Believe it or not, dress pants and pencil skirts are not your only options for professional work wear. Consider jeans—we know you already do. We know you eye them every morning, wishing you could get away with wearing jeans to work. Good news is you can (it just takes a couple styling tricks). Read on for how to wear denim to the office without getting a raised brow from your boss.
Mind the cut: If your workplace is conservative, stick to a dark wash that’s not distressed. And swap your weekend skinnies for a trouser style that mimics polished wide-leg pants.
Top it off: Sure, a white button-down would suffice, but a baby-blue blouse with a statement ruffle will win more fashion points (without getting the side-eye from HR).
Keep it classic: Monochrome accessories take the look to a sophisticated finish. You can’t go wrong with pointed-toe pumps, while a chain-strap bag with metal hardware adds a touch of cool.
Shop the look: Tibi cotton pants, $645; tibi.com. Comme des Garçons cotton shirt, $414; net-a-porter.com. Country Road leather heels, $199; countryroad.com.au. J.W.Anderson leather bag, $1,581; matchesfashion.com.
This article previously appeared on InStyle.