A denim shirt is a style staple, and with double denim high on this year’s fashion agenda it’s time to treat yourself to a new jean shirt. With designs varying from flirty (think scalloped collars) to seriously oversized (you can even borrow your boyfriend’s), there’s a denim shirt out there to suit every personal style preference – and more importantly, price point too.
How to wear a denim shirt
Since Y2K fever is splashed all over the 2023 fashion trends, double denim – colloquially known as the Canadian Tuxedo – is the easiest look to emulate. It’s less Justin and Britney 2001 and OTT denim shirts and cargo jeans. Take one look at the recent fashion weeks, or street style, and they're everywhere.
This time around, your denim washes don’t have to match either. Try a mid-wash jean with a darker denim shirt or go stonewashed top, white jeans for a fresh take. Or, go for a boxy shape and wear over a classic slub tee with jeans in similar shades; keep accessories in neutral shades, like black, white or cream.
If you’re really feeling the denim, layer it up times three – jeans, denim shirt and denim jacket or swap jeans for a denim mini, maxi skirt or denim shorts.
Celebrities wearing denim shirts
On or off-duty, celebrities rely on a denim shirt to see them from restaurants to the red carpet.
Actress Jodie Turner-Smith turned to a denim shirt for a Netflix premiere, paired with a denim jacket and jeans for the ultimate cool-girl look.
Emily Rajatowski chose an oversized denim shirt and baggy jeans for Paris Fashion Week, proving the look can be as sexy as it can stylish.
Whether you want a classic denim shirt or something more style-led, we've found some of the best on the high street. Although we've not been able to test every denim shirt, we've narrowed it to down to those with the most positive reviews - here's how we chose our edit.
How we chose the best denim shirts
- Price: We've considered a range of price points, from affordable high street denim shirts for £15 to the designer denim shirt, retailing for over £400. If you want to splash out, there's plenty of pricier denim shirts, or it's a pre payday pick me up, check out some of the more affordable shirts.
- Inclusivity: We've found plenty of denim shirts available in sizes 6-22.
- Colour: A classic blue denim shirt is what we've focused on. You'll find the high street has other wash versions, including black, white and pastel hues. We've found blue denim shirts in a variety of blue washes, including stonewash, acid wash and true blue.
Keep scrolling for our edit of the denim shirts to snap up this season.
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