Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How I Wear My: White Jeans

Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget).

With the unofficial start of summer just around the corner, Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought this was the perfect time to devote a “How I Wear My” post to a staple of so many wardrobes this time of year—white jeans.

This was a fun post to put together because of the sheer range of jeans options shown—flare, cropped, distressed, straight, skinny. As you will see, white jeans play well with whatever you want to pair them with so I am certain you are going to find several looks here to love. Enjoy!

Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget), above, my lovely “How I Wear My” partner, says, “I love my white jeans from J Crew. I searched long and hard to find the right pair and these are it! I love to wear white with my yellow Adora by Adrienne bag and the Stella Carakasi printed tank which was the inspiration for the color choice.”

What a perfect spring outfit on Adrienne, so feminine and wonderful, and I especially love the addition of that cheerful and chic yellow Adora bag named after her. Wow! Pre-orders are still being taken until May 12, 2015 if you want one too!

Helen of Valley of the Shoes.

Helen of Valley of the Shoes writes, “Spring means it’s time to break out the white jeans. And my pink ballet slipper flats. Something about white denim just screams spring and summer, which I adore. I matched my shoes with a pale pink peasant blouse and cami tank underneath. It’s such an easy feminine look.”

This is definitely my new favorite picture of Helen. She looks so dreamy and ethereal in this gorgeous and Pin-worthy look!

Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge.

Deja of Une femme d’un certain âge says, “Black and white always looks fresh to me and this outfit is one of my favorites. Some ‘LA Street Style,"’ literally!”

Deja has us all California dreamin’ with this look featuring white jeans. This is one of my favorite pictures of her!

Nora of Jacket Society.

Nora of Jacket Society says, “I am wearing our own brand new Savannah grey stripe jacket with my old Genetic Denim white flare jeans and a geometric print top with a another beautiful Jacket Society necklace with clustered pearls.”

I can’t imagine doing a roundup post on white jeans without Nora. She always makes them look so fresh and fantastic. When I’m thinking of how to style a pair of white jeans, Nora is one of my inspirations and this look is exactly why!

Yvonne of FunkyForty.

Yvonne of FunkyForty writes, “In the past I would always have teamed my white jeans up with a different colored top for the contrast effect but this year I noticed the trend is back to wearing white with white - I love this on warm spring days and think it is fun to team up the whole outfit with brightly colored pumps. I have orange ones on here but sometimes I will also wear bright green with my white outfits.”

I really love this tone-on-tone look on Yvonne, especially how it’s taken up a few notches with the addition of the bright pumps. And the expression on her face makes me laugh. She looks like she just came from, or is about to go to, my kind of party!

Jess of Elegantly Dressed & Stylish.

Jess of Elegantly Dressed & Stylish joins us wearing white skinny jeans from Loft, which she paired with a lacy Sheinside top, pink earrings from Charming Charlie, and a gorgeous Balenciaga bag. I love the vibe of this outfit, with its feminine lace and edgy Balenciaga City bag, don’t you?

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades.

Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades says a pair of white jeans has quickly become a spring staple for her. What a great pairing with a pale pink eyelet top, caramel colored bag, and rose gold flats, a seriously cool pair of shoes!

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Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo.

Suzanne of Suzanne Carillo says, “ I’m dressed as my alter ego, Badass Blogger. She likes to come out every once in a while and show off her crushed blue velvet booties, red velvet Hugh Hefner smoking jacket, and wild butterflies-on-the-boobs shirt to her adoring fans. And by fans I mean my pug Zoe and sometimes my husband if I bribe him with food.”

I love this rakish and colorful ensemble on Suzanne, especially paired with what she calls “attitude borrowed from 1980s Madonna.” That’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life.

Alice of Happiness at Mid-Life says, “I wore this outfit to visit the USS Iowa. It may not have been the best idea to wear white jeans where you taking steep steps on a battleship. My pants had some dirt stains by the time the tour was over. This was taken before the tour started. The jeans are from Loft and the comfortable Zara loafers were perfect for walking around.”

Our resident Mix Master, as I affectionately refer to Alice, has mixed textures this time with the top and the sweater worn with her white jeans. I love the addition of the silvery loafers because I am still feeling the metallics and expect I am not alone in this. I think we will be seeing them again all summer.


Our new friend BC wears her white jeans with a coral colored top, a wonderful scarf at her neck (all you H fans out there, you know who you are, is this H? And if so, what pattern?) and what I especially love, are oxfords in three colors, white, gray, and taupe. This is a terrific springtime look!

Susan of High Heels in the Wilderness.

Susan of High Heels in the Wilderness writes, “This is an outfit that I bought for our trip to France. I wanted something comfortable and classic for Paris. A bit dressy...but not too fussy. The pieces all needed to be versatile; we’ll be gone a month, so each item has to do double and triple duty. The jeans are NYDJ cropped white jeans. The top is Rag and Bone, black, sleeveless tank with two layers, so it has length but is not bulky. I love it. And the jacket is Helmut Lang, tailored but stretchy just like a sweater. The perfect jacket to pack for a long trip. The loafers are Stuart Weitzman from last year.”

