How to Wear White Jeans Like You Know What You're Doing

White jeans may not be the first thing you’d opt for on a dark, gray winter morning, but if you’ve been living in all-black everything so far this season, I’m here to pull you out of the sartorial dark and into the light. Our favorite fashion muses are straight-up advocates of white jeans no matter the season, but we’re particularly enamored with how they style them in deep winter.

One trick is to wear white jeans with plenty of luxurious layers and touchable textures—think cozy shearling coats, cashmere sweaters, and suede boots. So what colors should you wear them with? You can never go wrong with black, olive green, camel, or blue (all of which look particularly striking against crisp, clean whites).

Our favorite styling option is building your outfit entirely out of shades of ivory, ecru, sand, and snow—a sophisticated look that exudes a relaxed elegance. Oh, and here’s the kicker: Your white jeans don’t have to be bright white. Feel free to dabble in trending beige, off-white, and creamy tones.

Ready to be inspired? Scroll below to see how fashion girls are wearing white jeans right now, and then shop the best pairs on the market.

Style Tip: Try a straight-leg silhouette with matching boots and plenty of layers.

Style Tip: White jeans look crisp and sophisticated with camel and cocoa hues. Add texture with a cozy sherpa coat.

Style Tip: Opt for relaxed jeans and contrasting tan boots, and then layer on cool-girl accessories such as a belt bag and a printed silk scarf.

Style Tip: Build an ensemble entirely in shades of winter whites. Play with textures such as lace and faux fur.

Style Tip: White skinny jeans look best tucked into boots. Pair with an oversize top or jacket cinched at the waist with a belt.

Style Tip: Elevate your white jeans with a trending croc-effect bag, cowboy boots, and a luxe leather jacket.

Style Tip: With a new season just around the corner, try wearing your cropped white jeans with spring’s trending color: sage green. 

Style Tip: Swap your skinnies for a modern, wide-leg silhouette.

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