We have officially entered the jeans-and-knit routine season. With most of us practically living in our denims once the temperatures drop, nights out often become the only occasion we abandon the comfort of designer jeans. If you are one of those people who dread exposing their legs to the cold even on special occasions, you are in for a treat.
A pair of jeans combined with a nice top can serve as an effortless, trendy and chic outfit on a night out, its comfort only competing for that of your usual denim-sweat rut. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Well, we aim to prove to you it is just as brilliant as it seems and there are at least 6 occasions when jeans and the top combo will get you through the evening.
A Casual Dinner
The clue lies in its name; keep it casual. However, casual is not a synonym of boring, and nor should you treat it as such. If anything, embrace the bravest fashion choices here to be ahead of the curve. The Canadian Tuxedo trend, also known as double denim, is still keeping the fashion folks on edge: what has been trendy in the 00s was dismissed by the fashion police and is now beginning to emerge again. Take our advice and pair designer jeans with a cheeky Madewell denim jacket: you’re going to hit the jackpot.
This season the world of fashion is rocking matching sets, and the rule applies to designer denim as well. ou won’t embarrass yourself creating a clash between stonewash jeans and a darker indigo-toned jacket. Add a sprinkle of timeless fashion with a luxury cashmere sweater underneath to keep yourself warm. But remember: keep the layers neutral so you don’t accidentally go over-the-top.
The best thing about designer denim is its flexibility in terms of accessorising. Many of the designer jeans on the market already come embellished by diamanté fringing or sewn-on pearls, these small additions itself excusing you from adding jewellery other than a pair of hoops. However, if you like your denim plain, metallic bling will always complement it like no other. To avoid being too plain, add a small designer bag that makes a statement - we recommend choosing something from Rixo’s collection.
A Bowling Arcade
Although white strongly associates with warmer weather, we advise you don’t hide your white designer jeans just yet. Have you ever considered how elegant they will look with a fake fur coat, creating a perfect outfit to hit the bowling alley in. Very casual, comfortable and super chic - just what you have been looking for. However, make sure to invest in a good pair of white jeans that are non-stretch and are in relaxed styles rather than being overly tight - our preference falls on J Brand skinnies. This will save you a lot of anxiety and morning fuss over what kind of underwear is safe to wear without shining through.
One might argue you need to try and match the shoes with the outfit - after all, the ugly bowling shoes are forced upon everyone. But reclaiming your own pair may easily turn into one of your proudest moments, especially when you’re handed back a pair of metallic boots. You have our guarantee they won’t go unnoticed.
Knee-high boots are the ruling trend this season, and having them in metallic to complement the denim will turn your outfit into a definition of chic whilst still being pretty casual. Another reason to get yourself a pair of designer knee-high boots would be that they work with literally any kind of jeans: baggy, straight, cropped, flared or skinny. Plus, you will find them working with skirts and dresses as well, minimising the exposure of legs.
Designer jeans are undeniably the most comfortable bottoms when it comes to watching at the cinema. To begin with, you’re going to be sitting 90% of the evening, and what can be better than jeans for such a setting? However, this means your top will need to work extra hard, so opt for a piece that makes a statement by either a print, pattern or colour.
An effortless way to look chic and feel snug for the cinema trip is mixing high and low. Opposites not only attract but also complement each other, so pair battered vintage jeans with evening-y heels from Valentino. As unlikely as this combo sounds, it looks great in practice, and we insist you give it a shot - trust us, you won’t be able to get enough of this outfit once you see how effective it is.
If you are not a fan of loud colours or prints on your top, you can always go after details. A big dramatic bow would to the trick. Alternatively, you can accessorise yourself with chunky statement pieces - as long as you make sure your top is what attracts all the attention. As a cherry on top, for the outwear choose a bomber jacket - it will accentuate your waist and guarantee a super flattering silhouette.
A Trendy Bar
London is rich in bars and new ones are popping up all the time - much faster than you get to refresh your wardrobe. When there is alcohol and fashion vibes involved, you definitely want to stick to your high-waisted designer jeans. Comfortable and fail-proof. To add vibes of sophistication, aim for the 80s inspired flares, preferably acid wash denims - extra points if they’re jewelled. There’s nothing trendier than being a trendsetter.
To avoid looking too grungy and give your rebellious bottom choice a pinch of chic, team your designer denim with a taffeta type fabric up-top. It doesn’t crease, it looks pretty fancy and it is incredibly comfortable. Avoid tops that add but around the middle, however - stick to crop tops when possible. Alternatively, opt for statement sleeves (another hit this season!) and tuck your shirt in, making your waist appear visually smaller.
Whichever top option you end up with, the best colour to match the acid wash denim is black. Light and neutral tones will blend and fade, leaving you looking plain. Any louder colours, however, will turn your outfit too colourful, strengthening the 80s vibes you tried to keep subtle. Add extra chic with a velvet frame bag - Gucci sounds like a perfect choice.
A Night of Dancing
Nightlife, if we are honest, doesn’t always involve a lot of clothing. If anything, it’s the perfect occasion to wear as little as possible. The danger is appearing more vulgar than elegant - but don’t worry, we’ve got a combo that includes designer jeans to keep the line between alluring and desperate. We recommend keeping your top-dressed down, and thus exposing cleavage rather than legs (remember, you can only choose one!) when hitting the club. For that reason, the best pair of jeans would be high-waisted, flattering to your shape and easy to move around in. Remember, you’re going to dance a lot!
When we say dressing down we don’t mean exposing your stomach a little with a crop top - we meant letting your bra shine through. Don’t get scared - we are reminding you of the existence of bralettes. Black lingerie works the best, and lace has been a friend of every woman from the dawn of times - our go-to going out bra brand is Chantelle. As for the top, go for something see-through. Remember, you *are* trying to show your lingerie off. Subtly.
A casual sheer top with a loose neckline is what we would bet on. If you feel adventurous, you can easily transform it into a slip-off-the-shoulder sitch. In case you’re still not confident enough and don’t want your lingerie to be fully visible, try a printed sheer blouse. The combination of a print and lace will guard your modesty and will certainly look fancy.
A Music Gig
We kept the juiciest for last. Gigs are particularly difficult to get dressed for because while you will inevitably be required to look good, you also need to be comfortable. As if it’s not enough, the mission is to make sure your outfit looks effortless despite actually taking ages to be put up together. Remember, the goal is to be bang-on-trend without being too much. Difficult situations actually have simple solutions.
In case you haven’t invested into some luxury satin or silk pyjamas, you absolutely should. This might sound odd given the overall tone of this article and you may wonder why we have suddenly shifted our focus to loungewear. Well, there’s the catch. Not only silk/satin pyjamas are amazing to wear around the house, but the top can also become a great blouse to be worn with jeans. If this isn’t a life hack you wish you knew all along, we don’t know what is.
Shoes wise, choose boots with a chunky platform, for example, Doc Martens. Not only are they bang on trend, but will definitely work miracles when dealing with sticky venue floors. Throw a cosy long sleeve shirt or a snug oversized sweater over your skinnies and add combat shoes. The ultimate gig outfit is ready and it is actually as effortless as it looks.
Designer jeans are a definite staple of every wardrobe and we rely on them often. There is absolutely no reason we shouldn’t. However, while many assume they are only good for everyday life, we ensure you, the occasions to wear your luxury denims are countless. Have you got a pair you can trust for every life event? If not, why not find it on Kture today?