Get the Look: Jeans & a T-Shirt

There's nothing more all-American and fall-fabulous than jeans and a tee... when done properly, of course. Take the look from sporty to stylish with our simple rules for your 20s, 30s and 40s.

1. GTL - IN YOUR 20s

Denim graduates from campus casual to fashion-forward in your 20s. Experiment with rinses, washes and embellishment.

Blue jeans now come in every color. Pick something unexpected. Or, like Sara Paxton, check out a distressed or acid wash. And don't forget the bling!! Studs, grommets, crystals - when well-placed - make even an inexpensive pair look luxe.

Once you've found your perfect fit, balance the uniqueness of the denim with a solid tee, fitted blazer and some heels.

2. GTL - IN YOUR 30s

In your 30s, black skinny jeans are essential. They have the sophistication of a slim pant and the wearability to go with pretty much every single thing you own.

A little sheen in the denim is very au courant so don’t be afraid to shine.

Dark blue denim in a trouser cut is also a wardrobe essential for the 30s.

Pair both styles with all neutrals and add a pop of color with a bright platform pump, like Fergie.

Also play with layering – a low slung belt and chains over a graphic tee dramatically increases your style quotient.

3. GTL - IN YOUR 40s

40-something women own their look and don't have to try hard to rock it.

When topping your favorite go-to pair of jeans with a figure-flattering tee, toss the heels and give your feet a rest.

A much more comfortable and far more on-trend option is tucking jeans in a knee-high, or an over-the-knee, flat or wedge boot. Equal parts equestrian and rock-n-roll, this is the footwear to kick your jeans & tee combo up a notch.

And of course, throw on a slouchy oversized bag so the younger girls can envy how hot you look without any effort.

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