I'm an Editor—Here's How I Wear Jeans on a Night Out

I really don’t want to think about the effort I’d have to put into getting dressed if it weren’t for jeans. They’re the piece I grab when I’m in a hurry, when my friends and I decide to meet up last minute or I when just don’t have the mental capacity to pull together a look. However, during the summer months, when dresses become an integral part of my aesthetic, I find myself leaning less on my jeans for the daytime. Instead, they become my preferred nighttime attire.

Unlike party season—when I’m always keen to embrace sparkle and shine—there’s something so effortlessly cool about more laid-back going-out looks during the summer, and jeans will help you nail that assignment. Keen to see how influencer types style their evening outfits with jeans, I went on a social media deep-dive with the aim of unearthing ensembles I could copy and paste for my next night on the tiles.

Below are six of the best looks that I found, from the shoe choice that fashion people always pair with their denim to the various tops that’ll help elevate your strides and give them after-dark appeal. Scroll on to see the evening outfits with jeans that have impressed me.

1. VEST TOP + CHAIN NECKLACE

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @smythsisters

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Never before has the vest top been so pivotal in our outfits as it is now. 

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @smythsisters

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With strap sandals and a chunky chain necklace, the vest-top-and-jean outfit combo is elevated from day to night. 

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Arket has some excellent vests this season. 

I wear a chain necklace just like this one almost every single day. 

2. CUT-OUT TOP + SPARKLY BAG

Cut-outs are a key trend for 2022. In top form, they’ll instantly give your outfits going-out credibility. 

A little sparkle never hurts either. 

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If you want to invest in the cut-out vibe, look no further than Jacquemus. 

Barrel-leg jeans are having a moment. 

3. LEATHER JACKET + BRA TOP

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @javiera

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There’s something sultry about leather that loans itself so perfectly to nighttime pursuits. 

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @javiera

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Layer over a bra top, and you’ve got the perfect attire to dance all night in. 

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A leather blazer makes for a sleek alternative to a classic biker. 

Hollister always has a great selection of bra tops. 

Like it or loathe it, low-rise jeans are the Y2K trend that won’t quit. 

4. HALTER TOP + HOOPS + MINI BAG

Crochet textures are trending in a big way right now. In the guise of a halterneck, they make for the ideal nice top with your jeans. 

A basket bag can help carry your supplies, but you might want to consider a smaller handbag if you’re heading out for a glamorous evening. 

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I really rate the cut of these jeans—buy in your usual size. 

I downright refuse to leave the house without my Missoma hoops. 

5. STRAPLESS TOP + SHOULDER BAG

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @sylviemus_

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Strapless tops signify one thing: You’re going out. 

Evening Outfits with Jeans: @sylviemus_

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A simple shoulder bag is all you need to complete this minimalistic evening look. Oh, and add a blazer if you’re prone to feeling the chill.

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These classic jeans come in sizes 4–26. 

6. OVERSIZED BLAZER + MULES

A white blazer will instantly lift blue and black denim, giving it a more premium feel that works well for the evening. 

Nearly every influencer on this list has styled their jean evening outfits with mules. If in doubt, invest in a black strappy pair for maximum versatility. 

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Linen textures makes tailoring more breathable and summer-appropriate. 

Straight-leg jeans are still a fashion-person favourite. 

You’ll get so much wear out of these BY FAR block heels. 

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