Jeans are a reliable, round-the-clock closet piece. They're comfortable enough to be worn from day to night and versatile enough to be dressed up or down. But how exactly can you put a modern spin to your favorite pair of jeans to make them look less casual? Below, we zero in on some of the most common jean styles—plus, a few shopping suggestions on how you can elevate your own pairs!
1. Wide-leg jeans
Who says denim can't work for officewear? Trust us and this winning silhouette: pronounced shoulders, cinched waist, and wide-leg denim jeans.
TRY: ZARA Check blazer, P4,295, Power Plant; Mango High waist flare jeans, P2,295, Robinsons Magnolia; Charles & Keith Embossed detail pumps, P2,799, Bonifacio High Street
2. Cropped jeans
Consider this your perfect casual Friday look: printed top, cropped jeans, and some colorful kicks!
TRY: Bershka chain print blouse, P1,595, Glorietta 2; H&M straight ankle jeans, P1690, SM North EDSA; Charles & Keith Buckle detail sneakers, P2699, Greenbelt 5
3. Ripped jeans
Ripped jeans run the risk of looking too casual. Strike a balance by pairing your distressed pants with a dressy top and some fancy footwear.
TRY: JW Anderson striped cotton and silk shirt, €555 (approximately P33,050), Mytheresa.com; Current/Elliott cropped High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans, $265 (approximately P13,935), Modaoperandi.com; Chloe Edit Metallic heeled slides, P2,299, Zalora.com.ph
4. Acid wash jeans
Acid wash jeans, because of their super light color, tend to look washed out. Ride on this color scheme and pick cool, refreshing colors for a cohesive look.
TRY: We Are Kindred Lulu Broderie Anglaise Cotton Trench, $355 (approximately P18,670), Modaoperandi.com; Bershka high waist acid wash mom jeans, P2,495, BERSHKA, SM Aura; H&M Ankle boots, P2,290, Glorietta 3
5. Colored jeans
Colored jeans are officially back on trend, and here's how you can wear them in your creative office this summer: Warm-hued pairs are perfect with a white, crisp button-down, a fun hat, and a pair of neutral-hued sneakers. If your office dress code does not permit sneakers, you can swap them out with a pair of sandals.
TRY: ZARA Blouse with embroidery, P1,995, Power Plant; Stradivarius Colored jeans, P1,995, Glorietta 2; Mango laser-cut pattern leather sneakers, P2,295, UP Town Center
6. Flared jeans
Flared jeans help you accentuate your best assets and at the same time, elongate your figure. To utilize this jean cut, style it with a chunky sweater (for cool days) or a simple printed blouse, and complete your look with kitten-heeled mules.
TRY: Zara metallic textured top, P2,995, Glorietta 3; Mango decorative seam flared jeans, P2,295, UP Town Center; Mango heel leather mules, P3,995, BGC
7. Skinny jeans
Skinny jeans hug your body's natural silhouette, making them your go-to pair for a dress-over-pants look.
TRY: Mango polka dot midi dress, P2,295, Greenbelt 5; ZARA High waist skinny blue jeans, P2,695, Power Plant; S&H Karlie heeled slides, P1,499, Zalora.com.ph
8. Mom jeans
Here's another way to take advantage of your high-waisted pair of mom jeans. Team it with a denim top with the same wash and pull off the denim-on-denim look seamlessly.
TRY: See by Chloé jean shirt, €219 (approximately P13,040), Mytheresa.com; Stradivarius mom jeans, P1,995, SM Aura; Massimo Dutti black metallic glossy finish leather shoes, P6,790, Shangri-la Plaza Mall
This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.