Blue jeans are an icon since fashion became… well, fashionable. Most people have a pair, and most people think they know how to wear them. But some people don’t. Especially when it comes to wearing them as part of a minimalist outfit. Let’s fix that, shall we? This post is all about 6 minimalist outfits that show you how blue jeans are meant to be worn.
Who doesn’t love blue jeans? They are the perfect casual wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. You can dress them up or down as you wish, and they’ll never let you down when deciding what to wear.
The important thing here is to find the right pair of denim for you. And by that I mean cut, size, style and colour that just feels good and fits you perfectly.
You likely have a certain style or blue jean outfit idea that you often go to. It’s a safe option. You’ve tried and tested it. It’s comfortable. Can I tempt you to change? Do you dare to step out of your comfort zone and try something new? Something potentially amazing? If yes, then buckle up and prepare to be inspired by the following minimalist outfit ideas that will turn any Hopeless Helen into Head-Turning Helena of Troy.
And if you haven’t found the perfect pair of denim for your minimalist wardrobe yet, don’t worry! As well as minimalist outfit ideas with blue jeans, I’m also sharing the best places you can get jeans from that are really worth your money. So let’s dive in!
Check out these 6 MINIMALIST OUTFITS THAT SHOW HOW BLUE JEANS ARE MEANT TO BE WORN:
Blue Jeans + White T-shirt + Black Converse + Rounded Sunglasses + White Coat
Blue denim paired with a basic white tee, Converse trainers, and vintage rounded sunglasses is my go-to everyday spring/summer outfit. It’s easy, it’s simple, and it’s a total life-saver when I hit my “I’ve got nothing to wear” panic button.
Going somewhere exciting and want to add a touch of glam to this simple look? Just throw on a plain white or cream coat (here is a link for mine), some golden hoops and style your hair on a low back ponytail. Or you can do a micro bun if you’re in the short hair club. The compliments are guaranteed. It’s one of those minimalist outfits Pinterest can’t get enough of.
Mid Blue Jeans + White Shirt + White Chunky Trainers + Cross body Bag
You can never go wrong with blue jeans and white shirt, even Lana Del Rey says so!!
This elevated ensemble is perfect for a business lunch date or another smart/casual event. The key garment here is the white shirt, so make sure you pick a good one. My recommendation is this silky cotton relaxed shirt from Everlane. It’s classy with just the right amount of chic – a staple definitely worth investing in.
Now for the jeans, check out this straight crop pair from COS made of recycled cotton. They are cropped but not too cropped, so they will work well with all kinds of shoes from trainers to pumps. Straight leg high-wasted jeans are a must-have wardrobe essential. Their versatility makes it ultra easy to pair with many different items.
Blue Jeans + Black T-shirt + Black Blazer + Black Trainers + Black Bag
Recreate this look:
When it comes to classy minimalist outfits, you’ll love this look. It’s ideal for when you want to embrace the ‘approachable girl boss’ vibe. Throwing a timeless black blazer over a black top and blue denim is just a winning combination. Add some black accessories like square black sunglasses and an elegant black cross body bag, and you’re good to go.
What’s important to consider about this style combo is the colour of denim. Not every blue wash goes well with black, so keep this in mind.
Here are a pair of jeans that would work perfectly! They are quite literally everything you’re looking for in a denim piece – classy wash (easy to style!), made of organic cotton (good for the planet and your skin!), stretch (comfort, comfort, comfort) and high waist (bonus!). Their buttons, zips and threads have been sustainably resourced too, so you know your money are going into something good.
Light Blue Jeans + White T-shirt + Trench Coat + Plain White Sneakers + Neutral Tote Bag
Recreate this look:
We can’t skip throwing a light blue jeans outfit to this list. Team your favourite light blue denim with a white tee, classy trench coat and plain white sneakers. Then add a neutral tote bag and remember to thank the doorman as you ‘Beyoncé march’ your way through The Ritz entrance.
Minimalist aesthetic outfits tell a story, of which the key is in the details. When you’re on the hunt for beautiful pieces, look for the care that’s been put in. You’ll find it in the stitching, the fabric, the way it hangs on the rail. Quality gives off an aura that can be felt when we pay attention.
If you don’t have a trench coat in your closet, make sure you sort that out asap. The trench coat is a must-have staple for every minimalist wardrobe. Here is my favourite one. When it comes to trench coats, you want to invest in quality, as you’ll make a lot of use out of this piece. Make sure you get a timeless design that lasts.
As for the light blue jeans, here is a great find from Arket. I’m obsessed with the color!!
Loose Blue Jeans + Stripy Top + White Converse + Marc Jacobs Tote Bag
Recreate this look:
Stripes just work with denim. Don’t just take my word for it. Kate Middleton can confirm this. And if it’s good enough for the future Queen of England, then it’s sure good enough for the rest of us!
Just pair them with your favourite Converse and a neutral coloured bag. This Marc Jacobs tote is my newest obsession. It’s the perfect everyday bag when you want to replace your classy black tote. It can carry all your essentials including your laptop! If I had three thumbs, they would all be up.
These are the exact jeans I’m wearing, and I can’t recommend them enough. Super comfy and stylish. I’ve been looking for a fit like this for ages!!
Light Blue Jeans + White top + Grey Blazer + Chunky White Trainers
Recreate this look:
Let’s continue the minimalist fashion trend with this fabulous outfit. Throw on a grey blazer over a white tank top, light blue jeans and chunky trainers, and you’ll have an everyday go-to minimalist ensemble that’s casual yet effortlessly chic.
The secret to this type of aesthetic outfits is the fit. The fit of these items is your priority. Get it right, and you will feel like a style icon on fashion week rather than a little girl who snuck into her mom’s wardrobe to put on a dress and heels. You get the picture.
Get your hands on a good quality grey blazer that will elevate the look. I recommend this one from NU-IN. It’s a classy staple that you can wear all year round and never get bored with it.
PS. You should be able to recreate this look easily if you have read my blog post about 19 Basic Pieces You Must Have In Your Wardrobe.
This post was all about 6 Minimalist Outfits that show you how blue jeans are meant to be worn.
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