I think this outfit on Susan is so perfect for Paris—or New York, London or Rome for that matter. Black and white always works! Susan is in France right now and I bet she is having a wonderful time!

Ana of Mrs. American Made.

Ana of Mrs. American Made says she wears her white jeans for work and play and writes, “I wear my #MadeinUSA Paige premium denim jeans with classic closed-toe shoes and a dark fitted blazer by Rag & Bone with a colorful print top - ready for a Spring work day. And I don’t like them too tight since they tend to be more see-through than my blue jeans.”

I always love navy with white, as well as T-strap shoes (one of my favorite styles) so I am a big fan of Ana’s ensemble!

Charlotte, mother of Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style.

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style says, “This is Charlotte, my mother & 70s model on my blog. I styled her with an all-white background to show off the blazer and artsy necklace. White jeans are truly my go-to because they look so clean! I’m still working on getting my mom to accept the fact it’s perfect to wear them every season!

I completely understand how Charlotte feels, I still have a hard time wearing white jeans in winter. I like the unexpected touch of plaid with a pair of white jeans as Charlotte has worn them here!

Bethany of Long. Leggy. Lovin’ It!

Bethany of Long. Leggy. Lovin’ It! says, “I’ve been hunting for the perfect pair of white jeans for ages and finally found these 36” inseam Mavi jeans at Pretty Tall, a shop specializing in tall women’s clothes in the Netherlands. The next day, I test drove the jeans while exploring the Champagne region in France.”

Lucky Bethany for getting to wear her new white jeans in France. J’adore! Anyone who knows me knows champagne is my preferred drink so I especially like the look Bethany wears on the left, with the blue tunic as she stands close to the Veuve Clicquot RV! Oui (or is that whee?)!

Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40.

Pam of Over 50 Feeling 40 is wearing Eileen Fisher white ankle pants and a tunic from Marie Hell (God do I love that name and are those shoulder splits I spy?). The necklace is from Chico’s and the snakeprint shoes are from C. Wonder (and I would LOVE to know what Tory Burch thinks of flats her ex-husband designed!). I never get tired of black and white so I am so glad Pam sent in this picture. Doesn’t she look great?

Gracey of Fashion For Giants.

Gracey of Fashion For Giants is wearing jeans from Old Navy (the Sweetheart fit), the striped tee is Loft and she thrifted the blue blazer. I like the clean simplicity of Gracey’s white jeans look!

Jane of Toronto Shopoholic.

Jane of Toronto Shopoholic is looking like one cool customer ready to hop aboard a plane (or a yacht!) in this vacation-ready ensemble of white jeans with a vertical stripe blouse. I love the addition of the hat, round sunglasses, big colorful bag, bright red lip, and blue suede shoes. Elvis would approve and so do I!

Trina of Tea Time With Trina.

Trina of Tea Time With Trina is wearing a pair of cropped white jeans from J. Crew and says, “I tend to wear them in a casual way, usually pairing them with either boat shoes, like my orange Sperry’s and a denim top or other sneakers and tees.”

I love this denim-meets-nautical look on Trina, where the white jeans act as the perfect neutral between the two. I also loved that she punched up the outfit with the orange Sperry’s and a statement necklace in the same color!

Two of my favorite ways to wear white jeans!

This spring and summer I will be wearing my white jeans—these are from Old Navy, in the Rock Star fit—with my cropped Banana Republic seersucker blazer or my jewel blue polka dot silk chiffon scarf from Anne Touraine Paris! I always love to wear white jeans with a shade of blue and sometimes add in a pop of red. I am definitely going to be picking up a few more pairs of white jeans in different styles, like cropped or capri, after seeing all the great looks ladies submitted for this post. Old Navy and J. Crew, here I come!

Rising temperatures may be upon us but we bet you’ve pulled a few jackets—in lighter fabrics and strictly worn during warmer months—out of the closet in anticipation of spring and summer, so join us in June for “How I Wear My: Spring Jacket.” Whether you like them striped or solid, in seersucker fabric or floral print, we would love to see how you style a lightweight jacket! Send photos to us at by June 1, 2015 and please include a short description of what you are wearing.

Do head over to Adrienne’s to see even more fantastic looks featuring white jeans.

And THANK YOU to all the fine foxes who participated this month. We could not do it without you!


Anonymous said...

I love your seersucker blazer with your white jeans, Jill. It's crisp and fresh, ready for spring and summet and beyond. The bright blue in your scarf really complements your hair and skin tone.

Thank you for featuring my white jeans look (and everyone else's too, loved checking them out) and for your kind words. I'm loving all the layered looks, especially all the different blazers! The textured tops are very cool as well as the vertical striped shirt. That's what I love about white jeans, it allows everything else to be the star of the outfit.

