Denim is a long-time wardrobe essential. It’s there for you when you’re feeling casual and want to grab your favorite T-shirt and pairs perfectly with that classy cardigan hanging in your closet. With its undeniable versatility, the blue jean is our quintessential favorite staple item. However, every favorite sometimes needs an update, and what better piece to spice up than your trusty pair of blues?

When I saw this Fashionisto’s unique pair of jeans, I had to take a second look. The edgy, yet tasteful distressing would be a weakness for denim lovers anywhere. Although he customized them himself, as he likes to do with many of his jeans, do not fret. There are several ways you can take your own denim game to the next level. A distressed light-wash pair of jeans gives off the ultimate casual vibe. For a more bad-boy approach, a black pair of jeans with a leather or moto detail steals the show, and can pair with your favorite basics for a clean, edgy ensemble. Other stand out details such as crisp white and acid-wash keep your denim up to date and stylish. Embrace the full spectrum of the material by pairing a button-up chambray shirt with your jeans to give a uniform look that can be dressed up or down.

Whatever your mood, let your jeans reflect your personal style!

This Fashionisto’s personal style speaks volumes. This unique hooded blazer is a perfect companion for his customized jeans, giving new meaning to the phrase “business-casual.” A blue henley shirt keeps the look cool and almost monochromatic, and lets the bold Nike Foamposite sneakers do the talking. A crystal LoveBullets necklace sticks to the theme of opposites that makes this outfit so unique and chic.

However you choose to style your denim, there are no restrictions. Denim provides the perfect opportunity to take a traditional piece of clothing and truly make it your own.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Don’t be afraid to express yourself. Sometimes you have to improvise and make your own style to mold the expression you’re looking for.”