How to wear it: white jeans

I will be re-posting from TRS’s archives throughout the week. This post first appeared in May 2011.

I’m just going to say it. White jeans are in and you should learn how to wear them. Yes, we hear over and over that white is more likely to get dirty, and that lighter colors make a body look bigger, blah, blah, blah.

Well, this is not necessarily true–the latter anyway. White can prove incredibly slimming when the fit is right. As for getting them dirty, all I can say is… be extra cautious around dirt? We are grown-ups after all. Or you can always buy two and switch them out when one’s in the wash. Believe me, you will get the mileage to justify the purchase.

Here’s how to flaunt white jeans for every occasion.


YES! You can wear white jeans to the office. Absolutely, positively. Look to a slim-cut pair that falls at or below the ankle. The key is to appear polished, so keep things classic–and classy–with a simple blue button-down, black blazer, and neutral kitten heels.


Sequins are always a fun choice for a night on the town. And white ankle-length jeans provide the perfect crisp complement. They lighten the whole look while keeping everything fresh and season-appropriate. And a slight cropped length will show off your fancy nighttime shoes.


Try a more relaxed cut jean for the weekend–either a bootcut or wide-leg. This is the perfect time to bust out bolder colors, as white will really make them pop. Have fun and experiment with color mixing too. A shoe doesn’t always have to be neutral or black when wearing colors on top. Go a little crazy and opt for a lively green sandal when wearing pink stripes.

[tweetmeme] One Response to How to wear it: white jeans
  1. amy
    April 12, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    thank you! i am going to wear my white jeans to work tomorrow!

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