While denim is synonymous with the casual day time look, we’ve got some helpful tips on how you can dress up your jeans for styles that work from day to night. We’ve come up with five easy ways to make your jeans look a little more glam, plus some examples for inspiration!
1. GO MONOCHROMATIC
Normally, cropped white jeans aren’t even an option for what you’d wear out, but if you pair it with a white blazer or a structured creme colored sweater, it will look really crisp and clean! Make the outfit pop even more with a bright colored top and some metallic accessories. Since the jeans are cropped, make sure you wear a pair of eye-catching shoes.
2. LAYER YOUR KNITS
There’s no outfit that looks more put together than one with the perfect layering. Try this simple, all-American look by pairing your dusty blue jeans with your favorite sweater (this one has a nice preppy look), a sharp collared shirt, and structured coat over top. Wear it with light colored heels or a pair of leopard print loafer flats.
→ Seen in: Modern glory blues Slight Curve skinny Levi’s® jeans, green Ralph Lauren sweater, striped Nordstrom T-shirt, beige Zara coat, silver Sam Edelman heels
3. WHITE T-SHIRT, MEET BOLD SCARF
If you’re a jeans and a T-shirt type of girl, chances are you’ve found yourself looking and feeling under dressed. You can dress up your casual uniform by wearing a bold colored scarf (this one is red with a fun Fifi Lepin print) or some statement accessories. Tuck the T-shirt into your jeans so it looks a little less sloppy and a lot more refined. If you don’t like to wear heels, wear a pair of loafer flats.
4. TOP IT WITH A BLAZER
Blazers do that magical thing where they make every outfit look 100% more dressed up. If you haven’t got yourself your go-to blazer yet, go get one! For an evening look, wear your black skinny jeans with a pair of black heels (these are peep toe with laces), a blazer, and a messily tucked in top.
→ Seen in: Modern black Slight Curve skinny Levi’s® jeans, white Zara blazer, blue Mango top, black Hudson peep toe heels
5. DO THE 70’S
Bell bottoms, wide leg pants, flares – whatever you want to call them – they are a little trickier to dress up. Make sure you don’t look like you’re stuck in the 00’s and go all out 70’s by pairing them with John Lennon, round shaped sunnies and a leopard print blazer. This 70’s style is perfect for a shopping trip at Haight and Ashbury. A pair of black clogs and some chunky rings would complete the look.
by Amethyst Wang
Photos taken by Libby Kusuma