45 Fall Tops That Will Make Your Jeans Outfit Look Expensive

Let's be honest. When it comes to outfits, nothing is as reliable, easy, and effortless as a jeans-and-nice top combo. Whether you're dressing your denim up with a sheer sequin top for a night out, pairing it with a crisp oversize button-down for work, or styling it with a ribbed knit top for casual autumn affairs—the two-step formula always works.

The fall/winter 2022 runways were rife with jeans-and-top duos. At Isabel Marant, we saw low-slung jeans paired with sumptuous velvet tops; at Givenchy, loose jeans were styled with sheer mesh tops and giant pearly chokers; and Versace showed us the perfect going-out ensemble comprised of belted baggy jeans and crystal-embellished tops.

If you're looking to give your jeans an expensive-looking touch this fall, we've rounded up some of the chicest of-the-moment tops to pair with your staple denim. Included in the mix are elevated basics that will take you from day to night in style, trend-forward tops that look like they've come straight off the runway, Insta-worthy going-out pieces that'll incite all the compliments, and plenty of casual and cool knits for the cooler weather ahead. Keep scrolling to give your jeans a chic, luxe, and polished touch this fall.

Getting all the '90s vibes from this Kaia Gerber collab with Zara.

Plissé makes everything look more expensive.

Just add high-waisted jeans and a tan leather belt. 

This will elevate the most casual jeans.



Fluffy knits are having a major moment this season.

Say yes to a silky blouse in this season's trending hue.

Velvet makes your jeans exponentially fancier.



It's all about oversize striped sweaters this season.

A dinner-and-drinks top everyone will love.

When you want to look casual yet put-together.

Add high-waisted loose jeans for one seriously cool look.



A unique neckline can make a world of difference.

Pearls plus satin equals an expensive-looking shirt.

A collared knit has an inherently upscale look.



Nothing adds polish to your look quite like a waistcoat.

Love the idea of pairing this with cream jeans.

For an easy night-out outfit, pair straight-leg jeans with a silk corset-style top.



Sheer tops are one of fall's biggest trends.

This rich forest green pairs beautifully with blue denim.



One of our editors gets so many compliments on this button-down.

A classic you'll reach for repeatedly.



Can't get enough of the minimalist '90s vibes.

Planning to layer this opulent camisole under a cozy cashmere cardi.