We're in Our 50s and Rely on These 8 Jeans Outfits


(Image credit: Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers)

Janet Gunn is the inspiring influencer behind The Grateful Gardenia. Originally from Texas, the 58-year-old style guru is now settled in Los Angeles with her husband, son, and dog, Buster. She’s worked as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, flight attendant, actor, jewelry designer, and beyond. In other words, she has a ton of experience and an equally cool personal style. Melissa Meyers is a Los Angeles–based influencer with a focus on beauty, style, travel, and wellness. Her blog, The Glow Girl, aims to empower women to embrace the best version of themselves, age gracefully, and cultivate a glow from the inside out. Oh, and don’t forget to follow them at @janetgunngratefulgardenia and @melissameyers.

We routinely turn to over-50 influencers Janet Gunn and Melissa Meyers for sartorial guidance. Of course, age has absolutely nothing to do with what you should or shouldn’t wear, but their specific advice is often intriguing given their expertise over the years fine-tuning their wardrobes. On that note, we thought we’d focus next on some of the specific denim silhouettes this duo wears on repeat. More specifically, we thought there could be interest in learning about the jeans they love to wear, along with outfits to match for some inspiration.

With all that in mind, keep scrolling to see the jeans outfits Gunn and Meyers wear often because they're easy and versatile in nature. You’ll also uncover some shopping inspo as well if you’re looking to add a fresh piece or two into your wardrobe.

High-Waisted Jeans


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We love high-waisted jeans for their shape and style. Wear these versatile jeans with a classic trench coat and a graphic top for a chic, put-together look.

Boot-Cut Jeans


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This style is quite comfortable. Keep it cool and fresh by wearing an all-white look, or transition into autumn by pairing with a pretty cami and booties, or a lightweight sweater coat.

Wide-Leg Jeans


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This year, it doesn’t get much cooler than wide-leg jeans! This look works well with a structured top to balance out the wider leg, or with a relaxed jacket for a chic vibe.

Distressed Jeans


(Image credit: Melissa Meyers)

There’s nothing like wearing a great pair of comfy, distressed jeans. We're into the idea of wearing them with something classic, like a simple white shirt or a printed top.

Straight-Leg Jeans


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This style is timeless. For a casual, effortless look, wear a button-up blouse knotted at the waist. Want a bit more polish? Throw on a sweater or a leather jacket.

Skinny Jeans


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It’s all about proportion with this style, and pairing them with the right top is key. We like to wear skinnies with a looser-style top or a blazer. We like to cuff them at the hem too.

Black Jeans


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As we head into fall, we are bringing our black denim back out.

Cropped Jeans


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This jean really puts the focus on your shoes. A pair of statement heels, trending flats, sandals, or sneakers? All of the above, please!

Next, check out the casual dresses Gunn and Meyers love.

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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 retailers 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.