Outfit Ideas: 4 Cute Ways to Wear a Denim Dress

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Denim dresses

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At heart, I'll always be a jeans-and-tee kind of girl, but lately I've found a new way to get my denim fix: denim dresses. These babies have all the comfort of your fave pair of blue jeans, along with the stylish ease of a summer sundress. Seriously, I can't get enough of them!

Below, I'll show you four cute ways to style four different types of denim dresses this summer:

Outfit 1: Modern Classic

Denim shirtdress, oxfords, stripe bag

Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Bag- Forever 21, Bracelets- Nordstrom, Watch- Nordstrom, Shoes- Amazon, Nail Polish- Essie

The denim shirtdress is a total classic that's having a fashion resurgence this season. Style this on-trend, yet timeless light-wash version with a pair of faux suede oxfords for a menswear-inspired vibe. A striped tote plays up the classic feel, while a bright blue nail polish adds a modern touch. Lastly, accessorize with several mix-and-match bracelets, as well as a tortoise-trim wristwatch.

Outfit 2: Sweet & Girly

Denim fit and flare dress, ballet flats, scalloped purse

Product Info: Dress- ModCloth, Bag- ASOS, Lipstick- Neiman Marcus, Shoes- Zara, Earrings- Kate Spade

Fit-and-flare dresses are both stylish and ulta-flattering, and this denim pick is no exception. I love the delicate lace detailing around the collar and skirt, so add to that girly vibe with a pair of sweet blue ballet flats. A scalloped satchel is both cute and practical, while bow-shaped earrings continue the super-feminine look of the ensemble. For the finishing touch, add a swipe of pale pink lipstick.

Outfit 3: Tough Meets Trendy

Denim pinafore dress, ankle booties, crossbody bag

Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Tee- Topshop, Sunglasses- Sarah Aghili, Necklace- Mango, Shoes- Target, Bag- DSW

These denim pinafore/overall dresses are über-trendy at the moment - perfect for all you fashion-forward girls out there! You can wear them with a bandeau top (like the model above), but I like the idea of rocking one with a versatile striped tee underneath. Pair the ensemble with ankle booties for a very Alex Chung-esque look. A lavender cross-body bag adds a nice contrast of color, while this spiked statement necklace gives the outfit some edge. Slip on your trendiest sunnies to complete the look.

Outfit 4: Boho Glam

Denim polka dot dress, wedges, printed clutch

Product Info: Dress- ASOS, Bag- Charlotte Russe, Rings- ASOS, Earrings- Macy's, Shoes- Pacsun

Bustier denim dresses work well for a night on the town, and this polka-dot-print version amps up the style factor even more. Pair the frock with some sky-high wedges, then grab a cool printed straw clutch. Go boho-chic with the jewelry - these stacked rings and glam feather-shaped earrings complement the rest of the look perfectly.

Your thoughts?

Do you own a denim dress? How to you style it? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Remember to tell me your thoughts by leaving a comment below!

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