Denim Shirts

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1. Adam Says...
1. Don't be too matchy-matchy. If you wear a dark jean, pair it with a lighter denim top, and vice versa. For a foolproof version, try white jeans with a blue denim button-down.

2. Avoid boxy cuts and overly casual styles (no acid wash!), and keep accessories sleek and sophisticated.

Feeling Blue? The New Denim Shirt
Fitted, feminine, and available in every wash. From top:



Denim outfit

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2. Morgen Schick
47, makeup artist, New York City

Why She Was Afraid to Try Denim on Denim
"I always thought it was a major faux pas," Schick says. "Like something to wear to a hoedown."

Why She Loves It Now
Cut and color are key. "The dark, tailored jacket is a nice contrast to the jeans," says Schick, founder of Morgen Schick Beauty Products. "I feel like I could wear this anywhere—to dinner, brunch, or a meeting."

Blazer, Veronica Beard. Shirt, Jeans, $60; Ring, Tuleste Market. Belt, W.Kleinberg. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman.
Denim jacket

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3. Q: What's the best way to wear a jean jacket?
A: Treat it the way you would a boyfriend blazer: over a pencil skirt or skinny jeans. And don't overthink it: A jacket that's broken in and fitted is best, but there are so many styles—collarless, blazer, cinched waist— that it's easy to find one that suits you.

From top:

Elegantly Waisted
DKNY Jeans, $79, Lord & Taylor; 800-223-7440

Classic Western

Clean and Collarless
Boss Orange, $250;

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