LB Style Guide: How to Wear Denim to Work

"Denim just isn't smart casual..."

These nifty blue bottoms are some of our favourite pieces in our wardrobe. In fact, a good pair of jeans can last you a lifetime (no exaggeration). Yet somehow they’ve also always had a poor reputation in the workplace; touted as ‘too casual’ or even ‘sloppy’. We wanted to show you that when these babies are styled right, they’ll take you from meetings to dinner dates with refined, business-casual suave (and comfort, of course).

Read on for our “Monday to Friday, 9 to 5” guide on how to dress up your denim pieces for work!

M O N D A Y

It’s Monday morning and you’re wondering where the weekend went. Here are some quick and easy outfits that you can pull together in no time, while still looking sharp and presentable.

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A fail-safe way to ease your denims into the workplace is by opting for a black pair of ultra-stretchy skinnies and matching it with a more formal or dressy long-sleeved top.

For our Culottes-lovers who are worried this cut may be a tad too casual for the office, we recommend throwing on outerwear (like a relaxed-fit blazer) to create a more polished look.

T U E S D A Y

It’s a full day of meetings ahead and you need an outfit that commands attention.

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Nothing says “boss girl” like a belted vest. Grab your favourite dark-wash Skinnies and pair it with a sleeveless basic underneath a fitted vest for an effortlessly elegant look. Complete the outfit with a statement clutch underneath your arm and you’re good to go!

W E D N E S D A Y

You’ll be running about meeting clients and will hardly have time to catch a breath, much less worry about your outfit.

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For days when you’re moving around a lot more, you’d want to opt for a more relaxed silhouette. A structured shirt and a pair of classy heels can go a long way in polishing up the overall look.

PRO-TIP: Add a lil’ bit of cheeky fun into your outfit by undoing one or two buttons to show off more of your collar bones.

 T H U R S D A Y

It’s date night and nobody’s got time to change out after work. You’ll need to look cute and girly, while still professional at work. Sounds impossible? Enter, the ever-versatile denim jeans — the unsung hero of desk-to-dinner outfits.

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Inject some femininity into your outfit with statement tops. Think puff sleeves, bustiers, twist-front details, and soft, pastel hues. It’s a little daring, but wearing a formal blouse underneath a bustier is an easy way to instantly elevate your outfit. We’d swipe right!

F R I D A Y

FINALLY. Just because it’s Casual Friday, doesn’t mean you can’t still look absolutely flawless.

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It’s time to bust out your comfiest basic top (like a silky camisole) to wear with a pair of Boyfriend Jeans. Our secret to dressing up a look like this is simply to throw on a longline knit cardigan. Trust us, it changes up the whole ensemble. Heading out after work? Opt for a classy top instead: something with texture, ruffles or a peplum hem.

We wanna know: will you wear these outfits to work? If you do try these outfits out, snap a photo and tag us at @iwearlovebonito, and remember to #myLBDenim !

ICYMI: We’re bringing back your favourite Love, bonito denim styles and they’re here to stay! Not sure which pair to cart out? Check out our denim guide here for the full low-down on all things LB Denim.

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