5 Winter Basics That Look Flawless With Jeans

When you think about your tried-and-true wardrobe staples, there’s a strong chance that perfect pair of jeans ranks high on the list. Yes? Thought so. It honestly makes perfect sense given that the ideal cut can be mixed and matched with a variety of pieces to create chic and effortless looks. On that note, there are actually a few specific winter basics that look especially flawless with jeans.

Simple in nature, these basics could certainly be worn with a smattering of items, but look particularly perfect with jeans. And we’re talking any style of denim here—from skinnies to those of-the-moment straight-leg silhouettes.

Below you’ll uncover imagery of fashion people wearing these next-level basics and denim pairings. Naturally, we’re also sharing inspired picks throughout as well in case you are in fact in the mood to shop as well.

Blazer + Sweater


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Two basics that look effortlessly chic with jeans would be a slouchy blazer and a neutral sweater tied around the shoulders. A modern silhouette.

Half-Zip Pullover


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If you're looking for an A+ cozy vibe, consider a half-zip pullover. It's simple yet particularly of-the-moment feeling—especially worn with straight-leg jeans.

Maxi Coat


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A gorgeous maxi coat is no-fail for the season. Toss the elevated basic over anything—including a stylish denim 'fit—and you're set.



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A cardigan with jeans is about as easy and chic as it gets. Love the idea of trying a cardigan as a top this season.

Next, check out more stylish basics.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.