How to Add Style to a T-Shirt and Jeans

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The Style Stalker

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

How to wear light jeans and a white tee


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

On Kendall Jenner: Komono sunglasses; Designers Remix jacket; Kurt Geiger tote; Stella McCartney shoes

We like how this silhouette is a bit more relaxed.

Madewell has been making this tee forever, and with good reason!

The platform gives these classic slip-on sneakers a fashion spin.

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. A statement blazer will only enhance the look even more.

A bodysuit will help keep a streamlined tucked-in look. 

We've never seen a prettier shade of lavender.

We agree with Topshop in calling these the "dream" sandals.

Add a Blazer

Jessica Alba jeans and a T-shirt


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For a classic look, wear a white blazer and platform shoes.

On Jessica Alba: 7 for All Mankind jeans; Brian Atwood sandals

Lioness blazers always look more expensive than they are.

Leave it to Jessica Alba to inspire us to break out our flare jeans.

It's the sculptural wooden heel for us.

Layer on a Utility Jacket

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An of-the-moment utility jacket gives this look a cool feel.

More Madewell tees, because we couldn't resist.

This classic cargo jacket will work just as well in spring.

A little peek of ankle is perfect for showing off your sneakers.

We weren't going to leave you without the sneaker rec!

Toss on a Statement Coat

Gigi Hadid skinny jean outfit


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Elevate a graphic tee even more by tossing on a bold coat and opting for ankle boots.

On Gigi Hadid: Parker Smith jeans

Don't worry about a thing—(with this tee) every little thing's going to be all right. 

With denim prices higher than ever, there's something sweet about Levi's price point.

Call us biased, but these will be a wardrobe workhorse.

This post was originally posted at an earlier date and has since been updated. Next, The Best High-Waisted Jeans on the Internet, All in One Place