White jeans are a spring and summer staple, and their versatility is limitless. There’s almost nothing that doesn’t go with them – color, style, mood. We should think of a pair of white jeans as our closet’s workhorse in the warm weather seasons, and even in fall and winter*.
White jeans look fresh, are always on trend, and, with the many styles that are available, there’s a pair that’s right for everyone.
The white jeans featured in this post are by my favorite AG Jeans brand and, although they aren’t a recent purchase, the straight leg style is perfect for trending styles as well as really easy to wear for any occasion.
White Jeans for a Night Out
It’s so easy to elevate the look of white jeans by simply choosing a dressy top and pairing the jeans with pumps or another dressy shoe style. Black always works for an evening out and it’s such a classic and classic look with white jeans. Try a fun top with a little bling or a fun design accessory, like the oversized pearl beads on the sleeves of this top.
White jeans are a really comfortable office look and so bright – perfect for a warm work day. There are endless options for what to wear on top. I chose this fun white and black pattern top with bell sleeves and a double peplum hem. This office look incorporate flat shoes (Rothy’s The Point style) – very comfortable and perfect for all the walking many jobs require.
There’s no color like fuschia for a playful look. The pink top paired with white jeans kind of screams fun. Choose your favorite “happy” color for a bit of whimsy. Finish the outfit with a pair of casual slide sandals and a straw summer bag, and you’re ready for almost anything – a casual lunch date, errands, bbq, wine tasting – the possibilities are endless!
I love the look of white combined with neutrals. Imagine white and gray, white a beige, white and olive, even white and off white – those combinations are always winners. This casual look includes white jeans paired with a beige t-shirt (Gap Modern Crew Neck Half Sleeve – my current favorite t-shirt style mostly because I love the longer t-shirt sleeve length), a green bomber-style jacket, and tobacco color slide sandals. The color palette is quiet and classy.
Shopping for & Care of White Jeans
I know what it’s like to try to find the perfect pair of white jeans – not always easy. Here are some styles from my go-to retailers and brands.
When shopping, pay attention to the following:
- Is the fabric see-through? (Make sure you can’t see your underwear and always wear nude underwear shades with white jeans.)
- Do the pockets show through or bunch? If so, it might be a deal breaker. (Some brands eliminate the front pocket and create a false pocket, which is the best solution. You can also cut out the front pockets and sew the pocket opening closed. It’s a pretty simple DIY fix, or your local dry cleaner can likely do it.)
- Keep them clean! Sounds like a no-brainer, but any spot on white will show, so make sure to launder frequently or, if you don’t, inspect for spots after wearing.
- Laundering – Only wash with other whites or very light colors. I always wash jeans (all colors) inside out, then toss for 10 minutes, still inside out, in a cool dryer. This relaxes the creases that may happen in the washing machine and eliminates the stiffness that can occur during air drying. After 10 minutes, remove from the dryer, turn right side out, and hang to dry. This will give your jeans more longevity – the dryer will age jeans faster than anything else.