From Laura Harrier to Olivia Wilde—7 Simple Items Celebs Are Wearing With Jeans


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Between the resurgence of '90s style and the most recent trends from the runways, trend fatigue is what many of us are feeling right now, there's no question that simple style is reigning supreme. A scan through the latest celebrity street style confirms this: the best-dressed stars are stepping out in refreshingly simple outfits—especially with jeans.

From Laura Harrier to Olivia Wilde and Gigi Hadid, celebrities have been eschewing more flamboyant and wild street style looks for much simpler ones, providing us with droves of styling inspiration that couldn't be any easier to re-create for ourselves.

Even when these style stars opted for more simple denim ensembles, they still managed to look chic, proving that less can certainly be more as long as you have the right pieces. In fact, some of the best looks come down to a specific combination basics. To help break down why these denim ensembles work, we've rounded up the seven simple pieces that feature in recent celebrity outfits with jeans, from belts to blazers.

Simple Leather Belts



On Laura Harrier: Aimé Leon Doré x New Balance 550 Sneakers ($416); Khaite jacket; Levi's jeans

During NYFW, actress Laura Harrier opted for a low-key look while attending the Khaite show and we'll be certainly copying the simple jeans outfit this entire season. Harrier chose a flight jacket from the brand with a white tank and sneakers, but we'd argue it's her leather belt that subtly ties the whole look together. 

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On Kendall Jenner: Adidas Samba Sneakers ($332)

Kendall Jenner wore the It sneakers that everyone is talking about with flare jeans and a sweater-vest, proving that the knit top is a cooler alternative to a plain T-shirt that's just as easy to wear.

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Retro Sneakers


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On Olivia Wilde: Hanes ComfortSoft Moisture Wicking Tagless Tank ($26); Ray-Ban Standard Classic Wayfarer 50mm Polarized Sunglasses ($213); Adidas x Gucci Gazelle Sneaker ($850); Anita Ko Zoe 18-Karat Gold Diamond Choker ($35,250)

While out in NYC, the Don't Worry Darling director stepped out in relaxed jeans and the retro sneakers from Adidas' recent Gucci collab that are in many of our editors' carts as we speak. Retro and soccer-inspired sneakers seem to be the casual shoes of choice to wear with jeans this fall.

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Sleek Leather Jackets


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The power of a leather jacket cannot be denied, and this recent outfit from Gabrielle Union is a flawless example of how a great topper can enhance your whole look. She opted for a sleek leather trench coat that fits the same vibe as the Laura Harrier look we discussed above. So if you're wearing a leather jacket with your jeans this fall, make it a simple '90s style.

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On Gigi Hadid: Gucci Horsebit Lug-Sole Loafers ($1150)

Good news: Loafers—especially lug-sole pairs—are very much still a thing this fall. Two of Gigi Hadid's recent outfits with baggy jeans confirm that the sophisticated flats are fall outfit perfection.

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Classic Black Blazers


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Leave it to Anne Hathaway to make jeans and ankle boots look anything but boring. While any jacket would complete this outfit, her classic black blazer takes it from casual to chic. 

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Baseball Hats


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On Dua Lipa: Gucci GG Slingback Pumps ($1150); Knwls Razr Bag ($770); Calvin Klein Jeans

To add a street style feel to your jean outfits, take a cue from Dua Lipa and top off any and all of them with a baseball hat. Yes, even with heels. 

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Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.