It’s good to revisit fashion classics from time to time when it comes to creating an outfit formula – check out our guide to what to wear with dark blue jeans.
If you’re like most women, dark blue jeans are an essential part of your wardrobe. Dark blue denim is versatile enough to wear with almost anything, and thus we often don’t think twice when pulling blue jeans out of the closet.
No one can deny that dark blue jeans are a classic. These pairs of jeans can be dressed up or down depending on the vibe you’re going for. You’ll find that with this versatile piece in your arsenal you can create dozens of looks using just that one pair of pants: you can wear them casually with a t-shirt and sneakers; or dressed up with a button down shirt and dress shoes.
However, if you are wondering what some of the most stylish looks to wear with dark blue jeans are, you’ve come to the right place. Sometimes it can be difficult to create an effortlessly chic look using just your wardrobe basics, but that’s what we’re aiming to help you out with.
We’ll also give you dressy options that work well if you’re going bar-hopping or to a special event. So, without further ado, let’s get into the ideas!
What To Wear With Dark Blue Jeans
1. Striped Tops
Stripes are a great way to add interest to an outfit. They can be horizontal, vertical or even diagonal. Stripes can also be thin or thick, have one color or multiple colors! But if you’re going for a Parisian chic look, it’s best to go for a classic cream-and-black sweater like the one featured above.
This striped sweater looks so good when paired with dark jeans and simple black flats or boots. The dark color of navy jeans will make the stripes stand out, making them the ideal choice to pair with this style of top!
2. White Shirts & Tops
When it comes to dark wash denim, you can’t go wrong with classic neutrals like white, black, grey, or brown, especially if you’re dressing for daytime activities or work. White polo shirts and button-down shirts are great for a smart-casual look, while a plain white tee would be best it you’re going for a casual vibe.
As for a formal, polished look, consider wearing your jeans with a collared shirt. The best way to style it is by pairing your dark blue jeans with a white button-down shirt that has a classic collar or an open neckline in any style of your choice.
If you’re going for a dressy, feminine look, a cute white puff-sleeve blouse would look amazing with a pair of dark blue skinny jeans or straight leg jeans.
3. Camel Brown
Camel brown and dark blue are a match made in heaven. Tan and camel brown are neutral shades that complement all skin tones, making them easy to wear with dark blue jeans. Plus, they add a certain earthy, grounded vibe to your outfit – perfect for the fall and winter months.
For styling, your best bet is to opt to either wear your dark blue jeans with a dressy brown top or opt for a brown trench coat with a plain white t-shirt instead (this is another cute Parisian-style outfit!).
If you’re leaning towards an edgier style, you can most certainly pair your jeans with a brown faux leather jacket, as long as it fits your own personal style.
4. Light Blue
A light blue top, shirt or sweater can make a very nice pairing with dark blue jeans. This will create a polished, cohesive look that’s great for the office or other business casual events.
Simply pair a light blue dress shirt with your dark blue straight-leg jeans. Break up the monotone in your outfit with a pair of nude or white shoes. If you’re feeling bold, then you can also wear a pair of green heeled sandals or a statement bag in a bright color.
5. Black Tops
You’ve probably heard this before, but black works amazingly well with dark blue jeans. Apart from being an incredibly elegant color combination, black is also a slimming color, so if you’re looking for an easy way to add some shape to your figure, throw on a pair of dark blue jeans and some black pumps or heels.
For a classic, chic fall look, pair your dark wash jeans with a black turtleneck with a statement detail, such as this fancy bow-tie knit top from Chicwish and complete the outfit with trendy black patent leather knee-high boots.
Alternatively, if you’re going for a relaxed look, wear your dark blue jeans with a black graphic tee and a black leather jacket instead. Complete your ensemble with a pair of combat boots, and you’re ready to go!
6. Floral Tops
Floral tops are another great way to add some color and texture to your outfit. Florals are always in style, but they tend to work best when the weather is warmer, unless you pick a style and color that reflects the fall or winter season – like the ones featured above!
7. Mauve/Dusty Pink
For added femininity, a mauve or dusty pink top is a great color to pair with dark blue jeans. It’s a softer option that won’t make your look too harsh, and it will give your look a feminine feel.
If you want to really complement and balance your outfit, try wearing nude pumps and a nude-colored handbag in addition to your other accessories—they make for an easy way of adding flair without going overboard! You can also wear a dusty pink scarf since it will help add some brightness to the outfit but still keep it from being too much.
8. Pop Of Color
Dark wash jeans classify as a neutral wardrobe staple in our eyes, so there is no wrong way to style them. So, if you want to go ahead and create a real standout look, why not opt for bright colors that best match your skin tone?
These tops can range from any color that you’re comfortable with, including magenta pink, bright green, emerald green and royal blue – it’s your choice!
Ah, the classic grey. Although some may see grey as a bland, boring color, grey is a safe choice that will always pair well with dark blue jeans. It’s a great option for all seasons and works best for casual, everyday outfits.
If you feel like grey isn’t the best match for you, maybe you haven’t tried the right shade of grey. Experiment with both lighter grey and darker, slate grey to find a shade with the right undertones for your complexion.
10. Animal Prints
Animal prints may seem a little risky, and if you’re risk averse, dark wash jeans are the perfect piece to style them with. This is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit while also making it look more interesting and adding some much-needed texture.
The best part is that there are so many different types of animal prints out there that still fit into this category: leopard print, zebra stripes and snake print are our favorites, but you can also experiment with crocodile print if you’d like. We’re especially big fans of snake print boots – add a pair to your wardrobe too, if you’re looking for a trendy seasonal wardrobe piece!
A great pair of dark denim jeans is an essential piece to have in any woman’s wardrobe! From casual Friday at work to weekend brunch with friends (or even date night), these timeless staples will never go out of style…or out of fashion. And their versatility makes them an automatic go-to.
We hope you’ve found this guide helpful in choosing the right outfit to wear with dark blue jeans. We know it can be tough because there are so many different options out there. Hopefully, now that we’ve narrowed down those options for you, it will be easier to pick something great!
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