Summer is in full swing, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to get the white jeans out. If you’re feeling a bit unsure about what to wear with yours, or whether you should invest in a pair, you’ve come to the right place. Putting the perfect white jeans outfit together can be tricky. Most of us have two key concerns:
(1) Will they make my legs look fat?
(2) Aren’t they one of the most impractical clothing items known to womankind?
Well, we’re here to lay both of those myths to rest, because white jeans are one of the most flattering and practical additions you’ll make to your wardrobe this season. In fact, they’re set to become the hardest working item in your summer wardrobe. Don’t believe us? Scroll down to find out what to wear with white jeans… and where to find your perfect pair…
This subtle shade of white that will be the answer to all your white denim dilemmas…
Ecru ‘Girlfriend’ jeans, £48, Boden: Buy now at boden.co.uk for £48
Bow tie cotton top, £89, Ted Baker: Buy now at tedbaker.com for £89
of the notorousiously unflattering ‘skinny’ white jean style? Opt for
an ecru shade. For first-time white jean wearers, this softer shade is
much safer – and easier – to wear.
The special summer occasion white jean outfit…
Pink wrap tunic, £28, Dorothy Perkins: Buy now at dorothyperkins.com for £28
Metallic quilted heeled mule, £70, Daniel: Buy now at simplybe.co.uk for £70
Shape & sculpt straight leg jeans, £40, Simply Be: Buy now at simplybe.co.uk for £40
Agonising over what to wear to that special occasion? Never fear! Dressier than their blue denim counterparts, white jeans make the perfect compromise for those of us who feel self conscious or uncomfortable in fancy frocks. White is the perfect foil for brights and metallics.
The on-trend double denim look
Soft tercel denim wrap blouse, £28, Simply Be: Buy now at simplybe.co.uk for £28
Classic slip-on white lace leaves, £42, Toms: Buy now at office.co.uk for £42
Double denim can be difficult, but keep your silhouettes relaxed and stick to one white and one blue piece and it can be done… A light wrap style blouse is the perfect solution for spring/summer. Simply add your choice of trainers, sliders or espadrilles to make the look your own.
The go-to holiday look…
Ombre kaftan, £34.50, Phase Eight: Buy now at johnlewis.com for £34.50
Sail Beach silver leather sandals, £30, Clarks: Buy now at clarks.co.uk for £30
Fray hem cropped jeans, £150, Michael Kors: Buy now at houseoffraser.co.uk for £150
Jetting off to sunnier climes? Whether you’re off to Milan or Marrakesh, make room for a pair of white jeans in your suitcase. Perfect if you prefer a little more coverage under your kaftan… Fringing adds a fun holiday-friendly twist.
The skinny-jean alternative…
Tie cuff stripe top, £32, Warehouse: Buy now at warehouse.co.uk for £32
Hoxton crop flare jeans, £62, Jigsaw: Buy now at jigsaw-online.com for £62
Leather brogue shoes, £29, Clarks: Buy now at clarks.co.uk for £29
Don’t worry: they don’t have to be super skinny. Team a classic Breton-striped T-shirt and white brogues with a pair of relaxed cropped jeans for an easy breezy summer look that will take you virtually anywhere.
The comfy weekend look…
Silk back tunic, £69, Jigsaw: Buy now at jigsaw-online.com for £69
Relaxed cropped Mom jeans, £29.99, Mango: Buy now at mango.com for £29.99
All Star Leather Trainers, £62.99, Converse: Buy now at office.co.uk for £62.99
Earthy neutral tones work well with white. Team a sleek tunic top with a pair of white ‘mom’ jeans for a cool but comfy weekend look.
The ‘wear it to work’ white jeans outfits…
Tie front stripe shirt, £42, Warehouse: Buy now at warehouse.co.uk for £42
Maryland white hem jean, £69, Mint Velvet: Buy now at mintvelvet.co.uk for £69
Leather block heel slingback flats, £27, Marks & Spencer: Buy now at marksandspencer.com for £27
Can you wear white jeans to work? Yes, you can! A longline pinstripe shirt and on-trend ‘v-neck’ flats will polish off your office-ready look to perfection.
Cotton bardot top, £55, Whistles: Buy now at whistles.com for £55
Amour white jean, £59, Coast: Buy now at coast-stores.com for £59
Gold leather espadrille wedge sandals, £165, L.K.Bennett: Buy now at lkbennett.com for £165
White on white? No, it’s definitely not a no-no. In fact, in our book, it’s very much a yes-yes! Team skinny jeans with a looser top to balance things out.
Gorgeous in gingham…
Black and white gingham peplum top, £12, Evans: Buy now at evans.co.uk for £12
Knot front sandals, £42, Office: Buy now at office.co.uk for £42
Pocket popper cross body bag, £18, Warehouse: Buy now at warehouse.co.uk for £18
Marrakesh high-rise kick-flare jeans, £195, M.I.H Jeans: Buy now at matchesfashion.com for £195
Wondering what to wear with gingham? White jeans, of course! A subtle flare will balance out curvier hips and thighs.
The chic cover-up…
Tie front shirt dress, £35, Linea: Buy now at houseoffraser.co.uk for £35
Block heel sandals, £39, Office: Buy now at office.co.uk for £39
Rivington jean, £65, Hobbs: Buy now at hobbs.co.uk for £65
Dress just that little bit too short? Too sunny for tights? Yep, you know where we’re going with this… pop a pair of white jeans on!