I can't wait for next month's challenge, I'm a jacket addict! Thanks again, Jill! xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love your blue top, Jill! It is great...and there are so many fun styles here. Marie Hell is the name of the designers grandmother! And Yes...those are shoulder slits! Thanks for the kind words! (I think C Wonder is out of business now, so Tory is probably just fine!)

une femme said...

Everyone looks so fabulous! There's just something so fresh about white jeans. Thanks again for hosting, Jill!

Cheryl Tucker said...

I love all the white jeans! Everyone looks ready for the season and beautiful! Peace! Cheryl

Alice Warren said...

I love everyone's take on the white jeans. Your polka dot top, I love it!


Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

Jill said...

Hi Pam, I was being sarcastic, Tory probably LOVES IT that her ex-husband's business went under since he was stealing from her company's aesthetic so freely that she had to boot him from the board of directors of her own business and I think her lawyers were contemplating bringing a trademark lawsuit against him for infringement, which there clearly was. Tory is doing great. Chris? Not so much! xx

Jill said...

My dear Helen, your look was one of my absolute favorites this month! So feminine and divine! xx

Adrienne Shubin said...

Fabulous white jeans looks! I am so glad we chose this as a theme.
Everyone looks so fresh and so stylish in their outfits!
Looking forward to Spring Jacket next month.
xoxo, Adrienne

jodie filogomo said...

Great theme guys!! Jill's seersucker jacket is very professional yet would even work for the next challenge!! I'm in love with Adrienne's shirt---that square of color is so interesting and I'm a sucker for asymmetry! jodie

Trina Grandinetti said...

Jill, your reminder of how brilliant white jeans paired with a birght blue is, was just the inspiration I needed today. Love both your looks, they are casual chic at its best! Thank you, once again for this fun monthly get together.

Nora Minassian said...

Thank you so much for yet another fabulous "how I wear my" post Jill, and thanks for your wonderful intro and comment about my look! Everyone looks great as usual and I love your seersucker blazer and that blue top looks beautiful on you.
Looking forward to next month's!

susan burpee said...

Thanks Jill and Adrienne. Great HIWM this month. Was hoping to wear my new white jeans and black jacket in Paris... but we had rain and HAIL today, So not the weather for summer outfits! Ah's bad can it be?

Beth @ said...

Thanks for including me, Jill! Since I just bought my first pair of white jeans last month, seeing how everyone else styles them is SO fun and helpful. I'm excited for the spring jacket theme!

Suzanne Carillo said...

So many great participants!

Blue and white are always so crisp together. They remind me of Boston and the Kennedy's.

Thanks for hosting!


Jill said...

Hi again Dawn Lucy, I see Adrienne posted your look. Glad it all worked out. We really did not receive your original email. We are open to everybody, and all are invited, there is no "cut" to make! xx

Jill said...

Hi Susan, I'm so excited for you that you are in Paris! Have a wonderful time! xx

Jill said...

Bethany, thank you so much for joining us, it was wonderful to have you, and I hope you get wearing your new white jeans all over town. They look great on your long legs! xx

Jill said...

Hi Suzanne, Boston and the Kennedys! Oh to go on a shopping spree like the kind Jackie must've had. Glad you joined us this month! xx

Jill said...

Thank you so much to everybody who commented and participated this month. This was a fun one and everyone looks so great! xx

GSL said...

I'm loving white jeans lately...great assortment here but especially loving Yvonne's with orange pumps and great attitude.
Jill, pic recent? Hair still looking fab but less Bobby...Maya ok with it?

Jessica Jannenga said...

So many beautiful looks! I love the yellow bag with the grey/yellow white combo on you, so fresh!Thanks for featuring my look I have a pic on my blog on an added pink jacket for additional color to the all white look. Lovely looks to inspire!

My Rose Colored Shades said...

I am loving all these white jeans looks! Your seersucker blazer with the white jeans is perfection. Blue and white is one of the best color combos. Thank you so much for the shoutout. I really appreciate the support!

BC Eicher said...

Great looks here! I just started following 'How I Wear My' and it's great. As for my pic - yes, the scarf is Hermes in Spinnakers pattern.

Jill said...

Hi BC! Woo-hoo, I figured the scarf was Hermes but I did not know the pattern. Thank you for sharing the name with us! It is gorgeous! We are big H fans here at EJS so you are more than welcome to join us with any H goodies you have for the next "How I Wear My." Thank you so much for joining us this month!

Jill said...

Cynthia, I want you to WIN! I am voting every day my dear! xx

Jill said...

Hi Jess, it was so great to have you with us this month, joining some other lovely red-haired ladies. What a visual treat for all of us! xx

Jill said...

GSL, what good eyes you have (not surprised). I had to use older photos because of the wild month I have been having, managing my life, freelance writing and children's schedules. You and Maya will be happy to note my hair is still quite bob like and I get that flattening iron out every single day. Anna would want me to. So would Maya! Can't believe you are going back on what you originally thought of Anna's Met Gala dress, BTW. Ouchy ouch ouch! xx