These Jeans Have Been in Style for 68 Years

Sure, we love having a collection of classic blue jeans in our closet, but sometimes you just need a change. Enter, black jeans, the edgy cousin to our standard denim staples. Whether this denim basic is a part of your regular wardrobe rotation or not, it’s smart to have cool black jean outfits up your sleeve for any occasion.

In one simple step, this dark-hued alternative will give any ensemble an instant air of cool, and it’s easy to see why. Black jeans have been a major part of fashion from as early as the 1950s in the beatnik culture (think: Audrey Hepburn in cropped black jeans). From there, these dark pants have been a staple among counter cultures up until today, where they’ve taken over as a fashion staple everyone should have.

If you’re in the need of some styling inspiration with black jeans, we’ve got you. We gathered some of the best looks from our favorite fashion girls on how to wear the edgy favorite this fall. Check them out now, and then shop each look for your own below!

Trust that you’ll be wearing these outfits whenever you can.