5 Ways to Dress Up Jeans
There are probably infinite ways to style a pair of skinny jeans, but sometimes a girl just runs low on sartorial inspiration. We put together five looks that will dress up jeans for five styles: professional, preppy, boho, trendy, and rocker.
Gap 1969 Always Skinny Jeans
These Gap skinnies are the perfect pair of versatile skinny jeans: flattering dark wash, no destruction, and a comfortable amount of stretch. They also come in three lengths, so you don’t have to worry about cuffing or hemming them.
Professional: Everly Galaxy Print Tank
A printed tank adds just the right dose of color and glamour to your skinny jeans. You can also pair it with a body-con skirt and strappy heels for a night out on the town.
Professional: Helmut Lang Woven Blazer
Add this black blazer to make any outfit instantly look more polished. Wear it with contrast-paneled pants or a pencil skirt for a stylish office outfit.
Professional: Wyatt Gold Metal Chain-Link Bracelet
You can wear this chunky gold chain-link bracelet every day on its own or stacked with a few other bracelets. Mix it with a smaller silver chain-link bracelet for a new look.
Professional: BDG Laser-Cut Oxford
Oxford flats are perfect for spring, and this pair has feminine touches like laser-cut sides and pointed toes. Wear them with skinny jeans or full skirts for a cute vintage vibe.
Preppy: Equipment Signature Washed-Silk Shirt
Blush pink is a popular spring color, and this simple shirt is the perfect way to integrate it into your spring wardrobe. It’s simply stylish with dark skinny jeans, but you could also wear it with a floral-print skirt or white jeans.
Preppy: Mossimo Supply Co. Classic Leather Belt
You've probably been wearing belts around your waist more so than around your hips, but there’s something refreshingly stylish about tucking your shirt into your jeans and wearing a thick leather belt through the straps.
Preppy: Michael Kors Hamilton Saffiano Leather Tote
Swap out your black winter bag for a chic leather tote. It’s still dark and will go with plenty, but much more appropriate for spring!
Preppy: Kenneth Cole Modern Geo Hoop Earrings
We love the subtle way that these hoop earrings tie together the outfit. Plus, they aren't very heavy, so you don’t have to worry about them weighing you down if you want to wear them all day.
Preppy: ASOS Polly Pointed Pumps
Printed pumps add a flirty element to such a preppy, polished outfit. They’ll also be the perfect shoes to wear with a solid cocktail dress for a formal occasion.
Boho: Urban Renewal Full Floral Tank Top
The gorgeous floral print on this flowy tank makes it the perfect top to dress up your jeans with this spring. You can also wear it with colored denim shorts!
Boho: House of Harlow White Sunburst Pendant Necklace
Don't overwhelm the printed tank and sparkly wedges with too many accessories. A simple pendant necklace is all you need. The white stingray-leather sunburst on this gold necklace will go with everything.
Boho: Topshop Flip Lock Clutch
A bright orange clutch picks up some color in the floral top, and we love the sleek shape. It can also be a nice pop of color with more neutral outfits.
Boho: Topshop Whirlwind Espadrille Wedges
Leather espadrilles with a glitter wedge are trendy and fun. We love the thick ankle strap and that you can see the sparkly platform from all angles! Wear them with flirty sundresses or a black romper, too.
Trendy: MiH Jeans Striped T-shirt
Classic Breton stripes in sunny yellow are stylish on their own, but when paired with black-and-white tweed, the simple tee instantly becomes trendier. It will also look great with floral skinny jeans and a denim jacket.
Trendy: Pim + Larkin Tweed Jacket
This chic black-and-white tweed jacket with a scalloped edge is the perfect light jacket to dress up with this season. Mix prints, like with the striped tee, or wear it with a little black dress for a simpler, stylish look.
Trendy: Rebecca Minkoff Laser-Cut MAC Clutch
We're loving white handbags this season, especially this one with its cool perforated detail. It’s a great size bag to carry on the weekends or out at night!
Trendy: Kate Spade Licorice Pumps
A pair of heels is the easiest way to dress up jeans. Neon heels are even better! Pair these statement yellow pumps with cute spring dresses, geometric patterns, and denim this spring and summer.
Kate Spade Licorice
Brand: Kate Spade New York
Rocker: Doma Fitted Leather Jacket
A luxurious leather biker jacket in a bright pop of color will definitely get its money’s worth. You can also wear it with a pencil skirt for a more professional look, a patterned midi skirt for a cute weekend outfit, or white shorts for a stylish vacation ensemble.
Rocker: ASOS T-Shirt with Cold Shoulder
You already have a black T-shirt, you say? Bet it doesn’t have cool cutout shoulders and the perfect soft, slouchy fit that this one does. It’s the perfect base for this chic rocker look, but it would be drop-dead glamorous with a black midi skirt and statement necklace.
Rocker: Gogo Philip Classic Chain Necklace
This gold chain-link necklace is a simple, stylish accessory that can work with just about any outfit. We love the longer length that makes it stand out just a little more.
Rocker: Topshop Rally Heels
Instead of ankle booties, opt for these strappy, buckled black heels. They’re just as rock ‘n’ roll, but much better for spring and summer. You can also pair them with a lace dress for an edgy look.