8 Fancy Winter Outfit Trends to Wear With Jeans

Unless you live somewhere unseasonably warm, the thing about winter is that you can't just wear any fancy outfit. Bare legs, arms, or toes are usually not a great idea unless you like shivering. You may be able to throw on anything and go in the summer, but dressy winter outfits require a little more forethought (and layers).

I don't know about you but I'm very fond of wearing jeans for fancy occasions in the winter, as they're warm and they're easy to style. But although they're easy to style, that doesn't mean I don't want some new outfit ideas from time to time. That's why I regularly scour Instagram for denim-outfit inspiration. My recent searches have been very fruitful and I pulled eight outfit ideas that show that jeans can be dressy, no matter what the wash or style may be. To make these outfits even more cold-weather friendly, all you need to do is throw an oversize coat on over them.

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Metallic Top + Jeans + Pointed-Toe Heels
(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)

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Faux-Fur Coat + Turtleneck + Jeans
(Image credit: @salome.mory)

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Velvet Top + Jeans + Ankle Boots
(Image credit: @taniasarin)

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Vest Over Blazer + Jeans
(Image credit: @jen_wonders)

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Sequined Top + Jeans
(Image credit: @louloudesaison)

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Oversize Blazer + Jeans + Fancy Pumps
(Image credit: @annabelrosendahl)

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Long Coat + Sweater + Jeans + Metallic Heels
(Image credit: @lindatol_)

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Leather Jacket + Pretty Top + Jeans + Fancy Pumps
(Image credit: @emilisindlev)

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Next up, seven cool outfit ideas for New Year's Eve.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.