How to Add Style to a T-Shirt and Jeans

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No outfit is more classic (or easy) than jeans and a T-shirt. Although, even this go-to combination can feel a bit dull at times. Fortunately, there are simple ways to spruce up this casual ensemble without much effort. All it takes is a little bit of outfit inspiration.

Influenced by some of our favorite celebs and street style stars, we're showing you how to style T-shirts and jeans for an updated look. Not only have we rounded up ways to freshen up this combination, but we've also provided quality basics you can add to your look. So next time you're feeling stumped on what to wear with your favorite pair of jeans, pull inspiration from these outfits and you'll be good to go.

Go for a cool coat and platform shoes.


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Platform creepers and a shearling coat give this classic ensemble a forward twist.

On Kendall Jenner: Komono Crafted Lulu Sunglasses ($60); Designers Remix Saturday Jack Short Shearling Jacket ($1303); Kurt Geiger tote; Stella McCartney shoes

Tuck in your tee and add a pair of chic heels.
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Love the classic jeans-and-tee look? Give the look an update by tucking in the top and adding some cool heels.

Available in sizes XXS to XL. 

Available in sizes 38 to 40. 

Add a blazer.
Jessica Alba jeans and a T-shirt


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For a warm-weather look, wear a flowy white blazer and platform sandals.

On Jessica Alba: 7 for All Mankind Vintage Trouser Jeans ($150); Brian Atwood Gaynor Sandals ($332)

Layer on an army jacket.


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An of-the-moment army jacket gives this look a rigid feel while pointed stilettos add a bit of polish.

Toss on a statement coat.


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Elevate a band tee by tossing on a structured coat and pointed ankle boots.

On Gigi Hadid: Parker Smith jeans

Create an impromptu suit.


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Make a tee and jeans work-appropriate by adding a blazer and sleek heels.

Wear sock boots with your laid-back look.

Skintight sock boots make ripped jeans and tees look even cooler.

On Hailey Baldwin: Daniel Patrick Hero Muscle Top ($160); Zara Ripped Cigarette Jeans ($70); Givenchy Antigona Bag ($2295) and Leather Wide-Heel Show Boots ($1350)

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

This post was originally posted at an earlier date and has since been updated by Anna LaPlaca.