What to wear with black jeans: classic outfits that will take you from desk to dinner in style

Wondering what to wear with black jeans? Here are the style tips every fashion lover should know about mastering the trend

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Figuring out what to wear with black jeans can sometimes feel like a bit of a minefield. While the best jeans can be bought in any shade right now, investing in versatile black denim is the perfect buy for desk to drinks style.

But it's figuring out what to wear with them that can prove to be a little tricky. So we've once again turned to street style fashion for some tips on styling your darkest denim in as much comfort as style. 

Though they might seem like one of the most popular clothing trends around right now, black jeans are far from being just a fad. The right pair will see you through all seasons, and all occasions – making them a staple style buy for any capsule wardrobe

So whether you're opting for casual or cocktail hour, here's what to wear with black jeans, according to the crème de la crème of street style. 

What to wear with black jeans

Blazers

what to wear with black jeans – blazer brilliance

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Black jeans and blazers are a style match made in heaven. Versatile, polished, and unassailably chic, this classic combo will never fail to breathe new life into your workwear wardrobe. Why? Because unlike your classic pair of blue jeans, black jeans are infinitely more polished. When worn with a blazer, dark denim makes for a stylish (not to mention more comfortable) alternative to staid, office slacks. 

For the colder months, make like Gigi Hadid and pair your blazer and black jeans combo with a cozy roll neck and a pair of scene-stealing high boots. Or switch it up with a staple cotton tee and a pair of box-fresh sneakers for the warmer weather. 

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what to wear with black jeans – COS tapered black jeans

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COS Organic Cotton Tapered Leg Jeans

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RRP: $115

what to wear with black jeans – Zara Oversized blazer

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Zara Oversized Blazer with Pockets

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RRP: $115

what to wear with black jeans – Everlane Air Scoop-neck tee

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Everlane The Air Scoop-Neck Tee

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RRP: $28

what to wear with black jeans – Veja Esplar sneakers

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Veja Esplar SE Canvas White Oxford-Grey Nautico

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RRP: $100

Animal print

what to wear with black jeans – animal instinct

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Who said black jeans have to be boring? What makes dark denim so different to your other best jeans is that it acts as a neutralizer for bold prints. This season, stay on-trend and style your black jeans with eye-catching animal print up top to inject a little bit of fun back into your wardrobe. You know, without going full Joe Exotic. 

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what to wear with black jeans – Paige Sarah Slim Black Willow

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Paige Sarah Slim – Black Willow

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RRP: $219

what to wear with black jeans – arket merino roll neck

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Arket Sheer Merino Wool Roll-Neck

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RRP: $59

Free People leopard duster – what to wear with black jeans

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Free People Chloe Leopard Print Duster Coat

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RRP: $288

what to wear with black jeans – mango leather ballet flats

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Mango Leather Ballerina

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RRP: $59.99

Bold accessories

what to wear with black jeans – elevate with accessories

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Wondering how to make your go-to black jeans look less 'throw on'? Accessories, of course. Whether that's a silk necktie, sweet headband, standout bag, or all of the above, the right accessories will elevate your black skinnies from everyday to exceptional. Plus, accessories are a great way to add a pop of color to an outfit that's a little lacking in vibrance – so really, they're a no-brainer. 

what to wear with black jeans – Everlane the way high

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Everlane The Way-High Skinny Jean

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RRP: $78

what to wear with black jeans – Jennifer Behr Rachael knotted velvet headband

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Jennifer Behr Rachael knotted velvet headband

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RRP: $200

what to wear with black jeans – Weekday PU coat

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Weekday Ellinor PU Coat

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RRP: $140

what to wear with black jeans – frame leather handbag

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Frame Les Second Leather Wallet Shoulder Bag

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RRP: $198

what to wear with black jeans – arket silk scarf

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Arket Printed Silk Scarf

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RRP: $65

what to wear with black jeans – Equestrian buckle loafers

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RRP: $129

Sweater vests

what to wear with black jeans – sweater weather

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It's official: sweater vests are making a comeback, and we're 100% here for it. Whereas the sweater vests of yore couldn't have been preppier (think Charlotte York from Sex and the City), this season, they couldn't have a more contemporary feel. Whether they're oversized or cropped, fine or chunky knit, one thing's for sure – if you're looking for a thoroughly 2021 take on black jeans, sweater vests are your best bet. 

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what to wear with black jeans – Madewell

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Madewell Slim Wide-Leg Jeans in Lunar Wash

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RRP: $89.99

what to wear with black jeans

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H&M Large-collared Blouse

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RRP: $24.99

what to wear with black jeans – Monki knit vest

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what to wear with black jeans – Everlane ballet flats

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Everlane The Day Glove

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RRP: $105