As much as we'd like to jump straight in to bare-leg weather, the forecast is still looking somewhat chilly—brighter, yes, but still not quite warm enough to go out sans coat. However, as we prepare for spring’s load-awaited approach, instead of prematurely defaulting to floaty dresses and slip skirts, we'll be building our looks around jeans—for there is no item more up to the challenge of swiftly transitioning you into the new season.
After all, jeans are timeless, easy to style and comfortable, and the outfit options are endless, making them the perfect day-to-day throw-on. However, if you feel like your denim ensembles are becoming a tad repetitive, we're here to help break you out of your rut.
We've found seven perfect casual outfits with jeans that will help you think outside the box. From the coolest ways to wear this year's loose-fitting denim to the wardrobe staples that always look great with jeans, we promise these outfits will keep you satisfied for months on end. Scroll below to see them and to shop any pieces you might need a refresh on.
1. TANK TOP + TRENCH COAT
Style Notes: Even though she's wearing heels, Grece's look still feels casual thanks to her ripped denim, slouchy trench coat and squared-off tank top.
2. BRETON STRIPES + RUNNING SHOES
Style Notes: Although it's a staple, classic striped knitwear is having a moment right now. Use it to give your jeans timeless appeal, and finish with retro kicks and a basket bag to achieve 2022's relaxed outfit aesthetic.
3. OVERSIZED SHIRTING + SUEDE MULES
Style Notes: In our experience, nothing goes with denim quite as seamlessly as flannel shirts. Complete the '90s-inspired look with chain necklaces and Birkenstocks.
4. MILKMAID BLOUSE + CHUNKY SANDALS
Style Notes: Casual dressing doesn't mean you can't feel pretty. Wear a milkmaid top with your favourite denim and, for good 2022 measure, a pair of platform flip-flops.
5. BASIC BLAZER + LINEN SHIRT
Style Notes: The easiest way to dress up your casual wares is with a blazer. Layer one over a linen shirt for a relaxed vibe.
6. BUCKET HAT + HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS
Style Notes: Bucket hat, racer vest, wide-leg jeans, Converse high-tops—this look ticks off so many trending pieces yet is so simple to re-create.
7. MORE DENIM + MARY JANE HEELS
Style Notes: Double denim is a look that never goes out of style, though it feels particularly "this season," as a host of designers showcased full-denim looks on the autumn runways. True to form, Franny is getting in on the action early.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.