Back to Basics: White Jeans

Rejoice, white jeans season is back! After what seemed like an endless winter, spring is finally making its way in, and with it comes the workhorse of your spring and summer wardrobe: white jeans.

As the perfect way to wipe the slate clean as we transition seasons, white is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re Bermuda-bound or looking for a clean, polished date-night look, here are the best ways to style white for spring, and even how you can find the right pair for you!

Pairs well with stripes

Springtime stripes liven up any ensemble. Pair with an extra layer like this pastel duster to warm up to the occasional spring chill.

Add some pink

Femininity has been a hot trend this year, so pairing your white jeans with a blush-toned top will blend a traditional spring palette with a style statement.

When you’re looking for that just-right layer to straddle the seasons, this trench is the perfect piece to add to these High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans. Style with these slightly flared heels to add some eye-catching retro style.

Try blue, too

From chambray to denim, nothing gives a pair of jeans an instant touch of cool like the addition of blue, especially when spring finally rolls around.

Pairing a lightweight shirt with these Low Rise Crop Skinny Jeans and a structured bag is the perfect combination to give you a polished casual look perfect for work or weekends.

How to find the perfect pair 

Jeans (especially white jeans) are one of those items people often find intimidating to shop for. While the denim shade that often gets a bad rap for being hard to pull off is actually one of the most versatile, chic wardrobe staples you can have for spring!

Before you start shopping, consider these tips to help you in your search.

Your silhouette 

By now, you probably have an idea of what pant style and silhouette looks best on you, but white jeans are different than buying regular denim. If you’re concerned about how much of your natural shape you want to show off, go with something slim but not skin-tight or clingy. On the other hand, buying a pair that’s too big or too loose ‘just in case,’ won’t do your body any favors, either. For slim-legged options that are fitted in the areas you want and less revealing in others, look for denim labeled “boyfriend” or “straight leg.”

If you’re going for a more casual look and relaxed fit, try these Madewell cropped boot-cut option for $128, or these Cult distressed high-rise straight-leg jeans by Alexander Wang for $295.

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Pure White
















Looking for something a little sleeker? Try J Brand’s cropped high-rise flared jeans for $200. You can also try the of-the-moment style of high-waisted and cropped, wide-leg silhouette with this pair by Rachel Comey for $345.

The fabric 

If you’re looking for a more forgiving pair of jeans that don’t sacrifice style for comfort, then a thicker, stiffer, heavyweight denim is your best bet – it holds everything without clinging to give you a flattering fit. Anything thin or stretchy is going to put everything you’ve got on display.

If you’re up to switching out denim for another fabric, this opens up even more options! For example, this Evelyn pant for $70.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little more on-trend, you can’t go wrong with a pair Jesse Kamm’s high-waisted, wide-leg pants for $395.

Finally, as a general rule of thumb: If you can’t tell in 20 seconds whether or not the jeans look good on you… they probably aren’t the right ones. Take it from us! You’ll know immediately when you’ve found that perfect pair.




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