Stylish tops to wear with jeans
Fall is basically the start of black-jeans season. It seems like an unwritten rule that once the weather starts to get colder, you start breaking out all your dark denim, right? And by the way, black styles go with just as many things as blue ones do, ranging from edgy and casual to dressy and chic, so you can style them in tons of different ways. (Another note: Even when they’re kinda dirty, no one knows! Just sayin’.) Here, 15 black-jeans outfit ideas you can wear—and shop!—right now.
If Your Jeans Have…Cuts and Frays
Contrast your distressed black denim by making the rest of your look polished and pulled-together. A chic coat and structured bag’ll do the trick.
If Your Jeans Have…Embellishments
Pearls will elevate your everyday black jeans into something really special. These kinds of jeans are perfect for when you want to keep things simple because the details are the focal point here.
If Your Jeans Have…Split-Front Seams
Want to add some fun to an otherwise simple pair of black jeans? Go with a style that has a slight split up the middle, seen here. Keep it casual with a graphic tee and “naked sandals” for an everyday look.
If Your Jeans Have…Wide Cuffs
If you have gorgeous fall boots that you want to show off, this style is an excellent way to highlight them. Pair them with a cropped sweater and statement sunnies to turn heads.
If Your Jeans Have…Pleated Details
This throwback ’80s silhouette is slightly baggy so it may not be everyone’s taste, but with the right top, outerwear, and accessories, it can actually look super elevated.
If Your Jeans Have…Dramatic Side Zippers
Black jeans are inherently a little edgier, but if you want to go all out, try a pair that has a side zipper. Lean even more into the all-black thing with a patent leather jacket, turtleneck, beret, and lace-up shoes.
If Your Jeans Have…Straight Legs
Opt for these jeans if you don’t want to go too skinny or too wide. They look especially stylish if they’re high-waisted and paired with a patterned turtleneck and boots, seen here.
If Your Jeans Have…a Formal Vibe
A simple pair can look fancy as hell, thanks to an oversize metallic blazer, bandeau, and peep-toe heels.
If Your Jeans Have…Raw Hems
Wide-leg black jeans with a heavily frayed edge look on-trend when worn with a “grandmillennial” button-up cardigan and frame bag.
If Your Jeans Have…a High Waist
Show off your (sky) high-waisted jeans by tucking in your T-shirt. Keep the rest of the ’fit low-key with Converse and a crossbody.
If Your Jeans Have…a Skinny Frayed Hem
Transition your go-to black jeans from the weekend to the office with a polished plaid blazer, red mules, and a fashionable purse.
If Your Jeans Have…Statement Pockets
The more pockets, the better! Workwear pants are definitely having a moment, but instead of going with an army-green hue, opt for a pair like this with contrast white stitching. Complete the streetwear vibe with a hoodie and sneaks.
If Your Jeans Have…a Faded Wash
Don’t want to go with a true black wash? Choose a slightly lighter charcoal shade, and offset the vibe with a pretty white blouse, mules, and top-handle.
If Your Jeans Have…an Exposed Button Fly
Add more bling to your jeans by showing off your fly. Seriously. Then add a cape, printed top, hatband, and pumps to make it ultra sophisticated.
If Your Jeans Have…a Mid-Rise Waist
You can never go wrong with a classic mid-rise black jean in your wardrobe. Show a little skin by wearing with an open shacket (shirt-jacket hybrid) and a bralette underneath. Or button up the top if you’re feeling more modest.