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If you have watched any western movies or zombie tv shows, you've probably seen a grubby denim shirt or two. However, we're here to make the case for a denim shirt as a wardrobe essential, not because you will be on horseback anytime soon, but because it's a classic style that you can pair with your favorite jeans for a full denim hook-up or with a variety of outfits. You might even be able to work it into a classic feminist icon halloween costume! Similar to jeans, you have to try on a lot of different styles until you find your perfect shape but don't give up! A denim shirt can be so versatile because in addition to wearing it as a top, you can also use it as a beach coverup or worn open over a tank as a light denim jacket. You'll be surprised how often you reach for It. No cowboy hat required.
If you like the western look, snap front buttons and pointed shoulder details are the signature of a western style denim shirt.
This denim shirt is chambray rather than a heavier stiff denim so it's soft, light and won't bulk up if you want to tuck it in.
We love the subtle blue-on-blue vertical stripes on this denim shirt.
Embracing the casual days of spring and summer, we love this worn-in frayed hem weekend shirt.
A light washed denim shirt makes for a great beach cover-up.
Another great shirt that can also double as a light summer jacket. This style is meant to be worn oversized.
With short sleeves, this sweet feminine summer style gives no western vibes at all.
Brown buttons and contrast stitching make this denim shirt a slightly vintage inspired addition to your denim wardrobe.
So casual and comfortable, this denim popover top has an intentionally roomy, relaxed shape.
This denim shirt is made from sturdy heavier weight denim so if will stand the test of time.
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