This post was a collaboration of ideas written by Dakota Dupont and Anjali Chatterjee. Photos by Dakota Dupont.
Having a few great pairs of jeans is the foundation of any great wardrobe. Jeans are so versatile in the way that you can dress them up or down to fit any style or for any occasion. I used to hate wearing jeans when I was younger, but as I’ve grown up I’ve learned to appreciate the great versatility (and comfort) of my favorite pairs of jeans. There are so many different types of colors, cuts, and styles of jeans that you can wear a pair every single day without repeating a look or ever getting bored! Investing in great jeans makes a huge difference in your wardrobe. Here are 5 of my must-have styles.
Do you own these 5 Jean Styles?
If I was to recommend anyone pair of jeans it would definitely be skinny jeans. Although some pairs may not be the most comfortable, they are so versatile and can transition so easily from day to night. Pair them with a t-shirt and sneakers for a casual outfit or wear them with heels and a bodysuit for going out- they literally work for anything. Obviously, wearing curve-hugging denim can get a bit uncomfortable so find a pair with a good amount of stretch and you will find yourself wanting to wear them every day.
The age-old and completely made up the rule that you shouldn’t wear white after labor day obviously didn’t have style. White jeans can be worn year-round if you style them properly! While white jeans will always be a summer staple, paired with just about anything. But, you can wear them during the winter as well. In the colder months pair white jeans with a pair of cream-colored booties or a tan sweater to create a warm yet clean weather-appropriate look.
Black jeans are a must-have for any night time or formal occasion. I have found myself wearing black jeans that look just like black pants to job interviews! My absolute favorite night time look is an all-black outfit. I often pair a black bodysuit or tank top with black jeans with black boots or booties. This is such a classic outfit that is flattering on anyone if you don’t have a pair of black jeans I definitely recommend purchasing a pair.
Though boyfriend jeans have been in style for a while, some people still shy away from trying this new trend. If you don’t have a pair of boyfriend jeans you seriously need to get a pair as soon as possible! They are equal parts comfortable and cool and add a certain edge to any outfit. You can really wear boyfriend jeans with anything- sneakers or even heels and you will have a killer outfit.
Bell Bottom Jeans
Bell bottom jeans are a little bit riskier trend than boyfriend jeans, in the way that they are not as popular. I love this new trend and think that bell-bottom jeans are flattering on every body type and elongate your legs. Who doesn’t want to look like they have model-like mile-long legs? You can pair these jeans with a t-shirt and belt, or with a more formal top for a boho chic look.
By owning these 5 pairs of jeans, you’ll never be left wondering what to wear to an event again! These jeans all have the versatility to range from walking your dog to a date night at a nice restaurant. Wearing a great pair of jeans is not only comfortable but also makes you look effortlessly cool, rock any pair of these jeans and you will be sure to feel amazing.
Check out Beth’s ebook “How to Curate and Cultivate Your Dream Wardrobe” to learn more about building your perfect closet. Her 168 YEAR-ROUND OUTFITS EBOOK will show you how to start a basic wardrobe with essential classic pieces to make year-round outfits.