Comfortable, durable, and flattering to most body types, jeans are must-have items for every wardrobe. Although jeans typically fall into the “casual wear” category, you can still look sophisticated in them with our 5 styling tricks.
- Pick a flattering pair of jeans for your body type.
Picking the right type of jeans to suit one’s body type is the first step to looking stylish and sophisticated. If you’re a woman with a pear-shape, going for flared or boot cut style that snug around the thighs, but widen from below the knees to flare out at the ankles will balance your proportions, especially if it’s a high-waist. If you’re in the ideal shape, going for skinny or slim style that taper to the ankles and are tightly fitted around them will look sleeker. For a well-groomed and polished look, jeans should typically be neither too tight nor too loose, have a medium to high-rise waist and preferably a dark, solid wash. Remember, ill-fitted jeans, no matter how well accessorized, do not make a good impression.
- Dress up your jeans with chic, sophisticated top.
Jeans are casual and effortless, though it’s still encouraged to opt for dressier blouses to achieve that added touch of sophistication. Button-down shirts, off-shoulder tops, chiffon blouses, printed top, and sexy blouse are great to add feminine elegance to your look. While plain, solid colors are easy to accessorize, abstract, geometric, and floral prints on tops are all good choices for a bolder look.
- Think of adding some structure with a blazer, coat, or jacket.
Simpler items like fitted T-shirts and tank tops need the addition of a crisp blazer, jacket, or coat to make them look sophisticated. Cardigans are colorful, not too bulky, and great for a mild weather while long coats usually make an ensemble more stylish and are ideal in the winter seasons. You may also think of a chic printed blazer to dress up your casual Fridays at the office that will make your jeans look more polished.
- Go for a pair of shoes that can dress up your jeans.
Shoes can make or break your outfit so choose ones that will keep you comfortable while looking sophisticated. High heels are the epitome of sophistication and bring out the sexy, feminine side of the wearer even in simple outfits like jeans. Think of a sexy pair of stiletto pumps, nude pumps, or even ankle strap sandals that can dress up your style a bit. Block and wedge heels are practical enough to add some stature to your frame while looking dressier on casual settings. Classic pumps are well suited to professional settings, while stilettos and strappy sandals are great for a fun night out.
- Polish your outfit with chic accessories.
Chandelier earrings, statement clutch, and fine jewelry are great for dressing up a simple outfit, but they may look unfitting when worn with a pair of jeans. Chic sunglasses can be chic yet casual enough to add some flair to your street looks while silk scarves can be stylish and functional enough to add some elegance to your outfit. By heeding our simple tricks, you’ll be able to make your jeans sophisticated for any occasion.