Black Jeans Are Often Overlooked—These 9 Outfits Unlock Their Full Potential

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When we talk about classic jeans, it’s often blue pairs that spring to mind, but I think black jeans are just as timeless—even if they don’t receive the same airtime as their vintage-wash counterparts. Personally speaking, I always feel more pulled-together and polished in black jeans, which, I’ll argue, also transition from day to night more seamlessly, owning to their darker base colour.

Still, just like any other jeans, black jeans outfits can become repetitive if you let them. So, in an attempt to stop them from becoming stale and tired, I’ve gone on the hunt for black jeans outfits that are classic, chic, and won’t let you down, wherever you might be going. Handily, there were a plethora of stylish looks to choose from; my favourites of which I’ve showcased below.

Whether you’re looking for new ways to freshen your style for autumn or simply want some insight into how to wear this wardrobe faithful in 2021, continue on to fill up on black jeans outfits inspiration.

CHECKED BLAZER + LINGERIE-STYLE TOP

Style Notes: Use your black jeans to offset a sexier top-half, such as a camisole or an on-trend blazer-and-bra combination.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Wool Blend Plaid Blazer (£135)

Nudea The Easy Does It Bralette - Black (£42)

Hollister Straight-Leg Jeans with Rip (£45)

TRENCH COAT + CHUNKY LOAFERS

Style Notes: Trench coats and chunky loafers are non-negotiable this autumn; just add black jeans and you've got yourself an outfit you'll wear time after time.

Shop the look:

12 Storeez Belted Trench Coat (£197)

M&S Collection Magic Shaping Straight Leg Jeans (£40)

Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Loafers (£135)

BACKLESS TOP + BLACK HANDBAG

Style Notes: Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean you can't carry your nice tops into the new season. Paired with black jeans, Tanice's backless top looks the 2021 part.

Shop the look:

H&M Open Back Top (£10)

Lemaire Twisted-Seam Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans (£320)

Jigsaw Heckfield Suede Slouch Bag (£175)

BRIGHT TEE + CLUTCH BAG

Style Notes: Give your black jeans an instant lift by pairing them with a brightly-coloured tee. For more joyful appeal, throw a pastel bag into the equation.

Shop the look:

Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt (£15)

Levi's Plus Size Ribcage Jeans (£95)

& Other Stories Gathered Leather Clutch Bag (£95)

DENIM JACKET + A POP OF RED

Style Notes: If you ordinarily find double denim tricky to style, follow Grece's lead by wearing a blue denim jacket with black jeans. That way, you don't have to worry about matching your shades of blue.

Shop the look:

H&M+ Oversized Denim Jacket (£35)

Acne Studios Mece High-Rise Cropped Straight-Leg Jeans (£230)

Nodaleto Bulla Cara 45mm Loafers (£527)

BRETON STRIPE + FLAT SHOES

Style Notes: We can always trust in French women to deliver simple but chic outfit suggestions. Tamara's black jean, Breton, and flat shoe combination is perfect.

Shop the look:

& Other Stories Sailor Stripe Sweater (£75)

COS Cropped Staright Jeans (£59)

Church's Staden W Polished Binder Loafer in Black (£690)

HERO JACKET + POLO KNIT

Style Notes: Black jeans are incredibly versatile, making them the ideal accompaniment for bold or statement jackets.

Shop the look:

Vintage Unisex Oversized Vinyl Jacket (£115)

Prada Pink Cropped Polo Knit (£735)

River Island Plus Black High Waisted Flared Jeans (£42)

RUFFLE BLOUSE + MULES

Could there be anything more classic than black jeans and a white blouse? Finish with trending mules for a look that'll work for everything, be it brunch or cocktails.

Shop the look:

16arlington Sidra Point-Collar Balloon-Sleeve Chiffon Blouse (£350)

Paige Manhattan Transcend Black Bootleg Jeans (£220)

Bottega Veneta Stretch Square-Toe Leather Mules (£590)

COLOURED BLAZER + SPARKLY SANDALS

Style Notes: Jeans and blazers will never fail to look elegant together; this teal shade is gorgeous set against Lorna's black jeans and top.

Shop the look:

Zara Straight Cut Blazer (£60)

Brock Collection James High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans (£355)

Giuseppe Zanotti Black Crystal-Embellished Leather Mules (£625)

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