Ankle boots, jeans, and a sweater—sound familiar? It's most likely your trusty fall uniform. Believe it or not, there are actually other ways to style your jeans that don't involve a basic sweater and simple ankle boots, and this season, we think it's time to step outside the box and venture into oufit ideas like you never have before. With your favorite pair of jeans already on your body, there is a 90% chance you'll still feel comfortable in your new fall look even if you are stepping a little outside of your comfort zone.
Ahead, I rounded up nine of my favorite fall outfits that include jeans. My favorite thing about each of the looks you're about to see is that although the base of the ensemble is denim, the denim is the last thing you notice thanks to the exciting pieces it's paired with. Between cow-print handbags and croc-embossed boots, I can guarantee that any of the nine ways to style jeans ahead will leave you looking anything but basic without having to try too hard.
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Style Tip: Have fun with patterns and mix two that would normally be considered an unconventional pairing. While plaid and cow might have you thinking you'll look like a farm girl, the picture above proves you'll look anything but.
Style Tip: The bourgeoisie trend is huge for fall 2019, and copying this look will be a step toward tackling the trend for good. Everything from the tall croc-embossed boots to the tailored coat in classic camel will have your jeans looking all kinds of fancy.
Style Tip: If there's one thing you can always count on, it's the fact that formal footwear always looks incredible with jeans. Throw on a statement blouse to complete the look, and you'll be ready to attend any dinner or evening event that might come your way.
Style Tip: If you didn't even want to read this story initially because you're a jeans-and-tee die-hard, this one is for you. Throw on a long leather trench when the temperature allows, and instantly your simple denim uniform will feel brand new (and insanely chic, might I add).
Style Tip: Toughen up light-wash jeans with an oversize suede jacket and chunky-soled boots. Beyond the fact that those two items are major fall trends, there's no denying the level of cool you'll feeling walking down the street in this ensemble.
Style Tip: Not quite fall but not quite summer as far as the temperature is concerned? If you live in New York especially, the answer is yes. In this case, try out a sleeveless turtleneck vest for size and contrast the longer knit with summery strappy sandals. That's right—have your cake and eat it too.
Style Tip: We were pleasantly surprised the whole knit-on-knit trend took off mainly because it pairs perfectly with jeans. Whether you buy one like the below that already has two sweaters built in or create your own knitty dynamic duo, I can guarantee that your favorite jeans are going to look great with either