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Denim Fashion 101: 6 Denim Essentials and Tips for Wearing Them

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Denim is a timeless fabric. From classic jeans to casual jackets, it can have a huge part to play in your wardrobe. It is something that can work in any way and on any occasion.

But even with plenty of modern denim clothes you can choose from, putting together a stylish outfit can still be tricky. Of course, you should not rely on jeans alone. So here are six denim essentials you should have in your closet and some tips for wearing them together.

1. Shirt

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A denim shirt is an ultimate wardrobe essential. It can be used in different ways, for instance as a layering piece, dressed down or smartened up. To make it more fashionable, consider pairing it with a pair of jeans for a denim on denim look.

Also, a denim shirt will make it a lot easier for you to add comfort and color to any look you want to achieve. It will keep you warm on chilly days. And when paired with black accents, you can achieve a stunning look.

Alternatively, you can pair it with a long-sleeve tee or a thin sweater to achieve a subtler look. You can put it over a long-sleeve tee unbuttoned or a striped sweater to emphasize its color.

Another fashion piece you should invest in now is an oversized boyfriend style shirt. This loose fashion staple can be worn in different stylish ways. For instance, you can pair with well-fitted jeans, short shorts, or tights. Furthermore, you can wear it unbuttoned and knotted at your waist as a layering piece or tuck only a portion to emphasize your trousers or shorts.

2. Jacket

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Denim jackets will look great with anything – from a T-shirt and jeans to a maxi dress. It is so super versatile that it can be used whatever the weather throws. To spruce up your plain denim jacket, you can pair it with a patterned scarf or a multicolor afro t-shirt.

The trick is to choose among the different washes and see which one perfectly fits the look you want to achieve. Generally, darker washes will create a slimming effect while lighter ones can draw attention to the body parts you intend to cover.

3. Skirt


Denim skirts are rocking the fashion industry once again. Create an outfit that everyone loves by pairing it with a sweater or a button down, multicolor shirt. If you want a street style, pair your denim skirt with a detailed black shirt and a vest.

A denim maxi skirt is also a great fashion staple. Its soft denim fabric can help you achieve a chic and comfortable look.

4. Vest

Denim vests are making a major comeback as well. They can add color and style to your outfit. Team with a great make-up look for hot weather to achieve the perfect, effortless summer style.  

Or use one an additional layer of warmth during cooler months. For an instant trendy look, consider layering your denim vest over your dress or a long-sleeved shirt.

As a general rule, you should stick to long sleeves or sleeveless tops underneath your denim vest.

5. Dress

Denim dresses can look spectacular even if they are worn alone. Whether you choose to wear a shirt-dress, A-line or tunic style, your denim dress will certainly turn heads. But if you want to add more style and character, you can pair it with a bold statement necklace or a textured belt.

A denim maxi dress is a great option as well because you don’t have to worry about your top. You just have to wear it and pair it with your nude heels or sandals. For cooler days, pair it with a fitted and shorter denim jacket for warmth. Should the sun come out, you can just take off your jacket.

6. Jeans

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Skinny jeans are a popular choice. This versatile, chic fashion staple can be dressed down or up. But for days you feel like not going skinny, boyfriend jeans are great alternatives. Make sure though not to pair them with an oversized shirt or you may appear like you just got out of bed.

Another great option is flared jeans. This leg lengthening and flattering pant style can be paired with just about anything.

Denim clothes can look great on everyone. You just have to know when and how to wear them properly. Consider mixing different shades of denim to create a more comfortable, trendy, and cute look. In fact, fashion pros say that you can’t go wrong if you pair different shades of denim together. So don’t falter – add these denim pieces to your wardrobe now!


Ethiopian-born and Dubai-based fashion designer Feiruza Mudessir discovered her curiosity to mix the traditional with contemporary at a young age, and this has become the trademark of her designs today. When you slip into one of Feiruza’s creations, you can almost hear the rhythms of Africa, the beats of India and the vibrancy of Dubai – this distinctive and colourful mélange is just what Finchitua is about.


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