White jeans outfits: How to wear your lightest denim all year round

Say goodbye to your trusty blue denim, these white jeans outfits have got your off-duty style covered...

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We get it, putting together the perfect white jeans outfits can feel like a daunting task. But trust us when we say that you’re missing a trick by dismissing denim’s lightest hue in favour of classic blue. In fact, some of the best jeans you can buy right now are in this snowy shade.

First up, let’s address the two biggest (and most fashionable) elephants in the wardrobe. Yes, white jeans can be slightly less forgiving than slimming black - but that doesn’t mean they can’t be flattering. It’s all about the cut you choose, so consider an on-trend straight or culotte leg pair over structured skinnies.

Now for the practicality factor. We agree, white jeans won’t be your friend on rainy days or on muddy trips to the park - so save them for when the forecast is playing ball. You wouldn't wear satin, silk or velvet on these occasions either, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still earn their keep in your closet.

To make styling your white jeans that bit easier, we’ve taken inspiration from the crème de la crème of street style stars. Scroll on for some failsafe white jeans outfits…

White jeans outfits to try

The all-white ensemble

White jeans outfits worn with all white clothing

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Let us first caveat this section by saying that if you’re the kind of person who tends to have traces of foundation, coffee and breakfast on their outfit pre 9am, this might not be the white jeans outfit for you. Head-to-toe white takes care and attention, but will reward you with a chic, stylish look. Follow the street style sets lead by mixing and matching different textures to add interest. 

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Mango Masculine Structured Coat

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Mango Masculine Structured Coat

Specifications
RRP: £69.99
Sizes: XS-XL
Fabric: 63% polyester, 33% viscose, 4% elastane

& Other Stories Cropped Mock Neck Sweater

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Specifications
RRP: £35
Sizes: XS-L
Fabric: 42% Cotton, 26% Acrylic, 25% Polyamide, 4% Wool, 3% Elastane

H&M Bow-Back Cotton Blouse

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H&M Bow-Back Cotton Blouse

Specifications
RRP: £14.99
Sizes: 4-22
Fabric: 100% Cotton

The classic trench

street style models wearing white jeans outfits with trench coats

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There are few pieces more classic than a trench coat, and as a result nearly all of us will have one lurking in our closets. Add a touch of Parisian flair to your white jeans by teaming with a camel, beige or check trench layered over a thin knit roll-neck or boat neck Breton. Fuss-free dressing at it’s very best. 

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Cos Oversized Trench Coat

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Cos Oversized Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: £150
Sizes: 32-44
Fabric: 98% Cotton, 2% Elastane

Stradivarius Long Flowing Trench Coat

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Stradivarius Long Flowing Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: £49.99
Sizes: XS-XL
Fabric: 100% polyester

Mint Velvet Trench Coat

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Mint Velvet Trench Coat

Specifications
RRP: £189
Sizes: 6-18
Fabric: 57% Cotton, 43% Polyester

The bright knit

street style models wearing white jeans outfits with bright jumpers

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One of the best things about white jeans is their versatility, as the neutral shade means they’ll go with absolutely everything. To liven them up, pair with the cheeriest, brightest knits in your collection. The addition of knitwear is a great way to make this traditionally summer-only denim shade work for all seasons too. 

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Weekday Eli Cardigan

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Weekday Eli Cardigan

Specifications
RRP: £35
Sizes: XS-L
Fabric: 85% Acrylic, 15% Wool

Boden The Sweatshirt

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Boden The Sweatshirt

Specifications
RRP: £60
Sizes: XS-XL
Fabric: 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane

Whistles Roll Neck Merino Wool Knit

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Whistles Roll Neck Merino Wool Knit

Specifications
RRP: £109
Sizes: XS-L
Fabric: 100% Merino Wool

The muted monochrome

street style models wearing monochrome white jeans outfits

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Black and white are among the basics of a capsule wardrobe - easy to dress up and simple to style with a myriad of different items. As illustrated by the street stylers, keeping the colour palette muted will instantly make even relaxed fit white jeans feel smarter. If you do want to add a pop of colour, try a slick of pillar-box red lipstick. 

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Reiss Hayes Wool Blend Cropped Blazer

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Reiss Hayes Wool Blend Cropped Blazer

Specifications
RRP: £230
Sizes: 4-16
Fabric: 50% Wool, 48% Polyester, 2% Elastane

Ted Baker Heiike Polka Dot Blouse

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Ted Baker Heiike Polka Dot Blouse

Specifications
RRP: £109
Sizes: 6-18
Fabric: 100% Polyester

New Look Black Dogtooth Gem Button Knit Cardigan

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New Look Black Dogtooth Gem Button Knit Cardigan

Specifications
RRP: £25.99
Sizes: S-L
Fabric: 79% Acrylic, 20% Polyester, 1% Elastane

The tough leather

street style models wearing white jeans outfits with leather jackets

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Give your look some grit by layering up with a leather jacket. Denim and leather have always been a classic combination, but there’s something about the polarity of shades that creates a really cool contrast when worn with white instead of indigo. Biker, shacket or long-line trench, the choice of jacket style is all yours. Not keen on the real deal? Try faux leather instead. 

All Saints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

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All Saints Dalby Leather Biker Jacket

Specifications
RRP: £298
Sizes: 2-14
Fabric: 100% Lamb Leather

Weekday Ellinor PU Coat

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Weekday Ellinor PU Coat

Specifications
RRP: £110
Sizes: XS-L
Fabric: Not specified by brand

New Look Burgundy Leather-Look Cropped Shacket

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New Look Burgundy Leather-Look Cropped Shacket

Specifications
RRP: £29.99
Sizes: 6-18
Fabric: 100% Polyester