21 Ways to Wear Your Jeans

We all have our favorite jeans, whether they’re those lived-in flares you’ve had for years or oh-so-trendy bright skinnies. Check out these cute outfit ideas from both stylish girls seen on the street and celebs for some serious denim inspiration!

How to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

Whether you borrow them from his closet or they’re 100 percent your own, boyfriend jeans make for a cute weekend look when you use a wide elastic belt to ensure the jeans hit right at the waist (and stay up!). Then pair them with a fitted, sporty top to balance out the roomy denim cut and to play up your adorable tomboy style.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Boyfriend Jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

A Cool Way to Wear Straight-Leg Jeans With Heels

Roll a pair of classic straight-leg jeans up to the ankle for a chic style that works wonderfully for showing off a great pair of heels or to tone down what could otherwise be a super-preppy look (like this lovely lady did). The look works especially well with that pair of new shoes you bought, which are just begging to be seen.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Boyfriend Jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear High-Waist Jeans

High-waist, flared jeans aren’t just for summery nautical trends, so don’t think they need to be retired for fall! Instead, tap into the sexy ‘n’ sleek ’70s silhouette by tucking in a blouse, like Claudia Schiffer often does. Another Schiffer style tip to steal: Keep your outfit basic (classic dark jeans, solid blouse) and punch up the look with a bright bag.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ High-waist jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Double Denim

Skinny jeans and chambray tops are summer staples, but they both have year-round appeal when paired with a pop of color. This multi-seasons coral cardi, knotted blouse and embellished white bag make the otherwise-basic outfit anything but.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Jeans and denim shirt \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Light Skinny Jeans (All Year Long!)

Leave it to casual-cool designer Stella McCartney to get the summer-to-fall transition thing down: She jazzed up basic vintage-wash skinny jeans by wrapping the fabric ties of her platforms over the jeans. Genius! Not only does it help those pesky straps stay up, but it’s also a fab way to keep warm-weather shoes alive long past summer’s end.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Stella McCartney in light skinny jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Cropped Black Jeans

Cropped black jeans are ideal for occasions that are aren’t too dressy but still call for a little something special—casual Fridays at work, a girls’ night out, a potential run-in with an ex, etc. Check out how Jessica Alba dressed hers down with a comfy plaid shirt and pair of ballet flats—perfection!

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Jessica Alba in black cropped jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Skinny Jeans With Boots

There’s no better way to add a little drama to your favorite pair of jeggings, skinny jeans or straight-leg jeans than to zip a pair thigh-high boots over ‘em. Pair yours with a long cardigan and cuffed blouse for a daytime look that’s more “pretty woman” than Pretty Woman.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Skinny jeans and high boots \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Distressed-Wash Jeans

Glam up your casual, distressed denim with a sheer beaded or sequined tank, then add a military jacket when the temperature starts to drop. Girl-next-door style just got a whole lot sexier!

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Distressed washed jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Cuffed jeans

Jeans get a new look when cuffed above—not tucked into—ankle boots. Black boots and a black jacket give your roughed-up skinnies a rocker look, but feel free to pair with browns and creams for a softer style.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Cuffed jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Colored Denim

Wear a summery chambray top with colored jeans for a double-denim look that’s not quite so…double-stuff denim. Low-key neutral accessories keep you from looking like a walking billboard for your fave denim brand.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Red denim jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Cigarette-Leg Jeans

Do skinny jeans work with ankle-strap shoes? You bet! She-who-can-do-no-wardrobe-wrong Sarah Jessica Parker pairs her cigarette-leg jeans with ’70s platform sandals and a billowy, oversize blouse. The result: a casual yet still sexy date-outfit idea.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Sarah Jessica Parker in tight jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear White Jeans

Summery white jeans work year-round when you slip on a pair of peep-toe booties and a sheer long-sleeve top. (And if you want to do the chic nautical color combo, we don’t blame you.)

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ White Jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Jeggings

Jeggings and a preppy boyfriend button-down are just as comfortable as leggings and your fave sweatshirt—but a whole lot more polished for running around town. Throw on some bright flats to spice up the casual look.

 

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Woman in Jeggings \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How To Wear Basic Jeans In A Polished Way

Pippa Middleton’s derriere may have spawned its own Facebook page, but we think her style is also worth watching: Her combo of dark jeans, a bright pink top, a navy blazer and black shoes strikes an excellent balance of pretty and preppy. Pippa, we’re high-fiving you from across the pond.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Pippa Middleton in classic jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Cuffed Jeans With Socks

When the temperature plummets, break out your jeans, cuff ‘em at the ankle, then slip on a pair of booties after adding bright socks to fill the gap. (No one likes cold ankles, after all.) Keep things coordinated by matching the sock color to your outfit, or go rogue and try a contrasting color for a festive, fashiony look.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Cuffed jeans with socks \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Last Summer’s Jeans

We saw destroyed boyfriend jeans everywhere last summer. But just because they weren’t this summer’s street style craze doesn’t mean you have to retire yours! Pair your favorite broken-in pair with one of this summer’s boxy crop tops or tailed cotton tees for an instant weekend-casual update. Just make sure the crop top hits at the waist of the jeans to avoid baring too much skin.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Woman wearing worn out jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Gray Jeans

Gray jeans always seem to be spotted with black or white on the top half of the wearer (and it’s usually a top that’s anything but preppy). But Sienna Miller’s got a little outfit inspiration for all of us stuck in that style rut: Top off a pair of gray skinnies with a navy-and-white sailor tee!

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Sienna Miller in gray jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Dark Skinny Jeans

Out of outfit ideas by the time Friday rolls around? Whip out your favorite pair of dark skinny jeans and top off with a dressy white blazer. It’s great for a casual fall Friday at the office.

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Dark skinny jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How to Wear Your Favorite Flared Jeans

Boho-chic maven Rachel Zoe tops off her flared jeans with a tunic top and a slim-fitting cardi that keeps the silhouette long and streamlined. Dreamy!

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Rachel Zoe in baggy jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

How to Wear Solid-Wash Dark Jeans

Use your go-to indigo blue jeans as a low-key foundation for the wildest, most festive thing in your wardrobe (like this girl’s parrot-print blouse)!

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Solid dark-washed jeans \\ Photo: Ronnie Andren

How To Wear Faded Jeans

Don’t be afraid of a little wear and fray! Sumptuous leather accessories and polished basics in neutral hues are a surefire way to take those faded-front jeans into the modern era. Just be mindful of what’s goin’ on in the back too, okay?

"21 Ways to Wear Your Favorite Jeans" \\ Tight jeans \\ Photo: Getty Images

 


 

September 27, 2011. September.

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