Most women in the fashion world will merrily admit that their wardrobes rotate around a pair of jeans—blue being the most common go-to. Naturally, the style elite find clever new tricks to make their outfits elevated and super cool beyond measure, even if the same pair of boyfriend jeans sit as the backbone of each look. We've decoded 18 of their sartorial twists that will lift your oldest 501s or fresh cropped flares to the front line of cool.
Click through for off-duty outfit inspo from our favourite street style stars, and shop true blue jeans at the end.
Style Notes: The devil's in the details, so get the shoe shape of the season in your daily outfit repertoire (a soft glove-style like Maryam Nassir Zadeh Roberta Pumps, £350, will do the trick), and some mega-watt sunglasses on to make your knit-and–frayed jean combo stand out.
On Annabel Rosendahl: Prada sunglasses; Gucci bag (shop similar); Helmut Lang shirt; Re/done jeans; Isabel Marant boots.
Style Notes: Add an unexpected clash of accessories, and incorporate florals and snakeskin, but keep your outfit base classic: linen shirt with classic blue jeans.
Style Notes: A grey jumper and jeans needn't be a dull affair. Go for key pieces with little details and flourishes, like understatedly embellished pockets on oversize knits and jeans with raw cut edges that put shoes centre stage.
Style Notes: A blend of It accessories and cherry-picked vintage pieces will keep your look 100% unique and untouchable. Word.
On Sylvia Haghjoo: Closed jeans; Louis Vuitton Twist Bag (£2170).
Style Notes: An exaggerated knit top (in lavender to give a nod to the spring season, of course) is the only addition needed to a silk camisole, espadrilles and It bag for the Sunday flower market trip.
Style Notes: It's not about wearing designer threads head to toe; in fact, more kudos to those who seamlessly blend high-street with high-octane labels. Mix away! Lace and denim is also a yes this season, according to Zina. We concur.