Black Jeans Are Often Overlooked—These 10 Outfits Unlock Their Full Potential

When we talk about classic jeans, blue pairs often spring to mind, but I think black jeans are just as timeless, even if they don’t receive the same airtime as their vintage-wash counterparts. I always feel more pulled together and polished in black jeans, which I’d argue also transition from day to night more seamlessly due to their darker base colour.

Still, just like any outfit, black-jeans outfits can become repetitive if you let them. So in an attempt to stop them from becoming stale and tired, I’ve gone on the hunt for black-jeans outfits that are classic and chic and won’t let you down no matter where you’re going. Handily, there was a plethora of stylish looks to choose from, and my favourites are showcased below.

Whether you’re looking for new ways to freshen your style for autumn or simply want some inspiration for the rest of 2022, continue on to fill up on black-jeans-outfit inspiration.

Style Notes: As cooler days come along, we’ll begin again to rely on cosy jumpers. Oversized styles in monochrome palettes add to the timelessness of this look, whilst the trending ballet flats for a fashion-forward touch. 

This oversized jumper is a real high-street gem. 

Off-set the oversized top with a slim cut pair of denim. 

An everyday jewellery staple.

The square toe adds a modern feel to this classic shoe. 

Style Notes: Use your black jeans to offset a sexier top half like a camisole or an on-trend blazer-and-bra combination. 

We love the classic style. 

Bodysuits aren’t just for under clothes. 

Love this wash. 

A classic pair that you’ll rely on for years to come. 

Style Notes: Trench coats and chunky loafers are non-negotiable this autumn. Just add black jeans, and you’ve got yourself an outfit you’ll wear time after time. 

A classic piece for any wardrobe. 

Super-soft jeans for extra comfort. 

A preppy finishing touch. 

These specs are loved by celebrities and influencers alike. 

Style Notes: Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t carry your nice tops into the new season. Paired with black jeans, this backless top looks the 2022 part. 

The cut-out detail is perfectly on trend. 

Barrel-leg jeans are a personal favourite. 

This looks designer. 

Swap your chunky sandals for chunky boots this autumn. 

Style Notes: Give your black jeans an instant lift by pairing them with a brightly coloured tee. For a more joyful appeal, throw a pastel bag into the equation. 

A standout hue. 

A simple gold necklace for everyday wear. 

The highest of high-waist jeans. 

Bright-blue beauty. 

Style Notes: If you ordinarily find double denim tricky to style, follow Grece Ghanem’s lead by wearing a blue denim jacket with black jeans. That way, you don’t have to worry about matching shades of blue. 

Style over dresses, too. 

So many great outfits start with a simple white tank. 

A cropped hem gives extra attention to the shoes. 

The definition of standout shoes. 

Style Notes: We can always trust French people to deliver simple but chic outfit suggestions. This look with black jeans, a Breton, and flat shoes is perfect. 

Parisian chic is always on-trend. 

A monochromatic look is the perfect excuse for a colour-pop accessory. 

For those who love a full length. 

Timeless and traditional. 

Style Notes: Black jeans are incredibly versatile, which makes them the ideal accompaniment to bold or statement jackets. 

This is a real gem. 

Candy-coloured dream. 

The wider, the better. 

These could easily pass for designer. 

Style Notes: Could there be anything more classic than black jeans and a white blouse? Finish with trending mules for a look that’ll work for everything, be it brunch or cocktails. 

The square neck and pleated detail combo is pure heaven.

Consider flare jeans a personal favourite. 

The Cleo bag has become a modern icon. 

Bottega knows how to make an It piece. 

Style Notes: Jeans and blazers will never fail to look elegant together. This teal shade is gorgeous set against these black jeans and top. 

Bold is best. 

With an heirloom feel, this ring can be passed from generation to generation. 

I love the zip details. 

Take any look from day to night. 

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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