Confession: I’m a lazy dresser, like to the point where I’ll primarily buy fabrics that don’t require ironing. But I’ve learned that it doesn’t take much to look put together, even with something as basic as jeans. All you need are a few key tops and a few accessories that do the dressing up for you. In this post, I will share my tips for creating 3 easy, non-boring outfits with jeans, featuring my favorite jean style right now: the relaxed skinny jean.
Add a Floral Top
Trust me, this outfit will be your business casual uniform in spring (once winter finally gets the hint and moves on). Adding a colorful floral top in a beautiful fabric, like silk or a crisp polyester, is the easiest to add polish to your jeans. If you’re feeling really fancy, add a pair of spring-appropriate strappy sandals. I chose to finish my outfit with the super chic Cora bag from Jordana Paige and a gold bracelet.
Tip: If you want a more mature floral print, stick to graphic or tropical floral tops with big flowers in bright colors. J.Crew usually has the best floral tops. Speaking of J.Crew, don’t forget to enter the $100 J. Crew giveaway (it ends next Wednesday!).
Add a Draped White Blouse
Remember when I recommend draped white blouses in the last post? Well here’s an example of how to wear it. Since the draped blouse will have all the elegant sassiness you need, you can keep every other element in your outfit basic. Just add a nice pair of black heels and simple necklace, like the gold bar necklace I’m wearing (white and gold is a timeless combination).
By the way, that clutch is a part of the same Jordana Paige bag I used in the photos above. It’s a detachable. clutch. Crazy, right? If you don’t believe me, here’s photographic proof:
Jordana has designed genius bag that’s designed to be as cute as it is functional (there are many pockets on the inside for easy organization). I say, mission accomplished. If you want to get your own Cora bag, use code DD515 to get 10% off (but hurry because that code expires on May 15). 😉
Go Monochromatic with Fun Accessories
For some reason I can’t explain, I default to monochromatic color palettes. I love the effect of pairing different shades and tones of one color in different textures. But if I just wore the blue sweater with my blue jeans, this outfit would look kind of blah, right? That’s where accessories come in. Find your go-to feel good accessories for spicing up an outfit (mine are flats in fun patterns and, of course, my trusty fedora), and add those to a monochromatic jean outfit for an effortlessly chic effect. If you need some shoe inspo, here are my affordable picks:
These outfits are so easy to duplicate and take about five minutes to put together. So the next time you throw on your jeans and go to grab a wrinkled cotton shirt, think of all the options at your disposal to make those jeans look, well, less boring.
How do you wear your jeans? Are you a jean and tee girl, or do you have your own tricks for making stylish jean outfits?