White Jeans are definitely one of my style must-haves, but they are definitely not just for Spring and Summer. I want to share how to wear white Jeans for Fall and break the ‘no white after labor day’ rule, without looking silly.
The key to making your white jeans work for Fall (or any season for that matter) is pairing them with seasonally appropriate pieces. By staying away from light, flowy pieces, and reaching for chambray, leather, plaid, and leopard instead, white jeans will look fresh, crisp and definitely not out of place in your Fall wardrobe.
Whether they’re light or dark, destroyed or faded, boyfriend jeans should be a must-have in your closet. They’re one of the most versatile pairs you can own (along with white denim). I am always coming up with new ways to wear boyfriend jeans! They can easily go from work (depending on your office, of course!) to weekend.
While you’ll most often seen stylish ladies pairing the boyfriend jeans with heels and dressier blouses (which is a favorite of mine as well), another way to wear boyfriend jeans that I also love seeing, is dressed down with flat sandals or Converse/Keds sneakers. Jennifer Aniston does this look so well! It’s perfect weekend wear.
Styling Tips…No matter what way you wear your boyfriend jeans, there are a few things to remember when buying and styling them:
+ You want them to be relaxed and slightly baggy, but still show your curves and fit in the waist.
+ Belts are your friend. They cinch in the waist and keep the jeans from going too sloppy.
+ Look for a pair that has a worn-in look. Slightly destroyed is great too, if that’s your thing!
+ Whether it’s sky-high heels, a lace top, or a statement necklace, add a feminine touch.
+ Boyfriend jeans should be rolled just high enough to show off the ankle but not your leg. Avoid the capri pant look!
Let’s Go Shopping… Here are a few pairs of boyfriend jeans I’m loving right now, under $100.
Spring is officially here but spring weather definitely isn’t. With snow still on the ground you’re not going to be wearing lace blouses or maxi dresses, but one thing you can definitely wear now and wear later is denim!
Here are 4 denim pieces that will get you through the last of the Winter chill and into the warm Spring sunshine…
+ Denim Jacket or Vest
Denim jackets are perfect for spring transitional weather. You may even have a vintage one in the back of your closet. Pull it out now and wear it!
Don’t have a denim jacket yet or want something different? Look for a moto style (think leather jacket-esq) one. Same wearability but with a little more edge.
+ Cropped/Skimmer Jeans– This style can be found in every color & pattern(try camo!) for spring and that’s exactly how you should be wearing it! Choose a pair that hits just a few inches above the ankle and pair them with ankle boots now and flats/sandals/heels when the weather warms up.
Not in the market for new jeans right now? Take your skinnies and fold them up! Just remember to keep them short enough to show your ankle but long enough that you’re not showing leg.
This season you can find chambray made into just about any style. There are cute dresses, skirts, and of course (must-have) shirts, but if you’re looking for something ‘a little different’, why not try chambray jeans. They’re perfect paired with a white tee, flowy scarf, and sandals (like Mandy from In the Fashion Lane wore) for a casual look or more dressed up with espadrille wedges and a gauzy blouse.
+ White Jeans If I suggested only one thing to buy for spring, it would be white denim. I’ve already professed my love of them numerous times (worn here, here, here) and I keep doing so because I think they’re so versatile in your closet! They can be dressed up or down and always look chic. I mean, what more could you ask for! (this is my go-to pair)
Earlier this week I shared How I wear… Easy Layers (check out the original post). I know dressing in layers is something that can seem daunting, but when done right, (I promise it isn’t hard!) it can actually be flattering and super comfy!
The key is to keep the pieces simple and basic…
Layer 1 Start with a slim-fitting short or long-sleeved tee (if you need extra warmth). Keep this layer basic. I love something striped!
Layer 2 Add a cardigan, light sweater, or button-down shirt. This is the perfect opportunity to add a pop of color or texture, like a plaid shirt.
Top it off with a cargo jacket or army vest. I also love using a denim jacket or blazer.
Extras If you’re concerned about loosing your shape, look for top layers that have ties to cinch in (like my vest) or try adding a belt over the 1st or 2nd layer to enhance your shape.
Wear with accessories. Try adding a scarf, statement necklace, or even statement earrings, like I did.
Don’t be afraid to experiment! Different combinations of pieces, colors, or prints can look great layered because both pieces aren’t in full view (they’re partially covered by other layers).
So… I’m going to be honest here. As much as I love getting dressed up fancy, sometimes there’s nothing more I’d rather do than lay around the house in my yoga pants. Then I wake up from my dream and realize I actually have stuff to do. On days like this, it’s great to have an easy throw-it-on-and-go outfit that’s super comfy but still looks put together.
Obviously if you would rather be wearing yoga pants, the last thing you want on is a stiff, tight jean. Go for a jegging instead or at the very least a jean with some stretch. You’ll be just as comfy and look a lot better in public!
Next up, choose a bright, colorful statement necklace. I think it’s actually the key piece of this look. It pulls the outfit together and shows you’ve made an extra effort above throwing on the basic ‘jeans and a tee’.
The finishing piece of this look is the shoes. Of course you could wear basic, simple flats but I prefer a dressier shoe (even better if they’ve got glitter!). It gives a little extra ‘pop’ to the look but still just as comfortable.
One of the trends that is so quintessentially summer to me is the tie-front shirt. Whether you tie up a tee, button down blouse, or go for a shirt that’s already tied, anyone can wear this trend.
While some may choose to show a little skin, I like to pair my tie-front shirt with a high-waisted skirt, giving the illusion of a cinched in waist. Whether you pair your shirt with jeans, a skirt, or cut-offs, it’s definitely a look you can’t go wrong with!
If you’re going with an already tied shirt, check the length. I’ve found quick a few that are tummy-bearing! If you’re going with a button-down make sure it’s not too tight to tie. With a tee, you want it to be long so you’ll have enough extra material to tie up.