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How to Wear White Jeans Like a Pro


White jeans street style outfits
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When we wrote our fall 2011 denim guide back in August, we got a ton of questions asking for ideas on how to rock über-trendy, yet tricky-to-wear white jeans during the colder months. Now that the temperature has dropped and it’s officially autumn, we’re here to help.

Scroll on down to read our tips and tricks for wearing white jeans in fall and winter, then check out some stylish and fall-appropriate outfit ideas. Before you know it, you’ll be wearing white jeans like a pro!

4 Tips for Rocking White Jeans:

  • Fit matters. When you’re searching for that perfect pair of white jeans, be sure to find a pair that really fits you well – don’t buy anything too tight or too loose! If you’re having trouble finding denim that fits just right, a trip to a tailor is well worth the extra cash for a killer pair of jeans.
  • Go seamless. Choosing the right type of undergarments is an important aspect of rocking white jeans — this definitely isn’t the time to wear your favorite pair of hot pink bikini-style undies! Instead, look for seamless styles (we like Victoria Secret’s line) in colors that match your skintone for a VPL-free look.
  • Take care. To maintain that gorgeous, stark-white shade, always remember to carefully follow the manufacturer’s care label before you wash these jeans. Usually, this involves washing the jeans either separately or with other white clothing and drying on a low-heat setting. And, if you’re prone to impromptu spills, don’t underestimate the power of a Tide to Go Pen.
  • Be confident! Since white pants are a little trickier to wear then your average pair of jeans, having confidence is key. If you’re still hesitant about wearing these jeans, at least try on a pair the next time you’re out shopping — you might be pleasantly surprised. And remember, as long as you are comfortable and feel good in your white jeans, that’s all that matters.

5 Fall-Appropriate Outfit Ideas

Outfit #1

White Jeans Outfit 1
Product Info: Jeans- American Eagle Outfitters, Sweater- ModCloth, Henley- Madewell, Boots- DSW, Woven Bracelet- Forever 21, Beaded Bracelet- Nordstrom

Outfit #2

White Jeans Outfit 2
Product Info: Blouse- Nordstrom, Ring- Miss Selfridge, Coat- Dorothy Perkins, Boots- Endless, Jeans- Shopbop, Scarf- ModCloth

Outfit #3

White Jeans Outfit 3
Product Info: Shirt- Nordstrom, Hat- Jigsaw, Cardigan- Urban Outfitters, Octagonal Ring- Endless, Fox Ring- Need Supply, Jeans- J. Crew, Boots- Debenhams

Outfit #4

White Jeans Outfit 4
Product Info: Shirt- Target, Belt- Madewell, Earrings- Pink Mascara, Moccasins- Madewell, Jeans- Delia’s, Watch- Urban Outfitters

Outfit #5

White Jeans Outfit 5
Product Info: Jeans- Banana Republic, Top- Old Navy, Coat- Target, Necklace- Urban Outfitters, Boots- Target

What do you think?

Would you ever wear white jeans? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? How would you wear white denim? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on November 6, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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26 Responses to “How to Wear White Jeans Like a Pro”

  1. 1
    November 6th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I love my white jeans. They’re unexpected and put a new twist to the standard t-shirt and jeans combo.

    I would definitely wear the second and third looks. Totally cute!

  2. 2
    November 6th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Love 2,3,4 and 5!

    Besides aren’t white jeans supposed to add 5 pounds to your legs?

  3. 3
    November 6th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I loveee white jeans, but I live in New York where the rule has always been “no white pants/shoes after labor day” ! So I’m not sure what to do, but I might just break the rule thanks to these new looks.

  4. 4
    November 6th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Ohhhhh how I love outfit #4! I wear my moccasins to death in the fall, but I seem to be in a rut with my outfits. White pants would look so cute against the brown suede of my shoes.

  5. 5
    November 6th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    OMG why haven’t I wore these yet?!

  6. 6
    November 6th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    The outfits are really cute, no doubt about that! But wearing white jeans makes me feel like I cannot sit down anywhere because anything it touches makes my jeans dirty. Bye bye polished look… So regular blue jeans for me.

  7. 7
    November 6th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I would wear #1 and #5 in a heartbeat! And I love the shoes from outfit #1, I’ve been looking for a pair of Oxford style heeled booties that I actually like forever.

  8. 8
    November 6th, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Well, I bought white jeans once, but I couldn’t really feel them, so to speak xD But I absolutely love the 1st outfit with blue stovepipes :D

  9. 9
    November 6th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! I just bough a pair of white jeggings online and I’ve been in need of some outfit ideas :)

  10. 10
    November 6th, 2011 at 1:03 pm


  11. 11
    November 6th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I have been wanting some, but I fear I’d ruin them. After this post though I may have to get some. I love every single outfit posted here and could see myself wearing them.

  12. 12
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I used to have a pair of white jeans that I wore all the time! I miss that pair so much because the fit was perfect!

    I haven’t picked up a new pair yet because I’m really picky about my pants… and I can’t decide if I want the fit to be bootcut or skinny…

  13. 13
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    i love all these outfits! great job on the post

  14. 14
    November 6th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    I live in NY so fashion right now is meant to be broken

  15. 15
    November 6th, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    There combinations are great :)
    I’ve just bought some white jeans and I’m still gearing up to wear them more frequently – I get messy really easily! (also my friend bought a Tide pen when he went to the US and it was AMAZING – sadly we don’t get them in the UK!)

  16. 16
    November 6th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    These outfits are really cool, especially #2 and #3!! :)

  17. 17
    November 7th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I might give these a whirl, but I’m afraid it’ll be a challenge since the fullest part of my body are my hips, thighs, and rear. :/

  18. 18
    November 7th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Omg, white jeans are amazing! Mine fit just as good as my black jeans. Though, I could go for that tide to go pen lol

  19. 19
    November 8th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    OMG, these outfit ideas are great!! But yeah, I’m with Kassandra, I’m still not sure if these would be flattering on me. Cute ideas though!

  20. 20
    March 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I own a pair of white pants, made of denim material but it doesn’t have the usual button and zipper. They’re actually trousers with an elastic band at the back… They pants look really good but the problem is I’m really self-conscious! When I wear the pants they tend to highlight my rather big butt and don’t fit comfortable around the waist.. As they don’t have belt loops I can’t wear a belt with it to hold them up!
    Any ideas as to what tops I can pair the pants with?? White pants are really classy and I don’t want to ruin the look by wearing something ugly on top.. But, the top I wear needs to cover my butt. How about a black shirt??

    Please help! I don’t want to look like a disaster when I wear the pants!

  21. 21
    March 3rd, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    @ S.B.- If you’re worried about keeping your backside covered, definitely look for a tunic-style top, as they’re longer than your average shirt. You can also wear a longer cardigan with any top if you want to cover up. Hope this helps!

  22. 22
    March 3rd, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you for the comment! :)
    I don’t own any tunic-style tops but I’m sure I can get one…
    Do you think long kurtis (I hope you know what they are) go well with white pants??

  23. 23
    March 3rd, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    @S.B.- Ha, I had to look up what those are, but yes, I think a kurti would look gorgeous with white pants :)

  24. 24
    March 4th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Thank you Ashley for your suggestions! :) I’ll definitely try on the white pants with a kurti or a long top! :) That should do the trick!

  25. 25
    April 10th, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I would totally wear #3 & #4!!

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