Looking ways to dress up jean outfits? Several tops and styles can transform your jeans from just another casual pant into a night, cocktail or even professional outfit. The key is what you pair it with. If you’re looking ways to spice up your favorite skinny, boot cut, wide-leg or mom jean, these style ideas will help you fit into any wardrobe and will enhance any personal style with a few more outfit ideas!
A floral or funky print that kind of has everyone staring is great for jeans too. The key here is to keep it bold and eye catching. Now, a busy pattern is best balanced out by limited jewelry, however don’t be afraid to go big with the jewelry either. The idea is that you are going casual with the jeans, so spice things up with a vibrantly colored belt, a fun printed shirt and statement earrings.
The White Blouse
This might be one of the few times you hear me go on and on about how great a white blouse can be (why go white when you can go with more color? Duh). However, a timeless feminine white blouse matched with a well-fit jean never fails to impress and will class up any type of jeans you might wear – dark, light, stone washed, white or colored jeans. The white blouse doesn’t even have to be structured and collared and it quickly class-up your outfit. Combine with a blazer for a complete look.
Stripes & Dots
Since we were little girls, we’ve been rocking the stripes and dots. What has changed since age 5? Well, not much. This is why stripped shirts and polka dots have a vintage charm that is perfect for any old jeans. These shirts often come in an array of colors and textures. My personal favorite is the collared stripped shirts and the loose sleeved polka dot shirts. Stripped shirts look best when they are vertical and don’t make your mid-rift look longer. A started, stiffer fit leads to a slimmer look. Also, a dressier fabric is good for a polka dot shirt. Stay away from the cotton and towards a more dressy fabric, like chiffon.
A blazer completes any outfit, but with jeans, this is the perfect opportunity to add color and dress the look up. I love a bright, bold blazer paired with jeans. Anything from red to purple, teal, pink, blue or anything in between. Similar to the concept of the patterned shirt – because you have simple on the bottom, keep it exciting with a bold color that accents on top. There aren’t may rules about the blazer, so much as pick something that flatters your figure and your skin color. It doesn’t hurt to add a colorful bag either.
A leather jacket is a staple for any wardrobe, which color to buy is the question. For jeans, a leather jacket completes a casual look for nights out on the town and weekends. In suede or faux leather, these jackets dress up jeans for a concert, show, dinner out, date or just about any other activity you might have. Paired with a bold print, this can be a really fun look. Paired with black white or solid color underneath, this will have a classic look.
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Textured shirts add a little dimension to jeans and even a feminine feel, if your’e looking for it. I personally love getting into a satin, chiffon, lace, silk or other frilly shirt to dress up jeans. One of the only looks you’ll want to wear with a textured shirt is when your skirt or pants are more simple to let the shirt be the statement piece. This is why a textured shirt does wonders for jeans. It immediately gives an outfit a bold focal point and allows the jeans to shine as they accentuate your figure as good jeans should.
Heels turn jeans into business professional or dressy when you add the right pair. For a night out on the town, a sandal – something strappy and gold is beautiful. So is a closed toe heel with colorful designs. Wedges and block heels are a nice afternoon or cocktail hour addition, perhaps in a bold color that matches your outfit. Also, even a well-crafted pair of flats or a bootie will turn your jeans from casual into workwear for any day of the week you choose.