I owned a denim shirt once...in 1991. It was light denim. It was blousey. I wore it (tucked in) with black jeans from Limited Too. Yep...I apologize to those of you who may have been eating while reading that. It was NOT pretty (though what early 90's attire was?)
So, I was intrigued to start noticing that denim shirts are back with a vengeance- but these are much more fitted, with a vintage/western inspired silhouette, a little darker, meant to be worn untucked, and are entirely flattering. Check out the pretty lady on the right, who happens to be none other than Jenna Lyons. Maybe not all of us could get away with the denim on denim look, but with her cigarette jeans and Loubouitans, she makes the Texas tuxedo look entirely chic (and in NYC, no less).
Photo via The Sartorialist
Then I was watching the season premiere of Community the other day, and noticed Britta's fab denim shirt. I loved the darker color, the strategic fading (she's third from left here). Oh, and who are we kidding, this is also our excuse for a gratuitous Joel McHale pic!
Here's Ashley or Mary Kate looking entirely less "Trollson" and much more "Olsen" thanks to her relaxed denim shirt.
Here's Reese Witherspoon rockin' her denim shirt (denim on denim, actually).
Guys can even get in on this look, though we'd suggest skipping the tatt sleeves.
The great news about denim shirts is that this is a trend that doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg- actually, the cheaper the better, since the denim "work shirts" that inspired this trend didn't come from Bergdorf, right? It's my dream to find an vintage, well-worn Wrangler denim shirt with pearl snaps and slightly western styling at a thrift store or on Ebay. But as my quest continues, here are a few other options that I might turn to.
J Crew Selvege Chambray Shirt
byCorpus Chambray Button Down
Route 66 Western Style Shirt
Loft Chambray Shirt
Vince Button Down Shirt
Madewell Campfire Shirt
What do you think of the denim shirt trend- are you on board, or it it too cowgirl for you? Bad 90's flashbacks? Or a great trend for fall?