It’s no wonder jeans are the fashion world’s staple—whether you dress them up or dress them down, you really can’t go wrong with denim. Yet despite denim’s versatility, a jeans-and-tee combo can often feel a bit… stale. We peeped Instagram’s coolest street style stars for their take on denim and got some major outfit inspiration in the form of singular statement pieces that can seriously bring your basic ensemble to the next lev. Because every great pair just needs a killer plus one, am I right?
Check these easy-to-steal denim pairings and get ready to shop till ya drop.
An Empowerment Tee
Spotted on: @gabifresh
Seriously tho—a merger of fashion and body positivity has never looked so good. Model, designer and co-founder of plus-size line Premme, Gabi Gregg is a knockout in high-rise bootcut jeans that are tailormade for a curvy shape. Love the exposed button up fly, BTW. But it’s the retro-style T-shirt designed to reclaim body shame that lands the crucial punch, and sends a powerful message. What’s your tee done for you lately?