I'm a Lazy Fashion Editor—These 5 Top-and-Jeans Outfits Never Fail Me

Ah, jeans and a nice top. Where would we be without this classic fashion combination? Usually our go-to for festive drinks and easy going-out ensembles, its certainly served us well over the decades, as we all know; a pretty top when paired with jeans is the perfect way to dress up with minimal effort and maximum impact. 

There's no such thing as OTT this year, and our favourite influencers have provided us with more than enough inspiration for party season. We've found a plethora of top options—from sequins to sheer organza—cropping up on our feeds, all you need to do is add your fave jeans and shoes, and you're ready to go. So if you're looking for low-key party outfit inspo this year, scroll down to see and shop the best outfits around. 


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1. Sequins


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Style Notes: Party season means one thing: sequins. Give an embellished top an edgy overhaul by styling it with classic blue denim, a clutch, and undone hair. Take it from Who What Wear's con, Monikh Dale.

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2. Sheer


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Style Notes: Nensi Dojaka is the A-list-adored designer making sheer fabrics chic again. Camille Charrière is snapped here in one of the brand's tulle party tops paired perfectly with loose-fitting black jeans. 

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3. The Bustier


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Style Notes: Hark back to the noughties with the classic bustier top. Make like Sylvie Mus, and style yours with high-waisted jeans and kitten heels. 

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4. The Silky Blouse


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Style Notes: Sometimes, less is more in the party-top stakes, and Marisa Martins makes a very good case for the cream satin blouse. Keep it low-key with a trench or, for a dressier look, opt for a classic black blazer.

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5. Leopard


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Style Notes: No one has a knack for making outfits look sultry quite like Anne-Laure Mais does. Make like the French It girl by wearing a fitted leopard top with fitted jeans, slingback heels and leather outerwear.

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This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.