Pairing denim jeans with white tees is a no-fuss ensemble that will always work. It's comfy and easy to put together, but the problem lies in it being too basic and casual that it can't possibly pass for a work outfit. That changes now, though! Below, we list five easy tips that will level up this humble ensemble and transform it into your new casual Friday office 'fit.
1. Mind the material.
Light-colored denim looks too casual for the office, so you're better off with dark to black washes to give the fabric a more polished look. Avoid ripped or distressed jeans, too, because these details will make your pairs appear too laidback for the office. Additionally, when selecting your white tees, be sure to opt out of thin materials that will render the top sheer. Look for thick, quality pieces that will not just last you long, but will also elevate the humble top.
Organic cotton T-shirt, P195, MANGO, Robinsons Manila
2. Add luxe fabrics.
While wool and linen blazers will always be classic, they can't inject a luxurious vibe to your look in the same way silk or satin can. That said, try reaching for these flowy and slightly shiny textiles will instantly polish up your cotton tee.
Light Blue Satin Twill Jacket, price unavailable, TOPSHOP, Power Plant Mall
3. Wear a fun, trendy third piece.
To keep the white-tee-and-jean outfit combo from looking too plain, all you need to do is to update it with a trendy third piece. This 2019, consider hopping on the bright colored chunky cardigan. A splash of color that comes in knit will keep you stylish and cozy in a cold office setting.
Boxy wool-blend cardigan, P2690, H&M, Robinsons Magnolia
4. Level up your choice of footwear.
Your shoes can make or break your outfit. Make sure to contrast the relaxed vibe of the denim jeans and white cotton tee by slipping on a more dressed-up pair.
Beaded bow printed jacquard mules, P3599, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5
Pile on the sparklers to instantly elevate the vibe of your jeans-and-tee combo. Doing so will give you a minimalist glam aesthetic that requires little to no effort!
Medallion, P2590, NAMI, nami.ph