How to style jeans

an array of different coloured jeans

You can’t go wrong with a pair of jeans - but how do you style yours? If you’re stuck on how to dress your favourite denim, you’re in the right place. In this blog, we take a look at some of the most popular cuts and colours to help you choose the right jeans for your body shape and how you can style yours so that you feel confident and comfortable.

Different types of jeans 

There are many different types of jeans, and so many different ways you can style them too. Here, we look at three of the most popular jean designs, providing you with useful style tips and tricks on how to dress them up or down.

How to style flare jeans 

Flare jeans are fitted at the hips and thighs then widen out from the knees downwards, forming a bell-like shape at the bottom of the trouser leg. You’ll find that there are different styles of flared jeans available with varying leg widths, from jeans with a subtle, narrow taper to a more dramatic wide leg look. 

 This style of jean is often suited to women with hourglass shaped bodies. Flared jeans can help accentuate your curves while also balancing out your proportions. Ladies who are tall and lean tend to suit flare style jeans of varying widths too. 

 Flared bottom jeans are comfortable and easy to style. You could pair yours with a simple white t-shirt for a laid back, casual look, or you could cosy up in a jumper, such as a fitted turtleneck for a chic, dressed up vibe.

How to style straight leg jeans

Straight style jeans offer a straight cut from the hip all the way down to the hem of the trouser leg, although some designs may have a slight taper towards the bottom. These jeans usually provide a relaxed fit around the hips and thighs, making them looser than a pair of skinny or slim fit jeans but more fitted than wide legged designs. 

This style of jean can be flattering on most figures, especially those with apple shaped bodies who may find that they are relatively in proportion with slim legs but a short midsection. Straight cut jeans can help lengthen the legs, giving the illusion of a more elongated body.

The good news is, straight leg jeans can be paired with just about anything you have in your wardrobe, from relaxed t-shirts to floaty blouses. You could also wear a top that you can tuck in to help accentuate and highlight your waist.

How to style high waisted jeans

High waisted jeans are a popular denim choice among women, loved for the flattering, well-balanced silhouette they can help achieve. Designed to button up higher up on your waist than a regular pair of mid-rise jeans, this style of jean is often extremely comfortable and super stylish.

Jeans with a high rise design are the ideal choice for ladies with smaller waists, helping to define and draw attention to this area of the body. High waisted jeans can also help shorter women create the illusion of longer legs while also balancing out the hips.

High waisted jeans can be found in a variety of styles, from skinny jeans with higher waistbands, to loose fit, relaxed versions that sit on the waist but offer a wider fit in the legs. What’s more, there are a variety of ways you can style high waist jeans. They can be paired with short or long sleeve t-shirts for a casual daytime look, or even a relaxed plaid shirt. To dress up, style with a pretty blouse or fine knit sweater, finishing off with a statement belt.

Jean colours

Denim is available in a wide spectrum of washes, and there’s a good chance that the jeans you have in your wardrobe all vary slightly in colour. Keep reading to find out how you should be styling your different shades of denim.

How to style blue jeans

It could be argued that blue is the most classic choice when it comes to choosing a pair of jeans. This colour jean is perfect for creating a casual, relaxed, but still effortlessly cool, daytime look, especially if you go for a pair with a light blue or faded wash. For many ladies, a simple white t-shirt makes for the perfect outfit combination with a pair of blue jeans. You could even slip on a pair of trainers or pumps to finish off your laid back ensemble.

That being said, blue jeans can quite easily be paired with a beautifully detailed blouse or smart shirt for when you need to dress up for an evening. The truth is, blue jeans are extremely versatile and can be styled to suit the occasion, whether you’re running errands during the week or heading out for a meal at the weekend.

How to style dark denim jeans 

Jeans with a dark wash are another great wardrobe staple, offering you versatility and the ability to dress them up or down depending on what you’re doing that day. Dark denim jeans are ideal for day-to-day wear. Pair yours with a comfy sweatshirt, knitted jumper or relaxed t-shirt for when you want to feel comfortable but still stylish as you go about your day.

That being said, blue jeans can quite easily be paired with a beautifully detailed blouse or smart shirt for when you need to dress up for an evening. The truth is, blue jeans are extremely versatile and can be styled to suit the occasion, whether you’re running errands during the week or heading out for a meal at the weekend.

How to style black jeans 

Black jeans can act as the perfect base layer from which you can create just about any outfit you want. Whether you’re heading out for brunch with friends or going out for a special evening meal with a loved one, black jeans can be dressed in so many different ways to suit the occasion.

For a polished, together look, keep it simple with a crisp white t-shirt or blouse, or create a relaxed vibe with a loose-fitting checked shirt or oversized sweatshirt. This colour jean is also ideal if you want to achieve that effortlessly cool yet super stylish look, so why not go for a pair of skinny jeans in black wash and pair with some chunky leather boots? Dressed up or down, black jeans can help you make a real style statement.

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