21 Nice Tops We Know Work Perfectly With Jeans

It’s the not-so-secret outfit formula that knows no bounds and that’s been uttered across WhatsApp groups, Facebook groups and group chats, for years: jeans and a nice top. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, and the reason it’s so prolific is that it’s versatile, easy and dependable.

With summer just around the corner, it feels like the perfect time to revisit one of our wardrobe favourites. Not only is a nice top and jeans a combination for transitional weather (something us Brits are certainly familiar with), but it’s also acceptable attire for roughly 85% of the year.

This is why it’s no surprise that the pairing has also been proven as the cool girl’s go-to for smart and casual dressing. From dinner dates to nights out, there are few style dilemmas in life that it can’t solve, and as such, a host of online retailers have dedicated whole shopping sections to the infamous style duo on their sites.

Whatever your budget, this season, there’s definitely a fancy top (or 14) for everyone, and we’re sure that you’ll have them on rotation through spring and beyond. Here are our top picks from & Other Stories, Topshop and more that we’re so here for.

Style Notes: Green is the colour of the season. Team it with darker denim to keep it sleek.

Style Notes: Puff sleeves are big for 2019. Over-the-top styles are totally acceptable. The puffier, the better. 

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The wrap top is as universally flattering as the wrap dress. 

The '90s style halter is firmly back in our wardrobes. 

Keep it chic in this zebra blouse and pair with slim-fit, ankle-grazing denim and mules.

Of course Batsheva creates tops as good as their dresses. 


We want everything with shirred details this season. 

Naturally we want everything with daisies on this season. 

We've already seen this top on our Insta feeds so many times. 

We can always rely on Zara for statement styles.

We're obsessed with the scalloped ending on this beauty. Note: It also comes in black. 

Take on two trends in one with a square neck, puff-sleeved iteration.

This is ideal for tucking into high-rise jeans.

Just add white denim and super-strappy sandals.

Wrap styles are incredibly flattering on the waist.

All about the detail of this tulle option. 

Add cropped flares and a beaded bag and you’ve got date the perfect date-night outfit.