In case you missed it, one day last month, April, marked the 15th celebration of Denim Day, an annual violence prevention day focused on raising awareness about abuse and violence against women and children. Working to get everyone talking about such an important topic, many sponsors including Dasha Wellness & Spa, Moroccan Oil, and D.I.D Nail Paint helped put together an incredible event.
There’s a reason we practically grew up in denim pants, they’re stylish, they go with anything, and they are pretty durable. No matter if you ripped them, cuffed them, or turned them into shorts- we’re betting jeans were and still are a major part of your wardrobe.
While studies have shown that leggings are officially the new ‘it’ item for young girls who have strayed away from jeans in favor of ‘athleisure’ pants (yes there are studies done about what type of pants young girls are wearing!). We don’t believe denim is a passing fade (despite the sale of leggings sky rocketing) and aren’t ready to give up our favorites just yet.
So to honor the baggie pants of our high school days and skinny jeans of our weekends nowadays, here are our favorite ways to wear denim. With so many options, you can leave your workout clothes where they belong, at the gym!
1. As pants because there’s still something so great about a pair of jeans that fits just right. AG Adriano Goldshmied’s Stilt Roll Up Jean is the perfect pair for the warm weather with there laid back feel and skinny legged fit. Perfect to complement those new summer sandals you just bought!
2. Denim skirts are the easiest thing to thrown on when the weather warms up. Gap’s 1969 Denim Pencil Skirt is just as versatile as pants. Dress it up with a cute top and sandals or keep it casual with a pair of boots and a jacket.
3. We love a great jean shirt to add a little laid back style. Forever 21’s Embroidered Western Denim Shirt is great to throw on with your favorite pair or shorts during the day. Then dress it up, by placing it over a colorful maxi with strappy flats for a night out.
4. While not the first thing we think of when talking about this versatile fabric, denim dresses have popped up all over the place and we couldn’t be happier about it. Theory’s Brayla D. Denim Sheath Dress features a flattering and fun neckline and a great cut out back. The perfect dress to take you from shopping to cocktails with the girls.
We hope you’re inspired to wear your favorite denim pieces or invest in a few of these new ones. While Denim Day is over, the discussion about violence prevention is not. To learn more about it visit denimdayusa.org.