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 the 10 most common jean styles and how influencers are styling theirs—plus, some 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.
Check blazer, P4295, ZARA, Power Plant; High waist flare jeans, P2295, MANGO, Robinsons Magnolia; Embossed detail pumps, P2799, CHARLES & KEITH, Bonifacio High Street
2. Cropped jeans
Consider this your perfect weekend look: printed top, cropped jeans, and some colorful kicks!
Chain print blouse, P1595, BERSHKA, Glorietta 2; Straight ankle jeans, P1690, H&M, SM North EDSA; Buckle detail sneakers, P2699, CHARLES & KEITH, Greenbelt 5
3. Straight cut jeans
Upgrade your dependable pair of straight cut denim jeans with luxe fabrics like silk and satin.
Terry belted satin blazer, $1862 (approximately P97,915), SIES MARJAN, Netaporter.com; Regular fit comfort jeans, P1695, PULL & BEAR, SM Megamall; Leather court shoes, P3290, H&M, Glorietta 3
4. White jeans
White jeans have a reputation of being accident-prone, but do not underestimate their power of making you look instantly put together. Don an all-white ensemble with camel-hued accents for a polished, alpha female look.
Cropped cut out top, P1695, ZARA, Power Plant; Straight cropped mid waist jeans, P1495, BERSHKA, Glorietta 2; Colibrì logo-print mesh and rubber slingback pumps, $1065 (approximately P56,000), FENDI, Netaporter.com
5. 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.
Striped cotton and silk shirt, €555 (approximately P33,050), JW ANDERSON, Mytheresa.com; Cropped High-Rise Slim-Leg Jeans, $265 (approximately P13,935), CURRENT/ELLIOTT, Modaoperandi.com; Metallic heeled slides, P2299, CHLOE EDIT, Zalora.com.ph
6. 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.
Lulu Broderie Anglaise Cotton Trench, WE ARE KINDRED, $355 (approximately P18,670), Modaoperandi.com; High waist acid wash mom jeans, P2495, BERSHKA, SM Aura; Ankle boots, P2290, H&M, Glorietta 3
7. Colored jeans
Colored jeans are officially back on trend, and here's how you can wear them this summer: Warm-hued pairs are perfect with a white, crisp button-down, a fun hat, and a pair of neutral-hued sneakers.
Blouse with embroidery, P1995, ZARA, Power Plant; Colored jeans, P1995, STRADIVARIUS, Glorietta 2; Laser-cut pattern leather sneakers, P2295, MANGO, UP Town Center
8. 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.
Metallic textured top, P2995, ZARA, Glorietta 3; Decorative seam flared jeans, P2295, MANGO, UP Town Center; Heel leather mules, P3995, MANGO, BGC
9. Skinny jeans
Skinny jeans hug your body's natural silhouette, making them your go-to pair for a dress-over-pants look.
Polka dot midi dress, P2295, MANGO, Greenbelt 5; High waist skinny blue jeans, P2695, ZARA, Power Plant; Karlie heeled slides, P1499, S&H, Zalora.com.ph
10. 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. So cute!
Jean shirt, €219 (approximately P13,040), SEE BY CHLOÉ, Mytheresa.com; Mom Jeans, P1995, STRADIVARIUS, SM Aura; Black metallic glossy finish leather shoes, P6790, MASSIMO DUTTI, Shangri-la Plaza Mall