Even the fashion icons with seemingly boundless confidence pause for thought before climbing into a pair of white jeans. The universal question looms over the clothing rail: How does one wear white jeans and look modern? Are light denim trousers totally unflattering for most body shapes? Can I wear the world's most high-maintenance colour with ease? (Lunch-date tip: Go for white wine, darling.) Trainers or heels? Which colours are best to offset with crisp paper whites for a future-proof finish? And finally, can you wear them in the winter? Scroll down to decode these fashion questions and unlock nine brilliant outfit ideas for wearing white jeans with zero-effort cool.
#1: The Everyday Look
Style Notes: If Alexa Chung is wearing white jeans, you know they're a safe style bet. The star wore a pair recently during London Fashion Week with a long black coat and black boots. So easy you can wear them anywhere.
#2: For Warmer Weather
Style Notes: On a base of pure crisp white, there's an explosion of vibrant colour to explore! Wear your favourite white jeans (shredded at the cropped hem, naturally) with a classic loose-fit blouse, and then play a game of rainbow accessorising elsewhere. True, this is definitely more on the warm-weather side, but it's one to bookmark for later.
#3: To Make an Impression
Style Notes: Need a surefire way to dress up your white jeans? Add a bold jacket and matching loafers.
#4: Your Weekend Ensemble
Style Notes: Want to impress your friends with your style next time you head out to brunch? All you need is an embellished jacket (feathers optional), an It bag and a low pair of loafers.
#5: When the Weather Is Confused
Style Notes: If there's one thing we know about the colder months, it's that the weather can be confusing. Your outfit can reflect this with a teddy-bear coat on top, white jeans in the middle and Céline's Pirate mules on the bottom. A bit warm and a bit cool.
#6: Because It's Still Cold
Style Notes: Trust Caroline de Maigret to make white jeans appear as the most covetable piece to wear in winter. Pictured during Paris Fashion Week, the muse and model wore bold red Chanel boots and a matching jacket to give the white jeans a lift.
#7: For Spring
#8: When You Want to Embrace Gen-Z Yellow
Style Notes: If you're into yellow (and who isn't right now?), then pair your all-white look with a dash of the bold hue. Take a tip from Taylor Tomasi Hill and wear with a jacket.
#9: For the Most Kim-K Styling
Style Notes: One of the most popular totes right now is the bum bag. So how do you do it white jeans? Opt for a khaki jacket and wear it like a belt.