Whether we’re running errands, heading to a meeting or going out with our friends, denim is repeatedly our solution to any and every outfit conundrum. Since we rely on it so often, we don’t necessarily approach denim with the sartorial fervor we reserve for the rest of our closets. To help us all break out of a rut—and welcome the cooler temps—in style, we’re showing you 31 creative ways to wear jeans.
Add flair to distressed boyfriend jeans by topping with a feminine dress.
Tap into old-school vibes by pairing a vintage wash with a retro graphic tee.
Add boudoir allure by topping jeans and a cami with a silk robe.
Play with proportion (and stay warm) by topping cropped flares with a midi dress and longline coat—just make sure they are in ascending order of length for a polished result.
Team slouchy jeans with a sexy backless blouse.
Cuff your extra-long styles to show off colorful heels.
Tuck a vibrant, skinny knit sweater into a high-waisted style.
Make a red lip and beret casual with boyfriend jeans.
A cropped jacket looks best with a pair of high-waisted, raw denim.
Make like a fashion editor and pair your true blues with a bustier layered over a button-up shirt.
Make black skinnies office appropriate with a crisp white tee and houndstooth blazer.
Add some whimsy with athletic accessories and pops of color.
Temper the prim vibes of a trench coat with your favorite weekend jeans.
Tuck stovepipe denim into ankle boots to balance a voluminous jacket.
Make a velvet blazer daytime-ready by mixing with light-wash denim.
Wear a button-front dress as a shirt to breathe new life into your favorite jeans.
Switch things up by opting for white boots for an unexpected twist on a classic outfit.
Use a belt bag in lieu of a sash to define your waist when wearing baggy denim and a flowing duster.
Elevate your jeans-and-sweatshirt combo with a collarless jacket slung over your shoulders.
Try a voluminous top and bottom, just keep your waist defined and wear heels.
Instead of fussing all season with tucking in your jeans, simply cut them to hit just above your favorite boots.
An exaggerated wide-leg silhouette looks of-the-moment with cool-girl sneakers.
Go classic by pairing a suede bomber with vintage Levis.
Whether you opt for a vest or a jacket, dare to wear clashing washes together.
Dress up a dark cropped style with slingbacks and a tweed blazer.
Use denim as an opportunity to play with color and prints outside of tried-and-true black.
Nautical-inspired styles look best with a cozy navy sweater.
Keep a shrunken jacket cool by pairing it with off-duty separates like frayed jeans and Converse.
A chunky ribbon-detail knit and feminine booties look approachable when paired with rough-and-tumble denim.
Go head-to-toe blue with a poplin shirt and patchwork jeans.
Evening staples like a lace-up bodysuit, heels and a black leather jacket look less intimidating when worn with faded denim.