7 Cool Jeans Outfits to Break You Out of Your Style Rut This Spring

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

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @greceghanem wears ripped jeans and a trench coat

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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. 

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Hoods are always a good idea when spring showers look likely. 

I really rate Arket’s basics. 

These Bottega Veneta mules are never not on my wish list. 

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. 

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After months of waiting, this chic knit is finally back in stock. 

The basket bag every fashion editor wants. 

I hear great thinks about & Other Stories denim. 

3. OVERSIZED SHIRTING + SUEDE MULES

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @claire_most wears jeans, a checked shirt, and Birkenstock mules

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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. 

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These easy-to-style shirt comes in so many colours. 

V-neck tees feel more ’90s than crew-necks. 

I love the raw hem on the waist of these jeans. 

4. MILKMAID BLOUSE + CHUNKY SANDALS

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @diorbediako wears a white blouse and chunky flip flops

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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. 

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I wear Thomas Sabo hoops every single day. 

The turn-up on these jeans feels cute. 

I have these in black and live in them during the summer months. 

5. BASIC BLAZER + LINEN SHIRT

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @tylynnnguyen wears straight-leg jeans and a blazer

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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. 

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Double-breasted blazers always look expensive IMO. 

No need to size up—this shirt is already perfect. 

Don’t overlook M&S’s denim department. 

These genuinely look designer. 

6. BUCKET HAT + HIGH-TOP SNEAKERS

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @yoyokulala styles jeans with a bucket hat and Converse trainers

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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. 

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Bucket hats are officially part of the It-girl uniform for 2022. 

Is there no outfit a black tank top can’t improve? 

I like the seamed detail on these wide-leg trousers. 

7. MORE DENIM + MARY JANE HEELS

Casual Outfits With Jeans: @frannfyne wears her jeans with a denim blouse

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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. 

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If you buy one pair of shoes this year, make it Mary Janes. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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