Jeans are such a wardrobe staple, but sometimes they can end up feeling a bit too casual, especially for an evening out (or a day at the office). As it turns out, though, elevating denim is actually pretty easy, and celebrities have proven time and time again that they know exactly how to dress up jeans without much effort. Looking to breathe new life into your jeans and boots outfit this winter? You've come to the right place.
Below, we've rounded up the 10 best no-effort examples of how to take the pants-and-shoe pairing to new levels of cool. From Gigi Hadid's easy way of making denim feels super edgy to Dakota Johnson's go-to piece for sprinkling in refined, sophisticated elements, these are the celeb-approved jeans-and-boots outfits to take note from. Read on to see and shop the looks; then use the styling tricks you've learned to instantly dress them up for your upcoming holiday celebrations.
Throw on a longline leather trench for an edgy yet chic top layer that instantly elevates casual jeans.
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Come wintertime, put on a sleek, wool-blend coat to instantly dress up jeans without much effort.
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Go for an edgy '90s look by wearing your favorite cardigan as a top.
Pair your jeans-and-boot combo with a silk crop top and a leather jacket for a casual yet elegant nighttime look.
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One of the easiest ways to dress up jeans? With a faux-fur coat.
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Pair white jeans with tall, white boots for a super streamlined look. Add in a blazer and a fitted top to pull everything together.
Dress up the Canadian tuxedo by layering on an oversize teddy-bear coat. Not only is it a super-cozy outerwear addition, but it looks so luxe.
A leather jacket keeps jeans and boots from looking too casual.
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Add in statement accessories like a belt and oversize hoop earrings to dress up the jeans.
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A fitted blazer is a great go-to to pair with all your jeans-and-boots combos.