Fashion Clothing New Ways to Wear Denim By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on April 8, 2015 @ 10:08AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Time Inc. Digital Studio New Ways to Wear Denim 01 of 12 Cropped Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio The cut is playful, but when you combine cropped jeans with a work-appropriate jacket and a sleek tank, the total effect becomes more grown-up. Jeans, J. Crew, $115; jcrew.com for store locations. Cotton Jacket, IRO, $550; 305-695-0757. Cotton Tank, Daftbird, $57; 310-471-3408. Glass and Metal Necklace, Talbots, $79; talbots.com. Studded Leather Clutch, Cleobella, $243; endless.com. Leather Wedges, Sam Edelman, $150; jildorshoes.com. 02 of 12 Cropped Jeans We Love Time Inc. Digital Studio No matter what type of hem you choose, be sure it hits at mid-calf. Go shorter and you may be mistaken for a pirate. DL 1961 Premium Denim, $148; dl1961.com for store locations.Habitual, $189; zappos.com. 03 of 12 Accessories to Try Time Inc. Digital Studio Give legs the appearance of added length by wearing a chunky wedge or platform. Leather Heels, Tory Burch, $350; toryburch.com.Suede Wedges, Mark & James, $245; badgleymischka.com for store locations. 04 of 12 Boyfriend Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio Tanks and other skin-baring tops amp up your sex appeal and balance your bottoms' masculine factor. Jeans, PRPS, $189; 323-935-3154. Cotton Tank, Funktional, $90; azaleasf.com. Leather Bag, Treesje, $415; 858-456-0800. Acrylic and Copper Plate Bracelets, Smith by Zoe Chicco, $36 and $78; 212-398-7363. Leather Sandals, LOFT, $80; loft.com. 05 of 12 Boyfriend Jeans We Love Time Inc. Digital Studio No droopy drawers here! These jeans are fitted enough to flatter, but still give off a boyish edge. Sold Design Lab, $98; solddesignlab.com for store locations.Levi's, $80; levi.com. 06 of 12 Accessories to Try Time Inc. Digital Studio Don't forget jewelry and other girlie accessories, such as lace-up sandals or sweet ballet flats. Without these accents, even the best shirt-and-jeans combo could come across as too masculine. Raffia Flats, Nine West, $59; ninewest.com. Gold Plate and Swarovski Necklace, Cocotay, $265; cocotay.com. Cashmere-Silk Scarf, Bindya, $130; 800-558-1855. 07 of 12 High-Waist Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio Tailored button-down tops echo the polish of these pants. Keep your shirt tucked in to show off the style, and make sure your toes peek out from underneath the hem. Only extras from a Hair revival need pant legs that hit the floor. Jeans, Hudson Collection, $216; 561-832-1333. Cotton Top, Just a Cheap Shirt, $59; 212-387-8214. Metal and Crystal Necklace, Metal, Fossil, $95; fossil.com. Lambskin Bag, Olivia Harris by Joy Gryson, $695; saks.com for store locations. Python and Leather Sandals, Alexandre Birman, $695; saks.com for store locations. 08 of 12 High-Waist Jeans We Love Time Inc. Digital Studio No matter your figure, high-waisted flares are always flattering. Let your proportions guide you when figuring out how much flare suits you. Wide hips are balanced by a more pronounced flare, while slim frames need less to make the fashion point. Current/Elliott, $188; revolveclothing.com.Guess, $98; guess.com. 09 of 12 Accessories to Try Time Inc. Digital Studio A narrow belt defines the midsection and gives the ensemble a final dressed-up touch. Metal, Armani Exchange, $48; armaniexchange.com. Leather, American Eagle Outfitters, $30; ae.com for store locations. Leather, Gap, $25; gap.com. Metallic cotton, APC, $90; 212-966-9685. 10 of 12 Skinny Jeans Time Inc. Digital Studio Pair your skinnies with a long, loose top. It gives a nice balance to the tight pants, and keeps you covered in the right places. Jeans, Genetic, $178; 562-856-3720. Silk Blouse, Rebecca Taylor, $275; rebeccataylor.com for store locations. Leather Purse, Jerome Dreyfuss, $670; 212-334-6920. Leather Sandals, Stuart Weitzman, $225; 561-355-8416. 11 of 12 Skinny Jeans We Love Time Inc. Digital Studio Two distinct washes to suit all tastes-whether you're partial to an inky noir or pale blue. Rock & Republic, $148; rockandrepublic.com.Rue De Jeans, $160; 323-651-3662. 12 of 12 Accessories to Try Time Inc. Digital Studio Flat strappy sandals give the ensemble a casual and fresh feel while still looking chic. Metallic Leather, Pour la Victoire, $218; pourlavictoire.com for store locations.Suede, Boden, $98; bodenusa.com.