I Love Jeans and Have Saved These 21 Denim Outfits to Copy in 2021


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Despite my very best efforts, I have fallen into a rut when it comes to getting dressed for working from home. I currently alternate between two pairs of jeans, and three jumpers, but am now itching to switch things up and find some new ways to style my denim staples. I'm not talking about anything radical here, as I'll still be sat in my living room—but little styling tweaks that might help me fall in love with my jeans again. Below I've found 21 styling ideas that I plan on copying (again and again) in 2021, and many revolve around basics like breton tees, polo tops, Oxford shirts and knitted vests. 

Earlier this year my colleague Elinor wrote about the key new denim trends for 2021, speaking to denim experts from both 7 For All Mankind and & Other Stories. Much like the autumn/winter 2020 trends, sticking to pieces that last is really the biggest takeaway for jeans, too. Straight-legs, slightly faded blue denim washes and wide-leg looser jeans are the three overarching themes. None of the jeans below are anything too radical—there's no patchwork, statement-making silhouettes or prints, but just really great fitting classic jeans. Keep scrolling for 21 styling ideas I've taken from Instagram recently. 

1. Fringed Jacket + Basket Bag + Wide-Leg Jeans


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2. Knitted Vest + High-Waisted Jeans


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3. Tight Top + White High-Waisted Jeans


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4. Boxy Denim Jacket + Matching Jeans


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5. Fray-Hem Jeans + Chunky Boots + Polo Shirt


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6. Breton Top + Black Coat + Flared Jeans


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7. Indigo Jeans + Clashing Denim Jacket + Red Shoes


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8. Straight-Leg Jeans + Leather Trench + Zebra Bag


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9. Knitted Vest + T-Shirt + High-Waisted Jeans


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10. Colourful Coat + Straight-Leg Jeans + Chunky Boots


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11. Blazer + Striped Shirt + Classic Blue Jeans


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12. Ripped Jeans + White Shirt + Knitted Vest


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13. High-Waisted Jeans + Green Top + Printed Sandals


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14. Oversized Blue Shirt + Baggy Jeans + Party Heels


15. Puffer Coat + Straight-Leg Jeans + Colourful Scarf


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16. Oversized Cardigan + Turn-Up Jeans + Rollneck


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17. Silk Shirt + Cropped Jeans + 90s Sunglasses


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18. Camel Blazer + Flares + Beanie Hat


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19. Sweatshirt + Blue Jeans + Trainers


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20. Ruched Shirt + Statement Sunglasses + Classic Jeans


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21. Zip-Up Jumper + White Jeans + Black Ankle Boots


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Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn winter 2021.

Emma Spedding