White denim is the stealth way to inject our favorite fabric into your working wardrobe. The key is to keep it pristine and to look for simple, streamlined shapes: a pair of wide-leg, slightly cropped jeans, say, or a button-through shirt. If you still need to err on the side of formal, style your white jeans with more classic office staples, such as a masculine striped shirt or a chic silk blouse, or a white denim shirt with tailored pants or a pleated skirt. If you can get away with it, though, we strongly advocate doubling up and wearing them as a lo-fi suit with a pair of slingbacks or mules.
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