It’s the perfect time to add fun pieces to your closet. As much as you may love that fail-safe pair of jeans you’ve had for years, now is your chance to sport denim that pops! After scoping out the selection at a few of our favorite boutiques in Pittsburgh, we pulled together the pieces we love and trust for memorable style.

Text: Indigo Baloch | Styling: Indigo Baloch + Cassie Pawk | Modeling: Veronica Cheng

1/ Split Personality

Hitting at just the right length, this clean-cut skirt — with just a hint of punk — gives off an urban look while still maintaining an air of poise. It pairs well with just about any top — from a tucked-in blouse to a simple T-shirt.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Adriano Goldschmied “Erin” skirt, $148, Kristi Boutique. Majestic Filatures striped linen T-shirt, $185, Kristi Boutique. Frye “Reina” booties, $288, Littles Shoes.

2/ Pretty in Pink

These skinny jeans are the perfect pair of pants. With a soft pink color that’s both fun and professional, they can easily go from casual Friday at the office to a night out with friends.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Calvin Rucker jeans, $169, e.b. Pepper. Parker crop top, $198, e. b. Pepper. Frye “Reina” booties, $288, Littles Shoes.

3/ Mix It Up

Follow the mixed-print trend by pairing these patterned jeans with a striped top. Best of all, they can easily flow from summer to fall.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Paige Denim “Verdugo Sundial” jeans, $188, Kristi Boutique. Majestic Filatures striped linen T-Shirt, $185, Kristi Boutique.

4/ Seeing Stripes

When added to a basic T-shirt, these pants create a naturally chic, relaxed look. Plus, vertical stripes can elongate the legs!

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Joe’s Jeans slim fit “Blueberry” jeans, $148, Kristi Boutique. Majestic Filatures “Army” T-shirt, $115, Kristi Boutique. Steve Madden “Tuundra” boots, $129, Littles Shoes.

5-6/ Lovely Layer

The classic denim jacket is a staple in every wardrobe. This particular jacket possesses both urban and rural qualities, making it a versatile layering piece.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

J Brand destroyed denim jacket, $335, e. b. Pepper. Parker crop top, $198, e. b. Pepper. Paige Denim “Verdugo Sundial” jeans, $188, Kristi Boutique. Chan Luu necklace, $182, e. b. Pepper.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

7/ Smoke Signals

In need of a little confidence boost for a night out on the town? The smoky, tie-dyed pattern on this perfect pair brings an eye-catching and edgy element to elevate any look. Rock these pants past Labor Day.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Joe’s Jeans “Jay” skinny ankle tie-dye jeans, $178, Kristi Boutique. Only Hearts “Baconette” cami, $68, Kristi Boutique. Frye “Reina” booties, $288, Littles Shoes.

8/ Back It Up

Though these jeans may look basic from the front, on the back the patches provide a stylish surprise.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

J Brand “Stepped Back” super skinny jeans, $115, e.b. Pepper. Parker crop top, $198, e.b. Pepper. Steve Madden “Tuundra” boots, $129, Littles Shoes.

9/ Dark Horse

These dark shorts are a great alternative to the everyday blue denim cut-offs. Edgy and trendy, slip them on to make a statement and turn heads for all the right reasons.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Adriano Goldschmied, “The Bonnie” shorts, $168, Kristi Boutique. Majestic Filatures “Army” T-shirt, $115, Kristi Boutique. Frye “Reina” booties, $288, Littles Shoes.

10/ Dressed to Thrill

Whether worn solo as a dress, or as a tunic with leggings, this dress offers endless options for accessorizing. We recommend cinching the waist with a belt.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Current/Elliott “Lily” dress, $258, Kristi Boutique. Project 11 belt buckle, $68, Kristi Boutique. Project 11 belt, $128, Kristi Boutique. Steve Madden “Tuundra” boots, $129, Littles Shoes.

Behind the Scenes

Indigo adjusts Veronica’s hair before a shot, while Cassie assists with lighting.

Top 10 Ways to Wear Denim

Directory:

e.b. Pepper, 5411 Walnut St., Shadyside. 412.683.3815.
Kristi Boutique, 345 Freeport Road, Aspinwall. 412.782.2033. kristiboutique.com.
Littles Shoes, 5850 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. 412.521.3530. littlesshoes.com.
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