Whether you still haven’t jumped on the white jean trend (come on!) or need new ways to refresh the look for summer, these street style outfits are all compelling reasons to give your blues a break. White Jeans are back in fashion and that’s how you should rock these bottoms in 2018!
Even fashion icons with seemingly boundless confidence pause for thought before climbing into a pair of white jeans. The universal question looms over the clothing rail: How does one wear white jeans and look modern? Are light denim trousers totally unflattering for most body shapes? Can I wear the world’s most color maintenance color with ease? (Lunch-date tip: Go for white wine, darling.) Trainers or heels? Which colors are best to offset with crisp paperwhites for a future-proof finish? And finally, can you wear them in the winter? Scroll down to decode these fashion questions and unlock nine brilliant outfit ideas for wearing white jeans with zero-effort cool.
How to wear white jeans: these tricky trousers can work for the weekend, in the office and even on a night out
Loved by the likes of Khloe Kardashian, Miranda Kerr, and Gigi Hadid, white jeans are the perfect wardrobe staple for summer. WHITE jeans are often seen as an impractical trend best left to teenagers when in reality, these trousers should be a staple in your spring wardrobe. If you can refrain from dripping ketchup on your knee or sitting in something nasty on the tube, one pair will sort your out this season.
What we love about white jeans is their ability to look so smart or super casual – and so much of it comes down to the styling. Miranda Kerr opts for a more tailored, flared cut with creases pressed through the front. By pairing this shape with heels and a smart top, she looks ready for business but also chic enough to stop for drinks in the sunshine (in our dream world where the health-obsessed ex-Victoria Secret Angel boozes). Khloe Kardashian is a huge fan of white jeans in the ripped, skintight variety – here she is rocking them with a long-sleeved top and killer lace-up booties. But, without a doubt, the queen of white jeans is Gigi Hadid. The model makes them work for every occasion and loves every style whether it be skinny, kick-flare or cropped. Our favorite look of hers is the off-duty outfit where she wears a shredded, straight-leg pair with a crop top, slouchy oversized cardigan and Gucci backless loafers lined with fur. Cozy but cool.
Pick your pair of white jeans and wear them to work, on the weekend, on a date and even for a night out on the town.
Wide-leg and flared cuts are by the far the smartest option you can go for and take us back to the days when Clare Waight Keller was the Creative Director of Chloe – channel that feeling with tan accessories and neutral tones of peach and pale pink. Smarten up a romantic, Bohemian look with a structured blazer when you’re in the boardroom.
On a date
Believe it or not, white jeans can have serious sex appeal. Whether your summer dates involve a cutesy picnic in the park or a spot of flamenco dancing, go full-on 1950s Lolita with a kick-flare cut, pretty polka dots, and glossy rouge lips. For a sleek look, sweep your hair into a low bun or blow it out into big curls for something a little more special.
On the weekend
White jeans work perfectly for the weekend and provide an easy base for layering (because let’s face it, summer doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon). Style a shredded, straight-leg pair a la Gigi Hadid with a slouchy oversized cardigan and easy, backless loafers – H&M’s floral-print pair is perfect for warmer climes.
On a night out
Skinnies still reign supreme for all-out glamour. Pair white jeans with a plunging bodysuit that shows just a hint of skin (the skin-tight silhouette is sexy enough) and silver accents but use sequins sparingly – Accessorize’s rainbow-striped pouch may be dinky but it will still fit your phone, keys, and makeup essentials.