A Designer Told Me Which Basics Everyone Will Wear With Jeans This Fall

We're just a few days away from September, which means one thing (well, it means a lot of things, but in this context): It's time to start dusting off the jeans. Aside from it just being far too hot, in this age of quarantine, it's safe to assume that you haven't been wearing jeans as much as usual. I don't know if it's just me, but I'm actually ready to start wearing jeans again. (Call me crazy, but weather permitting, I even wear them to work at home sometimes.)

With a reignited seasonal interest in jeans comes, you guessed it—a need for some new basics, and I turned to an expert in that field for a little guidance on the subject. Danielle Williams-Eke is the Design Director of 11 Honoré, which is the internet's best source for stylish, high-end plus-size clothing. The brand just launched an in-house namesake line of its own (designed by Williams-Eke herself), which is filled with beautiful, elevated, timeless basics. Keep scrolling to find out which easy everyday basics she told me will be common pairings with denim this fall, and shop perfect jeans to go along with them.

Danielle Williams-Eke


11 Honoré

"Gray suiting was all over the runway for fall and is such an easy layering piece that instantly gives your jeans an elevated look! Pair your blazer and jeans with your favorite tee or a chic turtleneck."—Danielle Williams-Eke

"A staple in many women’s wardrobe, a bodysuit is a perfect piece to wear with your jeans. It gives you a clean, perfectly tucked look and acts as the perfect canvas to layer on your favorite jacket and accessories!"

"Casual styling will continue into fall, and a hooded sweatshirt is the perfect piece for a causal jean look. Elevate your hoodie by popping a blazer over it and throwing on your favorite sneakers."

"One of my forever favorite looks is jeans and a white tee. For fall find a tee that will last through the season, made of high-quality materials, like Supima Cotton. I am also loving the modern, boxy silhouette which is perfect on so many body types."

"You can never go wrong with a black blazer and a great pair of jeans. For a chic and sexy look opt for a double-breasted blazer worn closed with your favorite lacey bralette."

"The crew sweatshirt isn’t going anywhere. This easy go-to will always be an option back to your favorite pair of jeans, but this fall, opt for unique colors and shapes to add some fun to this classic piece."