30 Ways to Wear White Jeans This Summer

Like eating watermelon, drinking rosé and looking permanently sweaty dewy, white jeans are an integral part of any summer. But how to style them so they look like they belong to this summer? We’ve got 30 great ideas, courtesy of the following 30 majorly stylish ladies.

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With A Vertically Striped Blazer And Ankle-strap Heels

Notice how PureWow Coterie member Monroe Steele cuffs her jeans to show off her shoes (and slim ankles), tucks in her shirt to highlight her small waist and tops everything off with a vertical striped blazer? Yeah, you’re gonna want to copy that.

Get the look: Hudson jeans ($195); Trouve blazer ($119); Steve Madden heels ($80)

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With A Wrap Jacket And Pointy Heels

Date night anyone? We love how Katie Sturino’s light wrap jacket cinches in at the waist while a pair of low heels dresses the whole look up.

Get the look: Good American jeans ($179); Eloquii jacket ($130); Marc Fisher LTD heels ($160)

With An Off-the-shoulder Top And Chunky Sandals

Too lazy to put together an outfit? Memorize this easy but chic combination from the Coterie’s Grace Atwood. Bonus points for a poppy print clutch.

Get the look: Old Navy jeans ($35); Caroline Constas top ($395); Via Spiga sandals ($150)

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With An Oversize Sweatshirt And Flat Sandals

This one is white, but the look works with any slouchy sweatshirt.

Get the look: AG jeans ($188); Zella sweatshirt ($39); Sofft sandals ($54)

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With A Lace-up Blouse And Flats

To avoid looking like '90s era Britney, keep the top loose and tucked, and add refined accessories like simple ballet flats and a compact bag.

Get the look: Gap jeans ($90); J. McLaughlin top ($80); AGL flats ($207)

With A Ruffled Top And Metallic Sandals

Va-va-voom. Dress up your white denim with your favorite statement top, add a standout pair of heels and call it a day. (Thanks, Sommar Theodore for the inspo.)

Get the look: J Brand jeans ($178); Vince Camuto top ($99); Donald Pliner sandals ($228)

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With A Fancy Top And Mules

Don’t discount white jeans for nighttime events. Just gussy them up by choosing a trouser-like fit and wearing with a dressy top and accessories.

Get the look: Topshop jeans ($75); City Chic top ($69); Sam Edelman mules ($66)

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With A Short Sleeve Top And Belt

Word from the wise: If you’re going to belt your jeans, opt for a high-waist pair, and choose a belt that’s skinny and just a hair retro.

Get the look: Rag & Bone jeans ($250); J.Crew top ($75); Madewell belt ($45)

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With A White Tee And Heeled Sandals

See how her T-shirt and jeans aren't quite the same color? That's OK. When you're wearing white on white, you can totally get away with mixing a couple different shades. 

Get the look: AO.LA by Alice+Olivia jeans ($250); Prince Peter tee ($55); Via Spiga sandals ($177)

With A One-shoulder Top And Loafers

Dress this up by swapping flats for heels, but we’re all in on PureWow Coterie member Ijeoma Kola’s choice to keep it casual.

Get the look: Madewell jeans ($128); Kendall + Kylie top ($108); Stuart Weitzman loafers ($239)

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With A Kimono And White Sneakers

The kimono is one of our favorite jackets for summer, and it looks so good paired with dressed-down cuffed jeans and spiffy white sneaks.

Get the look: One Teaspoon jeans ($138); Love, Fire kimono ($54); Adidas sneakers ($75)

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With An Off-the-shoulder Dress And Neck Scarf

We love the idea of tossing a casual dress over a pair of white skinnies. (Just make sure the dress isn’t too form-fitting.) Top it all off with a Frenchie-inspired neck scarf.

Get the look: 7 for All Mankind jeans ($169); Charles Henry dress ($44); Kate Spade New York scarf ($48) 

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With A Button-down And Jean Jacket

A classic look, for a reason. (Side note: Pay no mind to the pieces of fabric hanging around her hips; they're part of her top but don't have to be part of yours.)

Get the look: Paige jeans ($199); Velvet by Graham and Spencer button-down ($118); Levi's jacket ($65)

With A Printed Jacket And Slip-on Sneakers

The lesson here (courtesy of Monroe Steele) is that white jeans can be worn interchangeably with darker denim. Just add your favorite jacket, those slip-ons you can’t get enough of and you’re good to go.

