13 Quick Tips For Dressing Up Your Jeans


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We’d venture to guess that within your closet, you have everything needed to dress up your jeans. But if you find yourself in dire need of inventive ways to wear them, you've come to the right place. Click through for exceptional ensembles from stylesetters like Miranda Kerr, Nicole Richie, and Olivia Palermo that will have you singing the blues…jeans that is.

Miranda Kerr


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Style Tip: Tuck a sexy, black button-down into your denim, and don’t forget to accessorize with sophisticated pieces like a gold-hardware belt and sleek boots!

On Kerr: Nobody Denim Cult Skinny Jeans ($199); Balmain belt; Stuart Weitzman 5050 Over The Knee Boots ($598)

Laurianne Melierre


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Style Tip: We recently spotted the Digital Fashion Editor-in-Chief of Glamour Paris in this perfectly-executed ensemble, and we couldn't resist sharing. She draped a black pea coat over a crisp button-down blouse and distressed jeans. However, the accessories stole the spotlight: a ladylike headpiece, chic envelope clutch, and a pair of thin-strapped heels. C'est magnifique!

Nicole Richie


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Style Tip: If you’re working with a serious pair of flares, the answer is simple: a bold blazer draped over a crisp button-down — it will never let you down.

On Richie: Saint Lauren Contrast Trim Blazer ($1683); A.O.T.C. shirt; Bottega Veneta Nero Intrecciato Nappa Belt ($470); vintage Levi’s jeans; Balenciaga Classic City Bag ($1545)

Olivia Palermo



Style Tip: This one’s simple, throw on your favorite faux fur jacket and ankle strap heels and you’re done. If you want to go the extra mile (it’s ok if you don’t), try a sleek hairstyle à la Palermo and carry a minimalist clutch.

On Palermo: Dennis Basso jacket; Schutz Irma Ankle Strap Point Toe Pumps ($121)

Clemence Poesy



Style Tip: While Chanel would undoubtedly dress up any pair of jeans, you don’t have to own the infamous tweed jacket to replicate Poesy’s look, any ladylike outerwear will do! Balance the feminine piece with boyish brogues, a tucked-in t-shirt, and loose waves.

On Poesy: Chanel Couture Spring 2013 tweed jacket; vintage Levi’s jeans; Chanel bag

Reese Witherspoon



Style Tip: Even if you’re constantly on the go (like Witherspoon), you can still add an element of polish to your every-day denim look. Try a peplum blouse, pointy flats, and a structured bag; it’ll elevate your look while maintaining comfort!

On Witherspoon: Koral jeans; The Row tote; Valentino Rockstud Ballerina Flat ($695)

Jaime King



Style Tip: If you’re not one for layering, dressing up your jeans is still totally doable. Grab a boldly-printed collared jacket, and wear it as a top. Since that will be your outfit’s centerpiece, try a simple pair of flats.

On King: Tory Burch Pre-Fall 14 coat

Elena Perminova



Style Tip: If you find yourself reaching for all things sparkly when dressing up your look, we suggest you take inspiration from Perminova’s recent ensemble. She paired a statement necklace and embellished heels with her ladylike top and blue jeans at Chanel’s S/S 14 couture show.

On Perminova​: Chanel jacket

Olesya Rulin


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Style Tip: A long coat can go a long way. If you’re lucky enough to own this statement piece, pull it out and layer it over your favorite t-shirt and jeans. Worried you’ll come across more Dick Tracy than Grace Kelly? Try a pair of pointy-toe pumps and a bamboo-handle bag — that should do the trick.

Get The Look: Plein Sud Mainline Cadi Crepe Long Jacket ($633); Splendid Cotton and Modal-Blend Jersey T-Shirt ($50); Rag & Bone Skinny Stretch Jeans ($198); Isola Jolie Pointy Toe Pump ($100)

Hanelli Mustaparta


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Style Tip: As of late, the statement sweatshirt seems to be the answer to an outfit conundrum, and this certainly applies to the dilemma of how to dress up your jeans. Grab your trendiest sweatshirt and accessorize with a cross-body bag and strappy heels. Can you say, model-off-duty?

On Mustaparta: Stella McCartney sweatshirt; Chanel bag

Indre Rockefeller


Vanessa Jackman

Style Tip: If you’re rocking your favorite pair of ripped jeans, elevate the rest of your look with a belted stole, statement coat, and a couple of solid accessory options like a structured satchel and pumps.

Get The Look: Mango Premium Houndstooth Coat ($190); Topshop Mottled Oversized Stole ($30); Fire Girlfriend Distressed Tapered Jeans ($48)

Miroslava Duma


Vanessa Jackman

Style Tip: What do suede thigh-high boots, an ornate necklace, and a lux pink sweater have in common? Aside from a probable hefty price tag, they are all compatible with a pair of blue jeans, as exhibited by Duma. For an extra element, try a white collar under your sweater.

On Duma: Chanel sweater

Rock these skinny jeans with a metallic ankle boot.

Available in sizes 26 to 32.

Show off the detailed hem by wearing bright shoes.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.

These will be your new go to jeans.

Available in sizes 25 to 36.

Tuck in a graphic tee to these high waisted jeans for a laid back look.

Available in sizes 23 to 31.

Pair yours with a oversized leather jacket and white sneakers.

Available in sizes 24 to 30.

We love these distressed ankle crop jeans.

Available in sizes 24 to 26.

Cropped flare jeans are one of this seasons biggest denim trends.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

The mom jean style is perfect with sock booties.

Available in sizes 1 to 10.

The button detail on these jeans are so chic.

Available in sizes 26 to 32.

Keep your outfit simple by wearing a black turtleneck and black boots.

Available in sizes 24 to 32.

Try wearing a plain white tee and a blazer with yours.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

Try the ankle frayed denim trend by wearing them with white sneakers.

Available in sizes 14 to 26.

These 90s inspired jeans can be dressed up for a night out with a leather jacket.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

A wardrobe necessity.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

Flare jeans are flattering and fashion forward.

Available in sizes 12 to 20.

Dark wash denim is easy to dress up for a night out or dress down for a day in the city.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

We love the uneven hem trend.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.


Style these vintage looking denim with black pointed-toe heels.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Try cuffing these jeans for a more tailored look.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.