What’s the hardest-working item in your closet this winter? For me, it's unquestionably my jeans. From straight-leg styles to skinnies, they’re the first thing I grab for work, the weekend, and a night out—not only because they keep me toasty as the temps drop (especially when layered over thin tights or thermals on bitterly cold days), but also because they’re insanely versatile, pairing beautifully with everything from turtlenecks to party tops. But let’s be honest: It’s pretty easy to get stuck in a jean outfit rut. To keep you inspired, we’ve rounded up the coolest trends fashion girls are wearing with their jeans right now—all of which you can score for under $100 (because we know what a hit December took on our credit cards!). From houndstooth prints to lug-sole boots, these trends below make for a perfect jean dream team.
Cardigans have had quite the resurgence in popularity this season—especially fitted and cropped iterations that look so pretty when paired with jeans. Opt for one with interesting details such as puff sleeves, cable-knits, or ribbed fabrics.
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This season's most popular chunky-sole trend happens to look amazing with jeans. Opt for a straight-leg pair worn over a pair of heavy-duty thick-soled combat or chelsea boots.
Knee-high boots are dominating our feeds this season—especially those that come in sumptuous leather, mock-croc, and snake-effect textures. Wear them over your skinny jeans for one seriously chic, warm, fail-safe winter ensemble.
When it comes to puff-sleeves this season (and into spring), the bigger, the better! Dramatic and romantic billowy sleeves were seen in full force on the runways in all shapes, forms, and fabrics. Pair one with a pair of high-waisted jeans for one striking day-to-night outfit.
Houndstooth has the ability to elevate every outfit. Wear a houndstooth cardigan or blazer with your black skinny jeans for a chic work look.
Mock-croc belts will add a luxurious touch to every pair of jeans—no matter what color, wash, or how old they are! They're a fail-proof way to give your ensemble an expensive and very on-trend look.