Get the look: Universal Thread jeans ($28); Tory Sport jacket ($498); Vince sneakers ($225)

With A Trapeze Top And Lace-up Sandals

Take a page from Melis Lin’s playbook and trick your friends into thinking you're wearing linen. The flared shell top and cool sandals read work-appropriate, even if they’re secretly cool and comfortable.

Get the look: Reiss jeans ($180); Michael Stars top ($84); Club Monaco sandals ($189)

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With A Blazer And Bold Bag

Business on the top, party on the bottom. We love dressing down an office-ready blazer with skinny white jeans and a poppy, quilted handbag.

Get the look: L'Agence jeans ($225); Lioness blazer ($88); Rebecca Minkoff bag ($295)

With A Tunic And Flat Sandals

Make like Coterie member Julia Dzafic and channel your inner Palm Beach maven in a breezy printed tunic and equally preppy slides.

Get the look: Joe Fresh jeans ($39); Sealed with a Kiss tunic ($23); Jack Rogers sandals ($128)

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With A Ruffled Blouse And '80s-inspired Pumps

Swap out the jeans and you’re garden-party-ready, but keep them on and you’ve got a great ladylike (but not too girly) ensemble.

Get the look: Mango jeans ($70); J.Crew blouse ($40); Vince Camuto pumps ($72)

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With A Graphic Tee And Light Jacket

No, your jacket doesn’t have to be gold lamé, but why wouldn’t you want it to be?

Get the look: Citizens of Humanity jeans ($188); Paradised tee ($85); Ivy Park jacket ($65)

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With A Button-down And Colorful Shoes

A couple keys to pulling off this look: 1) Keep everything loose. 2) Make sure your pants hit right at the ankle…to help you from looking frumpy and to show off those fun kicks.

Get the look: Elizabeth and James jeans ($265); Banana Republic button-down ($41); M.Gemi flats ($198)

With A Peplum Top And Wedges

Emily Byrski proves peplum is still very much a thing in 2018. Consider it the waist-defining alternative to tucking in your blouse.

Get the look: Kut from the Kloth jeans ($89); Leith top ($21); Michael Michael Kors wedges ($81) 

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With An Off-the-shoulder Top And Statement Necklace

Holy elegance. The Coterie’s Taye Hansberry pairs a loose frayed-hem silhouette with an un-tucked off-the-shoulder top, collarbone-highlighting necklace and statement-making metallic sandals.

Get the look: Acynetic jeans ($210); CeCe top ($53); Mignonne Gavigan necklace ($540)

With A Jean Jacket And Nude Sandals

Too hot to wear your jean jacket? Drape it over your shoulders just like Ijeoma Kola.

Get the look: J.Crew jeans ($105); Tommy Hilfiger jacket ($100); Eileen Fisher sandals ($195)

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With A White Sweater And White Sneakers

As comfy as it is snazzy, this all-white ensemble is well worth the coffee/wine spill risk.

Get the look: Treasure & Bond jeans ($47); Eileen Fisher sweater ($139); Converse sneakers ($50)

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With An Oversize Button-down And Ankle Boots

Who says you can’t wear ankle boots in the summer? Paired with season-appropriate white jeans they look cool, unexpected and effortless (especially with a loose, I-just-tossed-this-on top).

Get the look: Free People jeans ($78); & Other Stories button-down ($85); BP. boots ($90)

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With A Cold-shoulder Top And Mules

Hint: If you’re showing lots of skin on top, keep your pants fitted but not too tight.

Get the look: NYDJ jeans ($66); River Island top ($110); Charles by Charles David mules ($67)

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With A Bomber Jacket And Matching Accessories

A profesh alternative to the all-white ensemble: An outfit comprised entirely of white and beige tones.

Get the look: Wit & Wisdom jeans ($68); Vince jacket ($297); Coach 1941 bag ($595)

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With A Long Blazer And Pumps

Consider this the most slimming outfit of all time: The long blazer adds length while the cuffed sleeves and pants highlight your tiny wrists and ankles. (We’ll give a pass on the horizontal stripes.)

Get the look: 1901 jeans ($47); J.O.A. blazer ($54); Sam Edelman pumps ($120)

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With A Half-tucked Top And Mini Bag

In theory, this should be sloppy. But the bright printed shirt, polished bag and bold makeup make it look put-together.

Get the look: Hudson jeans ($235); Bailey 44 top ($198); Furla bag ($398)

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Sarah Stiefvater is PureWow's Wellness Director. She's been at PureWow for ten years, and in that time has written and edited stories across all categories, but currently focuses...