Black jeans are invariably an essential we all harbor in our closets whether or not we put them to use as much as our other pairs. And since the rise of vintage jeans, we’ve all but forgotten about these darker pairs in lieu of their lighter contemporaries. So in the interest of democratizing your selection, we’ve found 22 ways to rethink wearing your black pairs. Neutral, versatile, and polished, black jeans are the chameleon of your denim collection. They can be dressed up with heels and a statement top or balance out more trend-forward prints and shapes, and now’s the time to give your black jeans a second glance.
Go on to see the outfits inspiring us to breathe more life into our black denim.
Break up dark tones with a white belt.
Go for a monochrome look by wearing black jeans with a black denim jacket.
A blazer and sneakers achieves an interesting style balance.
Make this your weekend look when warmer weather hits.
Play with proportions and tailoring for a monochromatic look with tons of dimension.
Update your jeans-and-a-tee look with fresh white booties.
Just add a chain belt.
Opt for a pair of black jeans with contrast topstitching for a fresh feel this spring.
With a leather moto jacket and ankle boots, it doesn't get any more easy to recreate than this.
Elevate an all-black outfit with snakeskin boots.
There's a classic appeal to a button-down shirt and oxfords paired with black jeans.
Behold, the model-off-duty uniform.
A satin pajama shirt, mini bag, and mules may be just what your pair of black jeans needed.
Thanks, Alexa Chung, for always showing us how things are done.
Black jeans can be so elegant when worn with heels and a flowy top.
A red turtleneck is a must-have item this winter. We love this simple yet fresh combo.
The '80s called. They said you should totally wear a strong-shouldered blazer and slouchy boots with black denim.
A shimmery metallic top and luxe velvet shoes make the denim work for all your holiday parties too.
A red belt is just the pop of color your black jeans needed.
Try out the eclectic mismatched shoe trend we're actually kind of obsessed with.
We'd take any excuse we could get to wear purple faux fur.