• chop them up Shredded denim works great for some articles of clothing. Shirts aren’t one of them. • aciD-washeD When it comes to denim shirts, subtlety is the key. So, instead of gaudy and loud acid-washed denim, a simple washed variety with a nice blue gradation is highly recommended. • aDDitional accents Continuing the previous point on subtlety, additional accents such as fringe and other extra hardware can make your outfit look too costume-y.