Few fashion trends for 2017 are as divisive as white jeans – you either love them, or you hate them. Those who are firmly in the negative camp still remember them as a bit of a throwback from the 90s when Liz Hurley practically used to wear them as a uniform for a while. However, white jeans are back, and trendy girls in the know are finding ways to wear white denim and what’s more, make it look pretty darn cute!
Pair It Well
The key to wearing white jeans is to know what to wear them with. White denim is incredibly versatile as a colour, and can go with blocks of bolder colours, or also works well as part of a monochrome look. To make it cool, pair your crisp jeans with a funky slogan tee, or a relaxed casual top. Flats are also a better bet than heels. In fact, at the moment those who are wearing white denim particularly well are incorporating it into a seriously relaxed look, rather than dressing up too much – don’t make the mistake of wearing them with a navy blazer, or you might end up looking a bit ‘Sloaney’.
Get The Right Fit
When you buy white denim, it’s important to try and get the right fit. Unlike other shades of jeans where you can get away with a bit of wear and tear, you’re likely to need to wash your white jeans after every single wear. With this in mind, be careful not to buy a pair that is too tight from the offset. Remember that jeans do tend to shrink with each wash cycle, so buy them in the size and shape that you want to wear them, in order to aim for the best fit.
Tight-fitting jeans are still very much in mode though, so it would be best to go for a medium-weight denim with around a 2% stretch. You won’t want to opt for a pair that’s too heavy, or else they’ll be uncomfortable in the summer heat, but equally don’t risk going for pale-coloured jeans that are too light either, as you may well end up being able to see through them. This would be a serious fashion faux pas!
For adding a little length to a great set of pins, we love the 711 Skinny Jeans by Levi. Priced at £99, they’re crafted from uber-stretchy denim which means that they have a great recovery. Pair them with a casual denim shirt and some trainers for a cute girl-next-door look.
If you’re looking for a mid-rise skinny fit, then this pair of mid rise ripped raw hem skinnies priced at £35 are a perfect choice. Team them with a slouchy tee, or perhaps even layer them with a chunky knitted cardigan for an effortless dressed-down look.
These figure-flattering JDY Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans are so versatile, they’ll go with anything. Match them with a pair of flash trainers for that on trend sports-luxe vibe.