How to Wear Women's Jeans
Jeans are an absolutely iconic piece of the modern woman’s wardrobe. We can all agree that if women’s denim wasn’t in such high demand, there would be nowhere near as many styles, washes, and variations available on the market as there are today. Just think – if you’re on the hunt for a prefect pair of jeans, you can choose between boyfriend jeans, distressed jeans, stretchy jeans, pull-on jeans, embellished jeans, slimming jeans… the list goes on and on.
In the pursuit of creating the perfect women’s jeans, a new breed of pant was recently brought into the fold: jeggings are denim’s stretchier cousin, a hybrid between leggings and jeans (hence their name). As is the case with ladies’ jeans, there are all kinds of different styles available, from black jeggings to pull-on jeggings – even denim jeggings!
Whether you opt for jeans or jeggings, this type of pant is generally viewed as casual, though there are certain exceptions. Especially if you’re reaching for a pair of ripped jeans for women, for example, there is a limit to how much you can fancy them up. The same goes for distressed jeans. That being said, as long as you stick to a darker wash with very minimal distressing, you should be able to dress up a pair of jeans or jeggings with a chic blouse for a night on the town or even wear your dressier jeans to work.
What to Wear With Jeans
Perfectly fitting jeans are as ubiquitous as they are for a reason – they go with nearly everything! While white jeggings are a perfect summer staple and look best paired with a colorful top, a pair of dark-wash denim pants can be the epitome of cool with a classy black top or effortless white tee.
Given that jeans and jeggings don’t often feature a patterned fabric (though many include fun details like rips, paint splatters, embroidery, jewels and other embellishment), there is truly no limit to the number of outfits you can create. Each closet is a world of possibilities – with just a few pairs of jeans and jeggings at your disposal, it’s easy to mix, match, and get creative!
If you do get your hands on a pair of patterned jeans, we recommend keeping your shirt simple as not to detract from your funky bottoms, or create a look that’s a little too busy. Try neutral tones like black, white, and beige to keep things classy, or try a pop of color (as long as you avoid wearing pattern-on-pattern) on top if your bottoms allow for it!
Are Jeans Business Casual?
If you are lucky enough to work in an office that allows jeans to work, a high-end dark-wash jean will make the cut if you pair it with a blazer or a nice blouse.