Women in Paris and London Are Wearing These Basics With Jeans


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If there's anything we can learn from the fashionable collective of Paris and London, it's how to style an outfit of elevated basics. Known to shop for staples you can rewear and mix and match, it goes without saying the most stylish influencers and industry insiders from Europe know a thing or two about the best basics to wear with jeans. Luckily, we at WhoWhatWear are taking notes.

Jeans are forever a mainstay, but since the dwindling of the mega Y2K revival, it feels like we're all in the midst of a rejuvenated love affair with the easy staple, and why not when it's among the smartest pieces to invest in? Buckle up for a wardrobe's worth of inspiration ahead.

With a Blazer


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Adding a blazer to jeans is the easiest way to both look extremely put together and feel as comfortable as it gets without bordering on lounge territory.

With a Longline Coat


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Longline coats are this year's biggest outerwear trend, and even with relaxed jeans and a tee, there's no outfit they won't add a level of sophistication to. Try the look for your next day of errands.

With a Leather Jacket


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This season proves the leather-biker-jacket trend is still soaring high, and loose jeans are their indisputable match. For an even more effortlessly cool appearance, consider adding a baseball cap to complete the outfit.

With a Slouchy Cardigan


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Women in Paris and London know their basics just as well they know their proportions. For instance, styling baggy jeans with an oversize but polished cardigan and a tucked-in tee makes for a final look that is cool-girl approved.

With More Denim


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Naturally, among the best things to pair denim with is… more denim. The best part about the Canadian tuxedo is it leaves options open for styling. For something on the slightly dressier side, for instance, you might try going with your color of choice in pumps and a matching top-handle bag.

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