Dressed-up Denim

In earlier days, denim might have been reserved for casual Fridays at the office. But in modern times, the fall staple has reinvented itself as a refined, tailored option fit for any day of the week. From a sleek moto jacket to slim-fitting jeans, this season’s most stylish denim looks can be worn both in the boardroom and after hours.


(shown above) Form fitting, ankle-length jeans become office-worthy when paired with a classic oxford button-down and sophisticated wool blazer. The suede and metallic hexagon heels act as the finishing touch.

Baldwin “Jade” wool blazer in Midnight, $385

Equipment “Brett” cotton button-down, $238

Baldwin “Sophia” jeans in Skylight, $248

Raye “Cody” mule in Whiskey, $180

All from Standard Style on the Country Club Plaza and in Town Center Plaza.


The shrunken silhouette of a pintuck jean jacket accents the rich hues in this ruffle-trim floral top. Camel-toned accessories and a pair of statement tassel earrings bring the outfit full-circle.


Rebecca Taylor denim pintuck jacket, $375

Alice + Olivia ruffle trim floral blouse, $330

Paige “Skyline” jeans, $179

Loeffler Randall camel shoulder bag, $450

T. Marie tassel earrings, $125

All from Clique Boutique in the Prairie Village Shops.

Calvin Klein pumps,$59.50

From Bob Jones Shoes in the Crossroads


Light denim adds a hint of vintage flair to this otherwise modern jacket, which provides enough coverage for breezy fall days without the bulk. Throw it on over a jewel-toned tank, dark-rinse jeans and this season’s “it” shoe—the mule—for a fashion-forward look.

ESS_Denim_Modern_MotoMichael Stars denim moto jacket, $198

Lola & Sophie satin basic tank, $88

Hudson midrise ankle jean, $195

Kelsi Dagger bronze mules, $125

Layered tassel necklace, $198

All from Alysa Rene Boutique in Park Place.