable, and perfect whether you're strolling through the city, beachside, or at a festival. Here's how we style them: 

  1. Casual Chic: Just add an oversized top or knitwear piece. Knot the front or tuck in your chosen top to define your waist. Complete the outfit with a pair of sneakers or knee-high boots, depending on the weather.
  2. Boho Babe: Embrace your inner bohemian by styling your denim shorts with a floaty top or printed smock top. Layer necklaces, add a wide-brimmed hat, and wear ankle boots for a carefree look.
  3. Retro Glam: Channel your inner diva by styling high-waisted denim shorts with a printed blouse and a tailored blazer. Add cat-eye sunglasses, a bold red lip,  glamorous '50s or '60s-inspired look.

How to Style Denim for Every Occasion

With the right styling, you can rock denim for any occasion, from work to parties, holidays and weekends. Let's look at how to style denim for all these occasions:

  1. Denim for Work: When it comes to the workplace, it's essential to look professional while still looking stylish. Choose denim styles such as a pencil skirt or dark denim jeans, nothing ripped or distressed. Add a shirt or blouse and a blazer. Then complete the look with sleek heels, minimal accessories and your fave work bag.
  2. Denim for Casual weekends: Casual weekends call for comfortable and relaxed denim looks. Mum and boyfriend jeans styles work well on weekends styled back with cosy knitwear, sneakers or ankle boots for a laid-back vibe. 
  3. Denim for Parties: Be the life of the party. This is all about dressing up your fave denim jeans, skirt or jacket with accessories like a metallic belt, bold jewellery, and strappy heels. 
  4. Denim for Holidays: Denim can be a versatile choice for any Vacation Edit. Layer a denim jacket over your fave dress to create a  cute and casual-chic look. For some poolside fabulousness, add some denim shorts or skirts to swimwear. And for evenings, style in denim jeans with a party top.

How to Style Denim for Different Body Types

It's essential to consider your body type when styling denim to ensure a flattering fit. Here are some general tips to accentuate your best features with denim from St Frock:

  1. Pear-shaped: Opt for bootcut or flared jeans to balance your hips and thighs. A fitted top will highlight your waist, drawing attention to your well-defined midsection.
  2. Apple-shaped: High-waisted jeans or skirts will create an illusion of a more defined waistline, while straight-leg or wide-leg styles will elongate and streamline your silhouette.
  3. Hourglass: Hourglass shapes can rock any style of jeans, but a high-waisted pair will accentuate your curves the best.
  4. Petite: Skirts with a shorter hemline can create the illusion of longer legs. Slim-fitting jeans orhigh-waisted styles will make your torso appear longer.
  5. Tall: Celebrate your stature with wide-leg jeans and midi or maxi-length denim skirts. Your long legs can handle bold patterns or statement accessories, so don't shy away!

Have fun experimenting with different styles to find what makes you feel most confident and comfortable.

Denim Care and Maintenance Tips

To keep your denim looking fresh and at its best, follow these simple tips.

  1. Wash your denim pieces inside out with cold water to preserve colour and prevent fading.
  2. Use a gentle detergent, and avoid using bleach or fabric softeners, which can break down the fibres and shorten the life of your denim.
  3. Air-dry your denim instead of using a tumble dryer to prevent shrinkage and maintain its shape and fit.
  4. For white jeans, wash them separately with a gentle detergent and promptly treat any stains to keep them looking fresh and clean.
  5. Repair minor tears and snags to extend the life of your denim and maintain its appearance.
  6. When storing your denim, fold jeans instead of hanging them up to maintain their shape.

Denim FAQs

Q: What shoes should I wear with jeans?

A: The beauty of jeans is their versatility. Depending on the occasion and desired look, you can wear anything from sneakers, boots, flats to heels.

Q: Can I wear denim on denim?

A: Absolutely, but do it thoughtfully. Mixing different shades of denim can create a chic look. Try pairing a light-wash denim shirt with dark-wash jeans, or vice versa, to achieve balance. You can also add neutral accessories to break up the denim-on-denim look.

Q: How can I wear jeans to work?

A: Jeans can be a suitable choice depending on your office dress code. Pair dark wash, straight-leg jeans with a button-up blouse and blazer for a professional look. You can experiment with different denim styles and colours if your office environment is more relaxed. Always remember to keep your overall look polished.

Q: Are denim skirts suitable for all seasons?

A: Yes! Denim skirts can be styled for any season. Pair them with tights, boots, and a cosy sweater for Winter Play during the colder months or with sandals and a lightweight top for warmer weather.

Q: How can I make my denim jacket look stand out?

A: Customise your denim jacket with patches, pins, or embroidery for a personalised touch.

Q: Are white jeans challenging to maintain?

A: While white jeans may require a bit more care, washing them separately with a gentle detergent and promptly treating any stains will help keep them looking fresh and clean.

The Wonderful World of Denim Styling

Styling denim has never been more exciting. St. Frock denim is timeless, with styles that can be worn in many unique ways. There's a style for everyone. So go ahead and rock your denim with confidence, knowing that you've mastered the art of denim styling with St. Frock.