I’ve tried to approach getting dressed lately by shopping my own closet like it’s new, and social media is always great for finding fresh approaches to outfit combinations. When I came across this wide-leg white denim look, I immediately hit save. It’s a masterclass in elegant neutrals and interesting proportions, but it doesn’t feel stuff or hard to style. It feels effortless, like all the best outfits do. Shop the outfit formula for yourself below.
When it comes to white jeans, I’m a bit of an expert. I love swapping out my regular jeans when it’s not summer to bring a little bit of surprise to my outfits. White jeans are great in summer, but there’s something so fresh about them in spring. And instead of the usual low-slung, beachy version – we’re going for a high-waisted, highly polished vibe like with these trouser-inspired Hepburn jeans from DL1961, or this L’Agence’s perfectly crisp and creased Clayton pair. If you want something that feels a little more lived-in, these Rag & Bone jeans are looser throughout the leg.
Up next: the perfect black crewneck top. I love the slouchy casualness of the top in the picture, which can be replicated with an equally tousled top from Jenni Kayne. There’s plenty of room at the elbows, which also means you can layer if It’s still chilly where you’re living. COS’s ribbed cashmere crewneck adds another layer of visual interest, while Banana Republic adds a bit of extra drama on the Dolman top with its batwing sleeve.
For me, what really makes the outfit sing is the touch of brown leather to soften the black and white color scheme. It really warms the whole outfit up, and gives a little bit of texture to it – and texture always makes outfits more interesting! This Madewell braided belt or this J.Crew braided one are both perfect dupes. Toss in a perfectly worn in leather bucket bag in the same caramel hue, like this Jenni Kayne purse or a lighter version from J.Crew, and you’ll be ready to hit the streets.
Get the effortlessly cool white denim look below:
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