When we talk about classic jeans, blue pairs often spring to mind, but I think black jeans are just as timeless, even if they don’t receive the same airtime as their vintage-wash counterparts. I always feel more pulled together and polished in black jeans, which I’d argue also transition from day to night more seamlessly due to their darker base colour.
Still, just like any outfit, black-jeans outfits can become repetitive if you let them. So in an attempt to stop them from becoming stale and tired, I’ve gone on the hunt for black-jeans outfits that are classic and chic and won’t let you down no matter where you’re going. Handily, there was a plethora of stylish looks to choose from, and my favourites are showcased below.
Whether you’re looking for new ways to freshen your style for winter or simply want some inspiration for 2024, continue on to fill up on black-jeans-outfit inspiration.
1. RELAXED JUMPER + BALLET FLATS
Style Notes: From October onwards, we expect to be relying on cosy jumpers non-stop. Oversized styles in monochrome palettes add to the timelessness of this look, whilst the trending ballet flats for a fashion-forward touch.
2. CHECKED BLAZER + LINGERIE-STYLE TOP
Style Notes: Use your black jeans to offset a sultry top half like a camisole or an on-trend blazer-and-bra combination.
3. TRENCH COAT + CHUNKY LOAFERS
Style Notes: Trench coats and chunky loafers are non-negotiable this autumn. Just add black jeans, and you've got yourself an outfit you'll wear time after time.
4. BACKLESS TOP + BLACK HANDBAG
Style Notes: Summer might be over, but that doesn't mean you can't carry your nice tops into the new season. Paired with black jeans, this backless top looks the 2023 part. Add a blazer now if you're feeling the chill.
5. BRIGHT TEE + CLUTCH BAG
Style Notes: Give your black jeans an instant lift by pairing them with a brightly coloured tee. For a more joyful appeal, throw a pastel bag into the equation.
6. DENIM JACKET + A POP OF RED
Style Notes: If you ordinarily find double denim tricky to style, follow Grece Ghanem's lead by wearing a blue denim jacket with black jeans. That way, you don't have to worry about matching shades of blue.
7. BRETON STRIPES + FLAT SHOES
Style Notes: We can always trust French people to deliver simple but chic outfit suggestions. This look with black jeans, a Breton, and flat shoes is perfect.
8. SWEATSHIRT + STATEMENT BELT
Style Notes: The beauty of black jeans is that they can just as easily be dressed up as they can down. Monikh expertly styles her wide-leg denim for the weekend with a comfy washed sweatshirt and statement belt, and we're so in love.
9. RUFFLE BLOUSE + MULES
Style Notes: Could there be anything more classic than black jeans and a white blouse? Finish with trending mules for a look that'll work for everything, be it brunch or cocktails.
10. COLOURED BLAZER + STRAPPY HEELS
Style Notes: Jeans and blazers will never fail to look elegant together. A teal or grey shade is gorgeous set against these black jeans and top.