10 Styling Ideas That Will Give Your Jeans a New Lease of Life

Maxine Eggenberger
·4-min read

Ahh, jeans, where would we be without them? As someone who avoided wearing them for the first 20 years of my life, in the decade that’s followed, jeans have become as equally integral to my wardrobe as knickers and bras. I honestly don’t remember how I ever got dressed without them. And while they might not always be the most exciting thing to wear, they do open up countless sartorial possibilities.

Fellow denim devotees will tell you that jeans have the potential to unlock countless excellent outfits, and you need only look to Instagram for proof. From Lauren-Nicole’s sleek take on the Canadian tuxedo to Ada Oguntodu’s penchant for retro flares to the way to Emili Sindlev wears ecru jeans, you’re going to look at your denim drawer in a totally new light after seeing these next-level looks. Keep scrolling to see our favourite jeans outfit ideas of the moment and, of course, shop them along the way…

Paloma gives her grey jeans a cool, off-duty overall by pairing them with a puffer jacket and an on-trend bucket hat. The cuffed hems earn her extra sartorial points, too.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Nylon Bucket Hat (£23)

Marks & Spencer Feather and Down Duvet Puffer Jacket (£75)

Mango Mom Jeans (£36)

The easiest way to polish ripped jeans? Take cues from Ume and pair them with a tailored blazer in a classic hue and finish with minimalistic footwear.

Shop the look:

COS Boyfriend-Fit Blazer (£135)

Topshop Ripped Jamie Jeans (£42)

Marks and Spencer High Cut Ballerina Flats (£35)

Embrace all-things retro by reinstating bleach denim into your wardrobe repertoire. It’ll feel even more up-to-date when worn with bright faux fur and white boots.

Shop the look:

Stand Pink Faux-Fur Coat (£330)

Levi's Made and Crafted Light Denim 501 Jeans (£115)

Russell & Bromley Around Block Heel Ankle Boots (£325)

Hannah is a master curating refined outfits with layerable pieces. So much so that she has us digging our white jeans out of our summer storage to wear with zip-front knits and woollen blazers.

Shop the look:

Karen Millen Formal Blazer Coat (£115)

Arket Merino Knit Bib (£69)

Monki Yoko Off-White Jeans (£40)

Ada isn’t afraid to revisit the ’70s with her wares, and this look (indigo flares, a tan leather jacket and cowboy boots) is up there with her finest homages.

Shop the look:

Marks & Spencer Faux Leather Belted Trench Coat (£79)

Frame Denim Le High Flare Jeans (£190)

Topshop Mellie Black Leather Toe Cap Boots (£90)

We can always rely on Lucy to provide with the ultimate in off-the-clock style inspiration, and this ensemble is no exception. She’s taken this Nanushka shirt from the brand’s menswear line and given it her own twist with chunky boots and straight-leg jeans.

Shop the look:

AllSaints Luella Woollen Check Jacket (£229)

Arket Straight High-Waist Jeans (£59)

Zara Track Sole Boots (£96)

The Danes have made your favourite ’00s styling trick (the one where you tuck your jeans into your boots) cool again. Case in point? Pernille’s entire getup.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Mock Neck Sweater (£35)

Paige Federal Grey Jeans (£225)

Mint Velvet Rachel Suede Knee High Boots (£189)

Lauren-Nicole is single-handedly bringing the Canadian tuxedo back to the fashion forefront with her double-denim attire. We love the addition of some unexpected snake print boots, too.

Shop the look:

Selected Femme Miranda Denim Shirt (£65)

River Island Blue Denim Jeans (£40)

Zara Snake Print Ankle Boots (£30)

Forget jeans and a nice top—now, it’s all about jeans and a nice coat. Make like Monikh and pair yours with Prada’s in-demand nylon shoulder bag.

Shop the look:

Monki Long Double-Breasted Coat (£80)

River Island Blair High-Rise Jeans (£40)

Prada Re-Edition 2005 Nylon and Saffiano Leather Mini Bag (£585)

Another influencer who has taken the summertime staple of white jeans and given it a wintery spin. This time, Emili pairs hers with a Borg coat and chic tan boots.

Shop the look:

Topshop Cream Oversized Borg Longline Coat (£80)

Free People CRVY High-Rise Vintage Straight Jeans (£70)

The Row Gaia Leather Chelsea Boots (£1250)

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Opening image: @ada_oguntodu

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