Even 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 paperwhites 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 Work-Worthy Ensemble
Style Notes: Pastel suits we love come summer, but how's this for a palate cleanser? Look for wide-leg trousers and an oversized jacket for a winning silhouette.
#2: The Laid-Back Look
Style Notes: Proving that white denim needn't be high-maintenance, Lotte Williams shows that anything goes. Printed shirts and coloured sneakers are a good place to start for laissez-faire weekend dressing.
#3: For a Heatwave
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.
#4: Your Brunch Ensemble
Style Notes: Want to impress your friends with your style next time you head out to brunch? All you need is a base of white and some super-statement accessories.
#5: For a Date Night
Style Notes: Don't assume white jeans are for daywear only. You can sharpen up a pair of white faithfuls to serve you after dark with metallic sandals and a demure wrap top.
#6: With More Whites
Style Notes: Who's white's best friend? White! You can layer it on and it'll never look bad. Take a leaf out of Brittany Bathgate's look and go head-to-toe white, adding some neutral accessories to top off your tonal attire.
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