How to Wear White Jeans: 10 Simple & Elegant Outfits For Summer

Today, I’m sharing how to wear white jeans this summer, while pulling off that enviable, effortless style. I’ll be showing you 10 cute outfits with white jeans, to help you put together your own white jeans outfit with what’s in your wardrobe.

Let me start by saying that finding the perfect white jeans is not an easy task. So much so, I gave the trend a wide berth for the past 10 years! But now, I’m sharing my newfound love of white jeans by sharing my favorite looks here, as well as how to style them in an elegant way.

White jeans outfit for work

1. Whites jeans for work

When we think about how to wear white jeans, workwear may not spring to mind, but I believe white jeans can work for smarter occasions too. 

I’ve styled my white jeans with a silk sleeveless blouse in a lovely, shimmery camel tone. Then, I layered my camel blazer over the top - the contrast of those two textures and tones work beautifully together.

Elevated with my mid-heels in a neutral tone, I added a structured bag to finish.

How to style white jeans for cooler weather

2. White jeans for cooler weather

White jeans can work for cooler weather, summer evenings, or even winter. I decided to use texture to give that upgraded polish the look needs. I added a coffee-brown sweater to keep me warm, paired with a pair of sandals (you could easily switch those out for flats or heels, depending on the weather). I could pair this look with light-colored accessories, but I do like it with black, which makes the look feel sharper.

How to style white jeans for warm weather

3. White jeans for warmer weather

In this look, I’ve gone for a summery, slightly bohemian, vibe. I’m styling my white jeans with a pretty lace-trim blouse. I tend to use my straw bag all the way through summer - I love the natural element it brings into outfit ideas and it reminds me of the beach. I’ve gone for tan sandals and a belt, but I think gold sandals would work equally well with this look.

Cute outfits with white jeans

4. White jeans for an occasion

Black and white together always works really nicely and those heels visually give the look that “full stop” the outfit needs. No matter how hot it is, I always like to have something over my shoulders to arrive in. It makes the outfit feel complete and I like the option of having it with me, just in case I get cold.

What to wear with white jeans

5. What colors to wear with white jeans

Think about adding a pop of yellow, mint green, or red. Bright pink is a big summer fashion trend, but I prefer pastel tones. This mint top feels fresh and the light nature of the fabric is perfect for the heat. 

I opted for gold sandals and finished with a wrist handbag to bring in another sprinkle of gold. A simple way to dress up this look for the evening would be to add some gold or pastel-colored heels. Steer clear of black heels with an outfit like this, as they would be too harsh.

How to style white jeans for everyday wear

6. White jeans for everyday wear

One of my favorite ways to wear white jeans for everyday wear would be like this. It’s smart, but casual. I don’t feel like I’ve tried too hard, which gives the outfit a certain nonchalance. The organic shirt keeps me cool in the heat, but the stiffness of the cotton makes the outfit feel polished. 

White on white jeans outfit

7. White t-shirt with white jeans

This is one of the classic ways to wear white jeans. It’s minimal and I’ve gone for black accessories to break up the white a little. Effortless style is all about looking like you never try too hard, even when you do!

Classic white jeans outfit

8. White jeans with a Breton striped top

This is another classic look and very Parisian. I’ve actually found that this red and white striped top, rather than the traditional blue, to be just as versatile, particularly when blended with a touch of camel. Any striped top you own will create the same effect.

How to wear white jeans with a statement blouse

9. White jeans with a statement blouse

This blouse is not particularly on-trend, though the florals and pastel tones do work nicely. It’s very laidback for a statement blouse, which is exactly my style. I’ve styled the shimmery blouse simply with my gold heels, handbag, and watch.

How to style white mom jeans

10. White mom jeans for the school run

This last outfit idea was actually what I threw on after filming this video! It’s an easy, everyday outfit for running errands; pairing white jeans with a knitted sweater. In hindsight, this would have worked better with my dark brown sandals, but I was opting for comfort as I ran out the door. I tied in camel and tan tones in accessories, including tortoiseshell sunglasses.

I hope I’ve explained well how to wear white jeans, and that this tutorial has provided inspiration for outfits you can make using your own wardrobe. Let me know your favorite look in the comments.

The author may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

Join the conversation
2 of 5 comments
  • Joyce Joyce on Aug 10, 2021

    Wear what you want. Too many people do not have a wardrobe for ever season. With things being so hard now, we ware them all year round.

  • Julie Caswell Julie Caswell on Aug 25, 2021

    I was raised with that before Easter after Labor Day, but there is no hard and fast rule about that now. I love white jeans and hav several pair, cropped , full length and love rotating them in and out of all seasons. I say ladies we should wear what we love and makes us feel good.