How to Style Your Denim Essentials: Easy Tips and Ideas

Is it just me or has living in the new normal completely changed how I shop for clothing? Nowadays, I make sure to only stock up on the essentials – and one of those essentials is denim. Denim is comfy and can be paired with practically anything. Here are some of our top picks and ideas from Surplus:

Explore your jean-iology! What jeans work best for you? Let us count the ways – flare, wide leg, boyfriend, boot cut, distressed, skinny. There are also baggy and oversized silhouettes from the 90s and frayed jeans that made their debut in the 2000s. You’ll have a lot of fashion fun with all of the fashion options from Surplus.

Denim on denim

These blue culottes and a sleeveless top are perfect for the denim on denim trend.

Denim on denim 2

Love skinny jeans? Wear them with a washed chambray shirt.

Denim on denim 3

Denim on denim is forever cool. Go tonal by mixing light and dark denim shades.

Go Athleisure! Pair skinny jeans with casual tees and a parka jacket, or denim shorts with a sweatshirt when exploring the outdoors, or taking a brisk walk to keep fit.

Athleisure denim

Denim shorts with a statement tee and a parka jacket bring out ultra athleisure vibes.

Athleisure denim 2

Skinny jeans worn with a casual tee and parka jacket look great, too.

Love that layering! Denim pieces – chambray tops, jackets, jeans, skirts, and shorts – are so versatile they can be mixed with other fabrics, silhouettes, and textures. Layering will always give your look an extra edge.

Denim layers

Layering this denim polo adds texture to casual shorts and tees.

Denim layers 2

Go for light frayed jeans, a casual tee, and a bomber jacket for an edgy look.

Denim layers 3

Lights faded jeans go well with a dark top and cream trucker jacket.

Denim layers 4

Denim trucker jackets are flexible. You can just pair them with a simple monochromatic sweatshirt and pants for a cozy and chill look.

Denim layers 5

Layer a plain tee and shorts with a black denim top.

Give your wardrobe a denim transformation with these must-have pieces from Surplus. All these and more are available in Surplus stores located in most SM Supermalls nationwide. For more fashion updates, visit @SurplusPH on Facebook and Twitter and @Surplus_ph on Instagram.

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