A casual, unisex shirt that has undergone acid washing is instantly recognizable as a denim shirt. It is one of the most popular styles in men’s fashion. This style was introduced in the late 1970s and is still popular today. Read on to learn more on acid-washed denim shirts and other great fashion ideas for men.

 Acid Washed Denim Shirt
Acid Washed Denim Shirt

The most popular acid colours are blue and grey. Other popular shades include red, white, black, and cream. These particular colours complement all kinds of jeans styles and accessories to be worn daily or on casual days. There are many ways to bleach denim and get various colours like blue, white, and grey. Choose the style that looks best with your outfit, and make sure it’s not bleached too heavily.

acid wash oversized wrangler denim shirt
acid wash oversized wrangler denim shirt @ £35.00 etsy.com/uk

Black is the most popular shade, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Denim comes in so many different colours, including blue, cream, charcoal, red, grey, and black. If you want to stay with the classic shade of black, then you can always opt for black denim. It will have the same impact as having the same shade of black on any other type of shirt.

Acid washed embellished Western Shirt
Acid washed embellished Western Shirt @ £90.18 etsy.com/uk.

Acid washed denim has come a long way from the original version made from bleached cotton. Today, there are so many variations to this style. You can choose the colour that is right for you. Some people love the original shade because it is so crisp and clean looking. However, if you’re into non-denim styles, you can experiment with the different colours.

oversized shirt in blue acid wash
oversized shirt in blue acid wash @ £32.00 asos.com

Women love to pair denim with tank tops, mini skirts, and other stylish and fun clothing. There are all kinds of ways that you can wear a shirt like this.

pink co ord acid wash mandarin collar denim shirt
pink co-ord acid wash mandarin collar denim shirt @ £32.00 missguided.co.uk

It has evolved so much over the years that it’s up to you to decide how you’ll go about putting it on. From a basic, everyday look to the hottest trend, here are just some of the styles that are currently popular:

The frumpy and plain look. This is an option for people who don’t want to look too formal or want a little bit of colour in their clothes. Choose solid colours to keep things simple,e and don’t pick patterns for your shirts. Simple and plain is a good option these days.

Acid Wash Denim Shirt
Acid Wash Denim Shirt @ £11.65 ebay.co.uk

The funky, crazy and outrageous look. If you’re feeling a little bit crazy and want to try something out of the ordinary, then this might be for you. Choose bright colours like neon and chrome for this style.


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There are more options than ever before when it comes to wearing an acid-washed denim shirt. The days of solid colours have gone, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look great! It just means that you have to be a little more creative. Keep these colours in mind when choosing what you’ll be wearing, and you’ll look good in anything. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different colours, too; it’s perfectly acceptable these days!

A dark coloured, black dress. If you don’t want to look too formal or think that you’ll look weird wearing a black dress, don’t. Look for a lighter shade of black, but make sure it’s not too dark. You could wear a vest over the top and then get some funky shoes. This will disguise that you’re wearing a black dress but won’t make you look strange!

Acid Wash Distressed Denim Shirt
Acid Wash Distressed Denim Shirt @ next.co.uk

A solid white or cream shirt. If you’re wearing a solid colour (such as black), then this will hide any blemishes, marks or stains that you might have on your clothes. White will also work if you’re wearing a plain, patterned shirt. However, if you’re wearing an exceptional piece of clothing (such as an acid-washed denim shirt with a printed pattern), then you should consider changing it for a bit of class.


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A coloured shirt. If you want to be more adventurous when it comes to hiding stains on your clothes, you can always mix and match colours. If you’ve just washed your acid-washed denim shirt in a different colour, such as red, then it won’t matter that you’re wearing it with a solid white top because the colour of your top is going to camouflage the marks on your shirt a lot better than if you’d worn a black or cream top.

acid wash pale western style shirt large
acid wash pale western-style shirt large @ £10.00 etsy.com/uk

Once you’ve found the perfect outfit, you must keep it well maintained. Acid washing is harsh, and the material can fade and become threadbare quickly if you don’t give it a good look over a period of time.

Acid wash Reworked Vintage Denim Shirt
Acid wash Reworked Vintage Denim Shirt @ £26.00 etsy.com/uk

To avoid this, make sure you wash your denim regularly. If you’re wearing your shirts, give them a light rinse before wearing them and always try to hand wash them in a washing machine that’s a little stronger. Always make sure that you take the time to dry your tops properly before wearing so that you can prevent any fading from occurring.

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