Meet Angelica.

Denim has been an element of fashion and style for the past 144 years and counting. To us, every guy and gal needs denim. The style, color, and material is a fashion-must and we know the struggle of finding a good pair that looks and fits just right.

Hopefully these tips help!

We wanted to keep this look easy and simple. So get ready to take a look in your closets for five items: jeans, denim top, outerwear, bold/basic lipstick and pumps.

Matching denim can be flattering if done correctly. It's important to remember a few rinse combos (top-bottom): light-light, dark-dark, light-dark or vice versa. Dark rinses are more slimming on the bottom so our advice would be to focus on leaving dark rinses for your lower half. In addition, if going with similar rinses, it's wise to overlay the denim so you don't look dated. We decided to overlay with the green long-line bomber. However, adding any outerwear or accessories such as a printed jacket, bold/basic shoes and lip color, or carrying a big bag will compliment your look.

For accessories, bold red is a great lip color for all skin tones and pairs well with any denim rinse. We also chose basic brown heels paired with the green overlay to match and balance the bold/basic.

If you decide you don't want to go denim-denim, rule of thumb is red-white-blue.

These colors naturally go well with denim too!

Now let's talk about distressed denim. While we love some of the many brands out there, you can click here to see a DIY tutorial. Angelica's jeans are from American Eagle but notice the stylish cutoff design. A scissorhand cutoff can add proportion to your look, so remember to be creative when deciding how you want to distress your jeans. our rule of thumb if you're going for denim brands is to try many but stick with the brand that fits! Normally, the better the quality the higher the price but fear not, here are a few of our budget favorites: American Eagle ($), BDG ($), and Levi's ($$).

Challenge: Angelica is just like you and this week we challenge our readers to see what gold they have in their closets. Grab your denim, match rinses, and be fashionably you. Don't forget to post and #andieandaj so we can see your look too!

Till next week,

Andie & AJ

Find the look:

Jeans (American Eagle)

Denim Top (Abercrombie & Fitch)

Heels (Boutique 9)

Bomber (Cotton On)

Bag (Zara)

Lipstick (Clinique)

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