Jeans

5 unexpected ways to wear jeans.

There's something special about your favorite pair of jeans that makes you want to wear them everywhere. Soft, comfortable and endlessly flattering, they're the centerpiece of your wardrobe. And these days, there are so many styles and cuts available that you're spoiled for choice. Don't be afraid to experiment when creating an outfit centered around your jeans, either. The right shirt and shoes can completely change the way they look, making it easy to go from casual to dressy and back again.

1. Boho beauty

Create a hippie-chic look by starting with flare leg women's jeans. Add a vintage peasant blouse with billowing sleeves or a knit poncho. In the summer, slip into beaded sandals or try a pair of ankle boots when the weather is cool. Toss on some long necklaces and shimmery bangles and grab a purse covered in colorful quilted fabric or one dripping with fringe. Finally, put on some oversized round sunglasses and head out the door.

2. Cashmere cool

When you want to look smart, but not too dressy, grab your favorite jeans and a cashmere sweater. This luxurious knit lends elegance to any outfit and makes it easy to look polished while staying comfortable and warm. Try a cashmere turtleneck with your black skinnies and some patent leather ballet flats. You can also wear a cashmere crewneck sweater with jeans and push the sleeves up to your elbows to show off your favorite bracelets.

3. Purr-fect pair

Animal prints are always fun. Do the double denim look with a matching shirt and jeans, and then put on some leopard print boots for an exciting contrast. A zebra print shirt looks edgy with ripped, faded jeans and a leather jacket. An earthy giraffe-inspired pattern with green jeans and sandals has a touch of safari cool, and there's something rock ‘n' roll about a snakeskin-print blouse and flares.

4. Hey sailor

The nautical look is a warm weather staple that's easy to do. Start with a pair of casual jeans in bright white and add a top with navy stripes along with a red purse. Take it up a notch with a gold anchor necklace and a pair of cute boat shoes or slip-on espadrilles – you can show them off by cuffing your pants so they hit at the ankle.

5. Best blazer

A smart blazer looks amazing with jeans. Try a black one with boyfriend jeans, a dressy top, heels and your favorite clutch. On the weekends, skip the tired coat and wear a fitted blazer with your skinnies and a tucked-in tee for a cute look that's great for brunch with friends. For a preppy twist, wear a blouse with a fitted sweater and top it off with a blazer and loafers.

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