If Your Motto Is "When in Doubt, Wear Jeans," These Denim Outfits Will Work Best

I, like many, consider jeans to be a wardrobe staple. To that, I often live by the motto, "when in doubt, wear jeans” because that perfect pair just always works and gets the sartorial job done when I need an effortlessly-chic ensemble. If you too more or less live by that same motto, I figured some denim outfit inspiration could be of interest if you’re intrigued at testing out a few fresh ‘fits for fall.

To showcase the looks in question, I scrolled through the Instagram feeds of some of my favorite fashion follows to uncover a range of solid ensembles that I think you’d particularly love. Here, I’m talking about everything from elevated vibes featuring of-the-moment tailoring to more pared-down outfits with jeans. Keep scrolling for denim outfit inspo, and shop similar pieces as well if something catches your eye.


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A coordinating cardigan set is comfy and chic with straight-leg blue jeans and ankle boots.


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A re-worked trench coat is quite modern topped over a blouse and loose jeans. Sneakers complete the look.


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You can't go wrong with a denim on denim vibe for fall. Try contrasting blues to make a statement.


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An oversize blazer is no-fail with a thin turtleneck and jeans.


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For a forward silhouette, layer a shirtdress over jeans to keep it streamlined and current.


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Tucking a sweater into jeans with a belt is always a solid choice.


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A moto jacket teamed with a white tee, cropped jeans, and canvas sneakers is simple and of-the-moment.

Next, check out more fall outfits to wear with jeans.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.