White Jeans

"Go Lighter with White Denim Jeans"


Although white jeans are trendy yet tricky-to-wear garments they can look very chic when worn with confidence and the right accessories! The silly rule regarding "No White after Labor Day" has been tossed away from a stylist's book. They're acceptable as wearing black to a wedding or skipping pantyhose at the office.

White jeans by Michael Kors
Courtesy of Michael Kors/Nordstrom

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White denim jeans are at the peak of their popularity during the spring & summer months, giving a fresh breath of air after months and months of wearing black and gray. But white jeans can look equally fabulous for the colder season with our leather jackets, knit sweaters and boots!

Let's look at some tips on how to wear white colored jeans like a pro at anytime of the year:

What Jeans Style Should You Choose?

The right fit and style for your body figure and size are crucial to looking your best in white colored jeans. Focus on getting the right pair and worry about the accessories and outfit-combining later.

Skinny, bootcut or wide leg?

Straight leg white jeans by JCrew
Courtesy of J Crew
Skinnies and straight leg are without a doubt the most stylish and versatile choice of them all. They just add to that kick-ass chic fashionista look - and they work so well with boots and sandals - by encouraging the eye to your feet!

I understand that not everyone's comfortable snug jeans, so you might go for one pair of straight legs (which are not so snug as skinnies) while maintaining that chic and sleek look we're aiming for.

Bootcut is a good option too. But you need to include some sass to them with a couple of chic accessories that add a pop of color and interest with for example a pair of awesome sandals or ankle booties.

In my opinion, a little bit of heel perks up the look and makes the jeans look on-trend. They don't have to be super-tall - 2" is enough, it gives the right amount of height without overdoing it.

If you're petite and you want to go for a wider leg cut (bootcut or wider) then you need to add some height to your footwear to counter the shortening effect. And if you're willing to do some extra research, look for jeans with a slim bootcut leg.

    fashion tip Tip: If you're below an average/tall height; or have short legs; or prominent thighs and legs - then high heels will help raise your height and lengthen your lower body.

What about shorts, capris and ankle length jeans?

White denim shorts and capris are a nice addition to your Spring & Summer Wardrobe. They look chic with a basic tee or a lightweight shirt and a few eye-popping accessories - and especially with a pair of the season's fabulous sandals!

If you're going for cropped/capri jeans I suggest looking for a pair that fall anywhere above your ankles. Showing off the thinnest part of your legs (which are the ankles) helps you look slimmer. This tip also applies to ankle length jeans. Click here to learn more about wearing capri pants

Different lengths of white jeans
Courtesy of J Crew (left) - Chico's (center) - Nordstrom (right)

Ankle length white denim jeans are stylish too but I want to suggest that you select a pair carefully to prevent height suicide! So... Make sure to select a style with a slim or straight leg for this look. You want to keep the hem end close to your ankles as possible but without tapering around them. If you're petite and/or have short legs then wearing heels is ideal with this look.

Get the size right

The jeans need to fit you well - they shouldn't be too tight or too loose around your hips. Measure yourself and try them on first. If you found a pair at a cheaper price online, make sure that the store accepts returns. If you're having trouble finding the perfect white jeans that fit just right, consider going to a tailor and have them altered.

Go for seamless undies

This isn't the right time to wear your latest leopard print or hot pink undies! Instead go for seamless underwear that matches the color of your skin. Also make sure that the undies fit your right too - not too tight or too baggy. Since wearing a pair of white jeans creates a bit of a fashion statement (especially if you're planning on wearing them for fall) - your booty needs to look their finest and sleekest in them!

Take care of the jeans

To maintain the stark white shade of the jeans, make sure to read the manufacturers care label before washing them. Wash them separately or with other light colored clothing. You should also dry the jeans on a low-heat setting.



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Now I'm sure you're wondering what to pair them with? Check out my outfit ideas below:

How Do I Wear White Jeans?

Add the unexpected

I definitely love seeing gals effortlessly rocking the white jeans paired with something unexpected that contrasts well with the light and pretty white shade of the jeans.

Cameron Diaz does a style impact with her pumps and leather jacket, and not least the cool suspenders! See how she combined the fresh jeans with an edgy jacket and classy footwear?

Cameron Diaz wearing white jeans with black leather jacket, suspender belt and nude pump
Courtesy of INFDaily

If I had to do it the low-key Hollywood way, I would wear the outfit with flat nude pumps and a non-shoulder pad black leather jacket or a green hip length safari jacket.

Ideas on what to pair with white jeans

Spring/Summer

Combine the stark white bottom with:

Celeb fashionistas wearing white jeans - Spring and summer outfits
Courtesy of Molly Sims via Celebutopia - Beyonce via JustJared - Sotzie Q via Lookbook.nu
  • White on white - but make sure to add interest by experimenting with accessories and colors
  • Soft nudes or/and pastels - you'll look like a Goddess!
  • High heel sandals - they help elongate your legs
  • Statement necklace - looks trendy with the jeans
  • Lightweight safari jacket - very city-chic




Fall/Winter

Wear the jeans with:

Celeb fashionistas wearing white jeans - Fall and winter outfits
Courtesy of Zoe Saldana via Celebutopia - Karolina Kurkova via WENN - Joanna T via Lookbook.nu
  • Blazer and a knit scarf - a great summer-to-fall transition outfit
  • Plaid shirt - super-casual and cool. Glam it up with sunglasses
  • Knit sweater - yet another way to transition from summer to fall. Looks very hippie-chic
  • Denim shirt - gotta love that chic rugged look


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