I Wear Jeans Almost Every Day, and These 5 Outfit Formulas Are My Go-Tos


(Image credit: @gracejoshua13; Pictured: DL1961 jeans)

As a California girl turned New Yorker, I have an everlasting love for a great pair of jeans. I have tried every denim brand you can think of, from luxe denim to classic under-$100 affordable brands, and no matter which you prefer, I think we can all agree that having an arsenal of great ways to style jeans is essential. I'm a big fan of styling denim for almost any occasion, which can be a challenge due to the casual nature of jeans, but there are so many ways to make a great pair of jeans feel elevated and chic. Whether you love to wear jeans to the office with a killer blouse and pumps or you're more the type who loves to pair jeans with their coolest pair of sneakers and a bold knit, you'll love these five ways to style jeans. 

Keep scrolling to see how I'll be styling jeans this year.

Bold Knit + Sneakers


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This look, to me, is a no-brainer. Pairing your favorite pair of jeans with a bold sweater or cardigan is the perfect cozy yet chic vibe. I love how Claire styled this baby-blue knit sweater with jeans and sneakers. It just screams cool, casual, and chic.

Trench Coat + Baby Tee + Hat


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This type of ensemble is what I reach for when I'm looking for a cool and casual look that still feels stylish. These DL 1961 straight-leg jeans are the style of jeans that I love. They're relaxed without being loose, so I wear them all the time. This hat from Rowing Blazers is the real star of the show, but this black faux-leather trench and baby tee add a bit of coolness to the look. I recommend this combo for the weekend.

Boots + Lots of Layers


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This is the ultimate way to wear jeans in the winter. I love how fellow editor Sierra styled these classic straight-leg jeans with the coolest BY FAR boots and layered jackets over a cropped cardigan. So good.

Crew-Neck Sweater + Uggs


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This is the ultimate cozy, casual way to wear denim. It's a great option for a travel day or an afternoon of running errands. I always add some jewelry when I wear this look to make it a little dressier.

Striped Sweater + Boots


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You can catch me wearing a look like this to the office or on a casual coffee date. I love a great striped sweater, as it's a classic that always feels elevated to me. Add your favorite French girl–inspired denim and boots and you're good to go.

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Assistant Editor

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.