How to Style Black Jeans: 10 Timeless Outfit Ideas

Heather Anderson
by Heather Anderson
10 Minutes

Here, I’m going to talk to you about how to style black jeans for different occasions.

I love black denim because I think that it is much more slimming than blue denim and can also be paired with many more things as it's more of a versatile color.

Let's get into the outfits.

Cropped jacket outfit

1. Cropped jacket outfit

First up, I’m wearing a super flattering pair of high-waisted jeans in a beautiful faded black wash.

They hold their shape really well and do a great job of accentuating my curves.

I paired the jeans with a sparkly sweater tank top.

Over the top, I’m wearing a cropped denim jacket that goes really well with the high-waisted pants - the combination does a great job of accentuating my waist.

Moto jacket look

2. Moto jacket look

Next up, I’m wearing a high-waisted pair of straight-leg jeans with a tapered silhouette at the bottom.

I paired the jeans over these beautiful suede pointy-toe ankle boots, and anytime you match your shoes to your jeans, you will make your legs look longer.

I paired the jeans with a v-neck cashmere sweater and added an olive green faux-fur trimmed moto jacket over the top.

Denim jacket outfit

3. Denim jacket outfit

The next way to pair those same jeans is with a denim jacket.

I love this denim jacket because it is a bit on the fitted side and has some cool slits up the sleeves.

Underneath, I’m wearing a long-sleeve bodysuit. A skinny belt with a gold buckle completes the look.

Flared jeans look

4. Flared jeans look

Here, I’m wearing a pair of mid-rise jeans that have a flared silhouette, which is a universally flattering style of denim - the floor-skimming hemline is going to do a great job of making your legs look miles long.

I paired the jeans with a burgundy faux leather blazer that I’m wearing over a velvet burgundy corset top.

Front-seam jeans outfit

5. Front-seam jeans

These are another pair of mid-rise flares that look similar to the last pair, but they have a front seam up and down the front of the leg, which will also elongate your legs.

I paired them with a black velvet top that has a v-neck line, which I think is very tastefully sexy.

Skyscraper jeans outfit

6. Skyscraper jeans outfit

This pair of jeans is called skyscraper jeans - a pair of midrise, straight-leg jeans that have a flare at the bottom.

They also have a slit on the inside of the ankle that allows you to show off your favorite pair of heels.

I paired the jeans with a simple black bodysuit and a beautiful ivory faux fur jacket.

Puffer jacket look

7. Puffer jacket look

Here, I’m wearing a pair of faded black jeans that have a high-waisted, straight-leg silhouette and are a little bit on the cropped side.

I paired the jeans with a pair of black leather pointy-toe knee-high boots as well as a silver puffer jacket that is perfect for wintertime.

Rigid denim outfit

8. Rigid denim outfit

The next pair of jeans is high-waisted rigid denim, which means that they don’t have a lot of stretch.

They will give you more of that baggier denim silhouette look, which, by the way, is all the rage in the denim world in 2024.

I matched the jeans with a simple white bodysuit and an olive green velvet blazer that looks really luxurious.

Wrapped shirt look

9. Wrapped shirt look

These jeans are also skyscraper style, but they have a really cool faux leather detailing up by the pockets.

I paired these amazing jeans with this fabulous satin top in an olive green shade.

I like to style my button-downs more like a wrap top by tucking one side of the shirt in first, leaving it unbuttoned, and then tucking the other side of the shirt in.

This gives you a gorgeous v-neckline.

V-neck bodysuit with jeans

10. V-neck bodysuit with jeans

Last up, I’m wearing a pair of high-waisted jeans with a beautiful v-neck velvet bodysuit, which is very tastefully sexy.

I topped it with my favorite faux leather blade blazer.

Some faux leather pumps on my feet add interest to the outfit.

How to style black jeans

There, we have ten timeless black-jeans outfits featuring a whole bunch of different jeans styles.

I hope I’ve inspired you to wear black jeans!

Let me know what your favorite style of jeans is in the comments below!

Next, check out my Glam Winter Outfit Ideas.

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  • 1ES2220183 1ES2220183 on Feb 07, 2024

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