Fashion Denim Q&A 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 September 25, 2013 @ 10:42AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: CWNY/Fame; Amanda Edwards/WireImage Denim Q&A 01 of 05 What finishes are best for work? Eliot Press/Bauer-Griffin; MOE/Fame Old-school, plain, dark-rinse denim looks more polished than other blue finishes, and therefore is more office-appropriate. White denim in a trouser cut can also substitute for pants on casual Fridays. 02 of 05 How should a jean jacket fit? Jordan Strauss/WireImage; Billy Farrell/BFAnyc Great as an unexpected cover-up at night, the most interesting jean jackets are often cropped and body-conscious. Consider a size smaller than your regular coat (or scope one out in the boys' department). Push up sleeves to show jewelry. Make it your only denim element. 03 of 05 Can I wear matching denim? Danny Martindale/WireImage; RIV/Fame If they are the same rinse, wash and dye, then steer clear. If the shirt is soft and lightly faded, try contrasting it with a bottom that's structured and dark, such as a pair of skinny black denim trousers. 04 of 05 Can I make a denim shirt feminine? Johnny Nunez/WireImage; SplashNewsOnline.com Look for a fitted version. If you want to do an oversize menswear style, belt it so your figure isn't lost, or pair with a mini or short shorts. If you wear it with jeans, do so with white or dark-rinse jeans only. 05 of 05 What do I pair with white jeans? CWNY/Fame; Amanda Edwards/WireImage Stretchy white denim ensures an ultra-snug fit, which makes legs appear even longer and leaner. To minimize your rear in white jeans, avoid busy features like elaborate embroidery or pocket flaps. Also steer clear of cropped, too tight tops; instead, pair with billowy blouses that graze the hips—and provide a bit of backside coverage.