How to Style Your Jeans This Winter

How to Style Your Jeans This Winter

Since jeans entered mainstream fashion, there have been countless styles created to meet the tastes and needs of different people. In fact, a great pair of jeans is one of the most versatile items you can have on hand for all seasons. When it gets cold outside, jeans become even more essential. They are often the immediate choice for nearly any occasion, from a dinner out or casual Friday at work. However, after embracing a vast selection of styles, it can be difficult to find new ways to style your jeans, especially after wearing them nearly every day. Don't let the cold weather put a damper on your creativity–here's how to style your jeans this winter.

Ladies: Try Different Rises

Low, mid, and high– which rise in women's jeans suits your tastes? People have their choice between low, mid, and high rise jeans. However, today's trends have moved from the ultra-low rise pants of the early 2000s because comfort is on top of mind. So while low-rise jeans will sit below your belly button, they aren't prone to the usual wardrobe malfunctions associated with ultra-low-rise jeans. Mid-rise jeans will rest just below your belly button, while high-rise jeans will rest on top of your belly button.

Many ladies prefer the mid or high-rise jeans for tummy control, while others don’t want to be constricted, so they go with a low-rise option. In all, the jeans that are worth styling are the ones that you feel the best in. Experiment to find which ones make you feel great, then build your outfit from there.

Men: Explore Various Fits

Traditional, relaxed, slim, or straight–these are just a few of the styles you can choose from in the world of men's jeans. Traditional and relaxed offer a looser fit while slim and straight hug the legs a bit more. However, no matter what type of fit feels the best for you, the same quality materials are used. Traditional men's jeans are made of Square Rigger™ denim, which was introduced to the world in 1983. It's softer than ever, made with ringspun-combed cotton that is built to last. When you select comfort jeans, Comfort-First™ denim integrates Spandex into the cotton to allow for more stretch. The best jeans for you will both look and feel good all day long!

It’s Not Just About the Fit

While the fit of your jeans is very important, the color and wash of your jeans is critical too. For example, light-washed jeans (light blue, white, etc.) are typically reserved for the spring and summer months. For fall and winter, you should go with a darker wash. Darker washes come in several varying shades of blue as well as black and gray. You can find colored jeans sometimes too, but in most settings, you won’t see colored jeans other than the neutrals mentioned above. 

It’s important when you’re deciding what jeans to wear to an event to consider the season, the formality of the event, and the shirt you plan to wear. It’s also good to mix it up. For example, if you’re wearing a black shirt, consider trying a gray pair of jeans. If you’re wearing a red shirt try them with the traditional dark blue as well as black jeans. The right pair of jeans can make your shirts and accessories pop, and those around you, won’t even know what hit them.

Jeans for Your Business Casual Look

Great for the workplace or a casual lunch out with friends, jeans are a winter fashion staple. It's easy to up the look of these basic pants by tucking in a shirt and wearing a belt. A men's dress shirt or women's blouse also elevates the formality of straight-leg jeans. Blazers, jeans, and belts go together well for both men and women. 

Shoes can also change the look of your jeans. Ladies, a pair of lace-up women's winter boots make a great addition to your dressy casual repertoire. You can even wear a heel or a wedge for a more fun look. Men can also dress up their jeans with a nicer pair of brown dress shoes. Or, dress it down with a comfortable pair of Oxfords. The great thing about jeans is almost every pair of shoes can be matched with them.

A Great Sweater for a Great Pair of Jeans

Let's face it– winter is cold and you need dependable tops to get through the season in comfort and style. There is a vast selection of sweaters for men and women that come in delightfully soft and warm materials like Supima cotton, cashmere, wool, and cotton knits. A variety of sweaters will allow you to mix and match fresh items with your staple jeans. Check out V-neck sweaters, turtlenecks, cardigans, Drifter sweaters, and classic crewnecks. Turtleneck sweaters go nicely with a printed scarf and wool jacket. There's just something so perfectly wintry about it all, especially when you're strolling down the street with a latte in hand. Can you smell the blissful aroma of coffee beans on a crisp winter morning?

Accessories Are Your Best Friends

Jeans are fun to style because they are a blank canvas. While it's vital to keep a selection of timeless sweaters in your closet, you can also make your outfit even better with accessories. Consider earmuffs, hats, scarves, and gloves that can take your jeans from early fall to heavy-duty winter wear. Also, just because you can't see the accessory, it doesn't mean that it isn't important. Thermal wear like women's long underwear adds a thin yet warm layer underneath your jeans to turn a pair of skinny jeans into a solid piece of outerwear. You can also keep warm underneath your sweaters with thermal tanks or t-shirts, giving your summer clothing extra use.

Find your fit with these jeans, and you'll have countless wardrobe options this winter.

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