There's a rare breed of women who manage to look impossibly chic no matter the occasion. Some are the uniform dressers with their signature skinny jeans, tees and blazers, and some are unapologetic in their love of fashion and experimentation. Giovanna Battaglia perfectly embodies the best of both worlds, bringing a vibrant, modern energy to classic Italian glamour. Whether looking elegant in short-shorts (a tall order) or working the double denim trend, Battaglia’s denim game is always on point. We took time with Battaglia, who styled our spring 2016 shoots, to find out her styling rules for this season's most important trend—denim.
DO look to as your denim icon—classy, sexy and chic.
DO find the for your body type, and make sure it’s the for the shape of the denim.
DO style with a or cotton shirt—even better, add a on top.
DO to dress up your denim—when in doubt, go with .
DO go bold with for a casual, chic uniform look.
DO pair with —and keep the rest casual with a simple or .
DON'T wear —nobody wants to see your underwear!
DON'T , unless you want to look like you've time travelled to the early 2000's.
DON'T pair with
DON'T wear denim to or . There is a time and a place for denim; these events aren’t it.
DON'T wear shorts that are —unless you're on the beach.