February 20th, 2017 at 2:00am

Denim jackets have long been a staple of the fashion word. Like many other iconic pieces, denim jackets were first invented for the working man but have since been donned by people from every walk of life.

The denim jacket has withstood the tests of time and over the years, denim shirts and jackets have evolved taking on many fits and styles. Variations range from the rebellious rolled up sleeves of the 1950s and ’60s, donned by the likes of James Dean, to the punk rock vanguards of the ’70s and ’80s who paired their denim jackets with ensembles of distressed jeans and T-shirts. This trend was the epitome of anti-establishment, and went on to the over-sized “Smells Like Teen Spirit” grunge gods and goddess of the ’90s, eventually to the pop and hip-hop artists of the early 2000s who donned denim almost to a fault. Who can forget when Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake rocked matching all-denim ensembles at the 2001 American Music Awards? Finally, this trend is seen on runway models of today.

This Fashionista rocks a distressed, cold-shoulder denim shirt from Urban Outfitters which gives this otherwise soft, feminine outfit an edgy vibe. The lilac lace top can also be worn alone, accompanied by black leggings (like how this Fashionista styled it), with either dark or light wash jeans, or high waisted dress pants. This Fashionista tucks her glasses into the neck of her shirt and dons her wrist with a white Kate Spade watch.

Her make up is subtle smokey eye and her short wedge heels also give this outfit a dressed-up look. The heels could easily be swapped out for combat boots, heeled booties, or even a solid or patterned pair of sneakers.

All of these pieces have endless possibilities when it comes to mixing and matching, which, is always an important factor when shopping for statement pieces.