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When you're super accustomed to pairing shirts with the extremes in denim -- think skinny jeans to wide-legs and super-flares -- bootcut jeans become a quandary. What used to be your favorite wear-with-everything jeans might suddenly feel like new territory. Turn your attention toward the ever-versatile bootcut jeans in front of you and try out a few new shirts as your bootcut style sense returns.
When you're running around town with friends -- think lunch and some intensive window shopping -- you need a casual-meets-cute look that's comfortable. Opt for the classic T-shirt and jeans. Amp up the trend factor by going with an oversized T-shirt with a deeply V'd neckline in any color under the sun worn over a pair of dark blue bootcut jeans. Step into a pair of nude flats and you're ready to go.
White Button-Front Shirt
Whether you're on your way to run errands or if you're meeting friends for brunch, a white button-front shirt is a total classic and is easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Visualize medium blue bootcut jeans with light distressing. Pull on a long-sleeve white shirt without tucking it in -- pop the collar and roll up the sleeves for some edgy styling. Finish your look with a pair of black pumps for polished, dressier vibe or step into brown strappy sandals for a casual tone.
If you've always been more of a girly-girl and the idea of basics makes you yawn, opt for a shirt that's super-feminine. Avert your eyes from clean-lined looks and instead look for detailing such as ruffles and soft colors. Let's say you're wearing a pair of deep indigo bootcut jeans. Pull on a lavender cap-sleeve shirt with a ruffled stand-collar and ruffled button placket. Slide your feet into a pair of nude wedges and you're ready to go.
For the girl who loves a trend but isn't into anything too in-your-face bold, playing around with denim is a soft, subtle way to express yourself. Begin with a pair of dark blue, cross-hatched bootcut jeans -- look for details such as copper or blue rivets for added interest. Now tuck in a blue chambray button-front shirt that's a few shades lighter than your jeans. Step into a pair of gray suede booties -- so chic.