7 Non-Boring Ways to Wear Jeans This Winter

As cold weather sets in, it's no surprise a lot of us will take the easy route and reach for our reliable wardrobe essentials. You know, the blazer that'll never let you down—from work to weekend plans—and the white T-shirt that has been worn, and washed, more times than we could count. Then there are jeans. While skinny jeans have taken a back seat this year (no one wants to feel restricted in super-tight denim), other styles are leading as the starting point to every great winter outfit we're finally ready to wear

Sure, jeans are an easy option when getting dressed, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. And we're going to show you a whole host of simple (but again, not-boring) ways to wear some of the best pairs, from the flared jeans that'll create a '70s-inspired ensemble when paired with faux fur to the unlikely return of baggy jeans that made us want to wear them with trainers once again. Here's your guide on ways to wear jeans for winter and how to re-create each look.

1. FLARED JEANS + FAUX-FUR COAT

Style Notes: Delivering a full '70s retro vibe, Estelle can do no wrong in this outfit. It's a fact that flares and faux fur go hand in hand, and this look is our solid evidence. Find flares on the long side? Wear them with stacked platform boots. 

2. WHITE JEANS + KNITTED VEST + LOAFERS

Emmanuelle Koffi wearing white jeans and knit vest

Photo:

@emmanuelleK_
 
 

Style Notes: If you've already packed away your white jeans believing they're a summer staple, dig them back out stat. They can be the base of a great monochrome ensemble. Make them winter-ready with the hero knitted vest layered over a shirt, jumper or T-shirt. 

Grece Ghanem wearing jeans and pink coat

Photo:

@greceghanem

Style Notes: Lifting any pair of jeans—no matter the weather—a bright coat is the answer to dull days. Grece Ghanem goes matchy-matchy in the bag department and tops of the look-at-me outfit with leopard-print heels. Genius. 

4. COLOURED JEANS + OVERSIZED SWEATER + TRAINERS

Style Notes: Proof jeans needn't be boring, opt for a fun colour and it'll instantly lift any outfit. Keep them casual with classic kicks or dress them up for evening with a slinky cami top and 

5. ECRU JEANS + CARDIGAN CO-ORD

Amira wearing jeans and co-ord  cardigan

Photo:

@modestmira

Style Notes: Katie Holmes may have started off the bradigan co-ord, but we're here to advise you to continue the trend. Not up for wearing a knitted bra/crop top in chilly weather? Make like Amira, and layer the co-ord over a T-shirt with your favourite pair of ecru jeans. 

Sylvie Mus wearing jeans and leather jacket

Photo:

@sylviemus_

Style Notes: A great pair of grey jeans will be on heavy rotation across all seasons. Keep them cool by wearing them with luxe leather pieces and wardrobe classics just like Sylvie Mus did with her white shirt. 

7. BAGGY JEANS + BOLD COAT + CLASHING BAG

Nnenna Echem wearing jeans and blue coat

Photo:

@nnennaechem

Style Notes: Baggy jeans are back, and they're bringing all the early '00s vibes. Keep them laid-back with trainers, and style them just like Nnenna Echem did with zingy, clashing pieces to bring them back into 2021. 

Related Stories