Over the past year, there's been a collective relaxation of style rules. Now that we're back at the office, the daily work uniform has been transformed, too. At a time when more sneakers than high heels are stepping onto the red carpet, denim has been approved for more formal settings. For daily work life, jeans have become appropriate, and even chic, for the office. And the best part is that by wearing jeans, you can dive into leisure activities immediately after work, without having to go home to change.

The basic rule for pulling off jeans in a business-casual environment is to elevate them with dressier pieces like a silk blouse, luxe knit, or classic blazer. You'll also want to stick to basic denim, like black or dark wash, and avoid distressed styles or super skinny silhouettes. Straight or wide leg denim is a versatile option. Sticking to neutral tones throughout your look will also give the jeans an added sophistication.